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Scanning the skies for galaxies, Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson and colleagues identified some 100 compact groups of galaxies, now appropriately called Hickson Compact Groups (HCGs). This sharp Hubble image shows one such galaxy group, HCG 90, in startling detail. Three galaxies, two visible here, are revealed to be strongly interacting: a dusty spiral galaxy stretched and distorted in the image center, and two large elliptical galaxies. The close encounter will trigger furious star formation. On a cosmic timescale, the gravitational tug of war will eventually result in the merger of the trio into a large single galaxy. The merger process is now understood to be a normal part of the evolution of galaxies, including our own Milky Way. 

Image Credit: NASA; ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Oliver Czernetz

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If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you probably know already that I rarely sketch on paper because I prefer to work directly in Illustrator. On the rare times that I do start on paper, I usually just do a really quick and rough sketch to determine the main layout of the piece. 

I probably spent around 5-10 minutes sketching each of these. I figured spending too much time refining it won’t make sense since I’ll just use it as a guide. I’ll redo everything in Illustrator anyway so even if there’s something off with the initial sketch, I can easily fix that when I start rendering. Sometimes, I follow the sketch exactly as it is, but sometimes, especially when I realize I’m not happy with it, I’ll completely scrap that off and just layout everything digitally (case in point: who tells your story sketch). 

For this series, the first four posters are created directly in Illustrator so I don’t have them here. But thankfully, I have the rest of the sketches to share!

summer reads, 2017
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complete / near complete;
letters to a young contrarian | christopher hitchens
wetware: a computer in every living cell | dennis bray
sapiens: a brief history of humankind | yuval noah harari
homo deus: a brief history of tomorrow | yuval noah harari
on tyranny | timothy snyder

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in process / next up;
the gene | siddhartha mukherjee
simulacra (yale series of younger poets) | airea d. matthews, carl phillips 
empire of signs | roland barthes
spontaneous particulars: the telepathy of archives | susan howe
the archive as a productive space of conflict | markus miessen, yann chateigné

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to be started / recommended by pals;

  1. the dispossessed | ursula k. leguin
  2. the empathy exams | leslie jamison
  3. speedboat | renata adler
  4. pitch dark | renata adler
  5. canaries in the mineshaft: essays on politics / media | renata alder
  6. behave: the biology of humans at our best / worst | robert m. sapolsky

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In the Rough - Chapter 1 - realisticallycynical - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Consider your wish my command! I’ve officially gotten an Ao3 account and every chapter of In the Rough has been posted there

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In the Paisley Park archiving process, literally hundreds of pairs of these stylish shoes were discovered in Prince’s collection. Prince preferred a short-cut boot with a four-inch heel, which he reinforced with special metal brackets so they would be able to endure the strain of him dancing, doing the splits, and jumping off of his piano. And thanks to the fine work of Los Angeles-based Andre No. 1, he had a pair made to match nearly every outfit in his closet.
Check out these shoes created for the 1988  Lovesexy Tour.

Protocol archive

Have you ever found yourself wondering what the judges thought about Tessa and Scott at Junior Worlds in 2004? Or the difference between levels in 08 vs 09? Look no further! @tsprotocols provides an archive of (almost) every protocol from the world renowned ice duo! Take a look at over 11 years of scores as they climbed the international ranks to the Olympians we know and love. 

While the archive is still in the process of completion, feel free to check out what is up so far! 

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Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to the powerful X-ray glow as seen by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory. And, in between that range of wavelengths, the Hubble Space Telescope’s crisp visible-light view, and the infrared perspective of the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The Crab Nebula, the result of a bright supernova explosion seen by Chinese and other astronomers in the year 1054, is 6,500 light-years from Earth. At its center is a super-dense neutron star, rotating once every 33 milliseconds, shooting out rotating lighthouse-like beams of radio waves and light – a pulsar (the bright dot at image center). The nebula’s intricate shape is caused by a complex interplay of the pulsar, a fast-moving wind of particles coming from the pulsar, and material originally ejected by the supernova explosion and by the star itself before the explosion.

This image combines data from five different telescopes: the VLA (radio) in red; Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) in yellow; Hubble Space Telescope (visible) in green; XMM-Newton (ultraviolet) in blue; and Chandra X-ray Observatory (X-ray) in purple.

The new VLA, Hubble, and Chandra observations all were made at nearly the same time in November of 2012. A team of scientists led by Gloria Dubner of the Institute of Astronomy and Physics (IAFE), the National Council of Scientific Research (CONICET), and the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina then made a thorough analysis of the newly revealed details in a quest to gain new insights into the complex physics of the object. They are reporting their findings in the Astrophysical Journal.

“Comparing these new images, made at different wavelengths, is providing us with a wealth of new detail about the Crab Nebula. Though the Crab has been studied extensively for years, we still have much to learn about it,” Dubner said.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore conducts Hubble science operations. STScI is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington.

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages the Chandra program for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, controls Chandra’s science and flight operations.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech in Pasadena. Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

IMAGE….In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new “guest star,” that appeared six times brighter than Venus. So bright in fact, it could be seen during the daytime for several months.

This “guest star” was forgotten about until 700 years later with the advent of telescopes. Astronomers saw a tentacle-like nebula in the place of the vanished star and called it the Crab Nebula. Today we know it as the expanding gaseous remnant from a star that self-detonated as a supernova, briefly shining as brightly as 400 million suns. The explosion took place 6,500 light-years away. If the blast had instead happened 50 light-years away it would have irradiated Earth, wiping out most life forms.

In the late 1960s astronomers discovered the crushed heart of the doomed star, an ultra-dense neutron star that is a dynamo of intense magnetic field and radiation energizing the nebula. Astronomers therefore need to study the Crab Nebula across a broad range of electromagnetic radiation, from X-rays to radio waves.

This image combines data from five different telescopes: the VLA (radio) in red; Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) in yellow; Hubble Space Telescope (visible) in green; XMM-Newton (ultraviolet) in blue; and Chandra X-ray Observatory (X-ray) in purple.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore conducts Hubble science operations. STScI is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington, D.C.

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages the Chandra program for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, controls Chandra’s science and flight operations.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech in Pasadena, California. Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.

Scanning the skies for galaxies, Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson and colleagues identified some 100 compact groups of galaxies, now appropriately called Hickson Compact Groups (HCGs). This sharp Hubble image shows one such galaxy group, HCG 90, instartling detail. Three galaxies – two visible here – are revealed to be strongly interacting: a dustyspiral galaxy stretched and distorted in the image center, and two large elliptical galaxies. The close encounter will trigger furious star formation. On a cosmic timescale, the gravitational tug of war will eventually result in the merger of the trio into a large single galaxy. The merger process is now understood to be a normal part of the evolution of galaxies, including our own Milky Way. HCG 90 lies about 100 million light-years away toward the constellation of the Southern Fish (Piscis Austrinus). This Hubble view spans about 40,000 light-years at that estimated distance. Of course, Hickson Compact Groups also make forrewarding viewing for Earth-bound astronomers with more modest sized telescopes.

Image Credit: NASA; ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing: Oliver Czernetz

Hubble Space Telescope

Time And Space

8 Years of Hetalia Kitawiki!

Today is a very special moment for us! It was on this day in 2009 that we opened our doors for the first time. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs throughout the years but we are still going strong thanks to the support of the many contributors that have helped out, past and present, but most importantly, you and the fandom as a whole! Whether you are writing a fic, roleplaying, or just a new fan looking to get to know the series better, we hope can continue being a helpful resource to all of you!

Happy birthday Hetalia Archives! Cheers to many more birthdays in the future!

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Some cool stuff happening over in my woods 🙌🏼! I just signed up for a wonderful co-working space in Nashville to work on my second book, which I just signed! That’s coming out in 2017 on Abrams Books.
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And this is a wonderful opportunity to remind you backup your data! I just got a Synology DS1515+ to be apart of my archiving process. It’s a great RAID 5 system with remote web access too ⚡️Seriously y'all get your images backup well!

for those of you interested, i will be posting all my progress shots and wips on my instagram (@runnxgun). if you want to get an idea of what my works look before they are put through the final stages, you can check them out there! i have some up already~

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