July 22 2012, 6am
(Movies of jets from young stars at HubbleSite: here)
If you’re like me and maybe a little confused as to what you’re looking at, here’s some more detail (Yes, even Joe has to look stuff up sometimes):
As a star is formed from collapsing dust, ever increasing its density and energy, it begins to form a disk of dust and gas pulled in and rotated by its growing gravity. Perpendicular to this disk, like the tip of a spinning top, some gas is ejected away from the growing star in a high-energy jet. As this collides with interstellar gas, it gives off radiation, which we can observe with telescopes like Hubble.
To see the jets, we have to shift into the infrared and other spectra, as the radiation is outside normal human vision. These movies represent the first time we’ve seen the dynamics of the jets as opposed to still images. More info on protostellar jets here, you star-freaks.
April 23 2012, 11pm
AU meme: Star Trek ‘in’ Doctor Who
‘Mr. Spock, do you have any idea where we are?’ Jim questioned, confusion evident in his voice as he looked around. What the hell was this place?
‘I assure you Captain, I have no idea. While Mr. Scott promised me that we would be in the best of hands with our current problem, I have little faith while seeing the current accommodations we find our self in’ Spock replied, curiosity falling through his usually neutral stupor as he pointed towards what seemed to be the middle of the ‘thing’ they were in.
In the middle of the ‘deformed Star Ship’, which Jim was already calling it stood two people dancing. Well, the girl was. The man on the other hand, Jim wasn’t so sure of. He looked more like Bones after he’d come out of his first ‘damaged shuttle’ simulation a few weeks after they arrived at Star fleet. Aka completely and utterly insane.
‘Dammit, Scotty’ Jim whispered while shaking his head. He looked at the odd people again, who hadn’t seemed to notice their presence. ”At least the girl’s cute” Jim said with a smirk, clapping Spock lightly on the shoulder before walking towards them, ready for yet another adventure.
April 7 2012, 12pm
This post reminded me that I doodled this over the weekend. I imagine Dean spotting them in a dumpster, and trying them on in the bathroom only when John was away on a hunt and Sammy was fast asleep.
I don’t know why, but the idea of little!Dean wanting to be a ballerina is really cute. I think I’m making this headcanon. Also, Dean should wear more pink.