1. 14:50 24th Jul 2014

    Notes: 84

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    thedemon-hauntedworld:

Spiral Galaxy ESO 137-001

This new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, framed against a bright background as it moves through the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 3627.

This image not only captures the galaxy and its backdrop in stunning detail, but also something more dramatic — intense blue streaks streaming outwards from the galaxy, seen shining brightly in ultraviolet light.

These streaks are in fact hot, wispy streams of gas that are being torn away from the galaxy by its surroundings as it moves through space. This violent galactic disrobing is due to a process known as ram pressure stripping — a drag force felt by an object moving through a fluid.

Credit: NASA, ESA
Acknowledgements: Ming Sun (UAH), and Serge Meunier

    thedemon-hauntedworld:

    Spiral Galaxy ESO 137-001

    This new Hubble image shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, framed against a bright background as it moves through the heart of galaxy cluster Abell 3627.

    This image not only captures the galaxy and its backdrop in stunning detail, but also something more dramatic — intense blue streaks streaming outwards from the galaxy, seen shining brightly in ultraviolet light.

    These streaks are in fact hot, wispy streams of gas that are being torn away from the galaxy by its surroundings as it moves through space. This violent galactic disrobing is due to a process known as ram pressure stripping — a drag force felt by an object moving through a fluid.

    Credit: NASA, ESA
    Acknowledgements: Ming Sun (UAH), and Serge Meunier

     
  2. 14:50

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    did-you-kno:

The Marlboro Man died of lung cancer.  His famous last words were, “take care of the children.  Tobacco will kill you.  I’m living proof of it.”
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    did-you-kno:

    The Marlboro Man died of lung cancer.  His famous last words were, “take care of the children.  Tobacco will kill you.  I’m living proof of it.”

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  3. 14:49

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    marvelentertainment:

    Three fan-made Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” posters from PosterPosse! 

     
  4. 14:47

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Colossal marble head of Asklepios
Greek
c. 325-300 BCFound on Mílos, Southern Aegean, Greece
The healing god
This head comes from a colossal statue of the god Asklepios, a god of medicine and healing. It was constructed from three separately worked pieces, of which two survive. The calm expression of the face is set off by a full beard and crown of hair. The lead pegs that would have held a gold wreath are still in place, but the wreath is now lost.
The cult of Asklepios was popular throughout Greece and Asia Minor during the Classical period (480-300 BC) and the Hellenistic period (323-30 BC). Important centres were set up in Athens and at Epidaurus in the Peloponnese. Hippocrates was the founding father of modern scientific medicine and, following his death in 357 BC, a healing sanctuary was established on his native island of Cos. There, Asklepios was represented in what became the canonical manner of the later Hellenistic and Roman periods: bearded, semi-nude and supported on one side by a staff around which a serpent is coiled. This head probably comes from such a statue.
Source: British Museum

    ancientpeoples:

    Colossal marble head of Asklepios

    Greek

    c. 325-300 BC
    Found on Mílos, Southern Aegean, Greece

    The healing god

    This head comes from a colossal statue of the god Asklepios, a god of medicine and healing. It was constructed from three separately worked pieces, of which two survive. The calm expression of the face is set off by a full beard and crown of hair. The lead pegs that would have held a gold wreath are still in place, but the wreath is now lost.

    The cult of Asklepios was popular throughout Greece and Asia Minor during the Classical period (480-300 BC) and the Hellenistic period (323-30 BC). Important centres were set up in Athens and at Epidaurus in the Peloponnese. Hippocrates was the founding father of modern scientific medicine and, following his death in 357 BC, a healing sanctuary was established on his native island of Cos. There, Asklepios was represented in what became the canonical manner of the later Hellenistic and Roman periods: bearded, semi-nude and supported on one side by a staff around which a serpent is coiled. This head probably comes from such a statue.

    Source: British Museum

     
  5. 14:47

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    brianmichaelbendis:

    The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #1 (1983) . The Avengers files, by John Byrne and Terry Austin.

    (Source: themarvelwayoflife)

     
  6. 14:45

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    Reblogged from did-you-kno

    did-you-kno:

Have you ever heard of Textaphrenia?  It’s a mental disorder in which a person often thinks that a text message has arrived when it actually hasn’t.
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    did-you-kno:

    Have you ever heard of Textaphrenia?  It’s a mental disorder in which a person often thinks that a text message has arrived when it actually hasn’t.

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  7. 22:30 23rd Jul 2014

    Notes: 2843

    Reblogged from did-you-kno

    did-you-kno:

In 1880, the Queen of Thailand drowned even though her subjects were present at the time. Her subjects were forbidden to touch the queen.
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    did-you-kno:

    In 1880, the Queen of Thailand drowned even though her subjects were present at the time. Her subjects were forbidden to touch the queen.

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  8. 22:29

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    Reblogged from missmargaritaa

     
  9. 22:27

    Notes: 600

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    brianmichaelbendis:

    David Finch in Black and White

    (Source: xcyclopswasrightx)

     
  10. 22:27

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    did-you-kno:

The most popular marketing campaign with a cartoon character was Fred Flintston. But it wasn’t for Flintstone Kids Vitamins. It was when Fred shilled Winston cigarettes in 1960.
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    did-you-kno:

    The most popular marketing campaign with a cartoon character was Fred Flintston. But it wasn’t for Flintstone Kids Vitamins. It was when Fred shilled Winston cigarettes in 1960.

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