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  • If you could visit anywhere in the universe, in time and space, to witness something wonderful and scientific, where/when would you go?

    jtotheizzoe:

    That’s one of the questions I answered in this week’s Ask Joe video:

    My answer? I’d go back to the single day, approximately 2 billion years ago when one cell gulped up another one, and instead of eating it, created the mitochondrion. Our little cellular energy factory, formerly a free-living organism, is the key to the evolution of quite literally all complex life on Earth, plant or animal. As Ed Yong writes in his history of the mighty mito, it happened only once. I’d just want to watch it happen under a microscope, so I could say “Yep, that’s why I’m here.”

    Oh man. But what if I sneezed or something? I could ruin the whole universe. On second thought …

    Cool, huh? What’s yours?

    I’d watch a star ignite. The point at which it no longer a bunch of gas and becomes self sustaining. 

    hailomarilowkey:

    passaxpassa:

    Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first black woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_Jemison

    NOTE the post stamp at the end of the wiki article…!!!

    we share the same birthday. im puttin her on my dreamboard

    (Source: villaoasis)

    chirotus:

    8 Minutes of the Earth’s Rotation

    How I wish our planet’s movement was this apparent while staring at the night sky. It could probably make a lot more people realize just how tiny we are compared to this vast unexplored galaxy above our heads.

    This is a stack of 70 pictures with a 5 second exposure each at ISO 3200 and f/2.2.

    Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil

    I feel like I’m stargazing on Majora’s Mask

    (via asteroidmind)

    radicalmuscle:

    grrspit:

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    mrsrony:

    veganpunx:

    ourspecial:

    flavorcountry:

    thislandislando:

    diamondstodemons:

    NASA astronaut Leland D Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout

    Fuck. All. Other. Photos.

    Whoa. I just did a little research on this guy. Fact: he played in the NFL in the 80s, became an aerospace research engineer immediately thereafter, and then went into fucking space 20 years later. Where’s that sports movie, Hollywood?

    This guy wins life.

    I want this movie. Make it now.

    Yes

    wait, I don’t think the version I reblogged had that information.

    This dude…is he Falcon?

    Those dogs are so happy!

    The story is legit, but I keep focusing on the dogs.

    WHAT WAS SPACE LIKE? DID YOU RELEASE YOUR URINARY FLUIDS TO CLAIM IT AS YOUR TERRITORY?

    This is the only picture of dogs I have reblogged. 

    But this guys story is fucking awesome. 

    I’ve been following his instagram for a little while. 

    He’s a pretty cool guy

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    ILLUMINATED CODE FROM SPACE

    Bioartis Haari Tesla (behance) - "Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest scale (macrocosm or universe-level) all the way down to the smallest scale (microcosm or sub-sub-atomic or even metaphysical-level). In the system the midpoint is Man, who summarizes thecosmos." - I was doing some researches  and I found experiment with miniatures of space so I decided to try my own. The result has been nebulae, galaxies and supernovae transformed into microorganism.

    (Source: devidsketchbook, via n-a-s-a)

    Celestial Events

    Sometimes when I think about the universe and all of the celestial events that take place, I feel really sad that I’ll never see them. 

    Something like the seeing a star ignite for the first time, witnessing a supernova, seeing a nebula in all it’s beauty, following the trail of a comet, or seeing a comet flying into a star. 

    I bet an astrophysicists/ astronomer will tell me that none of this is even possible as a star takes a few millennia to do any of that and it’s not overnight. But still, I want to see it. 

    Compilation of some of the most memorable photos of Earth from space. A compilation of best SELENE images of Earth from the Moon's surface

    thescienceofreality:

    Our Pale Blue Dot Imaged by Various Spacecrafts. Image Credits: From Quarks to Quasars, jaxa/nhk, Cassini, MESSENGER, NASA, Juno, JPL.

    (via n-a-s-a)

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