Posts Tagged: space

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was-that-a-pun:

superpunch2:

Mars is the only planet in the solar system solely inhabited by functioning robots.

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medievalpoc:

Math and Science Week!

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Dresden Codex

Chichén Itzá, Mexico (c. 1000s-1100s)

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El Caracol Observatory

Chichén Itzá, Mexico (c. 906)

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Can we just take a moment to remember how advanced the astronomy of the Maya civilization was?

How they were able to predict eclipses and the motions of Venus and the Moon?

How they invented the concept of zero, independently from the Indians?

How their calendar measured the length of the solar cycle more accurately than the Gregorian calendar?

Star Teach on Maya Astronomy

Another Page on Maya Astronomy

Authentic Maya on Maya Astronomy

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jtotheizzoe:

Why Are Stars Star-Shaped?

Great new video from MinutePhysics that asks why we draw stars as star-shapes, when they’re really just spherical orbs of superheated plasma (and those are much easier to draw, by the way).

We know that stars twinkle because of the distortion caused by our atmosphere miles above your head, but that’s not what gives them their apparent star shape. If that were the case, then why do Hubble images also flare out? Unless J.J. Abrams works for NASA or something…

The actual answer lies in your very own eye. I won’t spoil the rest, but after my video this week (which looked into why goats have such weirdly shaped rectangular pupils), I have to know: What does the ungulate astronomer see?

PS - Which came first, stars… or stars?

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  • Question: Hey, Noelle, I love your Hobbit, Avengers and Pacific Rim comics, and really just all your comics but anyway: how did you like Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser? You kept silent on the subject and I've been kinda hoping for some fanart and comics or I guess just your commentary on it cause that's fun to read too. - rafaelolvbrandao
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    gingerhaze:

    There’s really nothing to say about Ronan the Accuser. He was the most underused villain since…ever, in the MCU. Which is a shame, because as an overzealous law enforcement official, he could have been a really fun counterpoint to the band of criminals that make up the movie’s heroes. Kind of a Space Javert character, albeit more extreme.

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thefallingtower:

remember the time that guy called Buzz Aldrin a coward and accused him of helping fake the moon landing, and then Buzz punched him in the face?

That was great.

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thelunaticyouarelookingfor:

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officialunitedstates:

I want to be the first person on the moon to shoot a sniper rifle at earth and hit a wasp nest.  my whole life so far is leading up to that moment

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Oh my fucking god they’re getting fanart now.

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neptunain:

honeymoon is an interesting term because an actual moon made of honey would imply space bees which is pretty horrifying

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d0gbl0g:

nasa finallly does something right

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coolthingsswd:

Ode to Apollo 11 and the joy of discovery

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