"The greatest explorer of recent decades is not even human. It’s the Hubble Space Telescope, which has offered everybody on Earth a mind-expanding window to the cosmos."

Neil DeGrasse Tyson (via whats-out-there)

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spaceexp:

Apollo Had No Wings, But It Could Fly

(Source: facebook.com)

thatscienceguy:

Plankton Found on the Exterior of the International Space Station!
While examining samples taken from the exterior surface of the ISS, scientists discovered something completely unexpected - Marine Plankton living on the surface, despite the harsh condition (Vacuum, temperature, and radiation.)
There was evidence that the plankton had been living there for years, and possibly even developing, too.
This gives more plausibility to the panspermia theory - that life all over the solar system/galaxy/universe is all related thanks to bacteria catching rides on asteroids and comets. We already know it is possible for rocks to be thrown away from a planet by something like an asteroid impact or large volcanic eruption - some meteorites have had their lineage traced back to mars.
So do you believe the panspermia theory to be plausible? what about alien life in general?

thatscienceguy:

Plankton Found on the Exterior of the International Space Station!

While examining samples taken from the exterior surface of the ISS, scientists discovered something completely unexpected - Marine Plankton living on the surface, despite the harsh condition (Vacuum, temperature, and radiation.)

There was evidence that the plankton had been living there for years, and possibly even developing, too.

This gives more plausibility to the panspermia theory - that life all over the solar system/galaxy/universe is all related thanks to bacteria catching rides on asteroids and comets. We already know it is possible for rocks to be thrown away from a planet by something like an asteroid impact or large volcanic eruption - some meteorites have had their lineage traced back to mars.

So do you believe the panspermia theory to be plausible? what about alien life in general?

(Source: iflscience.com, via spaceexp)

A little merger of F-bomb Friday and Smack-talk Saturday.

A little merger of F-bomb Friday and Smack-talk Saturday.

True story.

True story.

A spaceship flew 4 billion miles and hooked up with a comet. It took pics and everything. Also, these 2 dudes are sort of hilarious. You should really watch.

from-the-earth-to-the-moon13:

Earth As Seen From Apollo 4 in November 1967 

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Stephen Hawking does the ice bucket challenge. But one does not dump ice water over that kind of brilliance, heavens no! When you’re that big a deal (and that susceptible to infection) you delegate. That’s what families are for, right?  :-)