spacettf:

Earth

altoidyoda:

It took the entire day, but my study guide for the exam tomorrow is finally complete.
Let’s hope it actually helps this time…

I really admire your neatness and handwriting.

altoidyoda:

It took the entire day, but my study guide for the exam tomorrow is finally complete.

Let’s hope it actually helps this time…

I really admire your neatness and handwriting.

policymic:

How many Earth twins are out there? Hundreds possibly

NASA’s recent discovery of Kepler-186f, the first habitable Earth-sized planet is big news in humankind’s long search for extraterrestrial life.

A universe full of exoplanets: Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, which was launched in 2009 to hunt planets across the universe, we’ve managed to find around 1800 exoplanets so far, many of which have been discovered in just the last year or so.

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thenewenlightenmentage:

What’s The Purpose Of The Universe? Here’s One Possible Answer
It’s tempting to think of the universe as a meaningless repository for celestial objects like planets and stars. But an intriguing theory suggests there’s much more to the cosmos than meets the eye — and that black holes play an integral role in what our universe is actually trying to achieve.
It’s called the theory of Cosmological Natural Selection and it was conjured by Lee Smolin, a researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo. His theory suggests that the universe is — for all intents and purposes — a black hole generator, or a system that’s optimized to produce as many baby universes as possible.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

What’s The Purpose Of The Universe? Here’s One Possible Answer

It’s tempting to think of the universe as a meaningless repository for celestial objects like planets and stars. But an intriguing theory suggests there’s much more to the cosmos than meets the eye — and that black holes play an integral role in what our universe is actually trying to achieve.

It’s called the theory of Cosmological Natural Selection and it was conjured by Lee Smolin, a researcher at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo. His theory suggests that the universe is — for all intents and purposes — a black hole generator, or a system that’s optimized to produce as many baby universes as possible.

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space-pics:

SpaceX-3 Launch seen from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

space-pics:

SpaceX-3 Launch seen from the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

astronomicalwonders:

Star Cluster NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Hubble peered into a small portion of the nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074 (top). The region is a firestorm of raw stellar creation, perhaps triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. It lies about 170,000 light-years away near the Tarantula nebula, one of the most active star-forming regions in our Local Group of galaxies.

The high-energy radiation blazing out from clusters of hot young stars already born in NGC 2074 is sculpting the wall of the nebula by slowly eroding it away. Another young cluster may be hidden beneath a circle of brilliant blue gas at center, bottom.

In this approximately 100-light-year-wide fantasy-like landscape, dark towers of dust rise above a glowing wall of gases on the surface of the molecular cloud. The seahorse-shaped pillar at lower, right is approximately 20 light-years long, roughly four times the distance between our Sun and the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.

Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Images

humanoidhistory:

Apollo 16 astronaut takes a drive on the Moon, April 22, 1972. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

Apollo 16 astronaut takes a drive on the Moon, April 22, 1972. (NASA)

jtotheizzoe:

myartexperiments:

Happy Earth Day

It’s like we’re dancing! The waltz of Terra Luna …

jtotheizzoe:

myartexperiments:

Happy Earth Day

It’s like we’re dancing! The waltz of Terra Luna …

astrodidact:

This week in science! Part 2
Herbivore ancestor: http://bit.ly/1i07et5 Hep C: http://bit.ly/1gwegGl Depression: http://bit.ly/1pht70V Video of the meteorite explosion: http://bit.ly/1mmN6Xi Exoplanet: http://bit.ly/1r35BQN Watch the Falcon 9 launch: http://bit.ly/1jkGIf6 Hubble image: http://bit.ly/1mlB8zD Sperm RNA: http://bit.ly/1m6i6gK
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astrodidact:

This week in science! Part 2

Herbivore ancestor: http://bit.ly/1i07et5
Hep C: http://bit.ly/1gwegGl
Depression: http://bit.ly/1pht70V
Video of the meteorite explosion: http://bit.ly/1mmN6Xi
Exoplanet: http://bit.ly/1r35BQN
Watch the Falcon 9 launch: http://bit.ly/1jkGIf6
Hubble image: http://bit.ly/1mlB8zD
Sperm RNA: http://bit.ly/1m6i6gK

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astrodidact:

This week in science! A two-parter!!
Beards: http://bit.ly/1haZaFD Sexual organs: http://bit.ly/1eOQEC5 New moon: http://bit.ly/1inhVu9 Time lapse of the eclipse: http://bit.ly/1mfdMJu Stem cells: http://bit.ly/Qp5wvH Esophagus: http://bit.ly/1nfSKNG Graphene: http://bit.ly/1j4ABNb Blood: http://bit.ly/1noPih1
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astrodidact:

This week in science! A two-parter!!

Beards: http://bit.ly/1haZaFD
Sexual organs: http://bit.ly/1eOQEC5
New moon: http://bit.ly/1inhVu9
Time lapse of the eclipse: http://bit.ly/1mfdMJu
Stem cells: http://bit.ly/Qp5wvH
Esophagus: http://bit.ly/1nfSKNG
Graphene: http://bit.ly/1j4ABNb
Blood: http://bit.ly/1noPih1

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astronomynerd:

Collection of Nebula photos
Taken from I Fucking Love Science

astronomynerd:

Collection of Nebula photos

Taken from I Fucking Love Science

science-junkie:

The Astro AlphabetBy Ethan Siege
A is for Aurora, the Earth’s polar lights,as the Sun’s hot electrons help color our nights.
B is for Black Hole, a star’s collapsed heart,if you cross its horizon, you’ll never depart.
C is for Comet, with tails, ice, and dust,a trip near the Sun makes skywatching a must!
D is for Dark Matter, the great cosmic gluethat holds clusters together, but not me and you!
E is for Eclipse, where the Moon, Earth and Suncast light-blocking shadows that can’t be outrun.
F is for Fusion, that powers the stars,as nuclei join, their released light is ours!
G is for Galaxies, in groups and alone,house billions of planets with lifeforms unknown.
H is for Hubble, for whom Earth’s no place;a telescope like this belongs up in space.
I is for Ions, making nebulae glow;as they find electrons, we capture the show.
J is for Jets, from a galaxy’s core,if you feed them right, they’ll be active once more!
K is for Kepler, whose great laws of motionkeep planets on course in the great cosmic ocean.
L is for Libration, which makes our Moon rock,it’s a trick of the orbit; it’s tidally locked!
M is for Meteors, which come in a shower,if skies are just right, you’ll see hundreds an hour!
N is for Nebula, what forms when stars die,this recycled fuel makes cosmic apple pie.
O is for Opaque, why the Milky Way’s dark,these cosmic dust lanes make starlight appear stark!
P is for Pulsar, a spinning neutron star,as the orbits tick by, we know just when we are.
Q is for Quasar, a great radio source,accelerating matter with little remorse.
R is for Rings, all gas giants possess them,even one found in another sun’s system!
S is for Spacetime, which curves due to matter,this Universe-fabric can bend but won’t shatter!
T is for Tides, caused by gravity’s tune,our oceans bulge out from the Sun and the Moon.
U is the Universe, our goal’s understanding,with billions of galaxies, as spacetime’s expanding!
V is for Virgo, our nearest great cluster,with thousands of galaxies, it’s a gut-buster!
W is for Wavelength, the energies of light,that tell us what atoms are in stars just from sight!
X is for X-rays, high-energy light,where bursts of new stars show an ionized might.
Y is the Year, where we orbit our Sun,each planet’s is different; the Earth’s is just one.
Z is for Zenith, so gaze up at the sky!The Universe is here; let’s learn what, how and why.
Source: Starts With A Bang!Image credit: Galaxy Zoo’s writing tool

science-junkie:

The Astro Alphabet
By Ethan Siege

A is for Aurora, the Earth’s polar lights,
as the Sun’s hot electrons help color our nights.

B is for Black Hole, a star’s collapsed heart,
if you cross its horizon, you’ll never depart.

C is for Comet, with tails, ice, and dust,
a trip near the Sun makes skywatching a must!

D is for Dark Matter, the great cosmic glue
that holds clusters together, but not me and you!

E is for Eclipse, where the Moon, Earth and Sun
cast light-blocking shadows that can’t be outrun.

F is for Fusion, that powers the stars,
as nuclei join, their released light is ours!

G is for Galaxies, in groups and alone,
house billions of planets with lifeforms unknown.

H is for Hubble, for whom Earth’s no place;
a telescope like this belongs up in space.

I is for Ions, making nebulae glow;
as they find electrons, we capture the show.

J is for Jets, from a galaxy’s core,
if you feed them right, they’ll be active once more!

K is for Kepler, whose great laws of motion
keep planets on course in the great cosmic ocean.

L is for Libration, which makes our Moon rock,
it’s a trick of the orbit; it’s tidally locked!

M is for Meteors, which come in a shower,
if skies are just right, you’ll see hundreds an hour!

N is for Nebula, what forms when stars die,
this recycled fuel makes cosmic apple pie.

O is for Opaque, why the Milky Way’s dark,
these cosmic dust lanes make starlight appear stark!

P is for Pulsar, a spinning neutron star,
as the orbits tick by, we know just when we are.

Q is for Quasar, a great radio source,
accelerating matter with little remorse.

R is for Rings, all gas giants possess them,
even one found in another sun’s system!

S is for Spacetime, which curves due to matter,
this Universe-fabric can bend but won’t shatter!

T is for Tides, caused by gravity’s tune,
our oceans bulge out from the Sun and the Moon.

U is the Universe, our goal’s understanding,
with billions of galaxies, as spacetime’s expanding!

V is for Virgo, our nearest great cluster,
with thousands of galaxies, it’s a gut-buster!

W is for Wavelength, the energies of light,
that tell us what atoms are in stars just from sight!

X is for X-rays, high-energy light,
where bursts of new stars show an ionized might.

Y is the Year, where we orbit our Sun,
each planet’s is different; the Earth’s is just one.

Z is for Zenith, so gaze up at the sky!
The Universe is here; let’s learn what, how and why.

Source: Starts With A Bang!
Image credit: Galaxy Zoo’s writing tool

humanoidhistory:

On April 19, 2001, the Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board are astronauts Kent V. Rominger, Jeffrey S. Ashby, John L. Phillips, Scott E. Parazynski, Umberto Guidoni, Yuri Lonchakov, and Chris Hadfield, who later became famous as a David Bowie impersonator. The mission (STS-100) to the International Space Station lasted 11 days, 21 hours, 31 minutes, 14 seconds. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

April 17, 1970 in the South Pacific: After you recover the astronauts, you must retrieve the capsule. Here we see Navy frogmen from the USS Iwo Jima fasten cables to the Apollo 13 command module — and then the hoisting begins. (NASA)