Venus and the Triply Ultraviolet Sun : This was a very unusual type of solar eclipse. Typically, it is the Earth's Moon that eclipses the Sun. In 2012, though, the planet Venus took a turn. Like a solar eclipse by the Moon, the phase of Venus became a continually thinner crescent as Venus became increasingly better aligned with the Sun. Eventually the alignment became perfect and the phase of Venus dropped to zero. The dark spot of Venus crossed our parent star. The situation could technically be labeled a Venusian annular eclipse with an extraordinarily large ring of fire. Pictured here during the occultation, the Sun was imaged in three colors of ultraviolet light by the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, with the dark region toward the right corresponding to a coronal hole. Hours later, as Venus continued in its orbit, a slight crescent phase appeared again. The next Venusian transit across the Sun will occur in 2117. via NASA
Location: In the Carina spiral arm of our Milky Way Galaxy
Distance from Earth: About 20,000 light-years
Object type: Nebula and open star cluster
Discovered by: Sir John Herschel in 1834
Imaged here by the Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 3603 is a collection of thousands of large, hot stars, including some of the most massive stars known to us. Scientists categorize it as an “open cluster” because of its spread-out shape and low density of stars. Surrounding the bright star cluster are plumes of interstellar gas and dust, which comprise the nebula part of this cosmic object. New stars are formed from the gaseous material within these clouds! NGC 3603 holds stars at a variety of life stages, making it a laboratory for scientists to study star evolution and formation. Astronomers estimate that star formation in and around the cluster has been occurring for 10 to 20 million years.
Read more information about NGC 3603 here.
Right now, the Hubble Space Telescope is delving into its #StarrySights campaign! Find more star cluster content and breathtaking new images by following along on Hubble’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space!
I re-made my Tumblr because this is the only social media site I can go and not be inundated with ~*products*~ that are pretending not to be products.
Anyway, my dash is so dead and I would like to find people to follow so I don't have to rely on this website's terrible algorithm and search functions??? Please feel free to like/reblog/follow if we share any common interests!!!
Astronomy, biology, and just like science/nature in general
History, and especially weird history
Video games (some of my favorite series are Pokémon, Ace Attorney, and Animal Crossing, but I've played it all)
The horror genre in general
Memes I guess? (Seriously if I see 1 (One) more tweet that's screenshotted and reposted here instead of a good old-fashioned Tumblr meme I'm gonna scream)
Word-vomiting my insignificant opinions everywhere
Stick around, if you want, or don't! I hope your day is going well, regardless. :)
“We must surrender our skepticism only in the face of rock-solid evidence. Science demands a tolerance for ambiguity. Where we are ignorant, we withhold belief. Whatever annoyance the uncertainty engenders serves a higher purpose: It drives us to accumulate better data. This attitude is the difference between science and so much else. Science offers little in the way of cheap thrills. The standards of evidence are strict. But when followed they allow us to see far, illuminating even a great darkness.”
a lil disclaimer : these are just my personal observations, so don’t take any of them to heart🥳.Some could be applicable to you and some would differ, so take all of them with a grain of salt OKIE! enough of me blabbing let’s get on with it🏻🥰
😈🔥: Aries/Capricorn/Scorpio placements what is it with y’all and wanting to experience the enemies to lovers/rivals to lovers trope??! 👀🤨 (Not me calling myself out😁🤡)!
😃😭: Pisces placements be making eye contact with random ass strangers and start journaling about how they met their soulmate at the subway 😝😝 like baby no, they ain’t your soulmate 🥰.
🎤🎧: Pisces placements could prefer listening to old school music (70s, 80s, 90s etc) 👀🎧👩🏻🎤 whereas Aries placements would prefer listening to the latest upbeat pop/hiphop music 🎵🔥✨.
🌋🌍: 9th house placements could be really good at geography. They’re the one’s who’d randomly pull out a map during an argument and say HA! I told you the Colorado river flows through the Grand Canyaon!! Like??😭😭( YES WE GET IT!! y’all are smart 🤪🥱).
🦴😖: I’ve noticed Chiron in Capricorn peeps could have broken a bone at least once in their lifetime😭.
👩🎤🧚🏻♀️🧝🏼♀️🧞♀️: Mutable placements could really be into cosplaying yk?? Or might have a thing for people who cosplay👀😌 (maybe a turn on?😳).
😏🗣️: Libra in the 3rd house (Leo risings) are such SMOOTH talkers, like nah fr. Can literally lie their way out of any situation, y’all slick frfr😈👀🤨.
🔮🧿: Scorpio in the 3rd house (Virgo risings) have such amazing intuitions. They’re literally the friends who say “I told you so” 😀😗 cause they’re always RIGHT. (Yes I love Virgo rising’s!! AND WHAT ABOUT IT!!🥰 will always compliment them at any chance I get).
👩👦👦💖: Your momma’s 4th house sign could be a prominent sign in your chart.
For instance if your mom has Sagittarius in the 4th house, you could have prominent sag placements 🤔💭😗.
🤪😛: Sagittarius placements are either : let me tell you this story which really inspired me to tap into my philosophical side of being📚📖📆🧐👩🔬🤔 or let’s fuck this shit up baby!!!😈💅🏻🥰🥵🥳🎉🍾👯♀️🎊 (or both teehee🤭) - sincerely, a sag dom here!!😘.
Okay that’s all for today luvs🥰🏻
(Please do not copy or plagiarise any of my work <33)
A Lion in Orion : Yes, but can you see the lion? A deep exposure shows the famous dark indentation that looks like a horse's head, visible just left and below center, and known unsurprisingly as the Horsehead Nebula. The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) is part of a vast complex of dark absorbing dust and bright glowing gas. To bring out details of the Horsehead's pasture, an astrophotographer artistically combined light accumulated for over 20 hours in hydrogen (orange), oxygen (blue), and sulfur (green). The resulting spectacular picture captured from Raachine, Lebanon, details an intricate tapestry of gaseous wisps and dust-laden filaments that were created and sculpted over eons by stellar winds and ancient supernovas. The featured composition brings up another pareidolic animal icon -- that of a lion's head -- in the expansive orange colored gas above the horse's head. The Flame Nebula is visible just to the left of the Horsehead. The Horsehead Nebula lies 1,500 light years distant towards the constellation of Orion. via NASA