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July 26th
1:22 AM
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"I think about you. But I don’t say it anymore."
—  Marguerite Duras, from Hiroshima, Mon Amour  (via forgettvble)
July 25th
6:05 AM
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spaceplasma:

Jupiter’s Irregular Satellites

The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with “reasonably secure” orbits of any planet in the Solar System. In fact, Jupiter and its moons are like a miniature solar system with the inner moons orbiting faster than the others. Eight of Jupiter’s moons are regular satellites, with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to Jupiter’s equatorial plane. The remainder of Jupiter’s moons are irregular satellites, whose prograde and retrograde orbits are much farther from Jupiter and have high inclinations and eccentricities. These moons were probably captured by Jupiter from solar orbits. There are 17 recently discovered irregular satellites that have not yet been named.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Lowell Observatory/J. Spencer/JHU-APL

spaceplasma:

Jupiter’s Irregular Satellites

The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with “reasonably secure” orbits of any planet in the Solar System. In fact, Jupiter and its moons are like a miniature solar system with the inner moons orbiting faster than the others. Eight of Jupiter’s moons are regular satellites, with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to Jupiter’s equatorial plane. The remainder of Jupiter’s moons are irregular satellites, whose prograde and retrograde orbits are much farther from Jupiter and have high inclinations and eccentricities. These moons were probably captured by Jupiter from solar orbits. There are 17 recently discovered irregular satellites that have not yet been named.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Lowell Observatory/J. Spencer/JHU-APL

July 22nd
5:21 AM
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kevdied:

i dedicate this boner to u

2:26 AM
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thedemon-hauntedworld:

Comet Lovejoy visible near Earth’s horizon credit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Comet Lovejoy visible near Earth’s horizon credit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

July 21st
5:56 PM
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"I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit."
—  Elizabeth Gilbert  (via thoughtsforbees)
July 20th
4:17 PM
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thenamesjoe:

what a strange dog