b8l:

wussypillow:

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]



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b8l:

wussypillow:

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

AU earth

hermititude:

radicalrebellion:

val-kyrie-bliss:

I’m so tired of people who are a minority hurting their oppressors back as retaliation. Your hurtful actions against your oppressor are not justified, even if you are being oppressed. You’re just becoming the same kind of person they are. So stop.

This the type of shit white people say that let you know they not really about this anti-oppression life.

The Rage of the Oppressed IS NOT and CAN NEVER BE EQUIVALENT to the faux-Rage of the Oppressor. Period.

Sun Francisco in The Summer of 1971.

All photographs taken by Nick Dewolf.

(Source: 70-s)

(Source: ilovetheyouniverse)

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

meonyourscreen:

thereddiva:

perfectopposite:

Small Potatoes

Look closely at the last panel. Scully isn’t wearing pants.

this is one of the things i would hate having me a second time in universe .. 

(Source: anormaux)

mayawiig:

make me choose | anon asked: tina/amy or kristen/maya?

I Immediately clicked with Maya when we worked on SNL, and we became even closer during the shooting of Bridesmaids. - Kristen Wiig

sharkchunks:

hellsquidsintl:

There was, of course, an increase in heart attacks and traffic accidents as people panicked trying to escape the ghost deer.

A significant decline in dementors as well.

sharkchunks:

hellsquidsintl:

There was, of course, an increase in heart attacks and traffic accidents as people panicked trying to escape the ghost deer.

A significant decline in dementors as well.

(Source: grindlebone)

I really hate that he went back to Brenda.
She could have been so happy with Joe.

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isnerdy:

rj4gui4r:

slussy:

Frankenstein enters into a body building competition and finds he has seriously misunderstood the objective

FOR THE LAST TIME, FRANKENSTEIN WAS THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR

…a doctor who built a body.

metaknighty:

why do straight ppl think they can whine about gay ppl “throwing their sexuality in our faces” when almost every waking second of every minute of every day of my life is filled with heterosexual romance media and heteronormativity. like u think 2 girls holding hands in public is rubbing their sexuality in ur face you have no fucking idea what queer people go through on a daily basis shut the fuck up

gameraboy:

Retina display, 1981

gameraboy:

Retina display, 1981

mozzarella firefox

(Source: cinepix)