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]

trioxic:

Marimos in Japan and Unknown

thisishangingrockcomics:

*becomes a slime lord to casually melt out of conversation with overbearing coworker*

classy-kate:
mascara, 1917

classy-kate:

mascara, 1917

(Source: unicornbattleship)

sonjabarbaric:

The Young Readers Press First Dictionary by John Trevaskis & Robin Hyman, illustrated by John Seares Riley

mariainesgul:

K found me a pink room 🍬

mariainesgul:

K found me a pink room 🍬

baolh:

Daniel Johnston
Promo for the Album  Fun

baolh:

Daniel Johnston

Promo for the Album  Fun

(Source: acidicmoons)

allmymetaphors:

still pumped as hell on last night’s show

"YOU DON’T WANNA BE MY BOYFRIEND,
AND THAT’S PROBABLY FOR THE BEST.”

If there is one album that sums up my thoughts and feelings about the occurrences of last weekend, it’s this one.