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]
The universe blows my mind
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR LET’S GO ALREADY
when you want sex but your vagina is like,
Fantasy, sci-fi and gender bending by Sakimi chan from facebook
Is it me or does male Elsa look like he’s about to give a “hadouken!” To some unsuspecting foes?
omg i will cosplay that cruella de vil
I’m stupidly attracted to all of them, ALL OF THEM.
To all those 12.9 year-olds on Tumblr,
I think we all know where you really belong:
I think you should shut the fuck up
we RP smut. I do it all the fucking time.
We write fanfics.
We love yuri and yaoi.
We have dirty minds.
Looks like we misjudged those 12.9 year olds.
i have wedding fever
Half female, half male.
Bilateral gynandromorphism is a rare genetic disorder occurring in insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and birds, where a strange combination of genetic material splits a creature perfectly in half, with one side male and one side female.
This is so god damn elegant and powerful. What even.
my dad: what are you doing
me: watching supernatural
my dad: that guy with that deep, fake manly voice is so annoying
my dad: yeah that one ** in a deep fake manly voice**"sammy, sammy" i can’t deal with it
me: what are you saying, that’s literally his voice
my dad: no
my dad: there’s no way a man that pretty has a voice that deep
my dad: there’s no way