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nuclearharvest:

how much longer??

(via adogs-breakfast)

The actual distance between the Earth and the Moon.

(via loveyourchaos)

"A hypothetical intelligent tapeworm might well consider itself blessed to have such a warm and comforting environment, that gives it all the food it needs and takes away anything that it excretes. And if it were of a philosophical bent, it might speculate: what is the extent of my environment? Is it infinite, or are there physical limits to it? And, eventually, are there other tapeworms out there? And finally, the brilliant polymath-level Enrico Fermi of tapeworms might ask, if there are other tapeworms, why aren’t they here?”

"2012 was host to its fair share of sublime solar eruptions, but this particular explosion, captured during an intense solar storm on August 31st, was hands down the most spellbinding of the lot.

This “long filament of solar material,” as NASA calls it, was spotted tearing away from the Sun at upwards of 900 miles per second. Yes, per second; this CME, as is typical of super-hot plasma filaments that are flung from the sun, was hauling serious ass. It was also freaking enormous — plenty big enough to wrap itself around the Earth a few times — not to mention a few other planets — and still have some plasma left over.”

(via The Hottest Space Porn of 2012)

"This striking view of the central parts of the Milky Way was obtained with the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. This huge picture is 108,500 by 81,500 pixels and contains nearly nine billion pixels. It was created by combining thousands of individual images from VISTA, taken through three different infrared filters, into a single monumental mosaic."

(via ESO - eso1242a - VISTA gigapixel mosaic of the central parts of the Milky Way)

This is the first in a series of webisodes exploring the works of British artist John Harris.

In this segment, John talks about his project, The Secret History Of The Earth. This body of work, which is a reflection of Man’s relationship with the earth, is a deeply personal one for John.

He takes us from the genesis of the project right through to its fullest form of expression.

The Secret History Of The Earth (by Magenta Films)

sirmitchell:

The cost of the War on Terror vs. the Curiosity mission.

"Remember that image from a few weeks back that showed Earth with all its water gathered up in a sphere beside it? Well here’s that image again, only this time, it also features Jupiter’s moon Europa, along with all of its water. Notice anything interesting?”

(via There’s more water on Jupiter’s moon Europa than there is on Earth)

"…what is the world going to look like in 2032? And in 2092?"

I bet we could explore the galaxy…

(via wilwheaton)