Stop putting jokes on the websites. I am using the internet seriously.
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]
Lawmakers just passed a bill making Bus Rapid Transit illegal in the state of Tennessee. And if a conservative advocacy movement gets its way, that’s just the beginning.
hi, this is really dumb.
sometimes i think that my state government is actively trying to get me to move away
People say LA is a strictly driving city, and they’re wrong. The 4 years I lived in Nashville, I never took a bus. I never took any kind of public transit. It simply doesn’t work. It exists, but almost nobody uses it.
my parents were angrily talking about this the other night and actually it sounds like the AMP program in nashville would be SERIOUSLY problematic with traffic on west end which already gets horribly backed up, but AMP would have taken out one (maybe two? I forget) lanes and make traffic there almost non-moving at certain points in the day and also prevent people from living on west end to take I think left turns out of their driveways, meaning a lot of people would have to take long detours and not be able to drive down their own street leading to downtown nashville. plus it would only run on west end, so it’s not even like… a transport system that would take you far, and with the traffic situation it would have gone insanely slow. there were a bunch of other reasons why people were mad about it too so I think it’s better that AMP got cancelled because it was just super inefficient and would cause more problems than solve them, but yeah public transport in nashville sucks/might as well be nonexistent and we always screw it up somehow. the whole ban in tennesse sounds dumb as hell too, I thought it was only AMP on west end that was getting cancelled but guess not
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this scene is the reason i breathe
Sad Dream | Sky FerreiraOnly ever in dreams
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lmao every time I skype with my mom and we finish the conversation she’ll go “bye!” and won’t even click anything then just get up and leave the frame and I have to end the chat