A region of glowing gas in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, NGC 3576 is located about 9,000 light years from Earth. Such nebulas present a tableau of the drama of the evolution of massive stars, from the formation in vast dark clouds, their relatively brief (a few million years) lives, and the eventual destruction in supernova explosions. The diffuse X-ray data detected by Chandra (blue) are likely due to the winds from young, massive stars that are blowing throughout the nebula. Optical data from ESO are shown in orange and yellow.

NGC 3567

NGC 3567 is an HII region located about 9,000 light years away towards the constellation Carina, not far in the sky from Eta Carinae, in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way. It spans about 100 light years and is illuminated by gas ionized by young stars created by episodes of star formation in the region.

HII regions are regions where hydrogen gas clouds condense and trigger intense star formation. The young, massive stars these areas contain emit huge amounts of ultraviolet radiation, ionizing the surrounding hydrogen and giving the regions their name. NGC 3567 is very dense, demonstrated by the dark, opaque dust in the center of this image. This can make it difficult for astronomers to see the young star clusters. So far, not enough star clusters have been found to explain the nebula’s brightness.

Image from ESO, information from NASA and Chandra.

Sagittarius NASA/CXC/Penn State/L.Townsley et al, Optical: ESO/2.2m telescope

This is the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, shown mostly with optical data from the European Southern Observatory. The x-rays Chandra detected, shown here in blue, likely arose from wind blowing from young stars, according to NASA. This image comes from 2005 and shows objects about 9,100 light-years away.


The Signs In The Mall
  • Aries:Silently judging the people around them.
  • Taurus:in the food court wishing they could buy one of everything from each place.
  • Gemini:checking people out, deciding who they want to hit on.
  • Cancer:Is there to get their mind off of things.
  • Leo:Shopping til they drop.
  • Virgo:Is probably looking at bunnies in the pet store
  • Libra:there with a big group of friends
  • Scorpio:probably in hot topic with a pile of shirts in their arms
  • Sagittarius:Betting Gemini they won't hit on anyone.
  • Capricorn:Thinking they're the best looking person there.
  • Aquarius:Buying things that are really creative looking.
  • Pisces:Looks very innocent walking around and shocks everyone when they turn into Spencer's and goes straight for the sex toys.
  • -Breann
the signs as Holmes Brothers moments:
  • Aries:Sherlock being Mycroft's pressure point
  • Taurus:"Your loss would break my heart."
  • Gemini:Sherlock and Mycroft's bet in tab
  • Cancer:Mycroft and Sherlock playing operation
  • Leo:Young Mycroft and Sherlock at the drug den
  • Virgo:"Caring is not an advantage."
  • Libra:Sherlock calling Mycroft at the wedding
  • Scorpio:Sherlock twisting Mycroft's arm
  • Sagittarius:"Do you ever wonder whether there's something wrong with us?"
  • Capricorn:"I'm not lonely, Sherlock." "How would you know?"
  • Aquarius:Mycroft looking at Sherlock after he shot Magnussen, seeing him as his baby brother
  • Pisces:Mycroft being scandalised when Sherlock suggests he might've gotten himself a "goldfish"

NGC3582 in Sagittarius

NGC3582 is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy.  It is part of star-forming region RCW 57 in Carina. This image was taken in 2007 using the Mosaic-2 imager on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. 

credit line: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF



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Answer the questions asked by previous person

Write 11 new ones and tag 11 new people

1. Do you want to get a tattoo? If yes, what of and where?

Yes, something to do with sagittarius, on my upper arm- I hear that’s one of the least painful places. :3

2. Favourite show?

…Does Dr Who count?

3. What do you want to name your future child? (if you plan on having one)

Pearl or Arthur, I just adore those names!

4. Tea or coffee?

Coffee, I like betraying the british stereotype!

5. Favourite food?

Macaroni cheese.

6. Favourite anime character?

Britain from Hetalia. Or Izaya from Durarara, I’m an indesisive person XD

7. What colour is your hair?

Dark Brown(like, to the point its almost black)

8. Do you believe in love?


9. What’s something you love doing but are bad at?

…I don’t think so…

10. What is your ideal height?

I don’t think I have one. All hieghts have upsides and downsides.

11. Describe your fashion style in a sentence?

Lots and lots of GREY, unintentionally.

I tag: @whoatethepickle, @ari-rivaille-ackerman, @nakamuranya, @multifandom-madnesss and @nerdlevi  NYAA s well as any random bae who wants a go


1. Are you American, British or neither? If neither, what country do you live in?

2. When do you normally wake up?

3. What was the last anime you watched?

4.  What is your favourite colour? XD

5. Would you prefer someone who is brutally honest and lets you know when you do something stupid, or someone who lies to you and says you are the best thing ever and never make any mistakes? 

6. Have you been to an anime con before?

7. Favourite anime?

8. How old were you when you had your first crush?

9. What country were you born in?

10. What is your favourite ship?

11. Would you ever try to help someone, even if you knew something bad would happen to you?

Tagged by this awesome bae: @hatepeoplebecauseitsfuckingfree


JAN 27, 3302

Another 2500 light year blitz farther into the Sagittarius Arm has brought us from the Eagle Nebula to NGC 6357, Sector DL-Y E22, where Astoria touched down at Waypoint 5 “Drake’s Ridge” nestled within a massive impact crater on the second planet.

This place is creepy as hell. It’s dim, green, and the ejecta dust is dense enough to kill any visibility beyond a dozen or so meters. Nevertheless, before settling in I decided to take the ship on a quick stroll into the deep canyons adjacent to base camp. After another 6KM decent we made another soft landing on the valley floor below. I killed the engines along with all the scanning equipment for a moment to just listen to what could be heard, inside the ship or out.

Listen for what? Well, let’s just say since our arrival and after reviewing the footage below from another CMDR who arrived earlier that day, I can’t shake the feeling of being watched here. For the moment, all seems quiet. Astoria has not picked up and such sounds within the ship, or on any frequency… 

[1602.02183] The start of the Sagittarius spiral arm (Sagittarius origin) and the start of the Norma spiral arm (Norma origin) - model-computed and observed arm tangents at galactic longitudes -20 degrees < l < +23 degrees

[ Authors ]
Jacques P Vallee
[ Abstract ]
Here we fitted a 4-arm spiral structure to the more accurate data on global arm pitch angle and arm longitude tangents, to get the start of each spiral arm near the Galactic nucleus. We find that the tangent to the ‘start of the Sagittarius’ spiral arm (arm middle) is at l= -17 degrees +/- 0.5 degree, while the tangent to the 'start of the Norma’ spiral arm (arm middle) is at l= +20 degrees +/- 0.5 degree.