astronomicalwonders:

Cygnus OB2 
Cygnus OB2 is an OB association that is home to some of the most massive and most luminous stars known, including Cyg OB2 #8 and Cyg OB2 #12. It also includes one of the largest known stars, NML Cygni.The region is embedded within a wider region of star formation known as Cygnus X, which is one of the most luminous objects in the sky at radio wavelengths. The region is approximately 1,400 parsecs from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus.
The young cluster is one of the largest known, and the largest in the northern hemisphere with some authors classifying it as a young globular cluster similar to those present in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Although it is over ten times more massive than the famous Orion Nebula, Cygnus OB2 is much less well known due to its location behind a massive dust cloud known as the Cygnus Rift, which obscures many of the stars in it; this means that, despite the consensus of its large size, it’s hard to determine its actual properties with its estimated number of massive stars ranging, according to different scientists, for example, from 50 to 100 of spectral type O and its total mass having been calculated as 3*104 solar masses.
Credit: NASA/Chandra

astronomicalwonders:

Cygnus OB2

Cygnus OB2 is an OB association that is home to some of the most massive and most luminous stars known, including Cyg OB2 #8 and Cyg OB2 #12. It also includes one of the largest known stars, NML Cygni.The region is embedded within a wider region of star formation known as Cygnus X, which is one of the most luminous objects in the sky at radio wavelengths. The region is approximately 1,400 parsecs from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus.

The young cluster is one of the largest known, and the largest in the northern hemisphere with some authors classifying it as a young globular cluster similar to those present in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Although it is over ten times more massive than the famous Orion Nebula, Cygnus OB2 is much less well known due to its location behind a massive dust cloud known as the Cygnus Rift, which obscures many of the stars in it; this means that, despite the consensus of its large size, it’s hard to determine its actual properties with its estimated number of massive stars ranging, according to different scientists, for example, from 50 to 100 of spectral type O and its total mass having been calculated as 3*104 solar masses.

Credit: NASA/Chandra

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kno-1knows:

BanksyYou are one wry little genius.

kno-1knows:

Banksy
You are one wry little genius.

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illkim:

*waits for 911 to call me first so i don’t sound thirsty*

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bubblyambii:

My cousin got hit by a truck.
He’s fine nothing broken but he has the sickest bruise ever!! Like holy shit you can see the outline of his muscles and bones on his chest?
This thing is awesome.  I told him he should get it tatted to always remember that he survived getting hit by a truck lol

bubblyambii:

My cousin got hit by a truck.

He’s fine nothing broken but he has the sickest bruise ever!! Like holy shit you can see the outline of his muscles and bones on his chest?

This thing is awesome.
I told him he should get it tatted to always remember that he survived getting hit by a truck lol

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dumbcuntts:

mineralists:

A collection of 850 mineral eggs carved in the renowned gem-cutting center of Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

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dumbcuntts:

mineralists:

A collection of 850 mineral eggs carved in the renowned gem-cutting center of Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

ooooooooo

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dumbcuntts:

bangs8:

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE I AM

DAMMIT RIGHT

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goldcumandrippedpants:

"I learned at a very young age how fragile life is. When I was 15 years old I found out I had a brain tumor. The doctors said I had a very small chance that I could outlive it. The only alternative was to get on a long waiting list for open face surgery in hopes of removing it. I guess the first blessing happened on my 16th birthday, when the surgery was scheduled. I found out shortly after waking from the surgery that they went into the palette of the roof of my mouth instead of opening up my entire face. I guess you could say that was the second blessing. But the real blessing was that I overcame it completely and I survived something that most people never live through. I was close to death and I escaped it, and now I celebrate life because of it. 

I wanted to be free. After this literal escape from death, I had some challenges at home and left at a very young age to spend my teenage years literally on the streets. I started with a hitchhiking tour all through Canada. Essentially I was homeless, sleeping on rooftops and under bridges and free. I met tons of interesting people, and experienced life to the fullest. Surviving the death sentence of a brain tumor was like defying death. I felt like the walking dead. I wasn’t supposed to be here. The doctors had told me there was no hope. But here I was, alive and breathing and being so free to live my life. When you live on the streets, you really appreciate just being alive. On the streets, you don’t have first or last names. So they started to call me Zombie, a person who is living but so close to death.”

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