The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the holiday season with a striking image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. The intricate structure of the stellar eruption looks like a giant and brightly coloured ribbon in space.
NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
(NASA) Warped Spiral Galaxy ESO 510-13 Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), C. Conselice (U. Wisconsin/STScI) et al., NASA
How did spiral galaxy ESO 510-13 get bent out of shape? The disks of many spirals are thin and flat, but not solid. Spiral disks are loose conglomerations of billions of stars and diffuse gas all gravitationally orbiting a galaxy center. A flat disk is thought to be created by sticky collisions of large gas clouds early in the galaxy’s formation. Warped disks are not uncommon, though, and even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a small warp. The causes of spiral warps are still being investigated, but some warps are thought to result from interactions or even collisions between galaxies. ESO 510-13, pictured above digitally sharpened, is about 150 million light years away and about 100,000 light years across.
The arms of the Galaxy are coated with regions of formation of bright hydrogen pink stars, sets of newborn blue stars and obscure dust tracks that provide the raw material for future generations of stars.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Ok guys, I don’t want to seem like a nitpicking asshole, but I feel like someone needs to say this.
When it comes to Sci-Fi books, shows, movies, anime, etc, I HATE when they establish the world’s rules, and then completely shit on them.
Why would RT bother showing us how aura breaks, and what it looks like, if they’re just going to ignore it for the rest of the series?
We’ve been told on the WoR of Aura, that Aura prevents huntsmen and huntresses from taking any damage until it’s depleted. See for example Weiss after the fight with Neon and Flynt, Amber after being beaten by Cinder and Co, and Mercury after being beaten by Yang. There is the belief that Aura only works when the user has their guard up, but if that’s the case, how did Blake and Yang get hurt?
Now why is that every main character now isn’t being shown to have any aura? Example one is Penny. Pyrrha never dealt any real significant damage, nor did we see her Aura break before she died. The only “logical” excuse is that Penny’s a robot and that Pyrrha’s magnetic wave disrupted whatever Penny has to produce Aura. My one problem with his idea is the fact that as the wave flies through Penny, she doesn’t move an inch. If anything inside her was effected by the blast, she would’ve been knocked back, otherwise, it’s nothing different than trying to throw yourself with a magnet.
Example two is Amber. Now, being fair, it’s likely that the Aura transfer had left her vulnerable to attack (God damn it Jaune, you had one job).
Examples three and four are on the screen right now, Blake and Yang. All we see is Blake being stabbed by Adam, and then Yang getting her arm chopped off, um excuse me? What happened to their Aura? Before I wrote this, I considered it the possibility it just broke off screen during the fights, BUT that is disproven by both Blake and Yang’s use of their semblances. We see Yang’s as she charges Adam, and we see Blake’s as she takes Yang to flee. Semblance power Aura, they are, in WoR’s words “tangible manifestations of Aura.” Now, I’m no scientist, but you can’t use a tangible form of something, if you have none of it in the first place. Why bother tell us that Semblances need Aura and that if one has Aura, they physically can’t be harmed if they’re just going to stop actually using that concept?