Solar System: Things to Know This Week

Earth is the ultimate ocean planet (that we know of), but it turns out that our solar system has water in some surprising places, with five ocean-bearing moons and potentially several more worlds with their own oceans. 

1. The Original “Alien Ocean”

Our Galileo spacecraft (1989-2003) detected the first evidence of an ocean beyond Earth under the ice of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.

2. Lost Oceans

There are signs that Mars and Venus once had oceans, but something catastrophic may have wiped them out. Earth’s natural force field – our magnetosphere – acts like shield against the erosive force of the solar wind.

3. Earth, the Original Ocean World

The search for life beyond Earth relies, in large part, on understanding our home planet. Among the newest Earth ocean explorers us the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS–a constellation of microsatellites that will make detailed measurements of wind speeds over Earth’s oceans to help understand hurricanes. The spacecraft have moved into their science operations phase.

4. Sister Ships

It’s fitting the first mission to explore an alien ocean is named in honor of fast-sailing clipper ships of old. Our Europa Clipper spacecraft will seek signs of habitability on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

5. Game Changer

Scientists expected Saturn’s moon Enceladus to be a tiny, solid chunk of ice and rock. But, not long after arriving at Saturn, our Cassini spacecraft made a series of incremental discoveries, eventually confirming that a global subsurface ocean is venting into space, with signs of hydrothermal activity.

6. Why Ocean Worlds Matter

“The question of whether or not life exists beyond Earth, the question of whether or not biology works beyond our home planet, is one of humanity’s oldest and yet unanswered questions. And for the first time in the history of humanity, we have the tools and technology and capability to potentially answer this question. And, we know where to go to find it. Jupiter’s ocean world Europa.” - Kevin Hand, NASA Astrobiologist

7. More Alien Oceans

Scientists think Jupiter’s giant moons Ganymede and Callisto also hide oceans beneath their surfaces. Elsewhere in the solar system, scientists hope to look for hidden oceans on far-flung worlds from Ceres in the main asteroid belt to Pluto in the Kuiper Belt.

8. Cold Faithful(s)?

Thanks to our Cassini orbiter we know the tiny moon Enceladus is venting its ocean into space in a towering, beautiful plume. The Hubble Space Telescope also has seen tantalizing hints of plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Plumes are useful because they provide samples of ocean chemistry for oceans that could be miles below the surface and difficult for spacecraft to reach. It’s like they’re giving out free samples!

9. Titanic Seas and Ocean

Saturn’s moon Titan not only has liquid hydrocarbon seas on its surface. It also shows signs of a global, subsurface saltwater ocean–making the giant moon a place to possibly look for life as we know it and life as we don’t know it … yet.

10. Oceans Beyond

Several of the thousands of planets discovered beyond our solar system orbit their stars in zones where liquid surface water is possible–including Proxima-b, a rocky planet orbiting the star nearest to our own.

BONUS: Adopt a bit of YOUR Ocean World

We invite everyone to help us celebrate Earth Day 2017 by virtually adopting a piece of Earth as seen from space. Your personalized adoption certificate will feature data from our Earth-observing satellites for a randomly assigned location, much of it ocean (it is 70 percent of the Earth’s surface after all!). Print it and share it, then explore other locations with our interactive map and get even more Earth science data from NASA’s Worldview website.

Visit to adopt your piece of the planet today!

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OTs-38 Stechkin silent revolver

Designed by Igor Stechkin, manufactured by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau c.2002-today.
7.62×42 mm SP-4 five-round moon clips, swing-out cylinder, six o’clock barrel, integral laser sight, double action, manual safety.

A very interesting design brought to us by the Stechkin automatic pistol guy, the OTs-38 was developed from an earlier model designed for Vietnam tunnel rats, which fired tungsten birdshot rounds for some reason. This revolver’s rounds are only similar in that they are completely silent, using a low amount of gunpowder located behind a piston inside the case, meaning no gas is actually released when firing the gun, producing no sound or muzzle flash. The gun itself being a revolver also means no spent cartridges can be heard dropping on the floor.

NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula : These cosmic clouds have blossomed 1,300 light-years away, in the fertile starfields of the constellation Cepheus. Called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic image shows off the Iris Nebulas range of colors and symmetries, embedded in surrounding fields of interstellar dust. Within the Iris itself, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the reflection nebula glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust grains effectively convert the stars invisible ultraviolet radiation to visible red light. Infrared observations indicate that this nebula contains complex carbon molecules known as PAHs. The pretty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years. The colorful field-of-view stretches almost five Full Moons across the sky. via NASA


Moscelyne Larkin, one of the “Five Moons,” the five Native American dancers of the 20th century, was of Shawnee descent. She became a member of the Original Ballet Russe at just 15, and later founded the Tulsa Ballet Theatre. She passed away in 2012.

I first became interested in her because my own name is Larkin. However, I do think it’s important to note that Maria Tallchief was not the only prominent Native American dancer of the time. If you have the time, do some research on the Five Moons. They were all successful and influential in their own rights.

Jungkook Scenario: Moon Lily.

Request: Yeaaay requests are open! Could you write hogwarts!au jungkook fluff? <3 tq!

Harry Potter/Hogwarts AU.

Genre: Fluff.

Herbology was never jungkook’s favorite course, but for the past six months he’d gone more to the herbarium than he had gone while having classes with Miss Sprout. He smirked lightly, rushing his pace there, you were the only reason why he would so willingly spend time in that place at all.
It wasn’t odd to find you strolling around the different kinds of magic plants, going about the benefits of a certain leave and how magnificent every other flower was, so when he found you taking care of a bush of Belladonna he stayed at the door only to take his sweet time observing you.

He’d haVE to use Belladonna for his next test on potions class, and you had told him you were going to find him the best stash of seeds for him to succeed, because as always you were so ready to help out others even if they belonged to the Slytherin house, you were humble, sweet, dreamy, so you, so Hufflepuff at its best, and Jungkook, one of the proudest Slytherins out there was totally gone for you.
You sang softly to the Belladonna as if it was called the devil’s favorite plant for nothing and something in him felt warm just seeing you work on the plants.
Suddenly you turned your head startling him a little when your eyes landed on him. 

-Jungkook! You’re here-

He straightened his back and cleared his throat. -I just got here-

-And at a good time- you smiled and he did so as well in return. -I got your seeds- He arched a brow and you giggled. -For your test? Remember? You have a Potions test next week-

-Right the test- he exhaled walking closer to you. -You think with those seeds I can succeed? I don’t know anything yet-

-Jeon Jungkook- you scolded lightheartedly making him laugh. -You told you were going to put attention to potions, you have even been coming here to learn about plants to be more prepared-

Of course, Jungkook thought, he had said that to you to not make himself that obvious about him always wanting to be together. 

-You’re naturally good at this Y/N, teach me?-

You crossed your arms faking a scowl and then smiled when he didn’t stop staring. -Alright, but you should study by yourself as well- you extended the jar with the seeds which he placed in an inside pocket of his robe. 

-Thank you- he said stepping closer so he could kiss your lips, shortly but it still made you flustered. -How can I ever repay you?- he asked teasingly. -Maybe some smuggled butter beers, I know you like those-

You giggled. -I do like those, but actually…-

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What Moon PHASE have you Progressed into? What does it Mean for You?

We go thru phases as we develop who we are (quite literally).

First I shall teach you how to determine which Secondary Progressed phase you are in right now, then I interpret each phase! Find the setting on or where you can pull up your Secondary Progressed Chart, OR you can calculate it by adding how old you are as days to your birthday. For example, if you are 25 years old, and you were born on June 1st, 1991, then your Secondary Progressed birthday would be June 26th, 1991. Enter that new birthday and determine what phase you’re in!

If you do not have a handle on the terminology that astrologers use and geometrical angles, this topic will be very hard for you. If you want help learning the angles and terminology, message me for lessons!

In your Secondary Progressed Chart, if the sun and moon are the same sign, you’re in the new moon phase.

If the moon is one or two signs after the sun, that’s a waxing crescent phase.

If the moon is three signs after the sun, that’s a waxing half moon, they are in the same mode (cardinal, fixed, mutable).

If the moon is four or five signs after the sun, that’s a waxing gibbous phase. This would be a trine or quincunx if the orb is tight enough, each which will happen for a few intense months during this phase of about five years.

If the moon is opposite the sun, that’s a full moon. A 180 degree angle.

If the moon is five signs before the sun, that’s a waning gibbous moon. This would be a 150 degree angle between signs. It will be especially intense when the sun and moon make a partile quincunx for a few months during this phase.

If the moon is four signs before the sun, that’s a disseminating moon phase. This would be a 120 degree angle.

If the moon is three signs before the sun sign, that’s a last quarter phase, this would be a 90 degree angle.

If the moon is one or two signs before the sun sign, that’s a balsamic phase.

It is imperative that you grasp the major aspects in order to understand this.

Secondary Progressed New Moon: You are reinventing yourself at this point in life! It is time for you to view life and the world with a fresh perspective! Start a new hobby. Now is a great time to start a business or move to a new place. Leave behind what has kept you stuck in previous years.

Secondary Progressed Waxing Crescent Phase: You are cultivating what you have started, building upon what you already know. You are sowing the seeds that you will reap later on, so be mindful about whether the choices you are making at this point in life will provide for a comfortable situation that you will be dealing with in the future. You are tempted to go for the gusto right now, but years from now when you’re in the waning phases, you won’t feel as full of hope as you do during this phase of your life.

Secondary Progressed First Quarter Phase (Waxing Half Moon): There is tension in you as you are persistently working on what you started and tackling the conflicts that are coming up because you are currently realizing what works and what doesn’t. If in a cardinal sign, you are finding the power within you, leading or guiding other people. If in a fixed sign, you are resisting obstacles that get in the way of what you want, acting determined. If in a mutable sign, you are learning to adapt to what your clients, bosses, and family members need/want from you.

Secondary Progressed Waxing Gibbous Phase: You are at a climax in your life, feeling like you are almost there in obtaining your goals. The stakes are high and it is up to you to prove yourself. This phase lasts about five years as it contains the moon sign that is trine the progressed sun AND also the sign that is quincunx the progressed sun. In layman’s terms, life feels free flowing for the years that the progressed sun and moon are in the same element, before there is even more conflict for the next couple years after that! This entire five year period is an incredibly creative time for you! Even if your pursuits aren’t creative in nature, you are making great progress and learning to excel at what matters to you!

Secondary Progressed Full Moon Phase: You’ve reached that point that you have culminated your abilities, or you at least feel that you have completed something in your life. Your desires will come to fruition at this time, and if they do not, it means that you need to learn a lesson, to be more honest with yourself about what is truly best for you. At this point in life you are realizing that what you thought you wanted isn’t all that it was cracked up to be. You feel an internal uncertainty, as there is a tug of war between your ego and your emotions, for example your desire to socialize (if progressed moon is in Libra) may get in the way of your need to move forward and be self-sufficient (if progressed sun is in Aries). You are probably getting a lot of attention at this point of your life, as the moon shines so bright! If you did not make wise moves while you were in the waxing phases, the carpet is being pulled from under your feet right now.

Secondary Progressed Waning Gibbous Phase: Once again you are realizing what went wrong before, and now is your chance to make adjustments. If you do not take an honest look at your own flaws now, the universe will continue to give you problems that make you feel disheartened. Pluto has this way of giving us life circumstances that reflect our inner world, that’s another post entirely but it is a metaphor to what is happening here. The same problems will keep coming up if you don’t face what is inside you. I can give you a clear insight to what the universe wants you to realize if you get a reading with me!

Secondary Progressed Disseminating Moon Phase: If you have made those adjustments and gained the wisdom the universe attempted to bring to you before, things will be flowing more smoothly for you at this point in life. Your progressed moon and progressed sun are in the same element during this phase, so you are finding harmony within yourself, your life is coming together! If you did not face your flaws during previous phases, then the upcoming phases will lead you to feeling even more discouragement.

Secondary progressed Last Quarter Phase (Waning Half Moon): Now is your last chance to improve upon what you have been avoiding, and you will experience crisis as a reflection of your inner world. You are either reaching maturity or wondering why things aren’t happening as you want. If in a cardinal sign, you are finding the power within you, leading or guiding other people. If in a fixed sign, you are resisting obstacles that get in the way of what you want, acting determined. If in a mutable sign, you are learning to adapt to what your clients, bosses, and family members need/want from you.

Secondary Progressed Balsamic Phase (Waning Crescent): Something in your life is coming to a close. You are finding resolution, reflecting on your mistakes, and reminiscing about the good times. This lasts about five years as it contains the moon sign that is sextile the sun as well as the moon sign that is just before the sun. In other words, there are opportunities for you when the moon sign is sextile the progressed sun, and you will gain a spark of inspiration. When the progressed moon is 30 degrees before your progressed sun, your emotional self is clinging onto something that contradicts the goals of the sun. (For example, progressed moon in Sagittarius is tempted to do what’s fun and wish for more out of life, when you may need to embody your progressed sun in Capricorn that accepts things as they are and realizes that they need to get serious and commit themselves to practicality.)

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[EPISODE] 193. The Stolen Silver Crystal! Princess Kakyuu Appears.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Kana: うばわれた銀水晶! 火球皇女出現
Romaji: Ubawareta Ginzuishou! Kakyuu Purinsesu Shutsugen

Original Air Date: November 30, 1996

Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Ryota Yamaguchi
Animation Director: Miho Shimogasa

Plot: Knowing Sailor Moon’s secret identity, Sailor Lead Crow attacks Usagi and her friends at a school event.


  • Sonoko Ijuuin was briefly seen at the school festival. She first appeared in episode 187, which had the same director, writer, and animation director as this episode.


  • This episode marked the first on-screen physical appearance of Princess Kakyuu. She would not speak until the next episode, though.


  • This was Miho Shimogasa’s last episode as an animation director. She went on to become the character designer for the series Cutie Honey F, the anime that took over Sailor Moon Sailor Stars’ timeslot.
  • Sailor Lead Crow made her final appearance in this episode.


  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Ginga TV
  • Sailor Galaxia’s chamber
  • The Three Lights’ studio
  • Juuban Municipal High School

Over The Garden Wall (November 3, 2014)

↳ one is a bird, two is the trees, three is the wind in the leaves, four are the stars, five with the moon. and so the story is complete, and everyone is satisfied with the ending. and so on and so forth, and yet, over the garden wall…how the gentle wind beckons through the leaves.


Despite having a reputation for “crazy CG badass battle moments”, Legolas has no more than just Four (!) of those in the original film trilogy. 

Originally posted by avengers-of-mirkwood

 List of Legolas’s crazy battle moments in the entire LOTR film trilogy, outside of “moments where he has good aim”–

  1.  leaping on the troll’s head in FOTR, 
  2. mounting his horse acrobatically in The Two Towers,
  3. shield-surfing at Helm’s Deep, and 
  4. the Olipahunt scene in ROTK.

They’re crazy and memorable moments…but that’s it, only four. 

How weird??? Because judging by fanon-Legolas you’d think there were more than just 4 short moments over 12+ hours of film??

  I mean like…in the Hobbit films he does over four crazy CG battle things every scene

imaginegladions’ head canon masterlist

GLADION + Treasure Planet AU

GLADION + Star Trek AU

GLADION + Fairy Tail AU

GLADION + Persona 5 AU

GLADION + DC/Marvel Superhero AU

GLADION + Cardfight!!! Vanguard AU

GLADION + Owari No Seraph AU

GLADION + Kimi No Na Wa AU

GLADION + Spirited Away AU

GLADION + Hau Spilling the Beans to his Crush


GLADION + S/O After a Surgery

GLADION + Beauty and the Beast AU

GLADION + S/O with a Minor Injury

GLADION + Miscellaneous Facts

GLADION + S/O’s Disapproving Parent

GLADION + Caring for A Sick S/O

GLADION + Confessing to his S/O

GLADION + Tangled AU


GLADION + The Shaky Hand

GLADION + S/O after a Break Up 

GLADION + Meeting his S/O Online

GLADION + Baby Names

GLADION + His Rebellious Teenager

GLADION + First Fight

GLADION + Self Harming S/O [TW]

GLADION + Dancing

GLADION + Social Media


GLADION + Honeymooning

GLADION + Unexpected Pregnancy

GLADION + Gang Boss Reader

GLADION + College AU

GLADION + Overworked S/O

GLADION + And Adulting

GLADION + Silvally Severely Injured

GLADION + At The Beach

GLADION + Miscellaneous AUs

GLADION + K Project AU [P1]

GLADION + Getting His S/O Flowers and Chocolates

GLADION + Married Life

GLADION + Valentines Day Flowers

GLADION + First Kiss

GLADION + Lusamine Finding Out You Are Dating

GLADION + Caught Cuddling



GLADION + Team Skull Bullies His S/O

GLADION + S/O Losing Their Memory

GLADION + S/O Working Out

GLADION + Silvally Dies

GLADION + S/O’s Mimikyuu Dies

GLADION + In A Relationship

GLADION + As A Contest Star

GLADION + Ice Skating

GLADION + S/O Faints During Championship Defense

GLADION + S/O Is Clumsy

GLADION + S/O Opens Up To Him

GLADION + Proposing To His S/O

GLADION + Someone Flirts With His S/O

GLADION + Hitting His S/O [TW]

GLADION + Breaking Up With S/O

GLADION + Pizza With S/O And Silvally

GLADION + S/O Is Hurt By A Pokémon Move

GLADION + S/O Faints After Battle

GLADION + S/O Making Puns

GLADION + If He Took Cosmog

GLADION + S/O With Silvally Named Gladion

GLADION + As A Parent

GLADION + Realizing He Is In Love


GLADION + Mystery Dungeon

GLADION + Spoiled By His S/O

GLADION + Flirty S/O

GLADION + Harry Potter AU [Boggarts]

GLADION + Pregnant S/O

GLADION + Mermaid Princess S/O

GLADION + Aladdin AU

GLADION + Harry Potter [S/O In Danger]

GLADION + Young Gladion And S/O Meeting

GLADION + S/O’s Childhood Bully [Trigger Warning]

GLADION + S/O As A Kind Of Dere

GLADION + Harry Potter AU [Houses]


ILIMA + As A Contest Star

Sumo Boys: 

SUMO BOYS + S/O Is Genderfluid 

SUMO BOYS + S/O Falls Asleep On Them 

Main Five (Hau/Sun/Moon/Lillie/Gladion):



All five Sailor Moon arcs as depicted by 靄羅