Planets by Ivan Belikov
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M2-9: "Minkowski’s Butterfly"
Processing by Judy Schmidt
Minkowski 2-9, abbreviated M2-9 is a planetary nebula that was discovered by Rudolph Minkowski in 1947. It is located about 2,100 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus.
I look up — many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big — but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity.
That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you.
That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…
- Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [ x ]
“Einstein Rings” show massive elliptical galaxies grow by big collisions
Markus Reugels captures amazingly complex liquid forms using high speed photography
A major function of (mtDNA) Mitochondrial DNA is assisting us in the aging process. mtDNA is a sensitive DNA strand and mutations can cause hereditary diseases. Another function of mtDNA is allowing us to track down hundreds of generations.