“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”
-Neil deGrasse Tyson
Explanation: Transfusing sunlight through a still dark sky, this exceptional display of noctilucent clouds was captured earlier this month above the island of Gotland, Sweden. From the edge of space, about 80 kilometers above Earth’s surface, the icy clouds reflect sunlight even though the Sun itself is below the horizon as seen from the ground. Usually spotted at high latitudes in summer months the night shining clouds made a strong showing this July. Also known as polar mesopheric clouds they are understood to form as water vapor driven into the cold upper atmosphere condenses on the fine dust particles supplied by disintegrating meteors or volcanic ash. NASA’s AIM mission provides daily projections of noctilucent clouds as seen from space.
This Artist Gustavo Silva Nuñez Not Only Creates Incredible Paintingsof Swimmers, He Also Interacts with Them!
Gustavo Silva Nuñez is a Venezuela-based artist who not only creates incredibly realistic paintings of swimmers, but also pose with them (mostly while creating them) in such a way that makes it seem like he’s actually interacting with the person in the painting.
How. This is incredible.
I ain’t even realize it was a painting at first…
let’s stop the “mommy and daddy’s money” insult now.
just because someone is young, that should not correlate to every nice thing they have was given to them. newsflash: there are young kids everywhere that work their asses off to get what they want and it shows by the quality of their cars. i…
And if they are literally driving Dad’s car and NOT bragging about it well fucking good for them. The kid with his dad’s LS3 930 last night was cool af and didn’t brag a bit about his cars. I grew up in the same position with money, cars, everything but it was never actually mine and I never treated it as such. BUT if daddy actually buys you an STI at 17 fuck you unless you work your ass off in school and are truly grateful for the things given to you.