send this to your crush. just. just do it
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]
idk man it just makes me so so so sad when you’re watching a cutiepie talk about their passion like when they light up and start bubbling over with words and then all of a sudden they stop themselves and say stuff like “sorry, i know this is boring” or “sorry i just got excited”
like you know somewhere in their life someone they respected told them “shut up nobody cares” and ever since they can’t talk about their favorite things without apologizing every 5 seconds
Portrait of my Chagrian celebrity chef, Kutaau Keiroda, so that I can have an icon for space twitter. Find her at KutaauCanCook!
She’s the daughter of my Sith-Warrior-Angst-Baby-Defector, so though her adulthood takes place a few years after the game starts, it… should work out. *shrugs*
Actually quite happy with how it turned out, seeing as how this is my first time trying a method like the one I used here. Anyway, off to space twitter!!!
HULLO? HEY, LISTEN!
Helix is the busiest betta I have ever had! Someday he will be upgraded to a 20 gallon long because he would use all the space!
You’ll also notice the algae started coming back. The cause is no nitrates present…. All my other nutrients are well balanced, except for that. It shows because a couple of my stem plants shot up an inch already! Time to start dosing nitrates for his little kingdom so that the plants can continue to outcompete the algae. :)
I may also add in some additional bio load like an apple snail and two amano shrimp. Plus, I need to get four more pygmy cories…. I will just leave a shopping list with my boyfriend for when I’m away.
I love this photo set!!
I’m going to a special level of hell where all of my favorite Star Wars characters stand around and throw rocks at me.
I know I’ve been spamming you all with my ooc Phantom squee, but…
Oh, this just has to go on my blog, guys! It just has to!