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Weekend Depression

A cold seeping liquid flows from the back of my skull, down my spine, and wraps its frigid slimy tentacles around my heart, paralyzing me. I begrudgingly great this stranger I once new so well a year ago, and have no choice but to let him back in my heart. A cold thick mist swells through the door behind him, fogging my vision from the good around me. I can no longer see the good.

It has been awhile since these feelings of depression have enveloped me. For a time I was busy with a boy a met over a year and a half ago. Our relationship had many imperfections, and there was more than enough blame to go around, but to familiarity we built up kept us coming back. 

Last month during my birthday I helped him with a project. Working with him has never been easy, but those feelings of depression started to swell within me as the 16 hours drew on. The next day, after we slept together in his bed, and after I completely felt my love for him rejected, I just couldn’t see him any longer. Three days later, he put the blame for all the faults in his project on me. A weekend, a birthday, wasted on someone so ungrateful. 

He was my weekend rock. He is what kept me from feeling like I wanted to end this 26 year pathetic existence. And now that I’m alone, I’m left to all these thoughts with no one to talk to. 

The people who I have talked to always tell me, “You can do better,” and “You just need to find someone else.” However, these are the same people who when I call and text for company on the weekends, their voices go silent, and I’m left feeling even more alone than I had previously.

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Nasa spacecraft detects changes in Martian sand dunes

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed that movement in sand dune fields on the Red Planet occurs on a surprisingly large scale, about the same as in dune fields on Earth. This is unexpected because Mars has a much thinner atmosphere than Earth, is only about one percent as dense, and its high-speed winds are less frequent and weaker than Earth’s.

For years, researchers debated whether sand dunes observed on Mars were mostly fossil features related to past climate, rather than currently active. In the past two years, researchers using images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera have detected and reported sand movement.

Now, have determined that entire dunes as thick as 61 meters are moving as coherent units across the Martian landscape. The study adds important information about the pace at which blowing sand could be actively eroding rocks on Mars. Scientists estimate rocks would be worn away at about the same pace as rocks near sand dunes here on Earth in Antarctica, where similar sand fluxes occur.

Above: Back-and-forth blinking of these two-image animations, taken in a period of three Earth years, shows movement of a sand dune in Nili Patera on Mars.


Lovely little boi!!!


Lovely little boi!!!


Cygnus-X: the cool swan glowing in flight

Chaotic networks of dust and gas signpost the next generations of massive stars in this stunning new image of the Cygnus-X star-nursery captured by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.

Cygnus-X is an extremely active region of massive-star birth some 4,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus. Bright white areas highlight zones where large stars have recently formed out of turbulent clouds, especially evident in the chaotic network of filaments seen in the top portion of the image.

There, dense knots of gas and dust mark intersections where filaments meet and collapse to form new stars, and where bubble-like structures are carved by their immense radiation. In the centre of the image, fierce radiation and powerful stellar winds from stars have partly cleared and heated interstellar material, which then glows blue in this representation.

The bottom part of the scene is dominated by a pillar of gas whose shape resembles that of the neck of a swan. To the right, a shell of gas and dust has likely been ejected from a supergiant star at its centre, but which is not seen directly in this image. Strings of compact red objects scattered throughout the scene map the cold seeds of future generations of stars.

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 Maxwell Runko


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