The Universe's beautiful mistake

Hello. I'm 18 years old and I'm from New Zealand. And I love science. I mainly post space facts, star photos (with a particular propensity for fantasy space images) and occasionally something else that I find appealing. Enjoy.

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The Chelyabinsk imapct. Meteor over Russia.

Cat senses earthquake


One of the best visual representations of the double standards subjected to all women on a daily basis. Reconsider the next time you toss about the words in column 3.

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Americans and Science - The full numbers from this week’s poll in the US.

Moon and Star Gazing the Pleiades
by Tracy Lee Carroll
Sodium Acetate Crystallization


Seeing someone from school in public.


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Fire, clouds, lava and ice…
Mount Etna’s basaltic lava streaming through the snowy peak of Sicily’s famous volcano in a frame that shows us the four Aristotelian elements in the sort of interaction that fills Earth System Science, where the borders between things are fuzzy as different forces and chemical interactions mix together to compose our wonderful planet. It always makes me meditate on the old Taoist concept of jijimuge, meaning the interpenetration of all things…
Image credit: Turi Caggegi

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"NASA astronaut Rich Mastracchio aboard the International Space Station took a seriously impressive selfie Wednesday during an EVA—short for Extra-Vehicular Activity. That’s astronaut-ese for spacewalk.
As one might imagine, the confines of a spacesuit make it difficult to snap a proper selfie, but he was able to pull it off after a few tries.”
(h/t timemagazine)
October Night
By Torehegg on Flickr


Gemini 4

The Gemini program was designed as a bridge between the Mercury and Apollo programs, primarily to test equipment and mission procedures in Earth orbit and to train astronauts and ground crews for future Apollo missions. The general objectives of the program included: long duration flights in excess of of the requirements of a lunar landing mission; rendezvous and docking of two vehicles in Earth orbit; the development of operational proficiency of both flight and ground crews; the conduct of experiments in space; extravehicular operations; active control of reentry flight path to achieve a precise landing point; and onboard orbital navigation. Each Gemini mission carried two astronauts into Earth orbit for periods ranging from 5 hours to 14 days. The program consisted of 10 crewed launches, 2 uncrewed launches, and 7 target vehicles, at a total cost of approximately 1,280 million dollars.

Gemini 4 was the second crewed mission of the Gemini series and carried James McDivitt and Edward White on a 4-day, 62-orbit, 98-hr flight from June 3 to June 7, 1965. The mission included the first American spacewalk. The objective of the mission was to test the performance of the astronauts and capsule and to evaluate work procedures, schedules, and flight planning for an extended length of time in space. Secondary objectives included demonstration of extravehicular activity in space, conduct stationkeeping and rendezvous maneuvers, evaluate spacecraft systems, demonstrate the capability to make significant in-plane and out-of-plane maneuvers and use of the maneuvering system as a backup reentry system, and conduct 11 experiments.

Credit: NASA/JSC/Arizona State University

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Perseid Meteor Shower taken Friday evening.


The planet we live on, with all its natural spectacularity, is probably the most magnificent thing we can ever experience.

(GIFs: headlikeanorange, gifdrome, sci-universe)

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