me if i enlisted in starfleet and worked my way to the bridge of a starship
“The Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts.”
what’s the point of being a fan if you’re not a critical one? what’s the point of absorbing media without the intention of analyzing it? i don’t understand why some people wholeheartedly defend their faves’ flaws and shortcomings, when pointing out and not supporting your faves’ problematic aspects DOES NOT MAKE YOU ANY LESS OF A FAN BUT MAKES YOU AN ENGAGED AND AWARE CONSUMER
A new cosmic map is giving scientists an unprecedented look at the boundaries for the giant supercluster that is home to Earth’s own Milky Way galaxy and many others. Scientists even have a name for the colossal galactic group: Laniakea, Hawaiian for “immeasurable heaven.”
Image 1: Scientists have created the first map of a colossal supercluster of galaxies known as Laniakea, the home of Earth’s Milky Way galaxy and many other. This computer simulation, a still from a Nature journal video, depicts the giant supercluster, with the Milky Way’s location shown as a red dot. Credit: [Nature Video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo)
Image 2: This computer-generated depiction of the Laniakea Supercluster of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way galaxy containing Earth’s solar system, shows a view of the supercluster as seen from the supergalactic equatorial plane. Credit: SDvision interactive visualization software by DP at CEA/Saclay, France
The scientists responsible for the new 3D map suggest that the newfound Laniakea supercluster of galaxies may even be part of a still-larger structure they have not fully defined yet.
"We live in something called ‘the cosmic web,’ where galaxies are connected in tendrils separated by giant voids," said lead study author Brent Tully, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii at Honolulu.
Galactic structures in space
Galaxies are not spread randomly throughout the universe. Instead, they clump in groups, such as the one Earth is in, the Local Group, which contains dozens of galaxies. In turn, these groups are part of massive clusters made up of hundreds of galaxies, all interconnected in a web of filaments in which galaxies are strung like pearls. The colossal structures known as superclusters form at the intersections of filaments.
The giant structures making up the universe often have unclear boundaries. To better define these structures, astronomers examined Cosmicflows-2, the largest-ever catalog of the motions of galaxies, reasoning that each galaxy belongs to the structure whose gravity is making it flow toward.
"We have a new way of defining large-scale structures from the velocities of galaxies rather than just looking at their distribution in the sky," Tully said.
WIP of PRim in Venture Bros. “style”, more like…not…I’m trying
Cause oh my god Pacific Rim is getting an animated series and even though it looks like it’s going to be produced by a Japanese studio(?), Venture Bros. style would be hella fun.
Just this. 12 episodes a season. 10 seasons.
man oh man
I hope I get the job I interviewed for on Wednesday.
Then I can save up for a car.
SO EXCITED omg
Also, excited to buy furniture and cook some delicious meals
…this is what you want Heaven to look like when you die:
Yeah. That’s right. My idea of Heaven is an alien space station next to a wormhole.
being genderless literally can be dated back to mesopotamia and there are still people who act like its an internet fad thats just incredible to me
Ben Whishaw at the UK Premiere of “Pride” (2 September 2014) [ x ]
Ah! His head looks like a meringue again!
Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.
(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)
Before you write another tragic lesbian love story with 2 cis white women consider this:
- a woman of color in the relationship
- a trans woman in the relationship
- a story that’s not tragic
- a story that doesn’t focus on coming out
- a story that is not sexualized
- a story involving dragons
- a bisexual woman in the relationship