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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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❝ It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war. ❞
—   Guilermo Del Toro - How Pacific Rim saved his life

“I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.”

Nice article, worth a read. (via nudityandnerdery)   —
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should i attend college or take the black

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Colours meme: Gray for Sorrow

(Gray is the true neutral color. Its energy imparts void, emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. Because of this, gray can be restful, but it does not stimulate, energize, rejuvenate or excite. Too much of the color gray creates sadness and depression and a tendency to loneliness. It is also the color of isolation.)

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Thomas Tompion, watch movement, 1710. Brass, Steel. Thomas Potts, Dial and Gold Case, 1740. London.

Tompion was one of the great London watchmakers. It is probably a tribute to the excellence of the movement that it was thought worthwhile to make a new gold case for it. Via V&A

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That’s the thing with diaries. They’re like movies. They’re just stories. Filled with the things I saw.. and the things I felt. But when I look around I see that everyone is the protagonist of their own story.

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Oil paintings by Alyssa Monks.


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"you choose your favourite character because they remind you of yourself"


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