Adventurer by Fate
4 weeks ago
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Universe Fanmix
Via: 花樣年華

galaxies; a mix for those who want to escape the boundaries of earth, who want to explore infinity and distant lives.

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Secrets Rich and Strange: The Stars

From them came the light, the first order out of the darkness. From them came the suns, the worlds, the gods. They see not any need for much else but dreams, and the turning of the cosmos.

1 month ago
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Via: carpe diem


how can u say u are not pretty when u are a cluster of stardust, a walking explosion of nebulas like there are constellations that knot your arteries together, you’re beyond pretty, more like a spectacular sight for all of us

(Source: astrolocherry)

1 month ago
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Universe Quotes
Via: be a cartoon heart
"At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.

Caitlin Moran (via conquermydesire)

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2 months ago
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Via: Welcome to my cave, young ones.
Make me choose between…
Anonymous asked: Humankind or The Universe?
"Stars die and are born in places like this one […] They condense like raindrops from giant clouds of gas and dust. They get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe, the carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood, all of it was cooked in the fiery hearts of long-vanished stars. You, me, everyone…we are made of star stuff.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
3 months ago
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Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)

Over 2 light years across and over 2000 light years away from Earth: The Ghost Nebula (Hubble)

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3 months ago
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Universe Welcome to Night Vale
Via: bahmeow


theres a giant burning orb in the sky and it can burn your flesh, it can give you diseases, it can kill you, looking directly at it causes physical pain, and we all think this is okay. we like this orb.  we like to go outside and lie around on our backs when this orb is in the sky. children draw cute pictures of this levitating death orb with a smiley face on it. what is wrong with us

This is some Night Vale level shit.

4 months ago
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Via: we're all stories in the end



FACT OF THE DAY:  these images of this recently discovered planet come to us from the New Vistas space probe.  Launched in 1977, New Vistas’ goal was to exit the solar system and look for potentially livable planets in neighboring star systems.  For 35 years, New Vistas was unsuccessful; a clash with an asteroid in the Kuiper Belt sent it drastically off-course.  However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  On February 27th of this year, New Vistas came across a large planetary body, about 1.5x the size of Earth.  Scientists are optimistic that this new planet can indeed sustain life.  Two new probes have been launched and are expected to reach the newly discovered planet in 2030.


(Source: instinctualization)

5 months ago
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Universe Quotes
Via: excuse me, you're sitting on my grave
"There is a fundamental reason why we look at the sky with wonder and longing—for the same reason that we stand, hour after hour, gazing at the distant swell of the open ocean. There is something like an ancient wisdom, encoded and tucked away in our DNA, that knows its point of origin as surely as a salmon knows its creek. Intellectually, we may not want to return there, but the genes know, and long for their origins—their home in the salty depths. But if the seas are our immediate source, the penultimate source is certainly the heavens… The spectacular truth is—and this is something that your DNA has known all along—the very atoms of your body—the iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and on and on—were initially forged in long-dead stars. This is why, when you stand outside under a moonless, country sky, you feel some ineffable tugging at your innards. We are star stuff. Keep looking up."

— Jerry Waxman (via cesaray)

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5 months ago
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Vintage NASA photographs 1964 – 1983.