These towering tendrils of cosmic dust and gas sit at the heart of M16, or the Eagle Nebula. The aptly named Pillars of Creation, featured in this stunning Hubble image, are part of an active star-forming region within the nebula and hide newborn stars in their wispy columns.
Although this is not Hubble’s first image of this iconic feature of the Eagle Nebula, it is the most detailed. The blue colors in the image represent oxygen, red is sulfur, and green represents both nitrogen and hydrogen. The pillars are bathed in the scorching ultraviolet light from a cluster of young stars located just outside the frame. The winds from these stars are slowly eroding the towers of gas and dust.
Stretching roughly 4 to 5 light-years, the Pillars of Creation are a fascinating but relatively small feature of the entire Eagle Nebula, which spans 70 by 55 light-years. The nebula, discovered in 1745 by the Swiss astronomer Jean-Philippe Loys de Chéseaux, is located 7,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Serpens. With an apparent magnitude of 6, the Eagle Nebula can be spotted through a small telescope and is best viewed during July. A large telescope and optimal viewing conditions are necessary to resolve the Pillars of Creation.
Credits: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Such power to astound, doth Mother Nature have.
I want to go there.
The fabulously exhilarating and perfectly pioneering North American X-15.
As a young boy when it was introduced, I adored and doted over this thing. I built a lot of models back then, but this one, well, this was “the one,” you know?
I think it was the styling of it, all the wings at the back and painted jet black, so radically different for an airplane back then. And definitely not least there was the fact that it was playing a big part in the study of space.
Alongside the U.S. Air Force, we implemented the X-15 hypersonic aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s to improve aircraft and spacecraft.
The X-15 is capable of speeds exceeding Mach 6 (4,500 mph) at altitudes of 67 miles, reaching the very edge of space.
Dubbed the “finest and most productive research aircraft ever seen,” the X-15 was officially retired on October 24, 1968. The information collected by the X-15 contributed to the development of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs.
To learn more about how we have revolutionized aeronautics, watch our Leading Edge of Flight video.
— NASA 60th Anniversary tumblr post
Space! Yes, I was out there even then…
It might have played a part in my becoming a techno geeko prodigy, I don’t know, but, I bet it did.
It was simply too cool for words. Kind of still is, you dig?
Oh Lord, this is sweet. Perfect for deployment against the evil Zionists and DemoncRats.
Doesn’t it just get your juices flowin’?
Berghof Terrace Eva Braun’s Home Movies in Color
Published on Oct 4, 2018
Music — Nocturnes No.13-14 Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor Op.48/2 by Frederic Chopin
Life at Adi’s home as seen by his girl and future wife.
Too cool … enjoy
NRPS – Glendale Train
Published on May 30, 2011
song about a robbery of a train
I bet this uploader is very young. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t matter I think it’s wonderful to have new blood in the world of the Dead. I wonder if he or she knows the full name of the band? Not being awful, I am just enjoying the wonder of youthful disvoery. If my feeling is right, that is.
NRPS – Friend of The Devil
Published on May 30, 2011
Good version of a good Grateful Dead song
I wonder too if he or she knows that this fantastic band is a direct spin off of the Dead and that Jerry Garcia played on stage and in the studio on many of the songs, usually on steel guitar? Oh, bless you, Istofn!
I salute you and thank you kindly for keeping the goodness alive!
— ABC News (@ABC) August 7, 2018
The world needs much, much more of this.
Sweet, beautiful Angela Peters is treated to some of the love that she seems to not get a lot of at the place where she’s supposed to by the lovely and kind Ebony Harris, who is, in point of fact, an Angel.
Thank God for this. It’s made me cry tears of joy which are ongoing.
Look at that ending freeze frame … what an Angel! Both of them are Angels. Sweet!
I am proud to say that Zoë is a friend of mine as she is the daughter of my dear friend, the late, great John Anthony West. I am sad to say, though, that I have yet to meet her, but hopefully will one of these days. Almost did a while ago but my transport fell through. She has built a truly awesome career for herself and I am so proud of that. It truly is exceptional.
Visit her site here https://www.zoecwest.com/
Dogs are most certainly people. This one especially.
This pup’s a heck of a lot smarter than the telephone teens I posted a few minutes ago… just sayin.’
So… never, ever, say to me that a critter is “Just an animal.” It shows off an unattractive ignorance festering in your brainpan.
The Time Tunnel, an excellent sci-fi TV show from 1967.
It was my brother’s favorite and I thought it was pretty rockin,’ too! I’m pretty sure that it still is his fave, methinks so, anyway… hence this post!
Found these on tumblr the other night and said, Ooh, hey, there we go, a treat!
Love you, John!
Today has been a rare treat in that it has been a rather fine day.
First of all it was not terribly hot. Which is great because Ive never done well in heat and it’s worsened with age. Then I noticed traffic outside going slowly down the hill and suddenly the lights got brighter! Bravo power company! Then at about 2:30 I got the word that my phone had finally been unlocked from the Communist-sympathizing Credo Mobile and I was even happier! I walked right over to the AT&T store and signed right up! So, not only am I no longer supporting evil (I was so stupid back then) but I am now saving $30 a month and getting 8 gigs of data instead of 3. Sweet.
Then to top off the day I got to spend some high quality time with my beautiful, wicked-smart tenant and her beautiful, wicked-smart daughter. Gosh I love them so and I consider myself a very lucky man to have them upstairs.
Talk about warm fuzzies! Ooh, ya mon…
Oh, pleased to announce that I have finally joined Sharkhunters! WooHoo, baby! That wasn’t today, though.
Here’s a nifty pic I simply can not explain:
I am not at all sure just what is going on here. I mean, really…
I bet it’s an interesting and probably funny story, though.
“Victorians were stuffy prudes.”
That is certainly what I’ve always been told.
As we can clearly see, though, that statement is, basically, a load of codswallop.
photos compiled by muirin007
American Motors AMX/3. I wish this could have succeeded but the company was already tanking. Truly sad.
Datsun 510. A serious contender back in the day.
Land Rover Lightweight. For serious offroading like none of the new owners ever dreamed.
Morris Minor 1300
Just way, way too cool.
So glad the Corvette is nowadays a totally world-class ride.
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa “Red Head”
‘Stang. Not Arnold!
Ooh it’s delicious…
‘Gang’ of rhino poachers mauled to death by pride of lions after breaking into game reserve
Member was on ATS 43 minutes ago
posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 04:58 PM
“The only body part we found was one skull and one bit of pelvis, everything else was completely gone,” he told Newsweek. “There is so little left that they don’t know exactly how many people were killed, we suspect three because we found three sets of shoes and three sets of gloves.”
He added: “They came heavily armed with hunting rifles and axes which we have recovered and enough food to last them for several days so we suspect they were after all of our rhinos here. But the lions are our watchers and guardians and they picked the wrong pride and became a meal.”
I find this story to be pretty entertaining…whilst it’s horrible to think of what happened to these lawbreaking jerks. I’m kind of happy that they got what was coming to them…they broke into a preserve with intent to kill rhinos for a piece of keratin (the horn.)
So +1 for the fuzzy kitties. Maybe each preserve could have a non-friendly pride guarding the rhinos.???
Yup yup they should most definitely do that.
If only for the big, fat lulz!
This is the best nature story I’ve read in years!
It is the single most fitting and proper way for these little bastards to finally meet Justice.
photo: Can you hear him roar? by Marcel Siebert
If you can.. (with audio)
Published on Jul 6, 2018
https://www.paypal.me/JaneMayaRodriguez Please donate if you can. Right now every cent and dollar counts. I have much information to share in the coming weeks. God be with you. Pray for me and my family. God bless.
Hey, dear readers, if you can, please help my friend Jane.
She’s pretty awesome eh… a mom, a fortean researcher and a musician. Rough roads of late and she and the kids deserve some good times.
Much peace eh.
In response to this morning’s post…
One of my favorite cars even in stock form… well, Carlo got to work on it to make it simply awesome.
Also a favorite of the one who caused the vision. And therefore…
Fiat Abarth X1/9 Prototipo, 1973. A racing version of Fiat’s mid-engined sports car.
But wait, Carlo would never leave us in the lurch…
Here’s a live one on the streets of Texas!
Fiat Abarth Prototipo (1973)
The Fiat subsidiary Abarth, in 1973, developed the Abarth X1/9 Prototipo to replace the 124 Spider Abarth as Fiat’s main rally car, but another model was chosen. ‘Prototipo’ is a nice way of putting that nobody knows how many where produced. Parts where constantly swapped and changed during development process. It’s believed that a total of 5 where produced.
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Within the wonderful Montgomery Pinetum in Cos Cob, Connecticut.
photos via tempestime
Must remember to go this year. Its only two streets over…
Sweet goodness and genius all rolled into one jam-packed chunk!
It doesn’t get any better than this. Nope.
via Jeff Jamroga.
United States – North Korea Singapore Summit Video (English) (Destiny Pictures)
Published on Jun 12, 2018
This is the English version of the video “trailer” that President Donald J. Trump showed Chairman Kim Jong Un during their historic summit on 6/12/18. This is a rip from the official White House press conference live stream, where they showed the video to reporters before the President took questions.
Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth. Of those alive today, only a small number will leave a lasting impact. And only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history.
History may appear to repeat itself for generations, cycles that never seem to end. There have been times of relative peace, and times of great tension. While this cycle repeats, the light of prosperity and innovation has burned bright for most of the world.
History is always evolving, and there comes a time when only a few are called upon to make a difference. But the question is, what difference will the few make? The past doesn’t have to be the future. Out of the darkness can come the light. And the light of hope can burn bright.
What if, a people that share a common and rich heritage, can find a common future? Their story is well known, but what will be their sequel?
Destiny Pictures presents a story of opportunity. A new story, a new beginning. One of peace. Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story about a special moment in time, when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated. What will he choose? To show vision and leadership? Or not?
There can only be two results: one of moving back, or one of moving forward. A new world can begin today. One of friendship, respect, and goodwill. Be part of that world, where the doors of opportunity are ready to be opened, investment from around the world, where you can have medical breakthroughs, an abundance of resources, innovative technology, and new discoveries.
What if? Can history be changed? Will the world embrace this change? And when can this moment in history begin? It comes down to a choice. On this day. In this time. At this moment. The world will be watching, listening, anticipating, hoping.
Will this leader choose to advance his country and be part of a new world? Be the hero of his people? Will he shake the hand of peace and enjoy prosperity like he has never seen? A great life? Or more isolation? Which path will be chosen?
Featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, in a meeting to remake history. To shine in the sun. One moment, one choice, what if? The future remains to be written.
This is lovely. From all my many moons researching North Korea, I can see Kim being positively influenced by this trailer in it’s Korean version. He was, after all, mighty impressed with the glitz and flashiness of a K Pop experience not long ago…
Rock on Mr Trump. Don’t forget the 25 million North Korean prisoners of North Korea! Here’s hopinng the “relatively brief” discussion of them was meaningful.
A husky pup kissing an owl 🦉
📹YT: husky and howls pic.twitter.com/BGvKjnFdnt
— Nature is Amazing 🌴 (@AMAZlNGNATURE) June 5, 2018
Owls are awesome.
An intelligent and deadly predator that can also understand and accept the exuberance of a little baby puppy.
It is a joy to watch and contemplate what is going through each of these creatures minds.
I have somehow attracted 5,000 people and entertained them to the point that they have registered and subscribed to this site.
I never thought this possible… is it just for the, um, girls? Surely not my witty prose!
I gotta put a good buzz on and think about this… play that Buddy show with George and all…
I am not sure how to thank you all except to say Thank You and keep doing what I do…
Oh, peace upon your Souls!
Our regal raptor rep!
I offer thanks to our vital and brave military folks, who often spend holidays away from home. Sometimes far away.
We owe them much more than today’s average person realizes.
For these wise words are ever so true…
“We sleep soundly in our beds
because rough men stand ready in the night
to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
— Edmund Burk
Without them, we’d be toast.
To close, here is the most excellent challenge coin for those who take good care of our own B-2.
The 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron Detachment Two of the 53rd Wing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, but it spends most its time far west of that location.
and more peace
Whale Saves Scientist’s Life, Duration: 3 minutes, 3 seconds
May 9 at 10:06pm
When a whale swam up to this woman and wouldn’t leave her alone, she was freaked out — until she realized he was saving her life 🐳🐳🐳
Whales always act in a better way than most of the humans on the rock.
If only “progressives” could be taught humanity.