spaceplasma:

Animations of Saturn’s aurorae

Earth isn’t the only planet in the solar system with spectacular light shows. Both Jupiter and Saturn have magnetic fields much stronger than Earth’s. Auroras also have been observed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars and even on moons (e.g. Io, Europa, and Ganymede). The auroras on Saturn are created when solar wind particles are channeled into the planet’s magnetic field toward its poles, where they interact with electrically charged gas (plasma) in the upper atmosphere and emit light. Aurora features on Saturn can also be caused by electromagnetic waves generated when its moons move through the plasma that fills the planet’s magnetosphere.  The main source is the small moon Enceladus, which ejects water vapor from the geysers on its south pole, a portion of which is ionized. The interaction between Saturn’s magnetosphere and the solar wind generates bright oval aurorae around the planet’s poles observed in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. The aurorae of Saturn are highly variable. Their location and brightness strongly depends on the Solar wind pressure: the aurorae become brighter and move closer to the poles when the Solar wind pressure increases.

Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. Calçada)

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awkwardsituationist:

early winter fog over the czech republic photographed by martin rak

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bencumber:

For anyone visiting London: the essential pilgrimage stops 

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zaccharine:

honestly my favorite thing ive ever made in photoshop is catloaf

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my graphic arts teacher hung it on the wall in the ga computer lab

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heavenhael:

theoreticallytrue:

When a stranger mentions my fandom in front of my friends and I

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#THAT ZOOM WAS THE FUNNIEST SHIT THAT EVER HAPPENED ON THIS SHOW JESUS FUCKING CHRIST (via dweebdean)

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chickenuqqet:

"hate’s a strong word"

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bakerstreetbabes:

berry221b24601:

If BBC Sherlock were to do the Six Napoleons.

(images found in Google images and attached my own text).

I’m actually crying omg.

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alkonium:

Well, that certain sums up my feelings towards Google.

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reality-pill:

A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space.

“Flowers aren’t just beautiful to show on tables,” said Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo. His latest installation piece, if you could call it that, takes this statement to the extreme. Two botanical objects — “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, among other blossoms — were launched into the stratosphere on Tuesday in Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada, a site made famous for its hosting of the annual Burning Man festival. ”I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Makoto explained that morning.

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bcmjs:

Creation Premiere, London, 2009 (x)

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zadoorknobs:

i noticed those collages were getting notes again so i went through my tag and just really wanted to make this lmao. flowers from here

zadoorknobs:

i noticed those collages were getting notes again so i went through my tag and just really wanted to make this lmao. flowers from here

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Sherlock TCA Panel 2014 [x]

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