apod:

2017 March 15

The Cone Nebula from Hubble
Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula. Cones, pillars, and majestic flowing shapes abound in stellar nurseries where natal clouds of gas and dust are buffeted by energetic winds from newborn stars. The Cone Nebula, a well-known example, lies within the bright galactic star-forming region NGC 2264. The Cone was captured in unprecedented detail in this close-up composite of several observations from the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. While the Cone Nebula, about 2,500 light-years away in Monoceros, is around 7 light-years long, the region pictured here surrounding the cone’s blunted head is a mere 2.5 light-years across. In our neck of the galaxy that distance is just over half way from our Sun to its nearest stellar neighbors in the Alpha Centauri star system. The massive star NGC 2264 IRS, seen by Hubble’s infrared camera in 1997, is the likely source of the wind sculpting the Cone Nebula and lies off the top of the image. The Cone Nebula’s reddish veil is produced by glowing hydrogen gas.

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mejomonster:

and here she’s thinking “Spock you illogical Fuck, you had decades to cancel this wedding, you showed up with a boyfriend and you STILL didn’t cancel this wedding, you still are Not canceling it right now. so i am going to cancel it for you. because i’m not doing this either. but. for the record. i find your behavior in this irrational and unacceptable. if i have to witness you being this stupid again i’m going to cut ties. next time i see you have your shit together spock. get married to the human you dragged here. don’t you dare come back to me on your next pon farr. i will not help. its fuck or die and i’m here to let you die if you don’t find someone else to fuck. get it together.

i know i am. i should have done this years ago. but you dragged it out. so now i gotta lead on this bozo behind me long enough to break us up. know that my next fiance after this fiasco is going to be more intelligent and logical ffs. maybe that girl that you said thinks i’m cute. she sounds smart. smarter then you. and she won’t have all this pon farr shit to put me through.