Ice separates from a stop sign in Canada
Bihar or Bengal, India, or Bangladesh (Indian), Ganesha, Lord of Obstacles , 11th century, gray schist
The Portland Art Museum
Arabella’s Apple Pie
Tropicana casino and resort in Atlantic City
Gentlemen and women, take note. [x]
Who needs to take note when apparently there are magical, self-tying bowties.
Inner Coffin of Djed MutEgyptianDate: circa 715-525 B.C.E.North Carolina Museum of Art
NEW SPECIE: WALKING SHARK DESCRIBED FROM INDONESIA
A new ‘walking’ bamboo shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera, has been discovered at Weda Resort at Halmahere, Lembeh. is the newest species of elasmobranch to be described.
Aww yiss new species always make me happy!
These fins were made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
What will become of these galaxies?
Spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427 are passing dangerously close to each other, but each is likely to survive this collision. Typically when galaxies collide, a large galaxy eats a much smaller galaxy. In this case, however, the two galaxies are quite similar, each being a sprawling spiral with expansive arms and a compact core.
As the galaxies advance over the next tens of millions of years, their component stars are unlikely to collide, although new stars will form in the bunching of gas caused by gravitational tides. Close inspection of the above image taken by the 8-meter Gemini-South Telescope in Chile shows a bridge of material momentarily connecting the two giants.
Known collectively as Arp 271, the interacting pair spans about 130,000 light years and lies about 90 million light-years away toward the constellation of Virgo. Recent predictions hold that our Milky Way Galaxy will undergo a similar collision with the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy in a few billion years.
Terrifying. In principle there seems to be nothing extraordinary in this photo, but if you go to the original source (click the image), you’ll reach to the freakish original resolution of 70,000 x 30,000 pixels. Then you can enlarge… and you’ll be able to distinguish every single face in the crowd. Creepy huh?
Vincent van Gogh, The Langlois Bridge at Arles with Women Washing, 1888.
Eroticism (Part 1)
Glimpses of the famed erotic sculptures of Khajuraho temples, India.
Halebid Hoysaleswara Temple.
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