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]
Ngl this is freaking me out in the raddest way possible
I hope you never die
betty white is the fucking coolest person ever omg
A great example of why you don’t have any idea what is happening in the world around you. I don’t generally blog this stuff but, you Should know Time Magazine is not the only media to do this. .
I HAD NO CLUE THIS WAS HAPPENING AND I AM SO ANGRY
american schools teach about other countries’ propaganda, but look at this shit.
Did you guys know that the first Canadian deaths in the war in Afghanistan happened in 2002 when an American pilot dropped a bomb on some Canadian soldiers doing training exercises
killed 4 people and injured 8
Did you know this? Probably not because boy does your country like to brainwash about their fucking military being the greatest and most important and amazing fucking thing
Americans, we get more news about your country than you do, because gosh diddly darn does your country ever like to hide things from you and keep you stupid.
I miss Beaver Island so much it’s unreal.
I need to go back when I get a summer off.
So blessed to have spent six weeks up at the CMU biological station last summer.
G U Y S H E D I D T H E T H I N G !
THIS CHICKEN IS SO FROZEN IT STARTED SINGING LET IT GO
Pretty amazing solar system watch.
From Van Cleef & Arpels… and apparently it was $240,000.
I guess i just get rather depressed when my friends disappoint me.
I’m not saying i have high standards for what a friend should be or what they should do for you since that’s kind of crazy. even the littlest of things my friends do for me goes along way.
The problems start when they don’t really throw me a bone. they break plans, they push back our time to talk, or they don’t seem to truly care about where our connection is going. I put up with a fair amount of that over the last few years of my life and i’m getting tired of it.
not to say i don’t value the many, many friends i have come across when they give me a hard time. i give people way to much shit on any given day of the year. But how much it too much? why is it that i invest 100% of my time and energy into them while they invest far less into me? its eroding.
In the end of the day, friendship is a two-way street. at least, its suppose to be.