Shisha life. by simonformanowski #SocialFoto
I hate the fact that my school taught me so much useless history instead of teaching me about many other magnificent peoples including those of the muslim world. And still the majority of people offer no credit for the muslim contribution to our knowledge about the world. The muslim world was in a full golden age when the west was in the dark ages. We were translating the ancient greek works like that of Aristotle which consequently meant that these great works are now only available to us because they had been translated into Arabic by the Muslims of the 11th century under instruction from the house of wisdom and the caliphate. These muslims not only translated these works but they improved on their ideas and debunked the wrong ones and offered better alternatives. We were acting out the scientific method and now where’s our mention in the history books? Not a word. Its brushed aside. And its a fuckin piss take. These cunts want to blot us out of the pages of history but they dont realise that most of the pages only exist at all because of us. Fuckers
The Veil and North American Nebulae, wide field
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus.
Credit: Paul Walker
The Cat’s Paw Nebula - NGC 6334
This image shows an Infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) taken by VISTA. NGC 6334 is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. NGC 6334 is one of the most active nurseries of young massive stars in our galaxy, some nearly ten times the mass of our Sun and most born in the last few million years. The images were taken through Y, J and Ks filters (shown as blue, green and red respectively) and the exposure time was five minutes per filter. The field of view is about one degree across/
Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Auroral Needles (Sweden) by Philip Eaglesfield
Road to the Milky Way. Photo by Randy Halverson. .
Here’s to wishing we had another “blood moon” tonight. Learn more about Monday night’s eclipse here.
The Carina Nebula’s hidden secrets
This broad image of the Carina Nebula, a region of massive star formation in the southern skies, was taken in infrared light using the HAWK-I camera on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Many previously hidden features, scattered across a spectacular celestial landscape of gas, dust and young stars, have emerged.
Credit: ESO/T. Preibisch
Full Moon Rising
tigers in the snow at the milwaukee county zoo