Everyday when we look up there is something unbelievable happening in the universe. Some of it we know and some of it is just waiting to be discovered. Carl Sagan opened many of our eyes to astronomy and how it can be a “character building experience.” Penny4NASA was born out of love for astronomy and NASA, advocating for continued investment in space exploration. We often meet amazing people who tell us how much they love NASA or want to help. Here’s a video from one of our favorite friends who produces some of the most stellar content and video: ohstarstuff. This is one of many videos that will invigorate you with passion to keep fighting the good fight. Take 3 minutes of your time and let this video take you far away from here.

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Clouds drift lazily over Utah’s Monument Valley, day turns to night above the Grand Canyon in Arizona, while stars above both swirl into a celestial whirlpool in the hypnotic footage from photographer Gavin Heffernan.

Our new timelapse in the Daily Mail today! Check it out.

92 Truths

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you’re supposed to write a note with 92 Truths about you. In the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

I was tagged by nightmare-dressed-as-a-fangirl for this!
What was your:
• Last drink = flavored water
• Last phone call = Mom
• Last text message = My Mom
• Last song you listened to = Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift
• Last time you cried = couple weeks ago
Have you ever:
• Dated someone twice = never dated
• Been cheated on = again, never dated
• Kissed someone and regretted it = never kissed, never been kissed
• Lost someone special = No
• Been depressed = no
• Been drunk and thrown up = never drank
• List three favorite colors. Black, red, blue
In the last year have you:
• Made a new friend = one or two
• Fallen out of love = never been in love
• Laughed until you cried = yes
• Met someone who changed you = yes
• Found out who your true friends are = i certainly hope so. I know at least 3
• Found out someone was talking about you = once
• Kissed anyone on your FB friend’s list = never kissed
• How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life = most, not including groups
• Do you have any pets = a dog: Pearl, cats: Catniss (yes I’m a nerd) and Kilo
• Do you want to change your name = No. It’s fine.
• What did you do for your last birthday = just a small party with friends
• What time did you wake up today = 6:30 *groan*
• What were you doing at midnight last night = I was asleep, I think. Or watching “10 Things I Hate About You”
• Name something you CANNOT wait for = SUMMER!! And Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer (come on Rick Riordan)!! And then the first book of the sequel series to the Mortal Instruments (you too Cassandra Clare)!!
• Last time you saw your mother = yesterday
• What is one thing you wish you could change about your life = self-esteem
• What are you listening to right now = nothing. Just finished “Rise of the Guardians”
• Have you ever talked to a person named Tom? = yes. I talk to him a lot actually. At least every week
• What’s getting on your nerves right now? = SOLs
• Most visited website = Facebook, Tumblr, Buzzfeed
• Blood type = I have no idea :O
• Nicknames = none. A couple cutesy ones my parents call me but not much
• Relationship Status = single
• Zodiac sign = Virgo
• Pronouns = Me, I
• Favorite TV shows = Good Luck Charlie, Buffy, Phineas and Ferb, Sherlock, etc.
• Elementary = it was ok. I miss my friends though cause they went to a different middle school
• High school = next year
• College = not quite there yet…
• Hair color = dark, dark brown
• Long or short = longish. Not short, around the bottom of shoulder blades I guess
• Height = 5 ft 6
• Do you have a crush on someone = maybe? I don’t know how to tell. Probably not
• What do you like about yourself = my weirdness. I suppose…
• Tattoos = i hate needles with a burning passion but I kinda wanna get a small book-related one at some point. Went with my mom to get one once, she said it wasn’t awful
• Righty or lefty = righty
• First surgery = i don’t know. I went to the hospital a few times when I was a baby though
• First piercing = earrings. Which my parents had me get before I was old enough to complain or run away (little baby)
• First best friend = a girl named Meredith. Barely remember her. All I remember is she pronounced “th” like “ff”
• First sport you joined = i THINK it was soccer
• First vacation = Pennsylvania maybe? Or Florida. My grandparents live there
• First pair of trainers = Sketchers?
Right now:
• Eating = no
• Drinking = no
• I’m about to = finish reading “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” for the second time
• Listening to = my dog snore
• Waiting for = my dad to bring back dinner
• Want kids = I’d like 2-3
• Get married = eventually
• Career = engineer or sound engineer
Which is better:
• Lips or eyes = eyes
• Hugs or kisses = both
• Shorter or taller = doesn’t matter
• Older or younger = depends on personality
• Romantic or spontaneous = romantic
• Nice stomach or nice arms = both
• Sensitive or loud = sensitive
• Hook up or relationship = relationship
• Trouble maker or hesitant = both?
Have you ever:
• Kissed a stranger = never kissed
• Drank hard liquor = never drank
• Lost glasses/contacts = not me. But both my parents and one of my brothers ya
• Sex on first date = never dated
• Broke someone’s heart = never dated!
• Had your own heart broken = omg no
• Been arrested = of course not!
• Turned someone down = nope
• Cried when someone died = well, duh. Yes. I care eatsleepdraw everybodyneedsaquaman artandsciencejournal astronomicalwonders beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood black-and-white cute-baby-animals comics diycrafts daily-harry-potter dogsandpupsdaily everythingharrypotter fishingboatproceeds fantagraphics greasy-raccoons harrypottergif johngreengifs literatureismyutopia percyjacksonfanfiction-com poetry ohstarstuff ultimateears vogue nicethingsinuglyhandwriting science

Sunset On Mars, As Seen From NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover #repost from @ohstarstuff #nasa #mars #sunset #surreal #planets #redplanet #fourthplanet #solarsystem #celestial #cosmos #outerspace #astronomy #nasa #physics #nature #interstellar #amazing #stunning #breathtaking #incredible #instamars #instasunsets #picoftheday #instaspace #instacosmos #instanature #instaplanets #instagood #nofilter #spectacular by thereal_illlife https://instagram.com/p/25HWcWgfn-/

At the edge of a giant molecular cloud toward the northern constellation Cepheus, the glowing star forming region NGC 7822 lies about 3,000 light-years away. Within the nebula, bright edges and dark shapes are highlighted in this colorful skyscape. The image includes data from narrowband filters, mapping emission from atomic oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur into blue, green, and red hues. The atomic emission is powered by energetic radiation from the hot stars, whose powerful winds and radiation also sculpt and erode the denser pillar shapes. Stars could still be forming inside the pillars by gravitational collapse, but as the pillars are eroded away, any forming stars will ultimately be cutoff from their reservoir of star stuff. This field spans around 40 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 7822. (Caption credit: APOD.NASA.gov, Image Credit: César Blanco González) #astronomy #nebula by ohstarstuff http://ift.tt/1KrV3bU

STARS!!!! #repost from @ohstarstuff #galaxies #stars #starcluster #supernovas #blackholes #gravity #relativity #dimensions #wormholes #timeandspace #stringtheory #darkenergy #hubble #celestial #interstellar #intergalactic #outerspace #deepspace #cosmos #cosmology #astronomy #astrophysics #physics #quantummechanics #science #nature #universe #multiverse #fractals by thereal_illlife http://ift.tt/1J1qh7P