This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

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]

It scares me not to work. I had plenty of free time in the last year and it did not go well. I said to myself: “I’ll never work again.” I know… I have to learn to enjoy life and leisure. I’d like to go to university at some point too, but not now. I’ve always wanted to study art history… or something more technical - director of photography. I’d like to direct a film one day, but not a movie to show in public… I’d watch it alone with cats and popcorn.

Ilana: Dude, I would follow you into hell.
Abbi: I would take you on my shoulders, like, I’d strap you up and I’d be like, “Let’s go through hell.”

Welcome to Night Vale + Cecil’s favorite things to say, quotes series. 




Jazz for Cows

this is the best thing i have ever seen


Jazz for your cow




Obsolete: living; possessing life; not dead.

Etymology: from Latin vivus “alive”.

[Fay Helfer]

Lost re-watch | 4x6 | The Other Woman


More fe:a fashion AU

Tharja being plegian starts off being super chic but as she spends more time with robin and the others slowly becomes more casual, but still keeps a bit of that gloomy chic

Olivia is super earthy with maxi skirts and flower crowns and is all about sandals, crop tops, and woven things 

(But layton with a cowboy hat... On his top hat.)




"Let’s Go On" from Rhapsody on Uke! (by Felicia Day)

Friday video is here! I decided to use that ukelele I talked about a few weeks ago and try it out! I play a song from that weird video game we played on Co-Optitude this week, “Rhapsody”.

Really enjoyed learning the chords, maybe I’ll do it again sometime :)

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy trailer. [x]