Photographer Yuzuru Masuda photographed this graceful moon jellyfish as he snorkelled in the Red Sea. The fascinating creatures do not sting, so he let them swim right up to him and even brush against his arm.
Picture: Yuzuru Masuda/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 14 May 2013 - Telegraph)
You’re gonna rattle the stars, you are!
STOP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH THIS VIDEO OF A TINY BIRD SNEEZING
i gave morgan some new threads and i really though he should be wearing a skirt and short shorts
i never expected to put him in this story SO im unsure what dark magics he’ll dabble in yet.
Galaxy’s Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash may have preferred this galaxy’s burning ring of fire to the one he sang about falling into in his popular song. The “starburst ring” seen at center in red and yellow hues is not the product of love, as in the song, but is instead a frenetic region of star formation.
The galaxy, a spiral beauty called Messier 94, is located about 17 million light-years away. In this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, infrared light is represented in different colors, with blue having the shortest wavelengths and red, the longest.
Starburst rings like this can often be triggered by gravitational encounters with other galaxies but, in this case, may have instead been caused by the galaxy’s oval shape. Gas in the ring is being converted into hot, young stars, which then warm the dust, causing it to glow with infrared light.
The outer, faint blue ring around the galaxy might be an optical illusion. Astronomers think that two separate spiral arms appear as a single unbroken ring when viewed from our position in space.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. Caltech manages JPL for NASA. For more information about Spitzer, visit http://spitzer.caltech.edu and http://www.nasa.gov/spitzer .
I’m really good at stuff until people watch me do that stuff