our amazing universe


Happy Birthday Charles Laughton 1st July 1899 - 15th December 1962

Rembrandt is his great part, his matriculation; full of the intimate moments that test an actor’s integrity to the highest…probably the finest acting performance ever recorded on celluloid. - C A Lejeune

Charles was both inteligent and gifted, with an instinctive genius for acting. - Jean Renoir

Apart from ‘Ambersons’, the most exciting experience I have had in the cinema was with Charles Laughton on 'Night of the Hunter’…every day I considered something new about light, that incredible thing that can’t be described. Of the directors I’ve worked with, only two ever understood it, Orson Welles and Charles Laughton. - Stanley Cortez

I have become a teller of stories. I would like to become the man who knows all the stories…When I go into a good book-store or library, I often feel sad when I see the shelves of books that I will never be able to enjoy. I think of all the wonderful tales I will never know, and I wish I could live to be a thousand years old. - Charles Laughton


It’s so amazing to see my solo show all together! ☺️🖼💖I spent a year working on “Submerged” and this is the first time I’ve seen all my pieces in the same room 😊❤️ so just had to share a few with you! 💗This show was a reflection about duality and the exploration of the world we live in contrasted by the way humanity thinks and sees it. 🙂🙃🐠🦋🌚🌝 ❤️🖤There is so much mystery in the world and the perceptions of people that I’m constantly amazed by our micro universes as we interact in the one we all exist in ☺️Nature and the soul of humanity are so beautiful yet different, I wanted to explore how we coexist with each other in this body of work. 😄🌎🌕✨I hope you enjoy it 💘I’m so excited for the opening tomorrow (march 31st) at 5:30! 😸 I hope to see you lovelies there 😘Please contact sales@dorothycircus.com if you’d like to inquire about my paintings and make one of them yours!! 😊💖💖💖💖 Smooches to you all!

The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. It is a direction in space that is rich with impressive nebulas. To better appreciate this well-known swath of sky, an extremely long exposure was taken over many clear nights in 2013 and 2014. After 212 hours of camera time and an additional year of processing, the featured 1400-exposure collage spanning over 40 times the angular diameter of the Moon emerged. Of the many interesting details that have become visible, one that particularly draws the eye is Barnard’s Loop, the bright red circular filament arcing down from the middle. The Rosette Nebula is not the giant red nebula near the top of the image – that is a larger but lesser known nebula known as Lambda Orionis. The Rosette Nebula is visible, though: it is the red and white nebula on the upper left. The bright orange star just above the frame center is Betelgeuse, while the bright blue star on the lower right is Rigel. Other famous nebulas visible include the Witch Head Nebula, the Flame Nebula, the Fox Fur Nebula, and, if you know just where to look, the comparatively small Horsehead Nebula. About those famous three stars that cross the belt of Orion the Hunter – in this busy frame they can be hard to locate, but a discerning eye will find them just below and to the right of the image center.

Image Credit & Copyright: Stanislav Volskiy, Rollover Annotation: Judy Schmidt

I don’t understand people who don’t think the universe is amazing. Like you literally can look up and see stars that are millions and billions of light years away that might have exploded before our earth was even created. How does it not trip people out, knowing that we are so small and insignificant. Nothing we do is going to leave a big impact. And we don’t know what could happen. The sun could explode turning us all into stardust or an asteroid could hit earth leaving no trace of our existence. So tell me, how can people not be amazed by our universe.
—  Me, every time I look up

Just something to think about:

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.“ - Carl Sagan

Galactic Debris Field

Spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 is leaving something behind as it goes. This composite image from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the trail left behind as the galaxy moves through space. It’s not a sight one sees when they look at most galaxies, but then, most galaxies aren’t doing what ESO 137-001 is.

This spiral, about 100,000 light years across, is hurtling through space, heading towards the upper left of this image field. It is racing through intergalactic gas at over 2,000 kilometers/1,250 miles per second as it moves through the Norma cluster (Abell 3627). The Norma cluster is the closest massive galaxy cluster to the Milky Way, located some 200 million light years away near the center of the Great Attractor. This huge mass concentration creates a strong gravitational attraction that dominates our region of the Universe. 

The gas in the Norma cluster is relatively sparse, but it is very hot. As ESO 137-001 plows through the 82 million°C (180 million°F) cauldron, much of its gas and dust is being stripped away. This is an example of ram pressure stripping - the drag force felt by an object as it moves through a fluid. Left behind in the seething wake of the fleeing galaxy, some of the gas and dust undergoes inter-galactic recycling, forming massive new stars.

The spiral galaxy itself will stay largely intact, held together by the massive force of its own gravity. But with very little of its own cold gas remaining, ESO 137-001 will be unable to form new stars. Studying this runaway spiral helps astronomers gain more perspective on how galaxies and stars form and evolve over time in our amazing universe.


Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/UAH/M.Sun et al; Optical: NASA, ESA, & the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) 


The Seagull Nebula

A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major. Of course, the region includes objects with other catalog designations: notably NGC 2327, a compact, dusty emission region with an embedded massive star that forms the bird’s head (aka the Parrot Nebula, above center). Dominated by the reddish glow of atomic hydrogen, the complex of gas and dust clouds with bright young stars spans over 100 light-years at an estimated 3,800 light-year distance.

Image Credit & Copyright: Michael Miller

kurozu501  asked:

im laughing at how the oldest post in your korrasami tag is all WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL and then by the end of the first page IT happens and it's WE HAVE IT ALL ah legend of korra what a hot mess you were, what a wild ride truly

Oh man, just thinking back to 2012 and shipping Korrasami, absolutely secure in the knowledge that it would never actually happen, ready to simply enjoy the fanworks and being annoyed that actual shows for young people would not give the actual quality relationships and get bogged down with the same old stereotypical het crap.




//our amazing world.. pillars of creation photograph taken by the hubble telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the eagle nebula, some 7,000 light years from earth. they are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed.

anonymous asked:

So Sterek fanfics on AO3 have reached the 40,000 mark! Take that haters and TW showrunners and most of all Jeff Davis who WISHES he could write a hundreth as creatively and beautifully as Sterek fanfic authors! And 40,000 isn't even counting all the Sterek tumblr fics or ALL the Sterek fanart in all its forms. THIS IS AMAZING! We're our own universe now and it's SO GOOD to be living in it!

Originally posted by ba1n3s