galaxiesoftheuniverse:

4 of the largest Moons of Jupiter

  1. Io
  2. Ganymede
  3. Europa
  4. Callisto

Io is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter and, with a diameter of 3,642 kilometres the fourth-largest moon in the Solar System. Io played a significant role in the development of astronomy in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei, along with the other Galilean satellites. It was named after the mythological character Io, a priestess of Hera who became one of Zeus’s lovers. With over 400 active volcanoes, Io is the most geologically active object in the Solar System.

Ganymede is a satellite of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the seventh moon and third Galilean satellite outward from Jupiter. Ganymede’s discovery is credited to Galileo Galilei, who was the first to observe it on January 7, 1610.The satellite’s name was soon suggested by astronomer Simon Marius, for the mythological Ganymede, cupbearer of the Greek gods and Zeus’s lover

Europa is the sixth-closest moon of the planet Jupiter, and the smallest of its four Galilean satellites, but still the sixth-largest moon in the Solar System. Europa was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei and possibly independently by Simon Marius around the same time. It is named after a Phoenician noblewoman in Greek mythology, Europa, who was courted by Zeus and became the queen of Crete

Callisto is a moon of the planet Jupiter. It was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei. It is the third-largest moon in the Solar System and the second largest in the Jovian system, after Ganymede. Callisto has about 99% the diameter of the planet Mercury but only about a third of its mass. It is the fourth Galilean moon of Jupiter by distance, with an orbital radius of about 1,880,000 km.Callisto is named after one of Zeus's many lovers in Greek mythology.

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escapekit:

Nightscapes

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne creates stunning landscape and nightscape photography. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions. 

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fashion-runways:

BASIL SODA Spring/Summer RTW 2013

fashion-runways:

BASIL SODA Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013

fashion-runways:

BASIL SODA Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013


"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill."

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill."

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itsfullofstars:

Coldest Star Found—No Hotter Than Fresh Coffee
According to a new study, a star discovered 75 light-years away is no warmer than a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
Dubbed CFBDSIR 1458 10b, the star is what’s called a brown dwarf. These oddball objects are often called failed stars, because they have starlike heat and chemical properties but don’t have enough mass for the crush of gravity to ignite nuclear fusion at their cores.
With surface temperatures hovering around 206 degrees F (97 degrees C), the newfound star is the coldest brown dwarf seen to date.
Keep reading.

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lonelymountainson:

dad-rock-davos:

itsfullofstars:

Coldest Star Found—No Hotter Than Fresh Coffee

According to a new study, a star discovered 75 light-years away is no warmer than a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

Dubbed CFBDSIR 1458 10b, the star is what’s called a brown dwarf. These oddball objects are often called failed stars, because they have starlike heat and chemical properties but don’t have enough mass for the crush of gravity to ignite nuclear fusion at their cores.

With surface temperatures hovering around 206 degrees F (97 degrees C), the newfound star is the coldest brown dwarf seen to date.

Keep reading.

I’m gonna…I’m gonna touch it..

It’s good to have goals.

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fashion encyclopedia: Hanna Toumajean f/w 2014 couture

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archatlas:

Earth at Night NASA

  • Montréal
  • New York City
  • Moscow
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brussels/Antwerp
  • New Orleans
  • New Delhi
  • Paris
  • Dubai
  • Italy

arpeggia:

Hiroshi Sugimoto - Seascapes, 1980-

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Artist’s statement:

"Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing."

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Phosphenes n. the stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes.

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Robert Abi Nader Haute Couture S/S 2013.

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-eliesaab:

Dilek Hanif Haute Couture S/S 2012.

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