Just a friendly reminder that “Fighting” by Yellowcard is perfect.
Awesome Marriage Equality Ad in Ireland - One Of The Best Same Sex Marriage Ads I’ve Seen (by Kim Smythe)
Vincent Van Gogh - ‘In spite of everything’
this is beautiful
I have a lot of deep and personal feelings about this. It is going to take me a minute, the wind has been knocked form me.
This is great on so many levels.
Our Night Sky When We Collide With Andromeda
In the photos above in order:
— Present day
— 2 Billion years from now the of the approaching Andromeda galaxy is noticeably larger
— 3.75 Billion years, Andromeda fills the field of view
— 3.85 Billion years, the sky is ablaze with new star formation
— 3.9 Billion years, star formation continues
— 4 Billion years, Milky Way is warped and Andromeda is tidally stretched
— 5.1 Billion years, cores of both galaxies appear as a pair of globes
— 7 Billion years, the cores have merged, the bright core dominates the night sky
Here is an animation of the collision
In around 4 billion years our galaxy, The Milky Way, will collide with our neighbor galaxy Andromeda or M31. You might think this will be a catastrophic event for everything in the galaxy including our solar system but in reality most of the solar systems will simply pass by each other. However, the gas and dust between the stars will collide and eventually form new stars. Also, the orbits of those solar systems will be changed given the new galactic center(s) and the new mass pulling everything towards it and tossing them around.
The massive Andromeda galaxy is about 120,000 light years across while our galaxy is 100,000 light years across. Given their size, the speed that we our hurdling towards each other is relatively small at 250,000 miles per hour.
I was reading my great grandmother’s high school yearbook from 1931 and there’s a comment about each student and they are so fucking sassy with their comments