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REGULUS — “The Little King” | “The King Star”

ETYMOLOGY:  According to the Babylonians, Regulus is “the star that stands at the lion’s breast” (referring to Leo). Regulus means “the little king” or “prince” in Latin (diminutive of rex — “king”). The star is first believed to have been referred to as Regulus by Copernicus. It is likely a translation of the Hellenistic Greek word Basilikos (“little king”) used by Geminos and Ptolemy, though it could also be a translation of the Babylonian Lugal, which means “king.” The Arabic name for the star is Qalb al-Asad, meaning “heart of the lion.”

NOTABLE FEATURES:
•  Also known as Alpha Leonis.
•  Brightest star in the Leo constellation.
•  22nd brightest star in the sky.
•  Nearly on the ecliptic (path of the Sun).
•  Regularly occulted (covered) by the moon.
•  150 times brighter than the sun.
•  77 light years away.
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14 Sep 12:53 pm with 460 notes

unamusedsloth:

Shakira, Shakira

14 Sep 12:53 pm with 4,028 notes
jamepotter said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY INÈS!! Welcome to adulthood! I HOPE YOU HAVE AN AMAZING DAY BEING ALL ADULT AND STUFF ;D

THANK U VERA MY DEAR FRIEND, TAKE CARE OF U HUUUUN

14 Sep 12:52 pm with 0 notes

So I’m officially 18 today

Please tell me that being an adult is a myth bc I don’t feel different from 14 years old me (I mean of course I’m different but you get me)

13 Sep 03:28 am with 1 note

thahalfrican:

fuckyeahitsdomi:

it’s pornstache without his pornstache and cornrows without her cornrows

wild

12 Sep 19:58 pm with 127,598 notes

violinvirtuoso:

I’ve recently decided to freeze myself to -273℃. My friends think I’ll die, but I’ll be 0K.

12 Sep 19:58 pm with 145,210 notes

evilfartgallery:

fartgallery:

i hope you’re all having a great day

I don’t

12 Sep 19:56 pm with 229,142 notes

mejorarse:

fuuuuck i love this shit so much

12 Sep 19:55 pm with 330 notes

callipygianology:

englishjakes:

rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying

Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.

12 Sep 19:54 pm with 82,860 notes

blipsterinsverige:

ukrainiangirlfriend:

marnla:

Never forget

WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS PHOTOSHOOT I LOVE IT

Sir Ken has my heart forever for doing this and still looking hot despite that nasty wig

12 Sep 19:54 pm with 216,902 notes

#this show has 12 emmy nominations

12 Sep 19:53 pm with 66,703 notes
12 Sep 02:47 am with 9,969 notes

highs0ciety:

arabbara:

R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

this is the only september 11th post I’m reblogging

12 Sep 02:47 am with 700,464 notes