rubyredwisp:

Arianne Appreciation Week: [Day 5] Favorite Colors →  House Martell
If Quentyn has the Golden Company behind him… “Beneath the gold the bitter steel,” was their cry.You will need bitter steel and more, brother, if you think to set me aside. Arianne was loved in Dorne, Quentyn little known. No company of sellswords could change that.

ophelies:

Andromeda's Disownment
Andromeda,

Your father and I are ashamed and in disbelief at your reprehensible decision to not only associate with mudbloods, but to go off and marry one! You are a disgrace to not only us, but to your sisters and to the  Noble and Most Ancient House of Black. Your disgusting, traitorous actions will not be tolerated. We raised you to be the archetypal pureblood witch and not only have you failed to reach that standard, you have also disgraced what it means to be a pureblood- to be a Black.

You are no longer welcome in our household. We do not allow traitors, harlots or those who associate with mudbloods to remain in our family. You have besmirched the House of Black. You are no daughter of mine.

Do not attempt to contact us.

Druella Black

bombing:

one of my favorite things is when you give a baby your finger and they hold on to it as tight as they can. it’s funny because they don’t even come close to having the amount of muscle power i do. do you really think you can hold me here haha. i’ll crush you

the-actual-universe:

THE MOON AS ARTRecently we shared a ‘slope map’ of the Moon that rather resembled a piece of abstract art: [x]This composite of images was arranged to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The entire catalog of “Moon as Art” is available via the link below.-CBMore Information

the-actual-universe:

THE MOON AS ART

Recently we shared a ‘slope map’ of the Moon that rather resembled a piece of abstract art: [x]

This composite of images was arranged to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The entire catalog of “Moon as Art” is available via the link below.

-CB

More Information

dreadpiratekhan:

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  
(freakin’ immaculate)
Source with more wonderful photos

dreadpiratekhan:


A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]

A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  

(freakin’ immaculate)

Source with more wonderful photos

justanotherhighschoolgrad:

siberian huskies man

(Source: 6woofs)

ageofdestruction:

alanis: Clouds and shadows on Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 24th May 2012.

Between 28 and 36°S, 284°E, on the arc of highlands that surround the southeast Solis Planum. The crater split between the 2nd and 3rd images is Voeykov, about 75 km across, named for climatologist and geographer Alexander Ivanovich Voeykov (1842-1916). The small, deep crater toward bottom left of the 4th image is Los, named for a village of about 400 people in Gävleborg County, Sweden.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 5 monochrome images for animation. Colour is not balanced naturalistically, and the slightly psychedelic colours of the clouds are a result of mismatches between the images where the clouds have moved between exposures.

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

thenewenlightenmentage:

Pitch Black: Cosmic Clumps Cast the Darkest Shadows
Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. Infrared observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope of these blackest-of-black regions paradoxically light the way to understanding how the brightest stars form.
The clumps represent the darkest portions of a huge, cosmic cloud of gas and dust located about 16,000 light-years away. A new study takes advantage of the shadows cast by these clumps to measure the cloud’s structure and mass.
Continue Reading

thenewenlightenmentage:

Pitch Black: Cosmic Clumps Cast the Darkest Shadows

Astronomers have found cosmic clumps so dark, dense and dusty that they throw the deepest shadows ever recorded. Infrared observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope of these blackest-of-black regions paradoxically light the way to understanding how the brightest stars form.

The clumps represent the darkest portions of a huge, cosmic cloud of gas and dust located about 16,000 light-years away. A new study takes advantage of the shadows cast by these clumps to measure the cloud’s structure and mass.

Continue Reading

abby-howard:

ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

22mg:

zombeichigo999:

From our childhoods till now pokemon will always have a special place in our hearts 

this ^

earthstory:

The Kondyor Massif
While it appears to be a volcano or a meteorite impact crater, the 10km circle on the Siberian surface depicted in the photo is an intrusion of very low silica magma that rose up from the mantle over a billion years ago. It reached a buoyancy point in the Archaean meta-sedimentary rocks of the Siberian craton, stopped, and slowly crystallised (baking the rocks around it into a hard metamorphic rock known as hornfels).
The surrounding ridge is 600 metres high, and the dome is gifted with an uncommon geochemistry that led to one of the world’s major platinum placer (alluvial) deposits, located in the snowmelt fed river leading out of the feature. Located between Khabarovsk and Yakutsk in the endless expanse of Russia’s far east, the dome was gradually exposed by the forces of erosion, though it took a billion years for the crust above it to be removed.

Those of you who have survived an igneous petrology class will probably have glanced at thin sections of places such as the Bushveld intrusion in South Africa. The complex is mostly made of dunite, a rock made of nearly pure crystalline olivine (aka the gem peridot, seehttp://tinyurl.com/pavuvbq), associated with clinopyroxenite. These intrusions often crystallise simultaneously from the outside inwards in layers, following a complex zoning dance ruled by the laws of physics and chemistry and the complex changing conditions within the magma chamber.
Last year it produced 4 tonnes of the metal, including unique specimens of a very rare alloy of platinum and iron, coated with gold that are found as nuggets in the river. Several rare platinum group (platinum, rhodium, iridium etc) minerals have been named from discoveries here, some unique to this site. Konderite is a mineralogical mishmash of copper, platinum, rhodium, lead, and sulphur, a testimony to its unique geochemistry and crystallisation conditions.
The image was combined from the ASTER instrument on NASA’s TERRA Earth observation satellite, by draping a image date onto radar elevation data
Loz
Image credit: NASAhttp://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kondyor-massifhttp://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8773http://russian-platinum.ru/our_business/kondyor_mine_as_amur?setlang=2http://faena.com/en/content/impressive-kondyor-massif#!/http://hague6185.wordpress.com/tag/kondyor-massif/http://conf.uran.ru/12IPS/Kondyor-2_10-03-2014.pdf

earthstory:

The Kondyor Massif

While it appears to be a volcano or a meteorite impact crater, the 10km circle on the Siberian surface depicted in the photo is an intrusion of very low silica magma that rose up from the mantle over a billion years ago. It reached a buoyancy point in the Archaean meta-sedimentary rocks of the Siberian craton, stopped, and slowly crystallised (baking the rocks around it into a hard metamorphic rock known as hornfels).

The surrounding ridge is 600 metres high, and the dome is gifted with an uncommon geochemistry that led to one of the world’s major platinum placer (alluvial) deposits, located in the snowmelt fed river leading out of the feature. Located between Khabarovsk and Yakutsk in the endless expanse of Russia’s far east, the dome was gradually exposed by the forces of erosion, though it took a billion years for the crust above it to be removed.

Those of you who have survived an igneous petrology class will probably have glanced at thin sections of places such as the Bushveld intrusion in South Africa. The complex is mostly made of dunite, a rock made of nearly pure crystalline olivine (aka the gem peridot, seehttp://tinyurl.com/pavuvbq), associated with clinopyroxenite. These intrusions often crystallise simultaneously from the outside inwards in layers, following a complex zoning dance ruled by the laws of physics and chemistry and the complex changing conditions within the magma chamber.

Last year it produced 4 tonnes of the metal, including unique specimens of a very rare alloy of platinum and iron, coated with gold that are found as nuggets in the river. Several rare platinum group (platinum, rhodium, iridium etc) minerals have been named from discoveries here, some unique to this site. Konderite is a mineralogical mishmash of copper, platinum, rhodium, lead, and sulphur, a testimony to its unique geochemistry and crystallisation conditions.

The image was combined from the ASTER instrument on NASA’s TERRA Earth observation satellite, by draping a image date onto radar elevation data

Loz

Image credit: NASA
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kondyor-massif
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=8773
http://russian-platinum.ru/our_business/kondyor_mine_as_amur?setlang=2
http://faena.com/en/content/impressive-kondyor-massif#!/
http://hague6185.wordpress.com/tag/kondyor-massif/
http://conf.uran.ru/12IPS/Kondyor-2_10-03-2014.pdf

lissycposts:

Andy Goldsworthy’s art

(Source: kingjaffejoffer)

thediluteddreams:

flagrantnonsense:

Hey kids wanna buy some drugs

Welcome to Florida

thediluteddreams:

flagrantnonsense:

Hey kids wanna buy some drugs

Welcome to Florida

(Source: toastedaz)

tjl3111:

Math Joke!

tjl3111:

Math Joke!