Nebulae are pretty fucking cool. Without them, stars probably wouldn’t be created. Without stars there would be no nuclear fusion, meaning no “heavier” elements, just hydrogen and helium. No heavier elements means life would not exist. Even then, life exists only because stars die in the most dramatic way imaginable. They go nova (well, supernova technically. ‘Nova’ refers primarily to white dwarf stars).
In this cataclysmic explosion, the star becomes so bright it outshines entire galaxies, and produces as much energy in a single instant as our sun is expected to produce over its entire lifespan. Which is a lot of energy. This explosion spreads a vast cloud of cosmic dust outwards at speeds of up to 10% of the speed of light (67,108,088.8 mph in case you were wondering). This cloud known as a “supernova remnant” contains, as Carl Sagan so eloquently put it, the star’s “enriched guts”. All of the heavier elements formed by fusion, elements like carbon and iron, are blasted across the galaxy to form planets orbiting other stars.
When these planets form, they are covered in this cosmic fertiliser. These raw elements combine and form chemical compounds like water and carbon dioxide. Then, if the conditions are just right, life will begin to evolve.
So if being made out of the blood and guts of a dead sun isn’t the most metal fucking thing ever, I don’t know what is.
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My desktop wallpaper is classic books. I’m fine, unless the characters come out of the pages.
Captain America… totally screwed :P
My daughter. Don’t worry. I’ve got plenty of experience hiding from her already…
Oh, god, it’s just the generic M$ Window$ background. Dooooooom.
Looks like I’m lost in the eternal darkness.
My desktop is Syn…
Mine is the Carina Nebula. Apparently stars are going to be born inside my room now. Also, our solar system has now been enveloped in a multicoloured cloud of gases and cosmic dust, millions of lightyears in diameter.
So I just saw Amon Amarth has been signed on for Bloodstock 2014. The lineup is not complete yet, but Amon Amarth, Megadeth, Down, Evil Scarecrow and Saxon are already six reasons for me to want to go. Sooo, anyone from tumblr planning on attending next year?
Not sure if want?
I mean, it looks pretty cool but the trailer is confusing and doesn’t really make any sense.