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]
so give me something to believe 'cause i am living
just to breathe (x)
I really like their relationship in the comics and maybe wanted an MCU-verse of it.
Ten Series or Books » A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (3/10)
I don’t know yet what power feels like. But this is surely what it looks like, and I think I’m beginning to understand why those ancient women had to hide in caves. Why our parents and suitors want us to behave properly and predictably. It’s not that they want to protect us; it’s that they fear us.”
clarke griffin in every episode: 1x03 → earth kills
WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”
WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD
I’m so gruntled to have found this
Storm over the Serengeti. Photos by Nick Nichols
Mass Effect Propaganda Posters - Created by Joe Byrne
Available for sale at his Society6 Shop.
mangameme: (4/5 arcs) fullmetal alchemist — the final arc
Will you lower yourself to an ordinary human, unable to use alchemy?
It’s not about lowering myself. I was an ordinary human from the start. A small person, unable to save a single girl who had been turned into a chimera.
Beautiful Cinema - Thor: The Dark World
johanna mason; 53 of 100 favorite fictional characters