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Inspired by the Cosmos: Rustic Handmade Jewelry

Created seven years ago, Beauty Spot is now recognized as one of the most successful independent shops online. What began as a small project is now a full-time job, which requires passion and artistry.

Inspired by the beauty of the cosmos, the designers at Beauty Spot began building the “Your Space” project last year. After spending careful attention curating printed images of the galaxy, they are paired with rustic and antique brass chains, which add a vintage touch. Composed of a variety of materials, including acrylic plastic, resin, antique brass, all the planets and the moon’s beauty are featured in the form of pendants, rings, earrings and cufflinks.

A romantic project, the entire collection revolves around the constellations in our galaxy and the universe’s vast existence. A creation for dreamers, they allow you to take a sparkle of stardust everywhere with you. You can find this collection and their entire archive in their Etsy shop

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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 February 5 

Massive Stars in NGC 6357 

Massive stars lie within NGC 6357, an expansive emission nebula complex some 6,500 light-years away toward the tail of the constellation Scorpius. In fact, positioned near center in this ground-based close-up of NGC 6357, star cluster Pismis 24 includes some of the most massive stars known in the galaxy, stars with nearly 100 times the mass of the Sun. The nebula’s bright central region also contains dusty pillars of molecular gas, likely hiding massive protostars from the prying eyes of optical instruments. Intricate shapes in the nebula are carved as interstellar winds and energetic radiation from the young and newly forming massive stars clear out the natal gas and dust and power the nebular glow. 

Enhancing the nebula’s cavernous appearance, narrowband image data was included in this composite color image in a Hubble palette scheme. Emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms is shown in red green and blue hues. The alluring telescopic view spans about 50 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 6357.

A Starry Night of Iceland

(via APOD; Image Credit: Stephane Vetter (Nuits sacrees); Rollover Annotation: Judy Schmidt )

On some nights, the sky is the best show in town. On this night, the sky was not only the best show in town, but a composite image of the sky won an international competition for landscape astrophotography. The featured winning image was taken in 2011 over Jökulsárlón, the largest glacial lake in Iceland. The photographer combined six exposures to capture not only two green auroral rings, but their reflections off the serene lake. Visible in the distant background sky is the band of our Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy. A powerful coronal mass ejection from the Sun caused auroras to be seen as far south as Wisconsin, USA. Solar activity over the past week has resulted in auroras just over the past few days.

We are a way for the cosmos to know itself - Carl Sagan

February - Quotes about stars / the moon / the night sky

Requested by @astroaceae

I’m so proud of myself that I managed to do lettering while watching cricket.

Watercolour brush lettering

6.2.2016 (Is it appropriate to say Happy Waitangi Day? I feel like it shouldn’t be.) 

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