stellar dynamics

Reasons to Play Dissidia
  • The Emperor and Ultimecia’s mean girl routine (notches on their belt include Firion, the Warrior of Light, Sephiroth, and Kuja)
  • Sephiroth, the unpopular kid in the class who stalks Cloud because lol
  • Tidus calls Firion by the pet name “Rosebud”. This is never commented upon.
  • Golbez’s lack of commitment to the bad guy side being the worst kept secret in the world
  • seriously, does any character NOT know that he’s working with the heroes?
  • Because FFVIII has a feather motif, Squall gets one as a good luck charm from the resident chocobo guy, Bartz. The question is: was Squeenix aware that doing so makes Bartz parallel Squall’s love interest?
  • Cecil Harvey: Friend, Comrade, Wingman
  • Laguna giving his (unbeknownst to them both) son a scolding for not making friends
  • WoL and Squall’s weird little deadbeat dad vs helicopter mom spat
  • the 12th cycle’s merry-go-round of side-switching politicking
  • specifically Kuja and Cloud’s coworkers-at-the-water-cooler-who-aren’t-friends-but-mutually-hate-their-job-and-shit-talk-their-boss/other coworkers relationship
  • if Sephiroth is everyone’s least favorite wild card loner, Kefka is their least favorite wild card busybody
  • none of them like Onion Knight but he and Squall bond over their mutual FML moments
  • both Jecht and Tidus spend time as antagonists and both spend that time annoying their teammates by being too friendly
  • speaking of which, is there a dysfunctional family relationship in canon that could use some quality time to fix? They’re in luck
  • some solid Yuna-Jecht-Tidus interaction
  • Zidane and Bartz tagteam Squall into friendship
  • Firion and his ever-in-demand rose
  • you’d think that the bad guys wouldn’t get along and the good guys would and you’d be half right
  • WoL is an accessory to murder
  • Lightning is in a story about gods mucking around with mortals they’ve forced into service and it goes about as well as you could imagine
  • Tifa throwing a potion at Kain Highwind’s face
  • Cloud Bonding With Fellow Reluctant Coworkers Round 2: Terra
  • the mouse is SMACK

And that’s just the tip of this wacky iceberg.

soaringhawk159  asked:

Hi, if you don't mind me asking, what other instances of things unsaid play a role in Gon and Killua's friendship?

Alright let’s talk a little about Gon and Killua’s unique dynamic.

So much of Gon and Killua’s relationship is built on less words and more action and unspoken understanding—or like I’d said in the tags, more about what’s unsaid than what’s said—and I think it’s one of the things that makes their dynamic so interesting. The way the two boys communicate and understand each other is seriously fascinating sometimes.  

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You know what I want? At least one episode where the Next Gen kiddos go off on some stellar adventure together. Their dynamic would be amazing!

Henry Mills, the nerdy, 80s pop-culture obsessed, braver-than-he-thinks Truest Believer/knight who would fill their group with hope when the others are overwhelmed by their own over-thinking selves.

Originally posted by royalconsortkillian

Gideon Gold, the sweet, shy mage who sometimes has to battle his own inner demons but ultimately wants to be a hero and make his family and friends proud.

Originally posted by ali-j-t

And Alice Jones, the elf-like, half-cocked pirate wild child who cares more than she lets on, dives in head-first, and has to sometimes be reined in by these two guys who act like big brother figures to her because hot damn is she going to get herself in some trouble.

Originally posted by strawberry-split

I just… I really want it now, okay?

Okay, I watched the English trailer and…

…yeah, I still think the dub sounds dumb and bland in comparison to the original.

Obviously dubs aren’t aimed at me, so it’s cool, whatevs, but like…way to fall into the trap with Gonta’s speech, guys. You pulled a 4kids. Great job. Plus Gonta’s voice is so…not deep? He sounds like a skinny secondary love interest character.

The only one I think sounds okay is Yumeno, because she’s supposed to sound bored.

(Also thank you to everyone who messaged me saying they’re disappointed that Angie’s voice isn’t my voice for her.)

I dunno. I just feel like the voice acting by the Japanese cast is so stellar and dynamic, while the English feels affected and limp in comparison.


The cosmic brush of star formation composed this alluring mix of dust and dark nebulae. Cataloged as Sh2-239 and LDN 1551, the region lies near the southern end of the Taurus molecular cloud complex some 450 light-years distant. Stretching for nearly 3 light-years, the canvas abounds with signs of embedded young stellar objects driving dynamic outflows into the surrounding medium. Included near the center of the frame, a compact, tell-tale red jet of shocked hydrogen gas is near the position of infrared source IRS5, known to be a system of protostars surrounded by dust disks. Just below it are the broader, brighter wings of HH 102, one of the region’s many Herbig-Haro objects, nebulosities associated with newly born stars. Estimates indicate that the star forming LDN 1551 region contains a total amount of material equivalent to about 50 times the mass of the Sun.

Credit: Adam Block

Galaxies for the Signs

Aries:  Andromeda Galaxy

The Milky Way and Andromeda are expected to collide in 3.75 billion years. The apparent magnitude of the Andromeda Galaxy, at 3.4, is one of the brightest of any of the Messier objects

Taurus: Pinwheel Galaxy

Is a face-on spiral galaxy distanced 21 million light-years away. Contains an ultra-luminous X-ray source - a source more powerful than any single star but less powerful than a whole galaxy

Gemini: Mayall’s Object

Is likely to be not one galaxy, but two galaxies undergoing a collision. It is also   located 500 million light years away

Cancer: Bode’s Galaxy

Is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away. The active galactic nucleus  harbors a  super-massive black hole.

Leo: Cigar Galaxy

Is a starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away. It is about five times more luminous than the whole Milky Way

Virgo: Sombrero Galaxy

This Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo (Main reason why I picked this one) located 28 million light-years from Earth. It is known for it’s very bright center.

Libra: Tadpole Galaxy

Its most dramatic features are a trail of stars about 280,000 light-years long and massive, bright blue star clusters. Which is said to be caused by another galaxy almost hitting Tadpole.

Scorpio: Black Eye Galaxy

It has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy’s bright nucleus, giving rise to its nicknames of the “Black Eye” or “Evil Eye” galaxy. Not much is known about this galaxy also.

Sagittarius: Cosmos Redshift 7

Known  to contain some of the earliest first stars that produced the chemical elements needed for the later formation of planets and life as it is known

Capricorn: Whirlpool Galaxy

It was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy, and has a current high rate of star formation. A black hole, surrounded by a ring of dust, is thought to exist at the heart of the spiral.

Aquarius: Hoag’s Object

A nearly perfect ring of young hot blue stars circles the older yellow nucleus of this ring galaxy 600 million light-years away. Many of the details of the galaxy remain a mystery, foremost of which is how it formed. It is also very rare type of galaxy.

Pisces: Cartwheel Galaxy

Is a lenticular galaxy and ring galaxy about 500 million light-years away. “one of the most complicated structures awaiting its explanation on the basis of stellar dynamics.” - Zwicky

anonymous asked:

Why does a star like our Sun expand and get hotter when it ages? It seems to me that as it gets older it should be cooling off and even shrinking. What is the mechanism by which it expands and gets hotter because of being older?

That’s an easy one 😜

First you’ve got to have a fundamental understanding of stellar dynamics.

A star fuses elements (primarily hydrogen) in its core. When this fuel is fused together it generates a HUGE outwards push. This is balanced by the HUGE inwards pull of the star’s gravity.

With these two forces balanced, the star is what it is (like our Sun).

What changes is it starts running out of hydrogen. As it’s supply of hydrogen goes down, its ability to push against its own gravity goes down. The star gradually shrinks and this shrinking causes it to give off more heat.

Eventually it needs to look elsewhere for food - hydrogen atoms fuse into helium and this is where the star goes for its next meal. Helium gives off more energy than hydrogen which is able to push out with more force. The star’s edge expands drastically. It becomes a red giant.

It’s important to think about the outer layers of the star and the core of the star as separate pieces: they expand and shrink at different times.

“The cosmic brush of star formation composed this alluring mix of dust and dark nebulae. Cataloged as Sh2-239 and LDN 1551, the region lies near the southern end of the Taurus molecular cloud complex some 450 light-years distant. Stretching for nearly 3 light-years, the canvas abounds with signs of embedded young stellar objects driving dynamic outflows into the surrounding medium. Included near the center of the frame, a compact, tell-tale red jet of shocked hydrogen gas is near the position of infrared source IRS5, known to be a system of protostars surrounded by dust disks.”


Better pics later, but say hello to Chandra! Dizzy Stellar Dynamics from Dizzy Dogs and named for the astrophysicist Chandrasekhar, Chandra x-ray telescope, etc. First nickname is Arya Underfoot because that’s where she always is. :P

As I said before, she’s a screamer! Quite a voice on this one, haha. She’s more people-oriented than her sable sister was, which has its plusses (she’s very interested in us and wants to be with us) and minuses (will have to do a lot of work on separation anxiety. She follows me everywhere and screams if we are separated at all). She’s done pretty well on this busy day, several hours on a plane and then straight down to an agility trial.

Tried not to overwhelm her with training on top of everything, but we did start working on some stuff and she took it in stride. Offered focus, hand touches, collar grabs, paw handling, waiting politely instead of mauling the crate door to come out, playing with toys and leashes. Puppies tend to remind you of how much they don’t know, like just eating a treat from your hand without dropping it! Or not screaming when you step away for two seconds, haha.

So far Ryker and Solstice are doing ok. Lots of rewards and careful management for co-existing. Solstice seems to be warming up and even tried to play with Chandra, though we’ll be limiting their play until she’s a bit larger and less breakable. :P Ryker is interested when I’m holding her, but can’t be trusted if she approaches him on the ground. We’ll get there!

p.s. we had three “black lab!” comments before we even left the airport, so that’s begun XD