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Ancient White Dwarfs in the Milky Way
A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter. They are very dense; a white dwarf’s mass is comparable to that of the Sun, and its volume is comparable to that of the Earth. Its faint luminosity comes from the emission of stored thermal energy. White dwarfs are thought to be the final evolutionary state of all stars whose mass is not high enough to become a neutron star. Over 97% of the stars in the Milky Way will eventually become white dwarfs.
Credit: NASA/Hubble

astronomicalwonders:

Ancient White Dwarfs in the Milky Way

A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter. They are very dense; a white dwarf’s mass is comparable to that of the Sun, and its volume is comparable to that of the Earth. Its faint luminosity comes from the emission of stored thermal energy. White dwarfs are thought to be the final evolutionary state of all stars whose mass is not high enough to become a neutron star. Over 97% of the stars in the Milky Way will eventually become white dwarfs.

Credit: NASA/Hubble

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Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall 2014-15

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Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall 2014-15

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History of vintage lover’s eye jewelry

' The lifespan of passion is brief
         And fades in the blink   
             Of a lover’s eye.’
- Uriah Hamilton.

This stunningexhibition explores the little-known subject of “lover’s eyes,” hand-painted miniatures of single human eyes set in jewelry and given as tokens of affection or remembrance. In 1785, when the Prince of Wales secretly proposed to Mrs. Maria Fitzherbert with a miniature of his own eye, he inspired an aristocratic fad for exchanging eye portraits mounted in a wide variety of settings including brooches, rings, lockets, and toothpick cases. With over 100 examples, the collection of Dr. and Mrs. David A. Skier of Birmingham is the largest in the world. This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at these unusual and intriguing works of art.


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"I feel entirely dehumanised by the sun now, and wish for fog, snow, rain, humanity."

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Suspiciously Lovable ‘Ghost Photographs’ Will Haunt Your Dreams byAngela Deane

If you’ve ever dug through a mound of found photographs, you’ve undoubtably experienced the strange sensation of encountering the banal and intimate moments of complete strangers. Whether the immortalized image is from a birthday party, a summer afternoon or a trip to a theme park, personal photos flood the viewer with an overwhelming sense of both camaraderie and alienation.

This odd space of in-betweenness is the inspiration for one of the cutest and most terrifying photo projects we’ve seen in a while: Angela Deane's “Ghost Photographs.” How can memories that don’t belong to you feel so familiar? Can we acquire memories we’ve never experienced? Deane poses these weighty questions through suspiciously sweet looking photographs. Be warned, adorable as they may seem, rest assured they’ll haunt you later.

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i haven’t been home in almost 2 years.  no matter how much i love Prague, i still get terribly homesick at times.

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i haven’t been home in almost 2 years.  no matter how much i love Prague, i still get terribly homesick at times.

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"Everything I’ve ever let go of had claw marks on it."

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witchoria:  Don’t save. 

witchoria:  Don’t save.