The planetary nebula Abell 33 captured using ESO’s Very Large Telescope

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured this eye-catching image of planetary nebula Abell 33. Created when an aging star blew off its outer layers, this beautiful blue bubble is, by chance, aligned with a foreground star, and bears an uncanny resemblance to a diamond engagement ring. This cosmic gem is unusually symmetric, appearing to be almost perfectly circular on the sky.

Credit: ESO

I want to lie under this tree for hours

The awesome @the_chris_buck posted a blog and new photo from our shoot together! Check it out:
a park I went to in Guangzhou, China@ 三沙島體育公園, 廣州




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Orphan Black on Men

  • Sarah Manning: literally breaks through a wall when a man tells her “there’s no way out”
  • Sarah again: smacks a misogynistic boy in the head when he attempts to objectify her
  • Cosima Niehaus: resists the commodification of her body, insisting “it’s my biology; it’s my decision.”
  • Rachel Duncan: uses success and authority to put her creator in his place
  • Detective Angela DeAngelis: follows the evidence and investigates her hunch despite Art’s efforts to stop her
  • Allison Hendrix: punches and kicks the men who try to take her, sprays mace when that fails, then blows rape whistle as a last resort
  • Sarah as Cosima Niehaus: demands what she deserves instead of merely accepting what’s on offer
  • Sarah again: chooses freedom over romance by punching her on/off lover in the face to escape Manning

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Stuffed animals in the front row of an abandoned high school’s auditorium in Holley, New York. Photographed as they were found Source: Chris Luckhardt (flickr)