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]
HOW MANY POTS HAVE U SMOKEN SOUPERMUNN
Imagine if you’ve just got your brownies out of the oven and Superman shows up at the door to tell you that he was just in outer space and he smelled your brownies and could he please have one please please oh please
remember 2001-2004 though???!? remember windows xp and kerrang and neopets and shrek being a big deal and beyblades and ps2 skating/snowboarding games and “i believe in a thing called love” and flash video sites and avril lavigne and wearing chains on jeans and t.A.T.u. and seeing LOTR and PotC in cinemas and how every boy looked like reese from malcolm in the middle
I am a terrible person.
look i wanna be straight up w/ you guys if you ever wanna just come to my askbox and headcanon-jam or talk about characters or something idk like you should just do it we dont already have to be friends or anything
The webcam is set to shoot only one frame in every minute, so the chances of catching this were nearly impossible, but there it is!
weasleyspotter he’s a sweetheart, it’s why she likes him. Explicit text messages and a few other pleasant surprises were just a fantastic bonus.
He’s a very considerate boyfriend but he wanted to be very clear about how disapproving he was of her doing that to him in public. She’d have needed to buy the underwear anyway. Assertive!Fitz has a bit of an effect, and he knows it.
weasleyspotter Skye doesn’t use it, she abuses it to the degree that Fitz actually has Jemma take and hide his phone when they’re in the lab.
He hates taking pictures but he was a shy kid, he did a lot of reading. Like a lot of people now, he’s really good at getting his feelings across when he doesn’t have to look at people. Fitz doesn’t so much sext as list and then novelize precisely what he wants to do to her, in painstaking detail.
It’s not a skill he broadcasts.I’ll write the other one but I didn’t want to stick them both in one ask so I’ll draft it for when I think I’m less angry. It might be fun.
I’m pretty sure AMC did not expect people to get this attached to Selah Strong.
"You’re going to kill him. Then you won’t even get properly show any of this stuff off.” Jemma called through the door, silently lamenting her decision to spend the layover shopping. Skye was currently in a fitting room, squealing with malicious glee over a truly stunning navy blue bustier and garter set.
"Well this is why Snapchat was invented, and you know exactly how boring those debriefings are. So don’t tell me i’m not about to make his day.” Skye said, her voice floating through the gap at the top of the changing room.
Fitz had been detained in order to explain the results of the prior week’s Weapons Testing Tuesday to a committee over Skype, and it was probably a good thing. He was a little too pedestrian for some of their more exciting shopping trips.
"Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!” Jemma whined, listening to the shutter noise of Skye’s phone taking, and bypassing the apps programming, copying several pictures.
The sudden silence made Jemma worry, at least 10 pictures had been taken and Skye hadn’t once unlocked the door to pass Jemma her phone for approval. “Everything okay in there? Did he get them?”
"Yes…" her friend’s voice said weakly. "Yes he very definitely did."
"Well what did he think?"
Jemma got her answer when in the next 30 seconds Skye had blazed out of the room fully dressed, her cheeks flushed a deep shade of red. Dragging Jemma, and the underwear over to the register to clear the purchases. She’d need to make other plans tonight, Thirsty Thursday in Prague had clearly been overtaken by something far more interesting. Maybe May would be interested, drinking in every major world city might be something for them to bond over.
I PROMISE I’LL SEND AS MANY AS I CAN BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR SUBMIT BOX IS OPEN!
JUST WAIT FOR YOUR SEB BECAUSE HE SHALL COME TO YOUR ASK BOX SOON OR LATER
Once she saw the outfit, Veronica vowed that jail was far too good for this guy. The only mercy was that Weevil had agreed to come along as a spotter, not that it’d be a huge hardship for him anyway. The glittering, hideously neon colored pieces of floss she’d be calling clothing would be enough to make anyone sick but the paycheck was good.
Nearly falling on her ass in the vertigo inducing heels and having Weevil’s hand that close to any part of her that would normally be covered by jeans, even if it held a twenty dollar bill, almost made her quit. Putting the four inch pin of the shoes through the perp’s windpipe would be satisfaction enough, because his clients weren’t always quite so up on life experience as Veronica and that was absolutely going to stop.
2- moaning the other’s name
Derek Hale was blessed with a tremendously skilled mouth when he was of a mind to use it, and the first time Lydia had been privileged to experience this, she’d nearly punctured his sides with her new shoes, The price of replacing them had brought her down from a shattering climax with disappointing speed, but with one hand still firmly grasping Derek’s hair he wouldn’t be able to tell.