Anonymous asked: "Hey! Love ur blog/art and I was wondering what the tattoo on your chest is of, u can't really tell from ur pics. Thanks :D"

Its a koi!

I also have a bird and some flowers on the back of my upper arm and some flowers on my left ribs. They’re all just red and black.


lottiepencheonblog:

i stayed up there for so long ugh

If you aren’t following Lottie yet, why not???????????

lottiepencheonblog:

i stayed up there for so long ugh

If you aren’t following Lottie yet, why not???????????



Hey!
I just wanted to put a reminder out there that I have a personal tumblr. I try to keep this one as close to original artwork as I can. My personal one is filled with reblogs, selfies, little things about me, and congratulating myself on tweets I make.
I promise I’m super-cool and I like awesome stuff.

Hey!
I just wanted to put a reminder out there that I have a personal tumblr. I try to keep this one as close to original artwork as I can. My personal one is filled with reblogs, selfies, little things about me, and congratulating myself on tweets I make.
I promise I’m super-cool and I like awesome stuff.


pyrrhiccomedy:


Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
Sources: 1 2 3

pyrrhiccomedy:

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.

Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.

So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)

Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.

This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 

Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?

By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.

Sources: 1 2 3


captain-spaceman:

Hey parent friends! Want your kids to like space but not be a nerd or get wedgies? Want to learn more about our solar system but don’t like Carl Sagan acting like he’s so smart? Want a two-time college drop out to explain crazy space science to young minds?You’re in luck! My book (that I wrote all by myself), Captain Spaceman and the Intergalactic Quest for Peanut Butter, is available on the Meegenius app for free this week. In addition to laying down some mad knowledge about space, there’s a couple of big words, some fun jokes, and a giant space whale. And look, I know you’re worried that if you let your kid read books about space at a young age, they’ll turn into awkward nerds that like math. But listen, I’m pretty cool and I wouldn’t let that happen. I just wouldn’t.

You can click this link to get the app, or the book, or both. I don’t know. I’m not the boss of you! http://bit.ly/1kycN88

captain-spaceman:

Hey parent friends! Want your kids to like space but not be a nerd or get wedgies? Want to learn more about our solar system but don’t like Carl Sagan acting like he’s so smart? Want a two-time college drop out to explain crazy space science to young minds?
You’re in luck! My book (that I wrote all by myself), Captain Spaceman and the Intergalactic Quest for Peanut Butter, is available on the Meegenius app for free this week. In addition to laying down some mad knowledge about space, there’s a couple of big words, some fun jokes, and a giant space whale. 
And look, I know you’re worried that if you let your kid read books about space at a young age, they’ll turn into awkward nerds that like math. But listen, I’m pretty cool and I wouldn’t let that happen. I just wouldn’t.

You can click this link to get the app, or the book, or both. I don’t know. I’m not the boss of you! http://bit.ly/1kycN88


chadsworldchildrensbooks:

Hi Everyone,

We are a sister & brother duo who have written a Children’s Book Series called “Chad’s World.” We strive to bring young readers new adventures in each book along with learning. Yes, learning and bridging the gap from “Learning to Read TO Reading to Learn” is one of our main focuses.


Hey parent friends! Want your kids to like space but not be a nerd or get wedgies? Want to learn more about our solar system but don’t like Carl Sagan acting like he’s so smart? Want a two-time college drop out to explain crazy space science to young minds?You’re in luck! My book (that I wrote all by myself), Captain Spaceman and the Intergalactic Quest for Peanut Butter, is available on the Meegenius app for free this week. In addition to laying down some mad knowledge about space, there’s a couple of big words, some fun jokes, and a giant space whale. And look, I know you’re worried that if you let your kid read books about space at a young age, they’ll turn into awkward nerds that like math. But listen, I’m pretty cool and I wouldn’t let that happen. I just wouldn’t.

You can click this link to get the app, or the book, or both. I don’t know. I’m not the boss of you! http://bit.ly/1kycN88

Hey parent friends! Want your kids to like space but not be a nerd or get wedgies? Want to learn more about our solar system but don’t like Carl Sagan acting like he’s so smart? Want a two-time college drop out to explain crazy space science to young minds?
You’re in luck! My book (that I wrote all by myself), Captain Spaceman and the Intergalactic Quest for Peanut Butter, is available on the Meegenius app for free this week. In addition to laying down some mad knowledge about space, there’s a couple of big words, some fun jokes, and a giant space whale. 
And look, I know you’re worried that if you let your kid read books about space at a young age, they’ll turn into awkward nerds that like math. But listen, I’m pretty cool and I wouldn’t let that happen. I just wouldn’t.

You can click this link to get the app, or the book, or both. I don’t know. I’m not the boss of you! http://bit.ly/1kycN88



captain-spaceman:

Captain Spaceman and Space Whale go on an adventure.

captain-spaceman:

Captain Spaceman and Space Whale go on an adventure.