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    Math and Science Week!

    aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

    Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

    Phạm Tuân

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    Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (1942-) was the first Black person AND the first Latino person in space.  

    Phạm Tuân (1947-) was the first Asian person in space.

    Why haven’t you heard of them before? Because they’re Communists. Tamayo Méndez is from Cuba and Phạm is from (North) Vietnam - an ace pilot in the Vietnam War, in fact. The USSR sent them up as cosmonauts in separate space missions in the year 1980.

    Wikipedia on Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

    Wikipedia on Phạm Tuân

    We’re now in Autumn (in the Northern Hemisphere), the time when the length of day and night are roughly the same. And from here on out, the nights will be getting longer and the days shorter. It’s often difficult to explain to people how the Earth’s tilt defines how much sunlight we get every day, and how it causes the changing seasons. Here’s the easy thing to do. Show this amazing video to anyone, and they’ll totally get it. It’s a full year’s snapshots of Earth taken by NASA’s Meteosat satellite.

    (Source:, via kids2kings)



    space is so cool but so fuckin scary. we’re just a floating rock and there’s so much…. “out there” that could make me cease to exist at any given moment

    I was thinking about this the other day, what if I’m the nigga that’s just pumping his gas when the big meteor hits, it’d be such an inglorious way to go out.

    Realistically though, we have enough warning systems in place that we’d most likely all know we were doomed for several days in advance, and it would be chaos.

    The size of the rock determine the amount of time we have to say our prayers. Large earth killers are easier to track, but smaller ones are harder because they smaller and harder to see. 

    Even though they’re smaller, they can still wipe out a large area, like the one that smashed up that town in Russia. 

    (Source: adampacmanjones)

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