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]
at my lowest low and my best friends pretty much cutting me out completely does not in ny way help my depression let me tell you
working on a piece to go with this
the companion piece will be male, named Destruction. i’m hoping it turns as well as this has
#what hurts the most is that stiles is never going to be the same #you know that everytime he sees scott he’s only going to see his hands shoving the sword through him #everytime he sees lydia he’s going to hear her screaming for her best friend while holding him in the hallway #and everytime he sees danny he’s going to think of ethan #and how he had to leave because aiden was killed #and everytime he sees derek he’s going to think of throwing him into the wall #and his father and melissa will never look at him the same either #and he’s going to see Allison in each and everyone of his friends #and he can hide behind the sarcastic and witty remarks but Stiles will never fully recooperate from this #and that just makes me want to cry — via (shuddupstilinski)
#thanks for that can you fucking not do that
#SHAME ON YOU! WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT