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Clouds of stardust drift through this deep skyscape. The cosmic scene spans nearly 2 degrees across the Perseus molecular cloud some 850 light-years away. A triangle of dusty nebulae reflecting light from embedded stars is captured in the telescopic field of view. With a characteristic bluish color reflection nebulaNGC 1333 is at left, vdB13 at bottom right, and rare yellowish reflection nebula vdB12 lies at the top. Stars are forming in the Perseus molecular cloud, though most are obscured at visible wavelengths by the pervasive dust. Still, hints of contrasting red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, the jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars, are evident in NGC 1333. At the estimated distance of the molecular cloud, legs of the triangle formed by the reflection nebulae would be about 20 light-years long.

Image Credit & Copyright: Lorand Fenyes

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anonymous asked:

Is the rainbow flag for just gay/homosexuality? Or is it for the entire lgbtqa+ community. I've heard both???. But mostly homosexuality

The goddamn rainbow piece of fabric was created in the 70′s as a revolutionary symbol during the rise of American queer politics. During its time of invention, it was meant to be an alternative to the more popular pink triangle, and meant to reflect current hippy culture. 

Gilbert Baker, the artist and inventor, has talked extensively about his flag. It’s meant to be a spin on the typical colonialistic nature of a nation’s flag and the power inherent, and that the rainbow colors came from nature and natural being. 

The flag is credited to the ‘lgbt’ community, but from its creation it was definitely referring to gay and lesbian people first and foremost. Its year of creation was infamous for trans-exclusion, the AIDS crisis a couple years later led to a devastating bi-exclusion, and overall the one and only ‘lgbt’ community refers to different people depending on who you ask.

Bottom line? The rainbow flag is a relatively new symbol of pride that has very specific intentional connotations and a shaky history that isn’t reliable for most. So to answer your question? Yes and no, and the flag in general makes this trans ace pan poc feeling kinda sour.

- Fae