NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life. As it runs out of fuel, the star expels its outer envelope of gas outward to form a nebula like the Helix.
Images: different views of NGC 7293. Credit: ESA, NASA, ESO.
- Alice Hoffman (via amandaonwriting)
not wanting to date someone because you aren’t physically attracted to them doesn’t make you an asshole
wanting to sit at home watching TV instead of hanging out with people doesn’t make you an asshole
cutting off a friendship that was not satisfying to you doesn’t make you an asshole
Harvard grad Charlotte Lieberman takes on what’s wrong with love on campus.
"When it comes to dating, it always feels like the person who cares less ends up winning."
"Between 2005 and 2011, New York University sociologist Paula England, PhD, conducted an online survey in which she compiled data from more than 20,000 students at 21 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Her data showed that 61 percent of men hoped a hookup would turn into something more and 68 percent of women hoped for more — almost the same! We’re all trying so hard not to care, and nobody’s benefiting."
worth a read, guys. our generation may be the new hippies, but we’re also the great pretenders. it can be hard sometimes but it’s okay to have feelings. it’s in our blood.