Sincerely, Science
24 April 2014 @ 9:05 AM

cosmo-nautic:

When people tag their horoscopes “astronomy.”

NO.

12 hours ago via nasa-official (originally cosmo-nautic)
24 April 2014 @ 8:34 AM
americanmensa:

"An ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth; it is commonly called the Elephant’s Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim."
(via Astro Anarcy)

americanmensa:

"An ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth; it is commonly called the Elephant’s Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim."

(via Astro Anarcy)

12 hours ago via the-science-of-time (originally americanmensa)
24 April 2014 @ 8:09 AM

jtotheizzoe:

scienceisbeauty:

Strange attractors, take a look in full resolution at this page (by Brian Wissman, The University of Hawai‘i System).

According to Wikipedia, “an attractor is a set of physical properties toward which a system tends to evolve” … so what I’m taking from this is that if the world is a system, then it naturally evolves to look awesome.

13 hours ago via jtotheizzoe (originally scienceisbeauty)
24 April 2014 @ 7:43 AM
13 hours ago via limitlesscorrosion (originally etherealvistas)
24 April 2014 @ 7:17 AM
gravitationalbeauty:

Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud
14 hours ago via limitlesscorrosion (originally gravitationalbeauty)
24 April 2014 @ 6:51 AM

heythereuniverse:

Evidence of 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Bacterial Ecosystems Found in Australia | ScienceDaily

Reconstructing the rise of life during the period of Earth’s history when it first evolved is challenging. Earth’s oldest sedimentary rocks are not only rare, but also almost always altered by hydrothermal and tectonic activity. A new study from a team including Carnegie’s Nora Noffke, a visiting investigator, and Robert Hazen revealed the well-preserved remnants of a complex ecosystem in a nearly 3.5 billion-year-old sedimentary rock sequence in Australia.

[Read more]

14 hours ago via limitlesscorrosion (originally heythereuniverse)
24 April 2014 @ 6:26 AM
kenobi-wan-obi:

The Southern Reaches

The south pole of Mars, as seen by the Mars Express orbiter in infrared, green, and blue light.
Credit: ESA / G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin) / Bill Dunford

kenobi-wan-obi:

The Southern Reaches

The south pole of Mars, as seen by the Mars Express orbiter in infrared, green, and blue light.

Credit: ESA / G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin) / Bill Dunford

14 hours ago via megacosms (originally kenobi-wan-obi)
24 April 2014 @ 6:09 AM
15 hours ago via rocketsandorscience (originally laughingsquid)
24 April 2014 @ 4:37 AM

factsinallcaps:

SCIENCE HAS BEEN WRONG BEFORE AND IT WILL BE WRONG AGAIN. IF YOU FAIL TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SCIENCE IS AN ONGOING PURSUIT OF UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD AROUND US BASED ON THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AND NOT AN IMMUTABLE OBJECTIVE TRUTH, YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THE PURPOSE OF SCIENCE COMPLETELY. 

16 hours ago via schrodingersmeower (originally factsinallcaps)
24 April 2014 @ 2:47 AM
"plus C"
— ancient calculus proverb (via cosmicbeachparty)
18 hours ago via amphiarus-moon (originally cosmicbeachparty)