We should have a new campaign to push how cool it is that Pluto is a dwarf planet because we only have two of those in our solar system. It’s still special, guys.

There’s actually a handful of other dwarf planets and some in consideration for dwarf planet status. (And unfortunately, Pluto isn’t even the only one to have once been considered a planet only to have its planet status revoked, since Ceres went through that. There is still contention as to whether Ceres is a dwarf planet, a very large asteroid, or both.)

yeah, if you google “Pluto” you get all these articles about public demands for it to be reclassified as a planet.

I hate how astronomers have to keep retreading the same material in public outreach because people keep bringing it up. So many cool things happened just last year not to mention that new astronomy discoveries are constantly happening. I wish Pluto-apologists would spend their effort on some of those.

I see once again people are asking Pluto to be reinstated as a planet.
Stop. Please. There are so many interesting things that have happened in astronomy since 2006. Please let this nostalgia-fueled, rabid defense based on no actual knowledge of Pluto die. It’s time to move forward.

lesliecrusher:

blanket apology to all the female celebrities i hated as a teenager because i was up to my eyeballs in internalized misogyny

twentytales:

For the prompt “Outsider POV on their relationship”.
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Well, wasn’t that just about the prettiest thing since a fourth-quarter profit.
“Constable.” He leaned over the bar, lowering his voice, and Odo pulled back with narrowed eyes.
“What?”
“You ever seen latinum on legs?”
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twentytales:

For the prompt “Outsider POV on their relationship”.

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Well, wasn’t that just about the prettiest thing since a fourth-quarter profit.

“Constable.” He leaned over the bar, lowering his voice, and Odo pulled back with narrowed eyes.

“What?”

“You ever seen latinum on legs?”

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bluhstrider:

girl scouts are letting in trans girls and letting girls replace God with whatever they want in the pledge, also they use cookie income to support abortion and LGBT agendas

boy scouts are just now allowing gay scouts in, officially in january, but gay leaders are still banned and they’re talking about segregation on camping trips, with gay scouts and straight scouts in different tents. also they still ban atheists,

girl scouts: 10000   boy scouts: 0

distant-traveller:

galaxiesoftheuniverse:

Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula (catalogued as Messier 20 or M20 and as NGC 6514) is locate. Its name means ‘divided into three lobes’. The object is an unusual combination of an open cluster of stars; an emission nebula (the lower, red portion), a reflection nebula (the upper, blue portion) and a dark nebula (the apparent ‘gaps’ within the emission nebula that cause the trifurcated appearance; these are also designated Barnard 85). Viewed through a small telescope, the Trifid Nebula is a bright and peculiar object, and is thus a perennial favorite of amateur astronomers.

The close-up images show a dense cloud of dust and gas, which is a stellar nursery full of embryonic stars. This cloud is about 8 light-years away from the nebula’s central star. A stellar jet protrudes from the head of the cloud and is about 0.75 ly long. The jet’s source is a young stellar object deep within the cloud. Jets are the exhaust gasses of star formation. Radiation from the nebula’s central star makes the jet glow.

ivyarchive:

mymodernmet:

Illustrator Lili Chin's adorable series Dogs of the World illustrates 192 breeds of dogs grouped according to geographical origin.

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