awwww-cute:

Baby owls peeking out of their nest (x-post r/pics)

spaceplasma:

On August 24th at 12:17 UT, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded this M5.6-category explosion near the eastern limb of the sun.

The source of the blast was sunspot AR2151. As the movie shows, an instability in the suspot’s magnetic canopy hurled a dense plume of plasma into space. If that plasma cloud were to hit Earth, the likely result would be strong geomagnetic storms. However, because of the sunspot’s location near the edge of the solar disk, Earth was not in the line of fire.

Even so, the flare did produce some Earth effects. A pulse of extreme UV radiation from the explosion partially ionized our planet’s upper atmosphere, resulting in a Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID). Waves of ionization altered the normal propagation of VLF (very low frequency) radio transmissions over the the dayside of Earth, an effect recorded at the Polarlightcenter in Lofoten, Norway: data.

Credit: NASA/SDO

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sinobug:

Stinging Nettle Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth, Limacodidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

View my other images of Limacodid Caterpillars from China (Beijing and Yunnan) in my Flickr photostream, HERE.

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awwww-cute:

IT’S SO FLUFFY

emilyisobsessed:

Leslie Knope tries impressions and accents

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zooophagous:

shlili:

Cutest Kitten In The World

Shit, fuck, motherfucker, cocksucker cunt piss and TITS THAT IS A CUTE KITTEN

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sagansense:

spaceplasma:


While sunspots are relatively cool and quiescent regions on the Sun, the photosphere around them sometimes erupts with outflows of high energy particles in active regions. Most often these eruptions are in the form of loops and sheets called prominences which remain under the control of the intense magnetic fields associated with solar storms. There are other events which in a matter of minutes can release enormous amounts of energy and eject material out into space. Such violent events are called solar flares.

Images credit: TRACE/NASA

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sagansense:

spaceplasma:

While sunspots are relatively cool and quiescent regions on the Sun, the photosphere around them sometimes erupts with outflows of high energy particles in active regions. Most often these eruptions are in the form of loops and sheets called prominences which remain under the control of the intense magnetic fields associated with solar storms. There are other events which in a matter of minutes can release enormous amounts of energy and eject material out into space. Such violent events are called solar flares.

Images credit: TRACE/NASA

How much do you love your mother? (related post)

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idigam:

A Cyberform Controller in one of the many Cyberform Hives doting the future. The little spider critters are called Midwife Drones. Controllers are basically queens, they are however hermaphroditic life forms, they use material provided by Digesters in the hive, and only truly mate with another to produce a Controller Nymph. The process is truly horrific, Controllers prefer uninfected humans they then go through a mating embrace in which they trigger responses in the victims body while consuming them for their genetic material.

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