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^
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Got to do a handful of really simple spot-illustration for Titan Books in the UK and there’s plenty more on the way! It’s really fun to do these little guys and It’s interesting to try to boil down shots into bite-sized scenes.
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has seen a cluster of newborn stars enclosed in a cocoon of dust and gas in the constellation Camelopardalis. The cluster, AFGL 490, is hidden from view in visible light by the cloud. But WISE’s infrared vision sees the glow of the dust itself, and penetrates this dust to see the infant stars within.
Not much is known about this stealthy star cluster. Its distance from Earth is estimated to be about 2,300 light-years. The portion of the star-forming nebula captured in this view stretches across about 62 light-years of space.
All four infrared detectors aboard WISE were used to make this mosaic. Color is representational: blue and cyan represent infrared light at wavelengths of 3.4 and 4.6 microns, which is dominated by light from stars. Green and red represent light at 12 and 22 microns, which is mostly light from warm dust.