It’s been an incredible (and busy) summer in East Glacier, but now it’s time to head back to the land where it never snows. Thanks to everyone in MT for making it such a great season. I’ll miss you, and see you next year! 09/16/14
Ahaha, oh WOW I am definitely looking forward to this episode just for this scene alone It’s got Gatiss written all over it
wow I thought I was looking at an AU gifset of them sneaking off (badly) to have illicit sex, but this is really from the show isn’t it? good lord
Planetary Nebulas - Fast Winds From Dying Stars
This panel of composite images shows part of the unfolding drama of the last stages of the evolution of sun-like stars.
Dynamic elongated clouds envelop bubbles of multimillion degree gas produced by high-velocity winds from dying stars. In these images, Chandra’s X-ray data are shown in blue, while green and red are optical and infrared data from Hubble.
Planetary nebulas - so called because some of them resemble a planet when viewed through a small telescope - are produced in the late stages of a sun-like star’s life. After several billion years of stable existence (the sun is 4.5 billion years old and will not enter this phase for about 5 billion more years) a normal star will expand enormously to become a bloated red giant. Over a period of a few hundred thousand years, much of the star’s mass is expelled at a relatively slow speed of about 50,000 miles per hour…
(read more: Chandra X-Ray Observatory)
Fourth of July - Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park 07/04/14 — Happy 238th birthday, America!