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the-garden-of-delights:

"A Young Girl, Half Dressed in a Sarong, Holding a Vase of Flowers" (detail) by Max Nonnenbruch (1857-1922).

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distant-traveller:

The Butterfly nebula from Hubble

The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth’s night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up of the dying star’s nebula was recorded in 2009 by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, and is presented here in reprocessed colors. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star’s dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius).

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; Reprocessing & Copyright: Francesco Antonucci

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rexuality:

a person complaining about puns basically invites every pun enthusiast in the vicinity to come snapping rhythmically from the shadows 

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darrynek:

*tries to be funny and gets assassinated*

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John William Waterhouse - The Soul of the Rose

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kriptodepresija:

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

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"I love books. I like that the moment you open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into a story that’s way more interesting that yours will ever be."

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the-garden-of-delights:

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser in Outlander (TV Series, 2014). [x]

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the-garden-of-delights:

"Music" (1898) by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939).

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