Aimless In Space

My own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
--J.B.S. Haldane--


Rachael - Detroit - WSU

Mad Scientist-in-Training

Clastrophysicist (Classics/Astronomy/Physics)

This is my super spectacular (mostly) space blog!! I also blog cats, science, math, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Howl's Moving Castle, Samurai Champloo, Legend of Zelda, Rurouni Kenshin, jellyfish, Detroit, Futurama, and whatever else happens to delight me!
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bijoux-et-mineraux:

Wulfenite with Mimetite - Rowley Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona

theskylightsupforyou:

NGC 1999: South of Orion
Credit: Robert Gendler
To find out more, visit: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060130.html

brightestofcentaurus:

Messier 17: Omega Nebula
Messier 17, the Omega Nebula or Swan Nebula, is a star forming region located about 5,500 light years away towards the constellation Sagittarius. It is one of the most active regions of star formation in the Milky Way, and its fascinating shapes are created by the young, hot stars it contains.
These stars carve away at surrounding dust and gas, stripping away some material and shaping the rest. The ultraviolet radiation also ionizes hydrogen gas. In this process, radiation energizes electrons, stripping them from their nuclei. The electrons recombine into atoms, and release a photon of light, creating the characteristic red glow.
Image from National Geographic, information from HubbleSite.

brightestofcentaurus:

Messier 17: Omega Nebula

Messier 17, the Omega Nebula or Swan Nebula, is a star forming region located about 5,500 light years away towards the constellation Sagittarius. It is one of the most active regions of star formation in the Milky Way, and its fascinating shapes are created by the young, hot stars it contains.

These stars carve away at surrounding dust and gas, stripping away some material and shaping the rest. The ultraviolet radiation also ionizes hydrogen gas. In this process, radiation energizes electrons, stripping them from their nuclei. The electrons recombine into atoms, and release a photon of light, creating the characteristic red glow.

Image from National Geographic, information from HubbleSite.

drueisms:

Photograph of the moon taken from the Paris Observatory on March 29, 1890 by Paul and Prosper Henry.

hymced:

'GLIMPSE360: Spitzer's Infrared Milky Way' by the NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

Images have been taken under a -2°/+2° angle (galactic latitude).
Here are the galactic longitudes and the corresponding constellations limits of the 3 images :

- image 1: 8° – 255° (Sagittarius – Scorpius)
- image 2: 139° – 133° (Cassiopeia – Cepheus)
- image 3: 82° – 75° (Cygnus – Aquila)

Worldwide Telescope Viewer

GLIMPSE360 data download

framesandflames:

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From Cassini

cyborgianheart replied to your link “List Making, Purpose, and Terror”

I think based on what you are saying that you are doing all you can and are supposed to! Someone will love you and your work and want you for their program. BECAUSE YOU ARE PASSIONATE AND TALENTED, DAMMIT.

Thank you! <3

The one where I talk about how terrified I am about applying to graduate school.

Any advice from tumblbuddies who have already done this?