Christina - 23 - female - marine biology - future scientific illustrator - USA
(you can call me chris or cocco whatevs)
I tend to post/reblog whatever tickles my fancy, science, video games (mostly assassin's creed), art, nature, fashion, adventure time, with the occasional hetalia or random ass posts/reblogs here or there. I also have a chronic, incurable case of the seafeels so expect a lot of ocean related stuff.
Please enjoy your stay ^u^
Benten is the Japanese goddess of love, beauty, eloquence, wisdom, arts and music, knowledge, good fortune, and water. She is the protectress of children and the patroness of geishas, dancers, and musicians. Originally she was a sea goddess or water goddess, on whose image many local deities near lakes were based.
This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Hartl-Dengel-Weinberger 3 (HDW 3) is a large, ancient planetary nebula. Its distinctive braided shape is the result of the planetary nebula colliding with the interstellar gas around it as the nebula moves through the galaxy.
The star that produced the planetary nebula is the faint bluish one just below and to the right of the bright star near the center of the image.The image was generated with observations in Hydrogen alpha (red) and Sulphur [S II] (blue) filters. In this image, North is up, East is to the left.