Aerial View of Aurora over Canada
A large coronal mass ejection erupted from the sun Oct. 4-5, 2012, hurling energetic particles into the Earth’s magnetosphere, producing many beautiful auroral displays on Earth.
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using VIIRS Day-Night Band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) and the University of Wisconsin’s Community Satellite Processing Package
The view from space was equally spectacular. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite acquired this view of the aurora borealis on October 8, 2012. The northern lights float above the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario in this image.
Hudson Bay appears as a dark patch at top center. Lake Michigan clearly stands out darkly in the lower center, with the lights of Chicago, IL, on the southern tip. Bright lights sharply define the northeastern megalopolis of the United States at lower right, including Long Island jutting out into the ocean. Montreal, Canada, shines as a bright spot near the right side just below center. — Tom Chao of Space
I love how the cover is just so enticing to those who deny evolution and then boom! NO. The evidence for evolution is overwhelming. Haha.
Well played Nat Geo.
The Lifecycle of a Star // Jiggling Atoms
The private view was last night and it was such a success! Thank to everyone who came, it was totally aces - the cocktails were nice too. Here’s the piece I submitted, originally it had a chunk of text under each stage of the stars lifecycle but removed it all last minute! Didn’t want it to be that technical.
Lana Del Rey - Damn You
I pray your life is sweet, you fucker.
I saw a news report about this on T.V., she was a straight A Student who had perfect attendance and everything. Everyone loved and respected her for her skills, but when she started this experiment and people thought she was pregnant, they started treating her like garbage. Even her teachers started looking down on her like she was scum of the earth. The only people who knew she was doing this as an experiment were her school principle, her health care teacher and her father. Her own mother thought she was pregnant.
I mean even her friends turned on her, it was horrid. Very very sad, and as soon as she revealed during an assembly that the pregnancy was false, a lot of people were in shock as she brought up all the horrible things they said and did to her because they thought she was pregnant.
The reason for the experiment was to see how people would react and treat her if they thought she was pregnant, as apposed as to treating her as the straight A “Perfect” student they usually did. And it proved that people were horrible scumbags too her as soon as they thought she was.
given that we refuse to properly educate our teens about sex or give them the tools to plan when they’re ready to be parents, at least society doesn’t treat teen mothers like the dirt beneath their feet!