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.
F A N T A S Y . Z O D I A C sagittarius; the dragon // 22 nov - 23 dec
“Dragons are mythical creatures, typically depicted as gigantic and powerful serpents or other reptiles with magical or spiritual qualities. Dragons are sometimes said to breathe and spit fire or poison as well as many other elements.
“Independence is Sagittarius’ principle, they crave adventure and excitement and welcome change with open arms. Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird.”
take me into your loving arms: taurus, scorpio, libra, capricorn kiss me under the light of a thousand stars: aries, sagittarius, gemini, aquarius place your head on my beating heart: cancer, leo, pisces, virgo
Aries: cracking their knuckles
Taurus: rubbing their head
Gemini: biting their nails
Cancer: biting their lip
Leo: raising their eyebrows
Virgo: tapping their feet
Libra: picking at nail polish or fingernails
Scorpio: crossing their arms
Sagittarius: playing with jewelry
Capricorn: putting their hands on their hips
Aquarius: drumming their fingers
Pisces: twirling their hair
Take me into your lovin’ arms: Aquarius, Taurus, Scorpio, Sagittarius. Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars: Gemini, Virgo, Pisces, Leo. Place your head on my beating heart: Libra, Capricorn, Cancer, Aries.
Raw The raw and remote landscape of Cape Palliser on the North Island of New Zealand under the starry galactic band of the Milky Way.
In New Zealand, this is the part of the Milky Way that dominates our summer night skies during the months of November to February. The bright galactic centre of our Milky Way that is usually a feature in our winter months sits below the horizon during this period. Towards the centre of this photo you can see the Southern Cross (or the Crux), and to the upper left of that, the Carina Nebula which is located in the Carina-Sagittarius Arm and is four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula.