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If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Star, or Polaris, guides you true north. You can find Polaris by first locating the Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellations. Polaris is also the middle star in the ‘M’-shaped neighboring constellation, Cassiopeia.Read on for more on constellations…

howstuffworks:

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the North Star, or Polaris, guides you true north. You can find Polaris by first locating the Big Dipper and Little Dipper constellations. Polaris is also the middle star in the ‘M’-shaped neighboring constellation, Cassiopeia.

Read on for more on constellations…

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NPR: Hubble Captures Time-Lapse Videos Of Stars Being Born

(Movies of jets from young stars at HubbleSite: here)

If you’re like me and maybe a little confused as to what you’re looking at, here’s some more detail (Yes, even Joe has to look stuff up sometimes): 

As a star is formed from collapsing dust, ever increasing its density and energy, it begins to form a disk of dust and gas pulled in and rotated by its growing gravity. Perpendicular to this disk, like the tip of a spinning top, some gas is ejected away from the growing star in a high-energy jet. As this collides with interstellar gas, it gives off radiation, which we can observe with telescopes like Hubble.

To see the jets, we have to shift into the infrared and other spectra, as the radiation is outside normal human vision. These movies represent the first time we’ve seen the dynamics of the jets as opposed to still images. More info on protostellar jets here, you star-freaks.

Your problems don’t seem so big now, do they?

Your problems don’t seem so big now, do they?

One of my favorite movies, graphic novels, and heroes of all time.

One of my favorite movies, graphic novels, and heroes of all time.

Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.

Be humble for you are made of earth.

Be noble for you are made of stars.

Ibiza Lights (I & II)
Every. Single. Night.

Every. Single. Night.

A tattoo after my own heart.

A tattoo after my own heart.


I look up - many people feel small, cause they’re small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

I look up - many people feel small, cause they’re small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Potentially one of the best space gifs ever. Watch the whole thing.

What lies beyond our galaxy?
Here’s a tiny glimpse…

Mind = Blown

Potentially one of the best space gifs ever. Watch the whole thing.

What lies beyond our galaxy?

Here’s a tiny glimpse…

Mind = Blown