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Imagine coming out as agender.

You came out as agender on National Coming Out day. You felt it was appropriate and right.

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It wasn’t like the small blonde was actively looking for a reason to abandon his homework. At least, he wouldn’t admit to it. Anzu after all would kill him if she caught him in the act and he rather liked living to see his friends.

Like the friend he’d spotted out of the corner of his eye that conveniently gave him a reason to abandon his work.



Young Stellar System Caught in Act of Forming Close Multiples

For the first time, astronomers have seen a dusty disk of material around a young star fragmenting into a multiple-star system. Scientists had suspected such a process, caused by gravitational instability, was at work, but new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed the process in action.

“This new work directly supports the conclusion that there are two mechanisms that produce multiple star systems – fragmentation of circumstellar disks, such as we see here, and fragmentation of the larger cloud of gas and dust from which young stars are formed,” said John Tobin, of the University of Oklahoma and Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands.

Stars form in giant clouds of gas and dust, when the tenuous material in the clouds collapses gravitationally into denser cores that begin to draw additional material inward. The infalling material forms a rotating disk around the young star. Eventually, the young star gathers enough mass to create the temperatures and pressures at its center that will trigger thermonuclear reactions.

Previous studies had indicated that multiple star systems tend to have companion stars either relatively close, within about 500 times the Earth-Sun distance, or significantly farther apart, more than 1,000 times that distance. Astronomers concluded that the differences in distance result from different formation mechanisms. The more widely-separated systems, they said, are formed when the larger cloud fragments through turbulence, and recent observations have supported that idea.

The closer systems were thought to result from fragmentation of the smaller disk surrounding a young protostar, but that conclusion was based principally on the relative proximity of the companion stars.

“Now, we’ve seen this disk fragmentation at work,” Tobin said.

Tobin, Kaitlin Kratter of the University of Arizona, and their colleagues used ALMA and the VLA to study a young triple-star system called L1448 IRS3B, located in a cloud of gas in the constellation Perseus, some 750 light-years from Earth. The most central of the young stars is separated from the other two by 61 and 183 times the Earth-Sun distance. All three are surrounded by a disk of material that ALMA revealed to have spiral structure, a feature that, the astronomers said, indicates instability in the disk.

“This whole system probably is less than 150,000 years old.” Kratter said. “Our analysis indicates that the disk is unstable, and the most widely separated of the three protostars may have formed only in the past 10,000 to 20,000 years,” she added.

The L1448 IRS3B system, the astronomers conclude, provides direct observational evidence that fragmentation in the disk can produce young multiple-star systems very early in their development.

“We now expect to find other examples of this process and hope to learn just how much it contributes to the population of multiple stars,” Tobin said.

The scientists presented their findings in the October 27 edition of the journal Nature.

TOP IMAGE….ALMA image of the L1448 IRS3B system, with two young stars at the center and a third distant from them. Spiral structure in the dusty disk surrounding them indicates instability in the disk, astronomers said.
Credit: Bill Saxton, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NRAO/AUI/NSF.

CENTRE IMAGE….Combined ALMA and VLA image of L1448 IRS3B system.
Credit: Bill Saxton, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NRAO/AUI/NSF.

LOWER IMAGE….Artist’s conception of how the triple-star system develops. Left, disk of material fragments into separate protostars. Right, the resulting stellar system.
Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF.

pastatoast  asked:

How does Kuruki's 'condition' affect the way she goes about making friends? (Also, Magnolia's very interested in making friends with Kuruki- I think they'd get along just well, but Maggie's a bit shy about those things, which is why I'm doing the talking for her right now. Imagine she's sending over hugs, though!)

Unless she becomes close friends or gets caught, she won’t reveal her condition to anyone and pushes herself to act like it doesn’t exist.

Kuru: OwO *is a smol Casanova like her mother but with 100% more star puns and pickup lines*

“There wasn’t a force in the world that could pull him away from the other boy.”

Day 3- Caught in the Act- for Eren & Levi Week

This scene is from chapter 3 from HaleYes’s fic, The Reason Why I Smile  (leviheichouackerman on tumblr). His fic is so fluffy and cute and I can’t even put into words how adorable it is. Levi and Eren are 10 years old and are just head over heels for each other, and theres puns and cuddling and singing and beanie babies it’s the best. 

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Three German students on a mission of kindness.