30 dezembro 2014

Observatory, Mountains, Universe

The awesomeness in this image comes in layers. The closest layer, in the foreground, contains the Peak Terskol Observatory located in the northern Caucasus Mountains of Russia. The white dome over the 2-meter telescope is clearly visible. The observatory is located on a shoulder of Mt. Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, with other peaks visible in a nearby background layer. Clouds are visible both in front of and behind the mountain peaks. The featured three-image composite panorama was taken in 2014 August. Far in the distance is the most distant layer: the stars and nebulas of the night sky, with the central band of the Milky Way rising on the image right.

from NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141230.html

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abadeers: can we talk about cyntoia brown for a moment...


can we talk about cyntoia brown for a moment though

cyntoia brown is a girl who is serving life in prison after being wrongly tried as an adult at the age of 16.

she was forced into sex work by her abusive boyfriend, and was picked up by a 43 year old johnny allen on a street corner. she then impulsively shot him out of fear, not intending to kill him, when he started acting threatening towards her. she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder during her trial as a result of severe abuse over many years.

johnny allen was committing a sex crime against an underage mentally ill girl forced into sex work against her will. cyntoia brown committed manslaughter out of self defense at the age of 16 and is now in jail for life after being tried as an adult for first degree murder.

please reblog this, and sign this petition, because seriously not enough people know about this.

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interesting-linkz: Discontinued Fast Food Items the Internet...


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socialjusticekoolaid: Today in Solidarity (12/29/14): I was out...


Today in Solidarity (12/29/14): I was out in LA today when we got word about the autopsy results for Ezell Ford. They gunned that man down execution-style. Folks are angry, but staying peaceful, though you can feel the tension in the air. Pray for Ezell’s family and all those putting their lives on the line in the name of justice tonight. #staywoke #farfromover

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motel, grand coulee, washington. google street view study /...

motel, grand coulee, washington.

google street view study / dd608f.

animation: ageofdestruction.

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Nicely Literal

The word ‘Freelance’ comes from 1820 novel ‘Ivanhoe’. It meant a mercenary knight with no allegiance who offered his services in exchange for money.

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timemagazine: The Ebola Fighters are TIME’s Person of the Year...

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Space Simulation Chamber Prepared for Testing Webb Telescope

This photo was captured from outside the enormous mouth of NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Previously used for manned spaceflight missions, this historic chamber is now filled with engineers and technicians preparing a lift system that will be used to hold the James Webb Space Telescope during testing. The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Webb is an international project led by NASA with its partners, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. > Related: Amazing View of Engineers Preparing NASA's Gigantic Space Simulation Chamber for Massive Test Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

from NASA http://www.nasa.gov/content/space-simulation-chamber-prepared-for-testing-webb-telescope

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German soldiers posing next to a French prisoner of war. France,...

German soldiers posing next to a French prisoner of war. France, ca.1940

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When It Comes to Getting Preventive Care, Insurance and Income...

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