Outer space is a mystical place that fills our minds with wonders and dreams, inspiration and hope. The solar system and galaxies beyond hold deep meaning for people, hence why so many people get cosmic tattoos.
Astronomy lovers come in all shapes and sizes, genders, and personality types, but the one thing they all have in common is adoration for outer space and all of the mysterious secrets it holds. Check out these awesome cosmic tattoos for astronomy lovers.
The sun is a precarious thing, if it lost 1/10th of its heat, earth would be covered in a layer of thick ice; and if the sun increased in temperature by 30% everything on earth would be incinerated.
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Astronauts often report that their taste in food changes when they go up into outer space. Peggy Whitson, an International Space Station astronaut shared, “One of my favorite foods on the ground is shrimp, and up here I can’t stand it.”
The largest diamond known to be in existence is located 50 light years away in outer space, it is the burned out corpse of a star known as BPM 37093, or Lucy. The white dwarf star weighs 5 million trillion trillion pounds, and is made up of crystalized carbon.
The moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago, about 30-50 million years after the solar system formed. Every year the moon drifts a little further away from our planet, approximately 3.8 cm.
The same side of the moon is always visible from earth because the moon is in synchronous rotation with our home planet. Life on the moon would be much different; for starters, because the moon lacks atmosphere you would never hear any sounds.
In celtic myth, the deer is regarded as one of the oldest and most amazing animals. Deer were said to be supernatural beasts that guided groups of fairies and ‘chosen humans’ into a “faerie realm” in the forest.
To put it simply, a constellation is a collection of stars that form a pattern, giving a specific portion of the sky definable boundaries. Anything within a particular boundary is considered a part of that particular constellation.
The Big Dipper is often confused for a constellation, but instead it is actually an asterism, or a group of stars located within a larger constellation. The International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 unique constellations.
Every hour that passes by, the sun shrinks 1.5 meters. This means in about 5,000 million years we are destined to run out of sunlight. Since it takes around 8 minutes for the sun’s rays to reach earth, the moment we run out of sunlight marks at least 8 minutes the sun has already been burned out for.
Outer space is a vast place we have hardly scraped the surface in terms of exploring. There are billions of different galaxies, and each galaxy is full of billions of stars.
Some people are recognized for loving outer space so much they don’t just get a cosmic tattoo, but they also have their ashes launched into space. Over 100 people have had their ashes let loose in space, including Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek.
The World-Tree is referenced in many historical accounts. Described by ancient cosmologies as a glorious “World-Tree” that grows up through our universe and into outer space, connecting all realms together as one.
A black hole is a region of space packed tightly with dense matter. Black holes have such a fierce gravitational pull that no object or electromagnetic radiation can escape. The pressing question is where things go after they are sucked into a black hole.
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