our beautiful home

For NASA, Earth Day is Every Day!

With a fleet of spacecraft orbiting our home planet collecting data on everything from the air we breathe to natural disasters that impact our lives, Earth is always in focus. Join us as we celebrate our home with beautiful views from our unique vantage point of space.

On December 17, 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 snapped this iconic image of planet Earth. Dubbed the Blue Marble, this image was taken as Apollo 17 rocketed toward the moon. 

On the way to the moon or from the surface of Mars, our spacecraft have photographed the beauty of Earth from many vantage points. In this image, the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars captured this view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon. The image combines two separate exposures taken on November 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. 

In this image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on our Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame.

Our Suomi-NPP satellite also observed the Earth at night. Earth’s “night lights” often have a gee-whiz curiosity for the public , but have also served as a tool for fundamental research for nearly 25 years. They have provided a broad, beautiful picture, showing how humans have shaped the planet and lit up the darkness. 

You can be mesmerized by the constant swirls in these visualizations of ocean currents. The swirling flows of tens of thousands of ocean currents were captured using the largest computations of their kind ever undertaken, using high-end computing resources at our Ames Research Center. 

We’ve all seen iconic photographs of Earth shot by astronauts. But even satellites and robotic spacecraft often get in on the act. The above image, called “Pale Blue Dot,” was taken Voyager 1 in February 1990 from a distance of 4 billion miles.

Our satellites do more than take pretty pictures of Earth. They do everything from measure rainfall to observe weather patterns. The ten satellites in the Global Precipitation Measurement Constellation have provided unprecedented information about rain and snow fall across the entire Earth. This visualization shows the constellation in action, taking precipitation measurements underneath the satellite orbits. 

In an homage to Apollo 17′s “Blue Marble” image, Suomi-NPP, a joint NASA-NOAA Earth-observing satellite, made this composite image, by making a number of swaths of Earth’s surface on January 4, 2012. 

What’s your favorite aspect of planet Earth? These kids have their own ideas. You can even “adopt” parts of the planet. Which one of the 64,000 locations will you get? 

Our home planet is constantly changing, which is why our fleet of Earth-observing satellites continuously monitor the globe, recording every moment of what they see. Luckily for us, many of the views are not only deeply informative but also awe-inspiring. 

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anonymous asked:

I bet Even never let isak sleep in their new home.

:(( “isak, are u asleep” into the dark and isak groans “i was” and even hums, “yeah but, holy shit,we live together” and isak is tired but still lets out a happy sigh bc fuck, they do. another night when isak is snoring away softly, even starts caressing his face and isak wakes up and mumbles a “what” and even just smiles “u look so beautiful in our home” and isak tries to hit him but his body is limp so he just ends up putting his hand on evens chest and even takes isaks hand and kisses it. and another night they are getting into bed, turning off the lights and even starts again, “so like. what about getting a pet” and isak wants to, really, but its nearly midnight and they have a busy day tomorrow but he’s just like “even,,will u ever let me sleep” and even bites his lip like “sorry i just…i dont want this to end” and isak faces him while theyre lying down and puts a hand on his cheek, “hey” and smiles softly “lets just take it day by day, yea?” and even melts into his touch and smiles. and isaks falling asleep and then “did u know geese have teeth on their tongue” and isak nearly screams into the pillow and even laughs, “sorry sorry” and kisses his nose “good night isak” :’):(

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Geological hearts

Since it’s Valentine’s day today and love is being celebrated around our beautiful Planet and sole home, I thought I’d share a few Earthly wonders. The first is a spatter of basaltic lava ejected from Kilauea, that mighty shield of the Hawaiian Isles, our second is a cloud above Florida snapped from space, our third is a xenolith, a chunk of foreign material carried up from the world’s depths by rising magma and erupted onto the surface. The fourth is a lush Brazillian piece measuring 7 x 6 x 2 cm and consisting of a 3cm gem rubellite tourmaline sitting on a quartz crystal and my last is a hole in some lava at Nakalele Point in Hawaii. Happy St Valentines to you all.

Loz

Image credit:
Lava Brad Lewis/Science Faction/Corbis
Cloud NOAA
Xenolith: James /BBC Scotland
Crystals: Joe Budd/Rob Lavinsky/iRocks.com
Nakalele: Coty Gonzalez

have i mentioned how much i love my beautiful fashionista son

because i love him a lot

A final look back from Voyage 1 before the cameras were forever shut down.  A tiny dot in the universe.  Blue, and slightly blurred.  Our home.  Our beautiful spacecraft as we travel through the great, vast universe.  Take a moment to think about the grandeur of the universe.  We live and die in just a blink of the universe’s eye.  Let’s hope that we will seek to continue to learn and grow, to reduce suffering and to love one another.  There is so much out there in this dark, dangerous, yet beautiful universe.  Take care of our home, because our little dot is all we have.   

Thank you for your service Voyager 1 & 2, and to the teams who designed, worked on, and monitored for all these years.  Thank you for all those who strive to learn and discover. 

To all of those tumblr anons who laughed at the fact that I ended up with Hope.. well that was mean. But hey, I guess we’re both surprised that I’ve kept this beautiful girl (who’s out of my league) interested in me for almost a year now. I still don’t believe it. Here’s to many many more years and also laughing right back at you anons from our beautiful home.

Allah, to the Prophet's ﷺ Wives وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ

And stay in your houses.

~ Surah 33. Al-Ahzab, Ayah 33

​After the recent fitna caused on our streets, what better advise than to stay in our homes unless a necessity.

وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلًا

And put your trust in Allah, and Sufficient is Allah as a Wakil (Trustee, or Disposer of affairs).

~Surah 33. Al-Ahzab, Ayah 33

most people don’t realize: we’re a small business with a team of ONLY 7 people running both shops and the airbnb.

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we chose to start selling vintage (9yrs ago) because you can have a beautiful home without supporting sweat shop labor or adding excess waste to this world.

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we chose to sell plants because they are for EVERYONE and they make ppl happy!!

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we pay more than the larger business in our area and keep our prices lower than them as well.

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we saved our new capitol hill location from being a corporate drone shop *by a few hours* yet our windows get tagged everyday because our shop looks too nice 👀👀

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we’re trying to do the right thing on the daily but we still need help and community support 💕

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now here’s a picture of our beautiful home that we worked years to achieve and THANK YOU if you helped us do it! 

Dear Journal,

Today we went to the cottage to place the furniture. The full moon was tommorow night and we wanted to be settled in. We took Teddy with us. He keeps asking to come with us on the full moon so he can help around but I don’t want him to. I’ve never been around a metamorphmagus changed into an animal during a full moon. What if I know he’s a human and I hurt him? That’s why I want him to stay home and be safe. We were in the car and Sirius was driving. The trunk was full of beautiful furniture we had gotten . and Teddy had thunder on his lap and was talking to James Sirius on the phone. They were always together so being apart for a few days was a big thing for them.

“I’ll miss you too. Take care of Belle okay?” He said. “I know you will. Just roll her up in a blanket if she’s scared..” he continued.

James Sirius was taking care of Belle of the weekend. They were like real parents!

“Okay. I love you.” Teddy said.

He hung up and cuddled thunder. We arrived an hour later and started unpacking the car. I was excited to place everything around.

The boys were holding the table, asking me where they should put it.

“Hum.. Just beside the windows! So we get natural light!” I said, getting happy that our cottage was finally looking like a home.

“Okay Captain’!” Sirius said, laughing.

We placed pillows on the couch, blankets on the beds and plates in the kitchen.

“Remus where do I put the reading chair?” Sirius asked, his shirt suddently off.

“Oh.. ” I blushed. “Near the fireplace please..” I said, trying to contain my excitement from him behing shirtless.

He layed our reading chair on the floor and walked up to me. Really close to me. He leaned close to my ear and he whispered.

“You’re blushing.”

I blushed even more. Merlin I had no control on my rosy cheeks.

“If you’d put on a shirt maybe I wouldn’t blush that much.” I giggled.

“More reasons not to put it back on.” He smirked and sent me a wink walking away.

I put the final touches and decorations and we all took a step back to enjoy our second home.

“It’s beautiful.” Teddy said, hugging us both.

“It is. Welcome to our new home boys.” Sirius smiled.

“That was a great Idea Sirius. Thank you for thinking about us.” I said, kissing his cheek.

“It’s all for you my loves.” He smiled again. “But now… who wants pizza and a movie?”

“Oh yeah!” Teddy yelled.

We ate a good warm pizza and watched an old Star Wars movie. Teddy and Sirius loved those.

“Don’t tell James Sirius.. But i’m in love with Anakin Skywalker…” Teddy said, laughing.

“He is very hot indeed.” Sirius said, taking a bite of pizza.

“I’d be his padawan anytime.” Teddy joked, smirking.

“That’s my boy.” Sirius laughed, highfiving Teddy.

I rolled my eyes and laughed. I had the craziest but best family ever.

-Remus

anonymous asked:

Could we have another Vampire!Obi-Wan/all the 212th part, please? For example, their new life together? Is it hard to change so much or were they even more ready than they thought? Did they spend one week in bed at the beginning, just sleeping all they could, having sex, watching stupid holodramas, just being together?

Their Jedi is sleeping still.

Well, not their Jedi anymore, after all, Obi-Wan left the Jedi order for them. Left what had been his life for thirty eight years, safe and familiar, for them and a small farm on Naboo.

Technically not small though.

Their home had four floors if you counted the attic and basement and a big barn where they kept all their equipment. The house had eight bedrooms with one master. If they wanted to sleep alone they could and there were four bathrooms, two of them had full on tubs and Boil and Waxer couldn’t help it and had built an outdoor hottub that had made Obi-Wan laugh in delight.

Chopper and Gus usually argued about lunch and dinner and all the meals for the day as they had officially taken over every meal for the week with Punch and Sketch taking the weekends to give the two days of from the meal prep.

The rest usually mingled between house hold chores, town visits for shopping and the farm.

They grew flowers of all things.

Gorgous flowers.

Obi-Wan adored them.

Cody had never seen his General smile so much. His cyare.

Well their cyare really.

He looked warm and comfortable in bed and Cody smiled against the sun warm skin, allowing them time to linger in bed and let Obi-Wan sleep despite the smell of pancakes, bacon and caff slowly filing the air.

“Mmmmn…” Obi-Wan hummed a bit and slowly stretched, the back of his heels slowly rubbing against Cody’s legs as he stretched, muscles shifting underneath the commander’s hands. “Cody?” The former Jedi yawned, fangs exposed before he settled, drowsy eyes taking in the empty bed with light confusion.

“They’re already up and working.” Cody murmured. “We voted to allow you to stay in bed.” He rubbed the others stomach gently, fingertips dragging across the skin. “You needed it.”

Skin pimpling, Obi-Wan shivered before turning in the arms of one of the men he loved, giving him a soft smile. “Oh? Have I been looking tired?”

“You’ve been looking more gorgeous and more relaxed for every day that goes past. Can you blame us for wanting to see more of it?” Cody grinned, leaning in and brushing their noses. “Soft, tussled, unassuming and growing flowers with us. Smiling, happy…in love.” He added quietly.

Obi-Wan flushed before tucking more into his chest. “Can you blame me? Naboo is beautiful, our home is beautiful and I have you, all of you. The sex isn’t bad either.” He laughed quietly.

Cody hummed and pressed a kiss to the top of the others head, letting him hide out for a bit before cupping the others chin and tilting him to face upwards again, smiling. “Or the regular food, the feeding, the good nights sleep, warm baths, plenty of water, resting under the shade of a sun…”

Obi-Wan laughed as the former commander kept lining up everything that was making Obi-Wan happy and healthy. “And those.” He leaned up and kissed the other man sweetly before sliding out of bed and stretching. “And if you excuse me, I know a plate of pancakes calling my name and hopefully a cup of tea.” He chuckled.

Cody shifted and raised himself on his elbow to watch the other dress, smiling faintly.

Life was good.

“You coming Cody?”

“Of course cyare.”