Posts tagged "space"
  1. 14
    15
    Aug

    Jupiter’s moon Io, the most volcanically active object in the solar system, and in my opinion the most interesting. More info here.

  2. 18
    26
    Jul

    Dear Discovery Channel and all associated networks,

    "When We Left Earth" was awesome. Science is awesome. Actual discovery is awesome. Pawn shops, tinfoil hat-wearing bunker dwellers and more pawn shops are not awesome. Stop it.

    Sincerely,

    Me

  3. 2
    12
    Jul
    "Revealing the stunning and intricate treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star-forming region known as the Great Nebula in Orion, the Hubble Space Telescope focused on one such jewel—a bow shock around the very young star, LL Ori. Named for the crescent-shaped wave made by a ship as it moves through water, a bow shock can be created in space when two streams of gas collide. LL Ori emits a vigorous solar wind, a stream of charged particles moving rapidly outward from the star. Our own sun has a less energetic version of this wind that is responsible for auroral displays on the Earth. The material in the fast wind from LL Ori collides with slow-moving gas evaporating away from the center of the Orion Nebula, which is located to the lower right in this Heritage image. The surface where the two winds collide is the crescent-shaped bow shock seen in the image. Unlike a water wave made by a ship, this interstellar bow shock is a three-dimensional structure. The filamentary emission has a very distinct boundary on the side facing away from LL Ori, but is diffuse on the side closest to the star, a characteristic common to many bow shocks. This image was taken in February 1995 as part of the Hubble Orion Nebula mosaic.  Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)”

Holy crap.

    "Revealing the stunning and intricate treasures that reside within the nearby, intense star-forming region known as the Great Nebula in Orion, the Hubble Space Telescope focused on one such jewel—a bow shock around the very young star, LL Ori.

    Named for the crescent-shaped wave made by a ship as it moves through water, a bow shock can be created in space when two streams of gas collide. LL Ori emits a vigorous solar wind, a stream of charged particles moving rapidly outward from the star. Our own sun has a less energetic version of this wind that is responsible for auroral displays on the Earth.

    The material in the fast wind from LL Ori collides with slow-moving gas evaporating away from the center of the Orion Nebula, which is located to the lower right in this Heritage image. The surface where the two winds collide is the crescent-shaped bow shock seen in the image.

    Unlike a water wave made by a ship, this interstellar bow shock is a three-dimensional structure. The filamentary emission has a very distinct boundary on the side facing away from LL Ori, but is diffuse on the side closest to the star, a characteristic common to many bow shocks.

    This image was taken in February 1995 as part of the Hubble Orion Nebula mosaic.

    Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


    Holy crap.

  4. 4
    10
    Jul
    "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY REVISITED" 22” x 18” Oil on Paper on Masonite by Donato Giancola

    "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY REVISITED"
    22” x 18” Oil on Paper on Masonite
    by Donato Giancola

  5. 14
    5
    Jul
    Just posting a pic of Bruce McCandless floating untethered over the Earth with a jetpack like a goddamn boss.

    Just posting a pic of Bruce McCandless floating untethered over the Earth with a jetpack like a goddamn boss.

  6. 63
    29
    May
    VY Canis Majoris is huge. It’s so huge that we need a picture in a picture to see how big it is compared to the Sun. It’s so huge that its own light would take almost an hour to travel across its diameter. It’s so huge that it makes me want to live forever so I don’t miss out on all the other crazy stuff yet to be discovered in the universe.

    VY Canis Majoris is huge. It’s so huge that we need a picture in a picture to see how big it is compared to the Sun. It’s so huge that its own light would take almost an hour to travel across its diameter. It’s so huge that it makes me want to live forever so I don’t miss out on all the other crazy stuff yet to be discovered in the universe.

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Brandi Epps • 32 • United States

Hi and welcome. When I'm not working a 40 hour week, I'm working on art, graphic design and jewelry. This blog is a random mishmash of stuff I've done, stuff I'm currently working on and stuff I like. If you want to be spammed with necklaces, "The Room" memes and pretty pictures by people more talented than I'll ever be, you've come to the right place.

NOTE: Some of the stuff I post here may or may not be worksafe, though I usually don't post anything that's too "won't-somebody-PLEASE-think-of-the-children"-ish.

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