Posts tagged with ‘science’
New Breaking Bad Tee! Bromine Barium: Be the one who knows about science. If you aren’t planning on binge watching the first 8 episodes from season 5 before Sunday night like I am… check out this 8 minute recap! And our top ten predictions for this season!
What would happen if an meteor or asteroid the size of ______________, made of ______________, hit Earth at a speed of ______________?
Have fun destroying the planet!!! (And learning about asteroid impacts of various sizes and energies, of course)
did we just find a habitable super-Earth?! Yup!
Scientists added three new planets to three discovered in 2008 orbiting an orange star called HD 40307, which is roughly three-quarters as massive as the sun and located about 42 light-years away in the constellation Pictor.
Of particular interest is the outermost planet, which is believed to fly around its parent star over 320 days, a distance that places it within HD 40307’s so-called “habitable zone.”
“All we know at this point is that it has a minimum mass of about 7.1 Earth-masses. We have no explicit follow-up planned, thought the HARPS team is probably still gathering more data, and may in the future be able to confirm these results, and perhaps add even more planets to the brood,” astronomer Steven Vogt, with the University of California’s Lick Observatory, wrote in an email to Discovery News.
Based on our experience with other star systems this newly discovered planet is likely made of rock and may contain water. It receives 62 percent of the radiation from its star that Earth receives from the sun, but Earth is relatively near to the leading edge of the habitable zone.
Opalized dinosaur tooth Fossils are normally formed when minerals fill the cellular spaces and crystallize. Opalized fossils, on the other hand, form when bits of silica gel settled into the cracks and fissures of the cellular spaces and form opal. (via)
what sweet tooth!
The life cycle of a moth or butterfly are fairly commonly known, but the life cycle of a star… probably not…
Fun fact: this also happens to be the lifecycle of Honey Boo Boo.
Help The Oatmeal raise money to buy Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory and turn it into a museum. Can you think of a better place to throw a few dollars?
Didn’t think so.
You Only Land Once.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Olympics Commentator
Doin’ his NdT thing for the Interplanetary Olympics of the year 2320 (or something). So much more awesomeness, as if he produced anything else, on his Twitter feed.
Science Beakers…Up yours, mathematics!