Category: halloween

The first-known depictions of a witch on a bro…

The first-known depictions of a witch on a broomstick, illustrated in Martin Le Franc’s Le Champion des Dames, 1451. (Hyperallergic)

“An X-ray on the 2,500-year-old boy, who was o…

“An X-ray on the 2,500-year-old boy, who was on display at Torquay museum, revealed that the coffin is 1,000 years older than the mummy inside.” (The Sun)

Happy Halloween from space! Behold the spooky …

Happy Halloween from space! Behold the spooky SH2 136 nebula.

(NASA)

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Over the years, the Cassini-Huygens team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has produced a bunch of spooktacular Saturn illustrations for Halloween.

The Cassini probe has since given up the ghost, as it were, but these images are still around to haunt Tumblr.

EGYPTIAN MUMMY X-RAYED – A vintage cigarette c…

EGYPTIAN MUMMY X-RAYED – A vintage cigarette card, late 1930s, from the Age of Power & Wonder series: “X-rays, turned upon an Egyptian mummy, reveal its skeleton in a manner far more miraculous than any conjurations of the ancient priests of Isis, Osiris, or Horus. The X-ray is typical of this age of power and wonder, for it ruthlessly gets to the very basis of everything upon which it is turned. The most imaginative Egyptian that ever lived could not have foreseen X-rays.”

(New York Public Library)

The ghostly reflection nebula VdB 152, observe…

The ghostly reflection nebula VdB 152, observed by Stephen Leshin. (via NASA)

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“Perenbast (right) and her presumed husband after Petrie’s discovery of their tomb”

(Manchester Museum)

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Detail from A Treatise on Physiognomy, circa 1790, courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

Behind the scenes of Alien (1979)

Behind the scenes of Alien (1979)

Behold the spooktacular Witch Head Nebula, IC …

Behold the spooktacular Witch Head Nebula, IC 2118, a reflection nebula in the Eridanus constellation, about 900 light-years from Earth. Astrophotography by George Greaney.