#February2017

NASA Has Discovered 7 Earth-sized Planets 40 Light-Years Away

nasa 7 earth-sized planets

NASA has dropped the boom on their teased discovery. Seven Earth-sized planets 40 light-years away. Three in the habitable “Goldilocks” zone. Everyone is understandably excited about this news, so let me be a downer. 40 light-years away is more than enough distance for us to never get there, especially since we got like 100 years left on this rotting formerly Blue Marble.

Cheerio!

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NASA Announcing A “Discovery Beyond Our Solar System” Tomorrow

nasa announcing discovery beyond our solar system

News! Big news! Aliens, it’s gotta be aliens, right? Oh man! Exciting. Sort of. Until you realize we’re destroying ourselves at a fantastic rate, and even getting *out* of this solar system is nearly impossible for us. Man. Really brought down the vibe in here. But, but still, I’m excited.

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NASA Wants To Send Lander To Europa To Detect Life

nasa europa life detecting

NASA is fixing to send a life-detecting lander to Europa! Hey, detect that life, folks. Cause god knows how much longer we’re going to have it here, right? Too morbid? Too morbid!

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Space Swoon: Hubble Spies The Andromeda Constellation’s Spiral

hubble andromeda constellation spiral

Hubble has captured the glorious spiral of the Andromeda constellation. Not to be confused with our neighboring Andromeda galaxy.

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Space Swoon: Hubble Captures The Fiery Death Of A Star

hubble death of a star

This star, this star is definitely going out way cooler than I will. I mean, either I fall down the stairs, or blow a brain gasket from trying to grind out a constipated turd. This star, this star though. Awesome.

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Space Swoon: The Earth And Moon As Seen From Mars

the earth and moon from mars

Want some perspective? Here is the Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars.

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NASA Launching Spacecraft In 2020s To Study Jupiter’s Asteroids And Another Made Of Metal

nasa jupiter spacecraft 2020s asteroid

NASA is aiming to do some dope shit in the 2020s. Expecting to launch spacecraft to study Jupiter’s asteroids, and also another one made of metal. Sounds dope! I’m, uh, just not optimistic about us/them making it until then.

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Astronomers Have Photographed A Rare Double Ring Galaxy

double ring galaxy

Fuck! Looks like today’s posts are all about space. How is this, how is this for your astronomical-prostate? Astronomers have spotted a double ring galaxy. Yeah, it’s rad, right? Yeah, it’s rubbing right up against the space-gland, innit?

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Space Swoon: Mars Has Craters With Glorious Hues

martian crater hues

Mars got itself some gorgeous craters, with some gorgeous hued slopes.

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Space Swoon: Hubble Captures A Cosmic Megamaser

hubble captures cosmic megamaser

Well, I saw goddamn. I already thought that space was bad ass. But apparently there are structures out there called “megamasers”?! Tremendous.

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