Dark Matter Distribution in the Abell 901/902 Supercluster
Astronomers assembled this photo by combining a visible-light image of the Abell 901/902 supercluster taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope in La Silla, Chile, with a dark matter map derived from observations with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The magenta-tinted clumps represent a map of the dark matter in the cluster. Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe’s mass. The image shows that the supercluster galaxies lie within the clumps of dark matter.
Hubble cannot see the dark matter directly. Astronomers inferred its location by analyzing the effect of so-called weak gravitational lensing, where light from more than 60,000 galaxies behind Abell 901/902 is distorted by intervening matter within the cluster. Researchers used the observed, subtle distortion of the galaxies’ shapes to reconstruct the dark matter distribution in the supercluster.
#aka all the words you need to hit up a gay bar (tags via spikeface)
#is it possible to die from secondhand embarrassment #because my vision is going dark and i’m starting to worry #like hell i’m gonna watch that video #i don’t want to hear him try to speak spanish i don’t need that kind of torment in my life right now #adios pendejo (tags via radiophile)
I’m going to c r y
I’m out of words I just have feelings about two space gays thank you for this
current status: not being kissed or riding a dragon this is unacceptable
BONES DON’T READ THIS ok this one’s for spock. you know how you always say fascinating and you’re like “fascinating” and sometimes you’re like “fascinating” and you raise your eyebrow and you’re thinking “fascinating” and ok bones isn’t reading this anymore i definitely touched some flowers on the away mission when bones made me promise not to. my hand is purple and kinda glowing. we gotta fix this
The moon and Venus as seen by the Clementine probe in 1994.
About to take the stage in Chicago with the Next Gen Cast & Tne Shat!!! (x)
Why does Bill look so unhappy
Overcome with fury and bloodlust, only a lifetime of training enabled Spock to make sense of what [Uhura] was saying—much less pause in his assault to turn and blink at her. Kill him, Spock told himself. Kill him now, here. So he will never have the opportunity to harm anyone ever again. Kill him because of all he has murdered. Kill him because of…Jim. - [Star Trek: Into Darkness novelisation]