Wild Unicorn Herd

A POC/non-white/mixie nerd scrapbook. Because we’re awesome.

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The constellation Orion—or, possibly, among some Mayan peoples, a turtle—rising over the temple of Kukulkan in the Mayan city of Chichen Itza. The orange star on the left is Betelgeuse and the brightest blue one is Rigel, corrupted English versions of the original names given them by medieval Arab Muslim astronomers.

(Via Phil Plait’s 2012 astrophotography roundup.)