Last week, Glacier National Park in Montana received its first snow of the season. While it closed Going-to-the-Sun Road from St. Mary to Logan Pass for a short time, that section of the road has reopened, offering visitors as chance to enjoy a beautiful, wintery world. Photo by National Park Service.
Let’s go on a road trip.“ I wanted to say, "I’ll pack a toothbrush and you bring the camera.
"Let’s drive to new cities where we’ve never been, and fall in love with the noise. Let’s set up camp at the bottom of a mountain; go hiking until we reach the sun. Let’s fall asleep along the beach and wake up with the ocean at our feet.
"Let’s laugh at the way we get caught in the rain. Let’s kiss under a hundred trees. Let’s wake up at 5am and watch the sunrise, or wake up at 11am and let the sunrise watch us.
I wanted to say, "Let’s fall in love like it’s the first time. Let’s pretend to meet again. Maybe this time we’ll be able to work things out. Maybe this time we won’t mess things up.”
13 Reasons to Have an Out-of-This-World Friday (the 13th)
1. Not all of humanity is bound to the ground
Since 2000, the International Space Station has been continuously occupied by humans. There, crew members live and work while conducting important research that benefits life on Earth and will even help us eventually travel to deep space destinations, like Mars.
2. We’re working to develop quieter supersonic aircraft that would allow you to travel from New York to Los Angeles in 2 hours
We are working hard to make flight greener, safer and quieter – all while developing aircraft that travel faster, and building an aviation system that operates more efficiently. Seventy years after Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 aircraft, we’re continuing that supersonic X-plane legacy by working to create a quieter supersonic jet with an aim toward passenger flight.
3. The spacecraft, rockets and systems developed to send astronauts to low-Earth orbit as part of our Commercial Crew Program is also helping us get to Mars
Changes to the human body during long-duration spaceflight are significant challenges to solve ahead of a mission to Mars and back. The space station allows us to perform long duration missions without leaving Earth’s orbit.
Although they are orbiting Earth, space station astronauts spend months at a time in near-zero gravity, which allows scientists to study several physiological changes and test potential solutions. The more time they spend in space, the more helpful the station crew members can be to those on Earth assembling the plans to go to Mars.
4. We’re launching a spacecraft in 2018 that will go “touch the Sun”
In the summer of 2018, we’re launching Parker Solar Probe, a spacecraft that will get closer to the Sun than any other in human history. Parker Solar Probe will fly directly through the Sun’s atmosphere, called the corona. Getting better measurements of this region is key to understanding our Sun.
For instance, the Sun releases a constant outflow of solar material, called the solar wind. We think the corona is where this solar wind is accelerated out into the solar system, and Parker Solar Probe’s measurements should help us pinpoint how that happens.
5. You can digitally fly along with spacecraft…that are actually in space…in real-time!
NASA’s Eyes are immersive, 3D simulations of real events, spacecraft locations and trajectories. Through this interactive app, you can experience Earth and our solar system, the universe and the spacecraft exploring them. Want to watch as our Juno spacecraft makes its next orbit around Juno? You can! Or relive all of the Voyager mission highlights in real-time? You can do that too! Download the free app HERE to start exploring.
6. When you feel far away from home, you can think of the New Horizons spacecraft as it heads toward the Kuiper Belt, and the Voyager spacecraft are beyond the influence of our sun…billions of miles away
Our New Horizons spacecraft completed its Pluto flyby in July 2015 and has continued on its way toward the Kuiper Belt. The spacecraft continues to send back important data as it travels toward deeper space at more than 32,000 miles per hour, and is ~3.2 billion miles from Earth.
In addition to New Horizons, our twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are exploring where nothing from Earth has flown before. Continuing on their more-than-37-year journey since their 1977 launches, they are each much farther away from Earth and the sun than Pluto. In August 2012, Voyager 1 made the historic entry into interstellar space, the region between the stars, filled with material ejected by the death of nearby stars millions of years ago.
7. There are humans brave enough to not only travel in space, but venture outside space station to perform important repairs and updates during spacewalks
Just this month (October 2017) we’ve already had two spacewalks on the International Space Station…with another scheduled on Oct. 20.
Spacewalks are important events where crew members repair, maintain and upgrade parts of the International Space Station. These activities can also be referred to as EVAs – Extravehicular Activities. Not only do spacewalks require an enormous amount of work to prepare for, but they are physically demanding on the astronauts. They are working in the vacuum of space in only their spacewalking suit.
8. Smart people are up all night working in control rooms all over NASA to ensure that data keeps flowing from our satellites and spacecraft
Our satellites and spacecraft help scientists study Earth and space. Missions looking toward Earth provide information about clouds, oceans, land and ice. They also measure gases in the atmosphere, such as ozone and carbon dioxide and the amount of energy that Earth absorbs and emits. And satellites monitor wildfires, volcanoes and their smoke.
9. A lot of NASA-developed tech has been transferred for use to the public
Our Technology Transfer Program highlights technologies that were originally designed for our mission needs, but have since been introduced to the public market. HERE are a few spinoff technologies that you might not know about.
10. We have a spacecraft currently traveling to an asteroid to collect a sample and bring it back to Earth
OSIRIS-REx is our first-ever mission that will travel to an asteroid and bring a sample of it back to Earth. Currently, the spacecraft is on its way to asteroid Bennu where it will survey and map the object before it “high-fives” the asteroid with its robotic arm to collect a sample, which it will send to Earth.
If everything goes according to plan, on Sept. 24, 2023, the capsule containing the asteroid sample will make a soft landing in the Utah desert.
11. There are Earth-sized planets outside our solar system that may be habitable
To date, we have confirmed 3,000+ exoplanets, which are planets outside our solar system that orbit a Sun-like star. Of these 3,000, some are in the habitable zone – where the temperature is just right for liquid water to exist on the surface.
In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades, these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth.
The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime.
13. We’re building a telescope that will be able to see the first stars ever formed in the universe
Wouldn’t it be neat to see a period of the universe’s history that we’ve never seen before? That’s exactly what the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be able to do…plus more!
Specifically, Webb will see the first objects that formed as the universe cooled down after the Big Bang. We don’t know exactly when the universe made the first stars and galaxies – or how for that matter. That is what we are building Webb to help answer.
Happy Friday the 13th! We hope it’s out-of-this-world!
Neptune is going direct & Sun is entering Sagittarius
This is a time of spiritual awakening. Your dreams will be vivid, and you will uncover truths to your unanswered questions. The weight of Scorpio season will be lifted off your shoulders as the sun enters Sagittarius, with an opportunity toward optimism and a period toward seeking the truth. You will more than likely get answers that you have been looking for, and secrets will reveal themselves from under the surface, and Jupiter in Scorpio is here to help you.
Aries sun, Aries moon: Greek Tragedy-The Wombats Aries sun, Taurus moon: Lisztomania- Phoenix Aries sun, Gemini moon: I Can Talk- Two Door Cinema Club Aries sun, Cancer moon: Mountain At My Gates- Foals Aries sun, Leo moon: Waste a Moment-Kings Of Leon Aries sun, Virgo moon: You’ve Got Something- The Jungle Giants Aries sun, Libra moon: Indigo Puff- Sundara Karma Aries sun, Scorpio moon: Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes Aries sun, Sagittarius moon: The Fire- Bishop Briggs Aries sun, Capricorn moon: XXX 88- MØ Aries sun, Aquarius moon: Time To Pretend- MGMT Aries sun, Pisces moon: A Dustland Fairytale- The Killers
Taurus sun, Aries moon: Gold- Sir Sly Taurus sun, Taurus moon: Anchor- Novo Amor Taurus sun, Gemini moon: Unbelievers- Vampire Weekend Taurus sun, Cancer moon: The Love Club- Lorde Taurus sun, Leo moon: Electric Love-BØRNS Taurus sun, Virgo moon: Tessellate- alt-J Taurus sun, Libra moon: Strong- London Grammar Taurus sun, Scorpio moon: Grave Digger- Matt Maeson Taurus sun, Sagittarius moon: Live For The Moment-The Sherlocks Taurus sun, Capricorn moon: The Funeral-Band of Horses Taurus sun, Aquarius moon: What You Know- Two Door Cinema Club Taurus sun, Pisces moon: Dark Matter-Andrew Belle
Gemini sun, Aries moon: Tyrants- Catfish and the Bottlemen Gemini sun, Taurus moon: Spirits- The Strumbellas Gemini sun, Gemini moon: Diet Soda Society- The Maine Gemini sun, Cancer moon: Round and Round-Imagine Dragons Gemini sun, Leo moon: Gold- Marina and the Diamonds Gemini sun, Virgo moon: How Do You Feel?-The Maine Gemini sun, Libra moon: Rose-Colored Boy- Paramore Gemini sun, Scorpio moon: Young & Unafraid- The Moth & The Flame Gemini sun, Sagittarius moon: Broken vow- The Kooks Gemini sun, Capricorn moon: Something Good Can Work- Two Door Cinema Club Gemini sun, Aquarius moon: Junk of the Heart (Happy)-The Kooks Gemini sun, Pisces moon: Kids- MGMT
Cancer sun, Aries moon: If U Love Me Now- MUNA Cancer sun, Taurus moon: True Care- James Vincent McMorrow Cancer sun, Gemini moon: It Works Itself Out- Half Moon Run Cancer sun, Cancer moon: Cherry Wine- Overcoats Cancer sun, Leo moon: Into The Black- Chromatics Cancer sun, Virgo moon: Mother & Father- Broods Cancer sun, Libra moon: Empty hands- Mother Mother Cancer sun, Scorpio moon: Nothing to No One- Gin Wigmore Cancer sun, Sagittarius moon: Young Blood- Noah Kahan Cancer sun, Capricorn moon: The Wreck- Delta Spirit Cancer sun, Aquarius moon: Life on Mars- AURORA Cancer sun, Pisces moon: Matilda- Alt-J
Leo sun, Aries moon: Fire rides- MØ Leo sun, Taurus moon: Ready- Kodaline Leo sun, Gemini moon: Greetings from Califournia- The Neighbourhood Leo sun, Cancer moon: Pink+White- Frank Ocean Leo sun, Leo moon: Lets Dance To Joy Division- The Wombats Leo sun, Virgo moon: Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene- Hozier Leo sun, Libra moon: Piledriver waltz- Alex Turner Leo sun, Scorpio moon: Feeling Good- Muse Leo sun, Sagittarius moon: Always Where I Need To Be-The Kooks Leo sun, Capricorn moon: Chelsea Dagger- The Fratellis Leo sun, Aquarius moon: Jungle- Tash Sultana Leo sun, Pisces moon: Learn To Let Go- Kesha
Virgo sun, Aries moon: Sensible Heart- City and Colour Virgo sun, Taurus moon: Chasin’-Cub Sport Virgo sun, Gemini moon: The Draw- Bastille Virgo sun, Cancer moon: Unbearable Light- DAUNT Virgo sun, Leo moon: 17-Youth Lagoon Virgo sun, Virgo moon: Towers- Bon Iver Virgo sun, Libra moon: Opera House- Cigarettes After Sex Virgo sun, Scorpio moon: Small things-Ben Howard Virgo sun, Sagittarius moon: Dreamer- Adna Virgo sun, Capricorn moon: Smile Like You Mean It-The Killers Virgo sun, Aquarius moon: Sleepyhead- Passion Pit Virgo sun, Pisces moon: Buzzcut Season- Lorde
Libra sun, Aries moon: I Dare You- the xx Libra sun, Taurus moon: Soul to Squeeze- Red Hot Chilli Peppers Libra sun, Gemini moon: Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts- Brandon Flowers Libra sun, Cancer moon: A Dream of You and Me- Future Islands Libra sun, Leo moon: Someday- The Strokes Libra sun, Virgo moon: It’s Alright- Fractures Libra sun, Libra moon: Whistle For The Choir- The Fratellis Libra sun, Scorpio moon: Misunderstood- Youth Club Libra sun Sagittarius moon: Little Wanderer- Death Cab for Cutie Libra sun Capricorn moon: Four Walls- Broods Libra sun, Aquarius moon: For What It’s Worth- Liam Gallagher Libra sun, Pisces moon: R.I.P 2 My Youth- The Neighbourhood
Scorpio sun, Aries moon: Aint No Rest for the Wicked- Cage The Elephant Scorpio sun, Taurus moon: Suck It and See-Arctic Monkeys Scorpio sun, Gemini moon: A Little Death- The Neighbourhood Scorpio sun, Cancer moon: I Follow Rivers- Lykke Li Scorpio sun, Leo moon: What Am I Becoming?-POP etc Scorpio sun, Virgo moon: Black Mambo- Glass Animals Scorpio sun, Libra moon: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out- The Smiths Scorpio sun, Scorpio moon: Dark Necessities- Red Hot Chilli Peppers Scorpio sun, Sagittarius moon: Arsonist’s Lullabye- Hozier Scorpio sun, Capricorn moon: Off She Goes- Bad Suns Scorpio sun, Aquarius moon: Graveyard Whistling- Nothing But Thieves Scorpio sun, Pisces moon: Sleep Forever-Portugal. The Man
Sagittarius sun, Aries moon: Leather Jacket- Arkells Sagittarius sun, Taurus moon: Habits Of My Heart- Jaymes Young Sagittarius sun, Gemini moon: Dug My Heart- BØRNS Sagittarius sun, Cancer moon: Mt. Washington- Local Natives Sagittarius sun, Leo moon: You Only Live Once-The Strokes Sagittarius sun, Virgo moon: Entropy- Grimes, Bleachers Sagittarius sun, Libra moon: Cigarette Daydreams-Cage the Elephant Sagittarius sun, Scorpio moon: Reptilla- The Strokes Sagittarius sun, Sagittarius moon: Edge of Town- Middle Kids Sagittarius sun, Capricorn moon: Houdini- Foster The People Sagittarius sun, Aquarius moon: Magnetised-Tom Odell Sagittarius sun, Pisces moon: Midnight City-M83
Capricorn sun, Aries moon: UGH!- The 1975 Capricorn sun, Taurus moon: Feel Something- Jaymes Young Capricorn sun, Gemini moon: Fake Happy- Paramore Capricorn sun, Cancer moon: To Be Alone-Ben Howard Capricorn sun, Leo moon: Life Itself- Glass Animals Capricorn sun, Virgo moon: $ting- the neighbourhood Capricorn sun, Libra moon: Winter- Pvris Capricorn sun, Scorpio moon: Cruel World- Phantogram Capricorn sun, Sagittarius moon: Train- Brick+Mortar Capricorn sun, Capricorn moon: Shattered & Hollow- First Aid Kit Capricorn sun,Aquarius moon: Oh No!-Marina and the diamonds Capricorn sun, Pisces moon: Bloom-The Paper Kites
Aquarius sun, Aries moon: Black Butterflies and Deja Vu- The Maine Aquarius sun, Taurus moon: California Numb- Cloves Aquarius sun, Gemini moon: Driving- Wanderer Aquarius sun, Cancer moon: Your Life Your Call- Junip Aquarius sun, Leo moon: Second Guessing Games-Colony House Aquarius sun, Virgo moon: Made Of Stone- Daughter Aquarius sun, Libra moon: Sing of the Moon-The Collection Aquarius sun, Scorpio moon: Narrow Margins-Half Moon Run Aquarius sun, Sagittarius moon: Beautifully Unconventional- Wolf Alice Aquarius sun, Capricorn moon: She Moves In Her Own Way- The Kooks Aquarius sun, Aquarius moon: 10,000 Emerald Pools- BØRNS Aquarius sun, Pisces moon: Simple Song- The Shins
Pisces sun, Aries moon: Deadcrush- alt-J Pisces sun, Taurus moon: Overthinking- Adna Pisces sun, Gemini moon: Set Me Free- Charli XCX Pisces sun, Cancer moon: Naive-The Kooks Pisces sun, Leo moon: Sedona- Houndmouth Pisces sun, Virgo moon: Blush- Wolf Alice Pisces sun, Libra moon: Loveless- Lo Moon Pisces sun, Scorpio moon: Empty- Pvris Pisces sun, Sagittarius moon: Be Who You Are-The Kooks Pisces sun, Capricorn moon: Half- Pvris Pisces sun, Aquarius moon: Nitesky- Robert Koch Pisces sun, Pisces moon: The Forgotten- Greenday
welcome to another movie masterpost by me, and holy SHIT where do i begin. Let it be known that Loki has me fucking WHIPPED and Tom Hiddleston is a terrific actor
when he kept turning in the opening scene
when he drops Mjölnir into that fire things’ mouth (i feel like that technique should’ve been used more often)
the music???? amazing
im really glad marvel is sorta going back to old classic rock songs and bright colors for their movies like it’s really great
Matthew fucking Damon???? Luke fucking Hemsworth???? amazing
I love how Thor just fuckin yeets his hammer to prove it’s Loki like how Extra
“You had one job. Just the one!”
their outfits when they get to earth are amazing those were some Looks™
“I’m not a witch.” “Oh, really? Then why did you dress like one?”
I love Stephen Strange with all my heart
“I HAVE BEEN FALLING…FOR THIRTY MINUTES”
the way he fell out of the portal
the way Loki looks at Odin when he says “my sons” and “i love you” like f u c k i am capital d Dying
when they change their outfits
Hela is amazing
her outfit was dope
but get her out of those lil heels i still see that (i’m just salty about superwomen having heels)
the way she just fuckin shatters Mjölnir with so little effort
“I’m just a janitor”
the way Hela like fell/flipped into the tomb thing was so dope
Fenris is a lorge boy but a good boy nontheless
those arm gun things that Valkyrie had were pretty cool
Jeff Goldblum is an amazing actor and the Grandmaster is such a cool character
“Trash.” “Were you just waiting to call her that? That doesn’t even start with a B.”
pretty much every interaction btw the Grandmaster and Topaz was hilarious
how excited Thor was when he saw Loki in the grandmaster’s place
“I pardon you….from life.”
That little shimmy the grandmaster does when he’s eyeballing Loki
i know i overexaggerate everything that i say both in real life and on this site but literally everythingthat came out of Korg’s mouth made me laugh my fucking ass off including:
“Oh yeah, it’s like a circle…but like, a freaky circle.”
“Piss off, ghost!”
“Oh my god, the hammer pulled you off?”
“Guys can we please clean the weapons off after your fight?”
i found out that the movie did like a Make-a-Wish thing and this kid was chillin with Chris Hemsworth and was like “Yeah it’d be funny if when you saw Hulk you were like ‘he’s a friend from work’” and Chris was like damn good idea bro and just went with it
Heimdall is a badass and him fighting was crazy cool to watch
I love Valkyrie’s relationship with Hulk
when Thor throws the ball thing at the window and it comes back and hits him, then he jumps up and does that little punch
the Loki/Valkyrie fight scene
the flashback to when Hela and the valkyries fought was so fucking awesome i got chills when they all came riding in
“Welcome, strongest Avenger.” “hh, what?”
i really love @markruffalo and his acting so im gonna tag him in it so he can maybe see this and know that i love him
“the sun is going down, it’s getting low, the sun is low,”
“Tony wears his pants so…tight.”
the way Loki says “surpriiise.”
the whole story where Loki turns into a snake to scare and then stab Thor was so fucking funny
i also found out that there were so many iterations of that story like im pretty sure Chris Hemsworth changed it every time he did that scene
im also like 60% sure that Tom Hiddlestone’s laugh in that scene was real and they just left it in
man just that whole elevator scene, like Loki just really loves his bro (also great acting on Chris and Tom’s part)
“We’re not doing get help.” … “Get help!”
alternatively: this bitch empty YEET
the biggest sigh left my body when Loki tried to turn Thor in like binch,,,,give it a rest just be kind to ur bro
the way Bruce fell out of the ship
that absolute power walk by Valkyrie oh my god
as soon as Thor landed on the bridge with his lightning powers i nutted
Loki fighting will always be fucking A1 spectacular like wow
there’s a meme somewhere on tumblr that’s like “me when i see Loki looking at the Tesseract” and then its that pic of Michael Scott with the “[softly]: don’t” caption and bitch if that ain’t me
i was robbed of that hug scene:
Thor: “If you were here i might actually hug you.”
Loki: *catches the thing*
Loki: “I’m here.”
Me: “HUG HIM”
Thor’s dorky little wave to the Asgardians at the end
wow that was really long but i just rly like this movie and will probably see it 8 more times
School can be exhausting so these are my ways of dealing with stress and I’m, obviously, not an expert, but it helped me.
Take a bath
Get a bath bomb, shave your legs, and just relax in the warm water
Get an adult coloring book
I can’t tell you how much getting a coloring book helped me with stress. When I have free time, or a free class, or I just feel like coloring, I get my coloring book and just start.
Draw / doodle
Have a sketchbook where you can draw little things, or even big things. Draw random stuff that comes to your mind to free your thoughts. If you are bad at drawing, don’t worry cause it’s your private thing and you don’t have to show this to anyone.
Same as drawing but this time instead of just a pencil, use watercolors or ink or markers, whatever you want and have. Create a masterpiece and if you like it pin it on your wall to remind you that you can do great things!
Do some origami
You have a ton of YouTube videos of how to do some basic origami. Fold your paper and enjoy your finished work.
After a study session, stretch from head to toe. You will feel better because blood will easily come to your brain and you won’t have any back pain for sitting too long.
Every day, at morning or at night (or both if you are available) do some exercises for 20-30 minutes. If you are not that into exercising, you could dance with some up-beat music like nobody is watching.
Go for a quick run or ride a bike for 5 minutes
It will boost your energy and you will go outside and see the actual sun, or even clouds. Fresh air is really important for your health, so are little things that boost your energy.
Listen to music
Maybe you are listening to music while studying, but listening to music while doing nothing else is also great. On the ride on the bus/train or whatever you’re taking, get some headphones and jam to your favourite music.
Take a nap
You come from school exhausted and you know you need to study, but it’s really hard for you to focus, just take a nap. Or if you are studying for 3-4 hours straight for that test tomorrow or writing a extra long essay - take a nap. 15-20 minutes is enough.
Get a diary or journal and write it down
Recently I started again writing into a diary (I haven’t done that since I was 12-13) and I can’t tell you how much better I feel after writing my thoughts down on paper. For me, writing with a pen/pencil instead of typing had me more focused on actually freeing my thoughts, but if you want to type you can. Also, it is funny to read some of your daily entries after a couple of years.
Lay on your back, or sit on a comfortable chair, close your eyes and just breathe. Try not to think of your work, or problems and just breathe. If you are religious, you can also pray.
Clean your room
Clear room = clear mind. Having a nice and tidy room helps me more to focus and not to think of the mess surrounding me. Also, cleaning can be calming and stress relieving, if you focus on cleaning instead of your thoughts.
Drink a glass of water
You will be more hydrated and feel much better. So just drink your water.
Eat a fruit
It’s healthy and sweet, what else is there to say about?
I hope some of those help you. Keep in mind that you, obviously, don’t have to everything everyday. Doing a few of these will really be beneficial for your mental health and your body.