astronomy

“Those who see the cosmic perspective as a depressing outlook, they really need to reassess how they think about the world. Because when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me.”  
Neil deGrasse Tyson

(Image credit: ‘The Mirrored Night Sky’ by Xiaohua Zhao taken at the world’s largest salt flat in Bolivia)

“Most....” Zodiac squads

Most Bossy: Aries, Leo

Most Romantic: Pisces, Libra, Cancer

Most Grumpy: Aries, Cancer, 

Most Spontaneous: LEO, Aquarius, Aries

Most Sassy: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Taurus, (Gemini maybe)

Most Naughty: Aries, Scorpio, Virgo (hehehe)

Most serious: Gemini, Pisces, Capricorn

Most Bitchy: Taurus, Leo, Virgo

Most Dreamy: Aquarius, Pisces, Sagittarius

Most aggressive: A R I E S 

Most sensitive: Virgo, Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Most dominant: Taurus, Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn

Most scary when angry: Leo, Pisces, Capricorn

Most moody: Cancer, Libra, Gemini

Most Creative: SAGITTARIUS, Aquarius, Pisces

Most royal: Leo 

Most pervert: Taurus, Libra, Cancer

Most stronghearted: All <3

Most like to be a millionair: Capricorn, Gemini, 

Most flirtatious: Libra, Pisces

Nicholas Bion - Géographie Mathématique, “Traité de la construction et des principaux usages des instrumens de mathématique” (The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments), 1709.

The Flame Nebula in Infrared 

What lights up the Flame Nebula? Fifteen hundred light years away towards the constellation of Orion lies a nebula which, from its glow and dark dust lanes, appears, on the left, like a billowing fire. But fire, the rapid acquisition of oxygen, is not what makes this Flame glow. Rather the bright star Alnitak, the easternmost star in the Belt of Orion visible just above the nebula, shines energetic light into the Flame that knocks electrons away from the great clouds of hydrogen gas that reside there. Much of the glow results when the electrons and ionized hydrogen recombine. 

Credit:  ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA; Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Source: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100112.html

Signs as hot male anime characters (BASED ON PERSONALITY)

Aries: Accelerator  (Toaru Majutsu no Index)

Taurus: Oreki Houtarou  (Hyouka)

Gemini:  Laito Sakamaki (Diabolik Lovers)

Cancer;  Raku Ichijō  (Nisekoi)

Leo: Yukine (Noragami)

Virgo:  Soushi Miketsukami (Ino x Boku SS)

Libra: Kise Ryouta (Kuroko no Basket)

Scorpio: Yogi (Karneval)

Sagittarius:  Lelouch Lamperouge  (Code Geass)

Capricorn: Kageyama Tobio (Haikyuu!!)

Aquarius: Hideki Hinata  (Angel Beats)

Pisces: Shion  (No.6)

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The Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Cellarius

3.ORBIUM PLANETARUM TERRAM COMPLECTENTIUM SCENOGRAPHIA - Scenography of the planetary orbits encompassing the Earth.    

5.SCENOGRAPHIA SYSTEMATIS COPERNICANI - Scenography of the Copernican world system.   

10.CORPORUM COELESTIUM MAGNITUDINES - The sizes of the celestial bodies [in some copies the terrestrial sphere has the continents drawn in by hand].   

15. TYPUS ASPECTUUM, OPPOSITIONUM ET CONIUNCTIONUM ETZ IN PLANETIS - The (astrological) aspects, such as opposition, conjunction, etc., among the planets.    

16. THEORIA SOLIS PER ECCENTRICUM SINE EPICYCLO - Representation of the Sun in an eccentric orbit without epicycles.    

18. THEORIA LUNÆ, EIUS MOTUM PER ECCENTRICVM ET EPICYCLVM DEMONSTRANS - Representation of the Moon showing its motion in an eccentric orbit with epicycles.    

19. TYPUS SELENOGRAPHICUS LUNÆ PHASES ET ASPECTUS VARIOS ADUMBRANS [some copies from the 1660 edition have the nonsensical reading ‘… OS ADVARIUMBRANS’] - Selenographic diagram depicting the varying phases and appearances of the Moon by (means of) shading.

source: Theological Institute, University of Utrecht