An Interacting Colossus
This picture, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2), shows a galaxy known as NGC 6872 in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock).
Its unusual shape is caused by its interactions with the smaller galaxy that can be seen just above NGC 6872, called IC 4970. They both lie roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth.
From tip to tip, NGC 6872 measures over 500 000 light-years across, making it the second largest spiral galaxy discovered to date. In terms of size it is beaten only by NGC 262, a galaxy that measures a mind-boggling 1.3 million light-years in diameter!
To put that into perspective, our own galaxy, the Milky Way, measures between 100 000 and 120 000 light-years across, making NGC 6872 about five times its size.
Spotted while house-hunting, unfortunately it wasn’t for sale.
I feel like the commander of a spaceship when I wear the headset, when I’m really just filling scripts #techlife #pharmacytech #work #spaceship
Sweet mornings with my bear. He does this pretty much every morning, as soon as I have to get up he’ll roll on his back, put his head on my chest, and fall back asleep. Lmao he’s too much #owsleybear #sleepy #dog #adorable #cuddling #morning #rottweiler #staffordshire #mutt #rescue #brindle
What a cool cat #owsleybear #sunglasses #adorable #funny #cute #rottweiler #staffordshire #mutt #brindle
I have the best job in the world. I get to make medications in a lab and we have an organic juice bar downstairs so I get free fresh juice(: #fuckingbomb #cucumber #apple #lemon #kale #juice #medication #job #work
Today marks 20 months that matthew and i have been happily living together and in love. I couldn’t be a happier lady. Matthew, I’ve loved you for a million years, and I’ll love you for a million more. I can’t believe we’ve found our soulmates so young, not to mention, I was only 1 month shy of turning 18. I didn’t think I’d ever find you yet here we are. I love you. I love us. I love our little family. I love the life we’ve created for ourselves, and most importantly I love that you taught me how to love myself. Nothing can take me down as long as I have you in my life.
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➡️ Dazin Daze out ⬅️
I believe that
old friends.Mandeq Ahmed, “Mates” (via lovequotesrus)
Shortly after matthew and i realized we were in love we ate some magical fungi together. During that lovely trip into each others souls this feeling came over me that I had found who I had been searching for, for what felt like lifetimes. At that moment matthew looked at me and said “I found you!! I can’t believe I finally found you! I’ve known you before, for thousands of years, and I can’t believe I’ve found you”. He read my mind, we had the same exact feeling at the same exact time. That feeling of relief and finally feeling at home came instantly when matthew walked into my life. Here we are 1 year and 8 months later, living together since day 1 and stronger than anything I know. I can’t believe I’ve found him..