A Scientific Spectrum

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thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

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thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

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Hey! Are you going to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C. this weekend?

jtotheizzoe:

Because I am! You can find all sorts of information about this jam-packed, brain-exploding FREE science fest over on their website.

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As for me, I’ll be performing!!! Whatever that means!! Come see me talk about science things on Saturday and Sunday! It will probably be fun! Here’s the expo map and schedule in convenient PDF form :)

Huh.

Wait a sec…

I was just reading that expo schedule for Saturday… and, umm…

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SAGAN HELP ME I AM SCHEDULED BETWEEN MICHIO KAKU AND BILL NYE don’t they know I just make YouTube videos and GIFs?

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Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness →
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kateoplis:

"Earth has a volume of about one trillion cubic kilometers. Can you picture a cube 1,000 meters high, 1,000 meters deep, 1,000 meters across? Now picture a trillion of them.”

It “has a mass of 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms, or, if you prefer, 6 sextillion tons. In pounds, that’s actually … 0. Nothing. Mass is a measure of how much stuff an object contains, but weight is how hard gravity pulls on that mass. The Earth is in space, orbiting the Sun, so it’s in free fall. It has mass, but no weight at all.”

"There is no physical place where Earth’s atmosphere stops and space begins; the air just gets thinner and thinner and eventually fades away. But we love definitions, so the official height above the Earth’s surface considered to be where space begins—called the Kármán line—is at an altitude of 100 km. Anyone who gets higher than that is considered an astronaut.”

"It’s about 71 percent water by area, dominated by the Pacific Ocean, which covers a staggering 155.6 million square km (60 million square miles) of the surface. That’s nearly a third of the planet.”

But, “if you took all the water on Earth and collected it into a single drop, it would be just less than 1,400 kilometers (860 miles) across.”

"Earth is warming up. It’s a fact. Deal with it.”

Earth Day Fun Facts | Slate | NASA

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awkwardsituationist:

migaloo, the only known all white humpback whale, was photographed by jenny dean (first, third photos) in the great barrier reef. though often described as albino, migaloo has brown eyes and is more likely leucistic or hypopigmented. last year, a white orca named iceberg was photographed (second photo) for the first time by e. lazareva in the north pacific, but is again not technically believed to be albino.

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2headedsnake:

Guy Laliberte

Photographs of Earth taken during an 11 day trip in space.

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vouzou:

The Hubble Extreme Deep Field
The Hubble Extreme Deep Field is the most distant image of the Universe ever created. Its diameter is one tenth the width of the full moon, its area is one 30 millionth of the entire sky. Within this field of view there are more than 5000 galaxies, 600 trillion stars and 50 quadrillion planets and moons. The light from the most distant visible objects was created more than 13 billion years ago, when the Universe was only 5% of it’s current age. This photograph is a slice of infinity, proof of the immense scale of reality.

vouzou:

The Hubble Extreme Deep Field

The Hubble Extreme Deep Field is the most distant image of the Universe ever created. Its diameter is one tenth the width of the full moon, its area is one 30 millionth of the entire sky. Within this field of view there are more than 5000 galaxies, 600 trillion stars and 50 quadrillion planets and moons. The light from the most distant visible objects was created more than 13 billion years ago, when the Universe was only 5% of it’s current age. This photograph is a slice of infinity, proof of the immense scale of reality.

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heythereuniverse:

NASA plans a robotic mission to search for life on Europa | io9

It looks like it’s finally going to happen, an actual mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — one of the the solar system’s best candidates for hosting alien life.

Yesterday, NASA announced an injection of $17.5 billion from the federal government (down by $1.2 billion from its 2010 peak). Of this, $15 million will be allocated for “pre-formulation” work on a mission to Europa, with plans to make detailed observations from orbit and possibly sample its interior oceans with a robotic probe. Mission details are sparse, but if all goes well, it could be launched by 2025 and arriving in the early 2030s.

This is incredibly exciting. Recent evidence points to a reasonable chance of habitability. Its massive subsurface ocean contains almost twice as much water as found on Earth. The water is kept in liquid state owing to the gravitational forces exerted by Jupiter and the moon’s turbulent global ocean currents. The good news is that a probe may not have to dig very deep to conduct its search for life; the moon’s massive plumes are ejecting water directly onto the surface.

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