A Planet People mix!
- Mercury - Black & Blue - Miike Snow
- Venus - Oscar Wilde - Company of Thieves
- Earth - King and Lionheart - Of Monsters and Men
- Mars - C’mon Sea Legs - Immaculate Machine
- Jupiter - I Am Not A Robot - Marina & the Diamonds
- Saturn - Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
- Uranus - Such Great Heights - Iron & Wine (The Postal Service)
- Neptune - There’s Never Enough Time - The Postal Service
- Pluto - Wake Up - The Arcade Fire
Astronomy Picture of the Day: February 6th, 2003
Bright and beautiful spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years from Earth, toward the headstrong constellation Hydra. Sweeping spiral arms, prominent in visible light images, lend this galaxy its popular moniker — the Southern Pinwheel. In fact, the spiral arms are still apparent in this Chandra Observatory false-color x-ray image of M83, traced by diffuse, hot, x-ray emitting gas. But more striking in the x-ray image is the galaxy’s bright central region. The central emission likely represents even hotter gas created by a sudden burst of massive star formation. Point-like neutron star and black hole x-ray sources, final stages in the life cycles of massive stars, also show a concentration near the center of M83 and offer further evidence for a burst of star formation at this galaxy’s core. Light from this burst of star formation would have first reached Earth some 20 million years ago.
16, Maybe Less | Iron & Wine and Calexico
Time has bridled us both
But I remember you too
a cool and tough introduction survey:
- name: vall
- your catchphrase: SPACE
- fav emoji/emoticon: :V
- favorite color scheme: black, blue, white (aperture science)
- favorite type of monster-person: zambays
- something real cool that you can do: levitate
- a song you want to share with your followers: this
- top 3 characters of all time: nopes away, what is a favourite
- what pets do you have: nada
- your hogwarts house: ravenclaw?
- favorite pokemon: cubone?
none of us likes cold weather
If the children don’t grow up,
Our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.
We’re just a million little god’s causin’ rain storms turnin’ every good thing to rust.
I guess we’ll just have to adjust.
The last song. But I’m still not done.
Astronomy Picture of the Day: January 29th, 2003
The Horsehead Nebula is one of the most famous nebulae on the sky. It is visible as the dark indentation to the red emission nebula seen above and to the right of center in the above photograph. The bright star on the left is located in the belt of the familiar constellation of Orion. The horse-head feature is dark because it is really an opaque dust cloud which lies in front of the bright red emission nebula. Like clouds in Earth’s atmosphere, this cosmic cloud has assumed a recognizable shape by chance. After many thousands of years, the internal motions of the cloud will alter its appearance. The emission nebula’s red color is caused by electrons recombining with protons to form hydrogen atoms. Also visible in the picture are blue reflection nebulae, which preferentially reflect the blue light from nearby stars.
Credit: Loke Kun Tan (StarryScapes)