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 salmonid 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, professor of astronomy and environmental science at SRJC. (via eibmorb)
(Source: amiquote)Via Dancing In Air
For my dear friend, starsofyoursoul."No matter how much this thing has been through, it’s survived. Just like our love."
Via more heart, less attack.
Deep views of the Universe from Hubble will never get old and this new image is downright staggering.
This long-exposure of massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744 is the deepest ever made of any cluster of galaxies. It shows some of the faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in space. Abell 2744, located in the constellation Sculptor, appears in the foreground of this image. It contains several hundred galaxies as they looked 3.5 billion years ago. The immense gravity in Abell 2744 acts as a gravitational lens to warp space and brighten and magnify images of nearly 3,000 distant background galaxies.
(Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team)
I think it is about time that I return from my unplanned hiatus from Tumblr and start blogging again… or at least reblogging ;) I think this time around though, I’d like to make more of an attempt at blogging original content. So we’ll see how that goes! Of course, nothing will stop me from reblogging copious amounts of Rumpelstiltskin and nebulas ;)
Anonymous said: I'm sorry, but do you remember where you got that yellowish top for your flame princess cosplay? I'm cosplaying here too this year but it's going to be a hassle to paint all of my arms and hands so but I saw that you had a good idea and used a bodysuit type thing. I can't seem to find the right color though :(
Hello! I actually got the tights for my arm gloves from Target (they’re the ones that come in the little rolls, they’re about $5 and they’re in the section with the socks). Unfortunately, Target only carries that yellow color in the fall and winter =/