10
Sep
humanoidhistory:

Behold the magnificent Horsehead Nebula, seen here alternating between an infrared image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and a frame combining the Hubble image with a digital combination of images taken in blue, green, red, and hydrogen-alpha light from El Observatorio Astronómico de Córdoba. (Sources: 1, 2)

humanoidhistory:

Behold the magnificent Horsehead Nebula, seen here alternating between an infrared image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and a frame combining the Hubble image with a digital combination of images taken in blue, green, red, and hydrogen-alpha light from El Observatorio Astronómico de Córdoba. (Sources: 1, 2)

8
Sep
sagansense:

They dance their great dances, slow waltzes across millennia, or they wander aimlessly on their paths through the galaxy. They pay no heed to whether or not they’re dancing, and when they have no partner, they’re content to continue on their way. 
Though they may twirl together with another for a million years, they’re sometimes thrown apart by circumstance. Displaced or flung away through forces unknown to them. 
Stars don’t realise they’re being tugged and pulled by the gravity of a billion influences, and nor do they fight those influences. They simply carry on along their path, content to wander until they may stumble across another dancing partner, whose light they can share in.
Be like the stars. Wander. Dance.
Shine.
— 星 invaderxan

sagansense:

They dance their great dances, slow waltzes across millennia, or they wander aimlessly on their paths through the galaxy. They pay no heed to whether or not they’re dancing, and when they have no partner, they’re content to continue on their way.

Though they may twirl together with another for a million years, they’re sometimes thrown apart by circumstance. Displaced or flung away through forces unknown to them.

Stars don’t realise they’re being tugged and pulled by the gravity of a billion influences, and nor do they fight those influences. They simply carry on along their path, content to wander until they may stumble across another dancing partner, whose light they can share in.

Be like the stars. Wander. Dance.

Shine.

星 invaderxan

(Source: 30000fps)

4
Sep
Caption, by Tom Chao at Space.com: Galaxy NGC 2403 displays its spiral arms which contain hot young stars, colored blue. Also the arms contain star-formation regions, identifiable by an extended red glow. Spiral arms stem from a wave-like pattern superimposing itself upon the rotation disk of stars, gas and dust that make up a disk galaxy. After freeing themselves from a star-forming region, new stars mingle with the older stars in the disk.

Photo credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Coelum.

Caption, by Tom Chao at Space.com: Galaxy NGC 2403 displays its spiral arms which contain hot young stars, colored blue. Also the arms contain star-formation regions, identifiable by an extended red glow. Spiral arms stem from a wave-like pattern superimposing itself upon the rotation disk of stars, gas and dust that make up a disk galaxy. After freeing themselves from a star-forming region, new stars mingle with the older stars in the disk.

Photo credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Coelum.