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Ra Ra Riot | Can You Tell
This is what it’s like when I go on someone’s blog and a playlist starts playing.
how the fuck did they film that scene
they threw a radio at his face
if you can’t handle me at my worst then that sucks because that’s all there is to me
NGC 7319 is a galaxy in Pegasus, member of Stephan’s Quintet. Near the nucleus of NGC 7319 a quasar shines brightly. Quasars are generally described as being super luminous galaxies formed during the early universe, but the reason this quasar is so puzzling is that there is very little absorption of its light due to the effect of the gas and dust of NGC 7319. Perhaps, as some astronomers suggest, some quasars are actually the stripped cores of devoured galaxies that have been subsequently spit out by the surviving galaxy such as NGC 7319.
Many other galaxies seem to have a high number of detected quasars near them. This could be an observational bias or perhaps in this case the light of the quasar just happens to shine through a fortuitous window of NGC 7319.
More information: here.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
LBN234, VDB130 and Barnard 344 by Andre vd Hoeven
Barnard 344 is a dark nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. It’s located close to the star Sadr in the Gamma Cygni Nebula (RA: 20h18m57.4s DEC: +40º 40′ 01″). Barnard 344 is located on the bottom of the image.
This region is very rich of dark and emission nebulae. On the image also VanDenBergh 130, a reflection nebula in this region, can be seen. It’s the circular cloudshape on the left center of the image. LBN234 is an emission nebula glowing with hydrogen and sulphur in the center of the image.
Barnard 344 was described by Barnard himself as: “Dusky spot, 7′ long; like an arrowhead, pointed SW; small star at NE end”.
This image is a combination of narrowband imagery with RGB images taken during a number of nights in July 2013.
Strike a match, light a rocket, and travel into the Golden Age of the Soviet space program with these vintage matchbox labels.
It’s important to remember that the USSR was first to most early milestones in space, and they celebrated their accomplishments with some amazing art. Some of that was in the form of classic Eastern bloc propaganda posters, and some was … matches, I guess.
Via an amazing Flickr gallery full of all subject matter of matchboxes, my favorites feature (from top) Laika the space dog, a couple commemorating the three-year anniversary of Sputnik 1, a trio celebrating the Luna 2 moon mission, and finally the museum/home of pioneering rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.
Lots more vintage art, space-age and otherwise, here.
Previously: Want more vintage science goodies? Tour the best pocket protector collection on the web.