ediebrit:

oh my fucking god

theatlantic:

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]

theatlantic:

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]

ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ɪ ɢɪᴠᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴀ ᴘʟᴀʏʙᴏʏ ᴡʜᴏ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴋᴇᴇᴘ ɪᴛ ɪɴ ʜɪs ᴘᴀɴᴛs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡʜᴏ ʀᴜɴs ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴡᴏᴍᴇɴ, ʙᴜᴛ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇ… ɪs ᴀ sᴏɴ ᴡʜᴏ sʜᴏᴡs ɴᴏ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴇsᴛ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇᴍ. ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ɪ ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴋɴᴏᴡ? ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏ ᴀᴛ ɴɪɢʜᴛ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʏᴏᴜʀ ʙᴏʏs ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ʏᴏᴜʀ sʜᴏᴡ ᴏғ sᴋɪʀᴛ ᴄʜᴀsɪɴɢ ɪs ᴀ ᴅɪsɢʀᴀᴄᴇ. ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴɴᴏᴛ ʙᴇ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɢᴏᴅ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ɪғ ʏᴏᴜ ᴍᴇᴀɴ ᴛᴏ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ᴍʏ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ.

rexaverno:

stagnant-n:

syn-shadz:

so here is my anorexia 2 year recovery in a photo.
i have looked similar to the picture on the right for a while now, i have been healthy and out of hospital for 17 months.
so yeah, i am much much happier now, happier than i have ever been, i am enjoying life, and doing whatever I want to do.
never give up, recovery is possible, and will happen for all of you. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO.
i love you all, dont ever let it win!
:D

wow

THAT’S MORE LIKE IT!
Need more heroes, motherfucker.

rexaverno:

stagnant-n:

syn-shadz:

so here is my anorexia 2 year recovery in a photo.

i have looked similar to the picture on the right for a while now, i have been healthy and out of hospital for 17 months.

so yeah, i am much much happier now, happier than i have ever been, i am enjoying life, and doing whatever I want to do.

never give up, recovery is possible, and will happen for all of you. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO.

i love you all, dont ever let it win!

:D

wow

THAT’S MORE LIKE IT!

Need more heroes, motherfucker.