Cosmic inspiration in anticipation of the Apollo 50th Space Gala. Can you imagine my excitement when asked to create a hat to mark 50 years in Space! 💫#Repost @nasa
Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower: Because the debris fields of exploded stars, known as supernova remnants, are very hot, energetic, and glow brightly in X-ray light, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has proven to be a valuable tool in studying them. The supernova remnant called G299.2-2.9 (or G299 for short) is located within our Milky Way galaxy, but Chandra’s new image of it is reminiscent of a beautiful flower here on Earth.
G299 was left over by a particular class of supernovas called Type Ia. Astronomers think that a Type Ia supernova is a thermonuclear explosion – involving the fusion of elements and release of vast amounts of energy − of a white dwarf star in a tight orbit with a companion star. If the white dwarf’s partner is a typical, Sun-like star, the white dwarf can become unstable and explode as it draws material from its companion. Alternatively, the white dwarf is in orbit with another white dwarf, the two may merge and can trigger an explosion.
Image Credit: NASA/CXC/U.Texas
Here’s a selfie so you can see how crazy my eyebrows actually are 🤳🏽🤨🤣 Last night, I went to bed angry over something seemingly small. I had a long and vivid bad dream (pretty much a nightmare) which caused me to wake up even more bothered. I quickly recognized that I didn’t like this feeling, so I told myself to make a conscience effort to let my anger go and enjoy my Saturday. 🌞 It wasn’t the smoothest morning and I had to continue reminding myself to stay positive, but my day is already much better. I’m very proud of this shift and wanted to share it with you because it’s something I’m working on. It’s not always easy to turn our negative mindsets around, but I feel we should try because our thoughts are so powerful. I believe that sometimes we can manifest both positive and negative situations based on our inner dialogue. As long as we have the ability to put ourselves in check, we have the ability to control the way we speak to ourselves🌹 That is all 💋✨