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theatlantic:

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]

theatlantic:

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]

#Awesome #making me question life and existing again #too weird #science #space



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fatfatties:

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#lskdjfskldfj #i want some #food



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Sulley, you’re not supposed to name it. Once you name it, you start getting attached to it. Now put that thing back where it came from or so help me.

#nice colors #Monsters Inc.



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dyominos:

the meaning behind their ‘overdose’ dance

#overdose #exo #kpop #LOL ok #kai



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#no #stop it #stop #EXO #EXO-K #Sehun #Kai #kpop



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comicsatthemovies:

Opening Battle Sequence from X-Men: Days of Future Past

#GIVE ME THE MOVIE #X-men #X-Men: Days of Future Past



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pixalry:

Middle Earth Travel Posters - Created by The Green Dragon Inn

Prints are available for sale on Etsy.

#damn wtf i want one #art #illustration #design #The Lord of The Rings



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furtho:

Paul Prokop’s photograph of the Červený Vrch district, Prague, 1963

furtho:

Paul Prokop’s photograph of the Červený Vrch district, Prague, 1963

#art #photography



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baekhyun was smiling but we all know he was totally terrified
#are you like changmin #crazy abusive boy lmfao #D.O #Baekhyun #EXO #EXO-K #kpop



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Adorable Yixing ft  squishysoo (trans )

#he's so happy with his shot haha #Lay #EXO #EXO-M #kpop