solar loops

from here till the end [ao3]

@katchyalater​ and @enoughtotemptme​ asked/dared me, so this is about the most important part of the trailer: Clarke Griffin washed her hair. Set between what we’ve seen of s3 and s4.
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“Clarke.”

“Bellamy.”

He leans against the table she’s working at, crosses his arms. The surface is covered with overlaying maps, charts and graphs they’ve stared at a dozen times already.

It doesn’t stop her from staring at them still.

“Can you just go? Please?”

Clarke doesn’t bother to look up, just flicks a brow. “Why?”

“Because, Clarke, you can’t defend everyone if you aren’t even taking care of yourself.”

She raises her head at that, blue eyes wide in protest. “That’s not true.”

“Really? You only eat because it’s with me, I don’t think you’ve gotten more than six hours of sleep this week, and have you even showered since the tower?”

“You don’t still see me covered in black blood, do you?”

His brow furrows and he frowns at her, studies the greasy mess of her hair. She let Abby cut out the worst of the braids so it was left hanging just past her shoulders, but the blonde of it is still dulled by dirt, still snarled and matted in spots.

She still carries weariness like an aura. They’re trying to find land, trying to stop meltdowns, trying to do anything, and he can’t blame her, but. She’s still struggling, just being back. Just being human.

He can try to help.

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Solar System: 5 Things To Know This Week

Our solar system is huge, so let us break it down for you. Here are 5 things to know this week:

1. Dancing with a Star

Our local star, better known as the sun, teems with activity. This month NASA has been tracking regions that burst with magnetic loops. The Solar Dynamics Observatory is one of several space-based assets that keep tabs on the sun daily, watching as charged particles trace the magnetic field, forming bright lines as they emit light in ultraviolet wavelengths.

2. An Idyll for Ida

On Nov. 24, the asteroid Ida makes its closest approach to Earth (at a very safe distance). Ida is the first asteroid found to have its own moon, and the second ever visited by a spacecraft. Its close encounter happened in 1993 as Galileo flew by en route to Jupiter.

3. Moonshine

On Nov. 23, the Cassini spacecraft will fly near Saturn’s icy moon Tethys. Several instruments aboard Cassini will collect data, including an eight-frame color image mosaic. Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 2, Cassini will have very limited communications with Earth, because Cassini will enter solar conjunction, when Cassini and Saturn are on the other side of the Sun from Earth.

4. The Moon Will Occult Aldebaran

That may sound ominous, but all it means is that Earth’s moon will pass in front of the giant red star Aldebaran on Nov. 26. Aldebaran is the bright “eye” of the constellation Taurus. The event will only be visible in some parts of North America. Details can be found HERE

5. One Wild Ride, One Year Later

What a year it’s been for the Rosetta mission since the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014. A steady flow of data from the orbiter, together with several days of information sent from the lander, is providing a detailed picture of this remnant from the creation of the solar system.

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