message to the milky way

If you can find Orion, you might be able to find the Winter Hexagon. The Winter Hexagon involves some of the brightest stars visible, together forming a large and easily found pattern in the winter sky of Earth’s northern hemisphere. The stars involved can usually be identified even in the bright night skies of a big city. The six stars that compose the Winter Hexagon are Aldebaran, Capella, Castor (and Pollux), Procyon, Rigel, and Sirius. Here, the band of our Milky Way Galaxy runs through the center of the Winter Hexagon, while the Pleiades open star cluster is visible just above. The Winter Hexagon asterism engulfs several constellations including much of the iconic steppingstone Orion.

Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Dai (TWAN)

Has anyone ever noticed the Winter Hexagon? Send me a message, I’d love to hear about it!


shyhawkeye requested: Chinese legend The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd

Through the varying shapes of the delicate clouds, the sad message of the shooting stars, a silent journey across the Milky Way, one meeting of the Cowherd and Weaver amidst the golden autumn wind and jade-glistening dew, eclipses the countless meetings in the mundane world. The feelings soft as water, the ecstatic moment unreal as a dream, how can one have the heart to go back on the bridge made of magpies? If the two hearts are united forever, why do the two persons need to stay together—day after day, night after night? 

rydams replied to your post: [[MOR] Noooo, I love Raeka, I don’t want to…

I chose Raeka. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I’m…super tempted to go back. Neither seems better morally, at least it wasn’t presented as such. Vetra voiced for saving the scouts, but she knows and likes Drack. I was disappointed there was no dissenting opinion given from the second squad mate.

I mean…is saving a few scouts really better, from a pragmatic standpoint? Is that not the risk scouts make? The risk they know they must make?

Against someone as vital as a Pathfinder for a whole species, no less.

Nothing else was presented for me other than Drack wants me to do this. Though it may possibly send a message to krogan that, in the eyes of the rest of the Milky Way species, they will always come second, at best. 


WELCOME TO THE FINAL WEEK OF SPACE MONTH! This week’s theme is….. Galaxies!!

The MILKY WAY Galaxy is home to our solar system. The “milky” part of its name is derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky whose individual stars can’t be distinguished by the naked eye. It appears as a band from Earth because it’s disk shape is being viewed from within.

It was thought that the Milky Way contained all of the stars in the universe up until the early 1920s. It was then discovered that the Milky Way was only one of many more galaxies. Today, about 200 billion galaxies have been discovered in the observable universe.

Our galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy and contains between 100-400 billion stars, although that number could be close to one trillion. There are around 100 billion planets, including planets in our own solar system.

We’re located 27 000 light years from the galactic center and are located in the Orion arm. The very center has a strong radio source, which is thought to be a supermassive black hole.

The Milky Way has many satellite galaxies and is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which is a component of the Virgo Supercluster, which is itself a component of the Laniakea Supercluster.

Got any questions/facts about the Milky Way Galaxy? Send me a message and we can talk about it! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Galaxy!

Have a favourite galaxy? Send it to me and I might feature it as a part of this week’s space month!

ladyybud  asked:

Hello!! I was wondering why you love a Virgo mind so much (I'm a Virgo btw)I love my sign so much <3

!!! <3 Mercury is the handsome, stunning spirit of youth, the sage, the magician, the trickster that dissociates the boundaries between
consciousness, the container of all wit, words, and messages, the herald of angels, the creator of the milky way by mischief… Mercury makes astrology possible… the golden helmet wore on his mind is a testament to the brilliance that shines in there!!