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  1. astronomicalwonders:

    New Structures found in the Milky Way - A Black Hole’s Eruption

    NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way. The feature spans 50,000 light-years and may be the remnant of an eruption from a supersized black hole at the center of our galaxy.

    “What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center,” said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the feature. “We don’t fully understand their nature or origin.”

    The structure spans more than half of the visible sky, from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus, and it may be millions of years old. A paper about the findings has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.

    Finkbeiner and his team discovered the bubbles by processing publicly available data from Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT). The LAT is the most sensitive and highest-resolution gamma-ray detector ever launched. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light.

    From end to end, the newly discovered gamma-ray bubbles extend 50,000 light-years, or roughly half of the Milky Way’s diameter, as shown in this illustration. Hints of the bubbles’ edges were first observed in X-rays (blue) by ROSAT, a Germany-led mission operating in the 1990s. The gamma rays mapped by Fermi (magenta) extend much farther from the galaxy’s plane.

    Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

    Ok, basically, what the fuck?

    (via txbearguy)

    astronomicalwonders:

New Structures found in the Milky Way - A Black Hole’s Eruption
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way. The feature spans 50,000 light-years and may be the remnant of an eruption from a supersized black hole at the center of our galaxy. “What we see are two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center,” said Doug Finkbeiner, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., who first recognized the feature. “We don’t fully understand their nature or origin.” The structure spans more than half of the visible sky, from the constellation Virgo to the constellation Grus, and it may be millions of years old. A paper about the findings has been accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal.  Finkbeiner and his team discovered the bubbles by processing publicly available data from Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT). The LAT is the most sensitive and highest-resolution gamma-ray detector ever launched. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light.

From end to end, the newly discovered gamma-ray bubbles extend 50,000 light-years, or roughly half of the Milky Way’s diameter, as shown in this illustration. Hints of the bubbles’ edges were first observed in X-rays (blue) by ROSAT, a Germany-led mission operating in the 1990s. The gamma rays mapped by Fermi (magenta) extend much farther from the galaxy’s plane. 
Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Ok, basically, what the fuck?
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  3. plasmatics-life:

    L’ultimo Sole | (by Marco Mattana)

    plasmatics-life:

L’ultimo Sole | (by Marco Mattana)
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  5. jbearnashville:

    Selfie at work

    *swooney* =]

    (via joebearpr)

    jbearnashville:

Selfie at work

*swooney* =]
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  7. aberrantbeauty:

    momo taro

    aberrantbeauty:

momo taro
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  9. plasmatics-life:

    San Francisco Vertigo | California - (by Mike Mezeul II)

    plasmatics-life:

San Francisco Vertigo | California - (by Mike Mezeul II)
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  11. dcnupe:

    👌

    (Source: --bliss, via blackwagon)

    dcnupe:

👌
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  13. Me, me, me

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  18. losangelesallday:

    #13 - The Rooftop at The Standard

    The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA offers stunning, panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles and the mountains beyond. The Rooftop features a heated swimming pool, red AstroTurf deck, dance floor, nightly DJs, bar, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, sculptured topiary, pingpong tables and a Biergarten. Happy hour is 4pm-7pm daily with drinks ranging from $4-$7. Cover is $20 only on weekends after 10pm.

    Address: 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    losangelesallday:

#13 - The Rooftop at The Standard
The Rooftop at The Standard, Downtown LA offers stunning, panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles and the mountains beyond. The Rooftop features a heated swimming pool, red AstroTurf deck, dance floor, nightly DJs, bar, outdoor fireplace, waterbed pods, sculptured topiary, pingpong tables and a Biergarten. Happy hour is 4pm-7pm daily with drinks ranging from $4-$7. Cover is $20 only on weekends after 10pm.
Address: 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
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  20. azertip:

    Dragons - sketches
    How my god, How to train your Dragon 2 is sooo goood ! :)

    (Source: tako-dna)

    azertip:

Dragons - sketchesHow my god, How to train your Dragon 2 is sooo goood ! :)
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  22. jeshala:

    nightshaderose:

    thepeoplesrepublicofheaven:

    THANK YOU

    reblogging again because it’s easier than trying to explain

    'Art deco's the one with the angles'.

    (Source: antchubsa, via geekycubil)

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  24. wtfevolution:

    "Crap. I think the bat extruder’s broken again."

    "How is that possible, evolution? We just fixed it last—oh. Oh, yeah, that’s not right."

    "They’re pretty bad, huh?"

    "They look like shriveled hairy potatoes"

    "Hang on, maybe I can salvage this."

    "Nuh-uh. No. No way."

    "I mean, it is kind of cool how that one skin flap can stretch all the way over their faces.”

    "Kind of horrifying, you mean."

    "Maybe I can spin it as an adaptation."

    "For what? Frightening small children?"

    “‘Wrinkle-faced bats.’”

    "How on Earth has no one fired you yet?"

    Source: Jplevraud/Wikimedia Commons

    wtfevolution:

"Crap. I think the bat extruder’s broken again."
"How is that possible, evolution? We just fixed it last—oh. Oh, yeah, that’s not right."
"They’re pretty bad, huh?"
"They look like shriveled hairy potatoes"
"Hang on, maybe I can salvage this."
"Nuh-uh. No. No way."
"I mean, it is kind of cool how that one skin flap can stretch all the way over their faces.”
"Kind of horrifying, you mean."
"Maybe I can spin it as an adaptation."
"For what? Frightening small children?"
“‘Wrinkle-faced bats.’”
"How on Earth has no one fired you yet?"
Source: Jplevraud/Wikimedia Commons
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  26. alphadesigner:

Colossus IV on Flickr.