This beautiful, glittering swirl is named, rather unpoetically, J125013.50+073441.5. A glowing haze of material seems to engulf the galaxy, stretching out into space in different directions and forming a fuzzy streak in this image.
It is a starburst galaxy — a name given to galaxies that show unusually high rates of star formation. The regions where new stars are being born are highlighted by sparkling bright blue regions along the galactic arms.
Studying starburst galaxies can tell us a lot about galactic evolution and star formation. These galaxies start off with huge amounts of gas, which is used to form new stars.
This period of furious star formation is only a phase; once all the gas is used up, this starbirth slows down. Other famous starbursts captured by Hubble include the Antennae Galaxies (heic0615) and Messier 82 (heic0604), the latter of which is forming new stars ten times faster than our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Photos of J.K. Rowling’s notes in rare ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ book released
The Guardian has published photos of three pages containing a sketch and handwritten notes by J.K. Rowling from a first edition… READ MORE
“cool jeans,” i tell a cute boy
little did he know that i actually talking about his genes because those chromosomes have combined beautifully ay papi
*taps mike* Guys I want to talk about this scene, as it is not only my favourite Martha scene but possibly my favourite companion scene-
Because Martha Jones has just been through ABSOLUTE HELL, and you see that woman there, Professor Docherty? She sort of helped with that! She traded Martha’s life for her son’s. Martha figured she would, but you know, being betrayed can’t be nice.
AND WHAT DOES MARTHA DO when everything is back to normal? SHE FINDS THE WOMAN WHO BETRAYED HER AND SHE FORGIVES HER JUST LIKE THAT AND GIVES HER FLOWERS
Martha Jones (who understands only too well one’s desire to protect one’s family) is THAT COMPASSIONATE AND THAT KIND
I honestly have such mad respect for natural-sounding dialogue
This Stardust styled shoot is nothing short of magical! The details capture the enchantment of the book perfectly but my favorite part by far is the wonderful camera trick that turned the bride into a luminous star herself!
- via Fab You Bliss
so seven years of verbal harassment in the classroom later he found out snape wanted to fuck his mom and now he is the bravest man he ever knew wow. wow. beautiful
hey how about we stop ragging on people who self-diagnose bc not everyone has access to mental health care facilities and resources and hey maybe just MAYBE someone who chooses to self-diagnose is not merely searching for mental illnesses to use as interesting trinkets with which to garnish their personality but rather seeking out an explanation for difficulties that are impacting their day-to-day life in order to make sense of how they feel and figure out a way to make things better
I’m a nerd, but not in the useful “you’ll all be working for me one day when I invent jet packs” way. I’m a nerd in the “I have very strong opinions about history and literature and will yell them at you if you give me even the slightest opportunity” way. And that one does not pay well.