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22nd October 2014

Photo reblogged from the fever ache begins with 76,692 notes

xensin:

LOOK AT ITS LITTLE DOUBLE CHIN

xensin:

LOOK AT ITS LITTLE DOUBLE CHIN

Tagged: OMG THE CUTESTsquirrel!

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21st October 2014

Photo reblogged from a health to all that shot and missed with 1,970 notes

afro-dominicano:


Hubble Helps Astronomers Find Smallest Known Galaxy With Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a monster lurking in a very unlikely place.
New observations of the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 have revealed a supermassive black hole at its heart, making this tiny galaxy the smallest ever found to host a supermassive black hole.
This suggests that there may be many more supermassive black holes that we have missed, and tells us more about the formation of these incredibly dense galaxies. The results will be published in the journal Nature on 18 September 2014.
Lying about 50 million light-years away, M60-UCD1 is a tiny galaxy with a diameter of 300 light-years — just 1/500th of the diameter of the Milky Way. Despite its size it is pretty crowded, containing some 140 million stars. While this is characteristic of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy (UCD) like M60-UCD1, this particular UCD happens to be the densest ever seen.
Despite their huge numbers of stars, UCDs always seem to be heavier than they should be. Now, an international team of astronomers has made a new discovery that may explain why — at the heart of M60-UCD1 lurks a supermassive black hole with the mass of 20 million Suns.
"We’ve known for some time that many UCDs are a bit overweight. They just appear to be too heavy for the luminosity of their stars," says co-author Steffen Mieske of the European Southern Observatory in Chile. "We had already published a study that suggested this additional weight could come from the presence of supermassive black holes, but it was only a theory. Now, by studying the movement of the stars within M60-UCD1, we have detected the effects of such a black hole at its centre. This is a very exciting result and we want to know how many more UCDs may harbour such extremely massive objects."
The supermassive black hole at the centre of M60-UCD1 makes up a huge 15 percent of the galaxy’s total mass, and weighs five times that of the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. “That is pretty amazing, given that the Milky Way is 500 times larger and more than 1000 times heavier than M60-UCD1,” explains Anil Seth of the University of Utah, USA, lead author of the international study. “In fact, even though the black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy has the mass of 4 million Suns it is still less than 0.01 percent of the Milky Way’s total mass, which makes you realise how significant M60-UCD1’s black hole really is.”

afro-dominicano:

Hubble Helps Astronomers Find Smallest Known Galaxy With Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a monster lurking in a very unlikely place.

New observations of the ultracompact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 have revealed a supermassive black hole at its heart, making this tiny galaxy the smallest ever found to host a supermassive black hole.

This suggests that there may be many more supermassive black holes that we have missed, and tells us more about the formation of these incredibly dense galaxies. The results will be published in the journal Nature on 18 September 2014.

Lying about 50 million light-years away, M60-UCD1 is a tiny galaxy with a diameter of 300 light-years — just 1/500th of the diameter of the Milky Way. Despite its size it is pretty crowded, containing some 140 million stars. While this is characteristic of an ultracompact dwarf galaxy (UCD) like M60-UCD1, this particular UCD happens to be the densest ever seen.

Despite their huge numbers of stars, UCDs always seem to be heavier than they should be. Now, an international team of astronomers has made a new discovery that may explain why — at the heart of M60-UCD1 lurks a supermassive black hole with the mass of 20 million Suns.

"We’ve known for some time that many UCDs are a bit overweight. They just appear to be too heavy for the luminosity of their stars," says co-author Steffen Mieske of the European Southern Observatory in Chile. "We had already published a study that suggested this additional weight could come from the presence of supermassive black holes, but it was only a theory. Now, by studying the movement of the stars within M60-UCD1, we have detected the effects of such a black hole at its centre. This is a very exciting result and we want to know how many more UCDs may harbour such extremely massive objects."

The supermassive black hole at the centre of M60-UCD1 makes up a huge 15 percent of the galaxy’s total mass, and weighs five times that of the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. “That is pretty amazing, given that the Milky Way is 500 times larger and more than 1000 times heavier than M60-UCD1,” explains Anil Seth of the University of Utah, USA, lead author of the international study. “In fact, even though the black hole at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy has the mass of 4 million Suns it is still less than 0.01 percent of the Milky Way’s total mass, which makes you realise how significant M60-UCD1’s black hole really is.”

Tagged: science is coolspace feelings

Source: spacetelescope.org

20th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from dreams at the centre of a closed system with 38,651 notes

catsbeaversandducks:

"Oh I’ll have this one, thanks!"

Tagged: lolkittypicsfoodie

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19th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from teen sniper. with 2,406 notes

Tagged: the ocSeth CohenRyan Atwoodalways rebloghugs and kisses

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18th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Get lost with me, darling with 95,572 notes

jerrold-the-tophat:

macklemore-fujisaki:

bobsjokes:

kitten vs humidifier

hIS TINY PAWS OMGOMGOMG

duffaluffagus

jerrold-the-tophat:

macklemore-fujisaki:

bobsjokes:

kitten vs humidifier

hIS TINY PAWS OMGOMGOMG

duffaluffagus

Tagged: awww!kittypics

17th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from But alas! the creature grows degenerate. with 162,542 notes

Tagged: lolpuppy!

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16th October 2014

Post reblogged from lying on the soft warm ground with 323 notes

ialmostdonot:

since-eighteenhoursago:

Ok but if Mick Greenberg is the alias that Harry uses for songwriting, and therefore did write ‘I Love You’ for Alex and Sierra then I think the lyrics give us a giant clue of who inspired the song, i mean……….

"While we lay there on the soft warm ground for a week and 13 days

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"I didn’t come back and I wasn’t there

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"I wont trouble you no more”

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EDIT:

"Now i’m lying on the cold hard ground” -Taylor, IKYWT

"you ran your finger down my back and you spelled out your name, while we lay there on the soft warm ground” - Harry, I Love You

(x)

Tagged: intrigue!taylor x harrypop lives forever

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16th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from mskatej with 39,489 notes

Okay. Three, two, one… go!

Tagged: oitnbfriendship

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15th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from a health to all that shot and missed with 47,904 notes

socialworkgradstudents:

missknotty:

gameofreferences:

Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.

Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).

In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).

Here’s a link to Ms. Carragher’s website.

WOW!

Don’t care about Game of Thrones but that shit is cool

Tagged: before I read the caption I was thinking this is some next level cosplaying!this is awesomeFashionablegame of thrones

Source: michelecarragherembroidery.com

14th October 2014

Photo reblogged from "I don't know. I don't know." with 51,630 notes

corporateaccount:

i like this

corporateaccount:

i like this

Tagged: geometrythis is mesmerising

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