skunkbear:

This is a time lapse built from Hubble Telescope images taken of the star V838 Monocerotis between 2002 and 2006. But it doesn’t show a supernova. Good old V838 didn’t explode. No.
V838 suddenly brightened, and we’re watching that burst of light pass through a relatively stationary cloud of dust, illuminating the cloud as it goes.
The video was originally posted in 2006, and Slate’s Phil Plait has written all about it, but in the mysterious way of the internet, this stellar light eruption has just recently gone viral.
Click through this thumbnail to a beautiful rendering of the event, by Roberto Colombari:

skunkbear:

This is a time lapse built from Hubble Telescope images taken of the star V838 Monocerotis between 2002 and 2006. But it doesn’t show a supernova. Good old V838 didn’t explode. No.

V838 suddenly brightened, and we’re watching that burst of light pass through a relatively stationary cloud of dust, illuminating the cloud as it goes.

The video was originally posted in 2006, and Slate’s Phil Plait has written all about it, but in the mysterious way of the internet, this stellar light eruption has just recently gone viral.

Click through this thumbnail to a beautiful rendering of the event, by Roberto Colombari:

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beaverbrook:

Scott’s Cabin

This is lovely.

beaverbrook:

Scott’s Cabin

This is lovely.

woodythedog:

How I like to end every night. Reflecting on my day and thinking about all the lives i have impacted. It’s hard being me.

woodythedog:

How I like to end every night. Reflecting on my day and thinking about all the lives i have impacted. It’s hard being me.

PaperLater

jkottke:

PaperLater

PaperLater is a new service by Newspaper Club. You bookmark articles you want to read and they print it up as a newspaper. Basically a print version of Instapaper.

Actually kind of into this idea.

fotojournalismus:

A general view of the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 9, 2014. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

fotojournalismus:

A general view of the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 9, 2014. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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