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  • kavaeric:

    I look up — many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big — but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity.

    That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you.

    That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…

    - Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [ x ]

    (via thotiemusprime)

    IC5070 - The Pelican Nebula by Jesús M. Vargas and Maritxu Poyal

    "New reprocessed. This time the sum total of Narrow Band + RGB + Luminance Halfa shots, treated with stars."

    The Pelican Nebula is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, giving rise to its name. [**]

    (Source: afro-dominicano, via kids2kings)


    Math and Science Week!

    aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

    Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

    Phạm Tuân

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    Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (1942-) was the first Black person AND the first Latino person in space.  

    Phạm Tuân (1947-) was the first Asian person in space.

    Why haven’t you heard of them before? Because they’re Communists. Tamayo Méndez is from Cuba and Phạm is from (North) Vietnam - an ace pilot in the Vietnam War, in fact. The USSR sent them up as cosmonauts in separate space missions in the year 1980.

    Wikipedia on Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

    Wikipedia on Phạm Tuân

    We’re now in Autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere), the time when the length of day and night are roughly the same. And from here on out, the nights will be getting longer and the days shorter. It’s often difficult to explain to people how the Earth’s tilt defines how much sunlight we get every day, and how it causes the changing seasons. Here’s the easy thing to do. Show this amazing video to anyone, and they’ll totally get it. It’s a full year’s snapshots of Earth taken by NASA’s Meteosat satellite.

    (Source:, via kids2kings)

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