Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Potentially Support Life
Astronomers have discovered a planet about the size of Earth,
orbiting its star in the zone where oceans of liquid water would be possible.
A study of the newly-found planet indicates it could have an Earth-like atmosphere and water at its surface. The planet Kepler-186f is the fifth planet of the star Kepler-186, 490 light-years away.
The planet has 1.11 times the Earth’s mass. Its radius is 1.1 times that of Earth. Kepler-186f orbits at 32.5 million miles (52.4 million kilometers) from its parent star. Its year is 130 Earth days.
The planet orbits Kepler-186, an M-type dwarf star less than half as massive as the sun. Because the star is cooler than the sun, the planet receives solar energy less intense than that received by Mars in our solar system, despite the fact that Kepler-186f orbits much closer to its star.
guys this isn’t just some science jerk-offery. This is legitimately the first confirmed exoplanet that fulfils all of NASA’s main prerequisites, same mass, same density, rocky, right zone in terms of heat, it may even have an atmosphere.
Soon we’re launching a satellite code named “Star Shade”, which although it sounds badass is literal- it’s a massive unfurling shade that will allow a powerful telescope to TAKE PHOTOS of these goddamn planets, no doubt this one will be first on the list, to see what they look like.
PHOTOS, EVERYBODY. PHOTOS.
I say we name it in honour of Carl Sagan who first brought serious investigation into finding exoplanets in a time where people didn’t even believe they existed, yet.
Mid0nz Master Post
If you ever hear anyone say metas and analyses are “overthinking,” kindly directly them to Mind0nz’s interviews with people who actually work on this show. Their attention to detail, all the subtextual clues…it’s astounding.
Hear. Hear, mid0nz has given us unequivocal proof that the artisans behind the camera work in the narrative using every sensory detail available. If anyone decries their work by slinging the old insult; ‘you are seeing too much into it’, you know that the truth requires a certain level of intelligence to be appreciated. So to those out there prone to dismiss: Please do not denigrate the work of the uber talented individuals. Thank you mid0nz for bringing us these interviews.
My brother cosplayed as Steven Universe today at WonderCon… It was the best… People would chant “Cheesburger backpack!!! Cheeseburger backpack!!!” every time they saw him… Someone even shouted “I love you Steven” as we were leaving…
There’s nothing I find funnier on Sherlock than the fact that Anderson imagines Sherlock as being this suave, sexy, cool bamf who catwalks around kissing girls. When in reality he’s an adorable little gay sweetheart who folds napkins, blows things up by mistake, flails around, and glues pictures of John’s head to things.
Season 9 - Nothing is worth losing you.
since they forgot Adam in hell.
(Post ep. 42: Numbers)
He listens to every show. Sometimes, Carlos knows Cecil is going to come home drained, especially after a particularly… difficult broadcast, or a bad day dealing with management. He knows Cecil might just want someone to make him feel better about… everything that happened, really.
He’d take that last one, honestly. He’d take that honest last one.
Carlos notices Cecil seems down after returning from the station, so he cheers him up.
"I’m going to stay by your side through everything, Cecil, no matter what happens."
Favourite Night Vale quotes (1/?)
I love Cecil and Carlos~ I had to do a WTNV pic, although this was a bit rushed :( i might finish it up and clean it more later.Visit my Deviantart art too if you wanna! :D Elekitel.deviantart.com