leonids

Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Ranier : Despite appearances, the sky is not falling. Two weeks ago, however, tiny bits of comet dust were. Featured here is the Perseids meteor shower as captured over Mt. Rainier, Washington, USA. The image was created from a two-hour time lapse video, snaring over 20 meteors, including one that brightened dramatically on the image left. Although each meteor train typically lasts less than a second, the camera was able to capture their color progressions as they disintegrated in the Earths atmosphere. Here an initial green tint may be indicative of small amounts of glowing magnesium atoms that were knocked off the meteor by atoms in the Earths atmosphere. To cap things off, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy was simultaneously photographed rising straight up behind the snow-covered peak of Mt. Rainier. Another good meteor shower is expected in mid-November when debris from a different comet intersects Earth as the Leonids. via NASA

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IVAN VASILIEVICH SUCCUMBS TO DEPRESSION

A couple of years ago Ivan Vasilievich (Ivan the Terrible) memes became popular in Russian internet. Such meme is created by combining a picture of the infamous Tsar as played by Yuri Yakovlev in the Leonid Gaidai classic comedy Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future and adding a line that rhymes with the movie’s original title in Russian Ivan Vasilievich Menyayet Professiyu || Ivan Vasilievich Changes His Occupation.

IVAN VASILIEVICH SOLVES A (GEOMETRIC) PROGRESSION

The meme quality goes up if, instead of using a screencap, you paste the Tsar’s figure on some random but appropriate photo.

IVAN VASILIEVICH DISAPPROVES OF REPRESSIONS

Doesn’t even have to be the full figure, even Ivan Vasilievich’s head alone will do!

IVAN VASILIEVICH ENGAGES IN AGGRESSION

IVAN VASILIEVICH GOES THROUGH THE EXAM SESSION

IVAN VASILIEVICH PLAYS THE HARDCORE VERSION

IVAN VASILIEVICH ATTACKS THE PERSIANS

I dunno, lol, just felt like sharing this information with you.

Никита Хрущев, Герман Титов, Юрий Гагарин. Фото Виктора Ахломова. 9 августа 1961 года.

Nikita Khrushchev, Gherman Titov, Yuri Gagarin. Photo by Victor Akhlomov. August 9, 1961.