the atoms that make up your body were once forged inside stars, and the causes of even the smallest event are virtually infinite and connected with the whole in incomprehensible ways.

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth (via beryl-azure)

Inflation strongly implies that our universe is not alone but is just one of an unlimited number of other universes in what has been termed the multiverse. This multiverse exists endlessly in space and time. It had no beginning, no creation. It always existed and always will.

Victor Stenger (via cosmicpond)

(via cosmicpond)

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

Alan Watts (via astrolocherry)

astronemma:

Fire-Breather

Like a dragon breathing fire, a powerful blast of plasma erupts from the Sun in this newly released colourised view of a ‘coronal mass ejection’.

These huge clouds of magnetised plasma are ejected from the Sun’s atmosphere – the corona – and launched into interplanetary space. Millions of tonnes of gas race away from the Sun at several million kilometres per hour.

This image shows an event observed by the SOHO satellite on 4 January 2002, coloured to indicate the intensity of the matter being ejected by the Sun. White represents the greatest intensity, red/orange somewhat less, and blue the least.

An extreme-ultraviolet view is superimposed to show the size and active regions of the Sun that day.

The shaded blue disc surrounding the Sun at the centre of the image deliberately blots out direct sunlight to allow study of the details in the corona.

When ejections like this hit planet Earth, spectacular natural light displays – aurora – can be triggered over the poles. In the most extreme events, they can lead to geomagnetic storms that can result in regional power outages and communications blackouts.

Image credit: SOHO (ESA/NASA)/S. Hill, via ESA.

(via megacosms)

suparlak:

"We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps." 
— Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)

(via h0odrich)

the atoms that make up your body were once forged inside stars, and the causes of even the smallest event are virtually infinite and connected with the whole in incomprehensible ways.

Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth (via beryl-azure)

There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.

My thought is me: that’s why I can’t stop. I exist because I think … and I can’t stop myself from thinking.

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre (via thusreluctant)

(via fuckyeahexistentialism)

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zerostatereflex:

Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona

"Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the light of the solar corona easily visible."

(via bury-yourhead)