Cover, Title Page and Six Plates from Atlas Photographique de la Lune, L’Observatoire de Paris, (1899)
On March 3, 1972, NASA launched the Pioneer 10 space probe on a mission to explore faraway Jupiter. It would later become the first man-made object to leave the Solar System.
What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?
Neil deGrasse Tyson, PhD: The most astounding fact… is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars, the high mass ones among them went unstable in their later years they collapsed and then exploded scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy. Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas cloud that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems… stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself.
So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.
When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small because they’re small and the universe is big – but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings-on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…
No really. Watch this.
Ancient Chinese instrument, the sheng, which originated back in 1,100 BC, and it can perfectly replicate the music in Mario.
omg she’s doing the coin noises too
Cats are easily distracted
This mouse for best actor 2015
Este sera el que le quite el oscar a Leonardo di Caprio en 2015
Train don’t give a fuck
CHOO CHOO MOTHER FUCKER SUCK MY DICK
~Dashing though the snow~
GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY WAY
Sometimes being on Tumblr is a lot like living in a sorority house.
Can you appreciate that this is an animated drawing of someone drawing and it’s fucking perfect.
The Effects of War
My decision to watch all 16 minutes of this was a good one.
What about the other 41 seconds? …..They need love too…