Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Potentially Support Life
Astronomers have discovered a planet about the size of Earth,
orbiting its star in the zone where oceans of liquid water would be possible.
A study of the newly-found planet indicates it could have an Earth-like atmosphere and water at its surface. The planet Kepler-186f is the fifth planet of the star Kepler-186, 490 light-years away.
The planet has 1.11 times the Earth’s mass. Its radius is 1.1 times that of Earth. Kepler-186f orbits at 32.5 million miles (52.4 million kilometers) from its parent star. Its year is 130 Earth days.
The planet orbits Kepler-186, an M-type dwarf star less than half as massive as the sun. Because the star is cooler than the sun, the planet receives solar energy less intense than that received by Mars in our solar system, despite the fact that Kepler-186f orbits much closer to its star.
guys this isn’t just some science jerk-offery. This is legitimately the first confirmed exoplanet that fulfils all of NASA’s main prerequisites, same mass, same density, rocky, right zone in terms of heat, it may even have an atmosphere.
Soon we’re launching a satellite code named “Star Shade”, which although it sounds badass is literal- it’s a massive unfurling shade that will allow a powerful telescope to TAKE PHOTOS of these goddamn planets, no doubt this one will be first on the list, to see what they look like.
PHOTOS, EVERYBODY. PHOTOS.
I say we name it in honour of Carl Sagan who first brought serious investigation into finding exoplanets in a time where people didn’t even believe they existed, yet.
What I mean when I say “I can’t do that”- Anxiety Version:
- I am unable to do that
- I am too stressed out to do that
- I cannot face the humiliation of attempting to do that
- My body will physically not allow me to do that
- I am on the verge of a panic attack
- I cannot do that
What people hear:
- I am unwilling to do that
- I am just shy
- I am overreacting
- I am lazy
- I need to get more experience in social situation to help my anxiety
- I need a push
- I don’t want to do that
Inspired by X
"stop saying straight men are weak and pathetic"
i had to listen to a man describe how the fact that his girlfriend’s farts are louder and stronger than his is making him feel self conscious and emasculated on the radio today
I wanted to signal boost this since these two people are amazing, talented and very special to me! They could really use some help right now. Here are some words from Bird:
"For those of you who don’t know, I am all but on-paper-married to one of the sweetest, kindest women in the world, the incomparably beautiful @blindflower, the Lace half of Bird & Lace. Right now things are tight for the two of us as I lost my job earlier this month. To add insult to injury we are getting very close to Doll North which is a very important event for us this year, one that there is a lot of sewing left to complete for. BF works nearly full time hours, is working her butt off to create some beautiful pieces for the convention and only yesterday was given some pretty terrible news, her father is very seriously sick. Without a job I can’t financially afford to give BF the time off that she desperately needs and deserves to complete the work she actually loves and spend time with her dad. So I could really use your help guys. If you, or anyone you know has been seriously considering commissioning me now is the time, please. I will offer absolutely ANY services I am capable of doing including (but not limited to) face ups, body blushing, manicure/pedicures, fantasy part blushing, eye mods and seam sanding. I will take small art commissions. I will complete my current $2 sweaters and bring back inexpensive sewing projects, absolutely anything you guys can think of. If I can do it I will trade it for money even if it will just help to get this girl a couple extra days away from her day job. PM me here, sleep_pattern on DoA or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks guys! ”
You can see more info of Bird’s work on his facebook page:
As well, they run Bird & Lace and you can help by ordering goods from a Canadian retailer. More info at their website.
Signal boosting because these two are fabulous, kind, super talented people. Please help them out! ♥
Mary Bowser, former slave of the Van Lew family, infiltrated the Confederacy by working as a servant in the household of Jefferson Davis. Bowser was assumed to be illiterate, and as a black woman was below suspicion. Practically invisible, she was able to listen to conversations between Confederate officials and read sensitive documents, gathering information that she handed over to the Union.
This needs to be a movie. Like, now.
I’d watch this movie.
How is this not a movie?
Every great person was an inexperienced, optimistic rookie at one point.
This seemed like a good idea, I have no idea what I’m doing. Also, earth modes, because I haven’t watched Prime in a while and I don’t remember if we saw how they looked on Cybertron.
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