such an amazing nebula


Mostly Mute Monday: The Galactic Plane

Once thought to be its own, unique class of object, the Milky Way is today known to be simply a collection of hundreds of billions of stars, viewed from our vantage point within the galactic plane.

In the early 1600s, Galileo became the first to resolve much of the Milky Way into individual stars, not yet knowing that it was also full of dust, nebulae, and star-forming regions as well. Thanks to amazing projects such as ESO’s Gigagalaxy Zoom, we can view the entire galactic plane at once, at resolutions unimaginable centuries ago.

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Fun movie fact James Gunn did the Groot dance as a reference for opening scene and I just love that <Part 2>

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Things I would love to see – protective siblings Kraglin and Nebula, bonding over the fact that they have to (want to?) keep their (almost) siblings, who are too nice and gentle and soft, safe.

Like… Peter and Gamora would endanger themselves to protect others, to do the right thing, to save the galaxy.

 Kraglin and Nebula… well, they are different, in that regard. One a Ravager who was more toughened mercenary than Peter will ever be, the other an assassin who seeks revenge.

They bond over something different – perhaps Nebula was actually impressed that Kraglin showed no fear before her, or Kraglin figures out that she could need someone to talk to, too, once in a while, and they actually start to tolerate each other. But in the end, what they both agree on without long discussions, hissed threats and shared eye-rolls over the Guardians being weird idiots, is the fact that they both have very little left to loose – except Peter and Gamora. And since those two spend a lot of time together, Kraglin and Nebula just decide to join forces in their task.

So if anyone ever tries to use Star Lord’s and Gamora’s alone-time with each other, without the other Guardians, to their advantage and pursues the stupid idea of eliminating one or both of them… they will suddenly find themselves face to face with a glowing arrow plus a blaster and a pair of electroshock weapons.

And if either Peter or Gamora later ask, suspicious because they thought they heard or saw something, both Kraglin and Nebula are far from helpful, looking at them with blank expressions and shrugging.

Just protective (though bad at showing it) siblings, everyone. It’s completely normal… at least from their point of view.

  • Queen Rhea: I have finally found someone worthy for my son. Lena Luthor will be a proper Queen of New Daxam. She is superior to your pathetic self in every way
  • Kara Danvers: She is amazing isn't? Lena is just so kind and brilliant! And she has such a beautiful caring heart and...
  • Queen Rhea: Eh...aren't you dating my son?
  • Kara Danvers: Huh..? Who...oh right Mof El
  • Queen Rhea: MON EL
  • Kara Danvers: Right right N like LeNa. Did you know that Lena means "`alluring, temptress, light "? I mean could she be named any more perfectly?
  • Queen Rhea: I am trying to insult you here
  • Kara Danvers: Yeah yeah whatever. Can we talk more about Lena? Especially her amazing eyes? Aren't they just as gorgeous as the nebulas of...
  • Queen Rhea: I need a drink

The Lagoon Nebula, often noted as Messier 8, is a giant interstellar cloud located between 4,000 and 6,000 light years from Earth. It is primarily composed on Hydrogen gas that is ionised by a nearby star called Herschel 36. It is an emission Nebula, which means it contains a star-forming region. There’s not really much else to know besides it’s amazing appearance. ✨