Time traveler.
Mind of mirrors.
Guided by endlessness.

Be true, Stay humble, Never forget to be thankful.

Sagittarius Rising-♐

I love you all.

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
written by Aldous Huxley (via thepaintedbench)

(via stardust-seedling)


TURKEY, Istanbul : A Syrian woman sits with her children on the sidewalk, in downtown Istanbul on April 22, 2014. The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached “almost one million,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, while pledging to keep accepting those fleeing the war. The three-year conflict in Syria has sent millions fleeing to neighbouring countries and beyond. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC

Professional and Amateur Astronomers Join Forces (NASA, Chandra, 04/13/14) by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Flickr.
Tramite Flickr: Long before the term “citizen science” was coined, the field of astronomy has benefited from countless men and women who  study the sky in their spare time. These amateur astronomers devote hours exploring the cosmos through a variety of  telescopes that they acquire, maintain, and improve on their own. Some of these amateur astronomers specialize in capturing  what is seen through their telescopes in images and are astrophotographers. What happens when the work of amateur astronomers and astrophotographers is combined with the data from some of the world’s  most sophisticated space telescopes? Collaborations between professional and amateur astronomers reveal the possibilities and  are intended to raise interest and awareness among the community of the wealth of data publicly available in NASA’s various  mission archives. This effort is particularly appropriate for this month because April marks Global Astronomy Month, the  world’s largest global celebration of astronomy. The images in this quartet of galaxies represent a sample of composites created with X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray  Observatory, infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, and optical data collected by an amateur astronomer. In these  images, the X-rays from Chandra are shown in pink, infrared emission from Spitzer is red, and the optical data are in red,  green, and blue. The two astrophotographers who donated their images for these four images — Detlef Hartmann and Rolf Olsen  — used their personal telescopes of 17.5 inches and 10 inches in diameter respectively. More details on how these images  were made can be found in this blog post. Starting in the upper left and moving clockwise, the galaxies are M101 (the “Pinwheel Galaxy”), M81, Centaurus A, and M51  (the “Whirlpool Galaxy”). M101 is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way, but about 70% bigger. It is located about 21 million  light years from Earth. M81 is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light years away that is both relatively large in the sky and  bright, making it a frequent target for both amateur and professional astronomers. Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy  in the sky — making it an ideal target for amateur astronomers — and is famous for the dust lane across its middle and a  giant jet blasting away from the supermassive black hole at its center. Finally, M51 is another spiral galaxy, about 30  million light years away, that is in the process of merging with a smaller galaxy seen to its upper left.  For many amateur astronomers and astrophotographers, a main goal of their efforts is to observe and share the wonders of the  Universe. However, the long exposures of these objects may help to reveal phenomena that may otherwise be missed in the  relatively short snapshots taken by major telescopes, which are tightly scheduled and often oversubscribed by professional  astronomers. Therefore, projects like this Astro Pro-Am collaboration might prove useful not only for producing spectacular  images, but also contributing to the knowledge of what is happening in each of these cosmic vistas. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages the Chandra program for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate  in Washington. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., controls Chandra’s science and flight  operations. Original caption/more images: www.nasa.gov/chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2014/proam/ Image credit: Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Optical: Detlef Hartmann; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.

Engraved depiction of the Temple of Rameses the Great at Abu Simbel, with its colossal statues, based upon first accounts from the Burckhardt Expedition and his attempts to discover the source of the River Niger. (1809-1817)

Stranger - Karol Bak

Nikola Tesla’s scene in The Prestige