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exposed became my darker side
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Messier 20 and 21Image Credit & Copyright: Lorand Fenyes ,br>
Explanation: The beautiful Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, is easy to find with a small telescope in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. About 5,000 light-years away, the colorful study in cosmic contrasts shares this well-composed, nearly 1 degree wide field with open star cluster Messier 21 (top right). Trisected by dust lanes the Trifid itself is about 40 light-years across and a mere 300,000 years old. That makes it one of the youngest star forming regions in our sky, with newborn and embryonic stars embedded in its natal dust and gas clouds. Estimates of the distance to open star cluster M21 are similar to M20’s, but though they share this gorgeous telescopic skyscape there is no apparent connection between the two. In fact, M21’s stars are much older, about 8 million years old. (via APOD: 2014 August 28 - Messier 20 and 21)
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David Bowie at Madison Square Garden photographed by Bob Gruen, 1974
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The Wizard NebulaImage Credit & Copyright: Michael Miller 
Explanation: Open star cluster NGC 7380 is still embedded in its natal cloud of interstellar gas and dust popularly known as the Wizard Nebula. Seen with foreground and background stars along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy it lies some 8,000 light-years distant, toward the constellation Cepheus. A full moon would easily fit inside this telescopic view of the 4 million year young cluster and associated nebula, normally much too faint to be seen by eye. Made with telescope and camera firmly planted on Earth, the image reveals multi light-year sized shapes and structures within the Wizard in a color palette made popular in Hubble Space Telescope images. Recorded with narrowband filters, the visible wavelength light from the nebula’s hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur atoms is transformed into green, blue, and red colors in the final digital composite. But there is still a trick up the Wizard’s sleeve. Sliding your cursor over the image (or following this link) will make the stars disappear, leaving only the cosmic gas and dust of the Wizard Nebula. (via APOD: 2014 August 29 - The Wizard Nebula)
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pjmix:

(via retro vintage modern hi-fi: Retro Hi-Fi Girl Friday)
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thehystericalsociety:

Ouch! - c. 1910s - Part of my personal collection.
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girliemagazine:

Betty Brosmer
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vivipiuomeno:

Diane Arbus Stripper, Miss Sata Lyte, in her dressing room with 1962
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