occupancy: Solar corona, photographed by SOHO, 15th June 2014.

40 images, inverted, over 11 hours. 10 images per gif. 

Image credit: NASA/SOHO. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

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Lunar olivine basalt collected during the Apollo 15 mission in 1971.


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A section of the Rosette Nebula, courtesy of Don Goldman via NASA.

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Polka Dotted Clown Weevil (Pachyrrhynchus orbifer). Photographs by Kohichiro Yoshida (1, 2, 3).

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Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.


Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

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NASA Tests 3-D Printed Engine Components

3-D printing isn’t just for toys and plastic models of your head. Witness a hot fire of NASA’s newest design for rocket engine injectors, 3-D printed to up performance in a way that traditional manufacturing of the parts couldn’t attain.

The agency, which tested the experimental injectors last month at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., used a type of 3-D printing called direct laser melting. To make the parts, a machine fires a laser at metal powder under the direction of a computer design program. This deposits layers of the metal one on top of the other until the part is complete.

NASA says the technique is letting engineers build the injector out of just two parts instead of the 163 formerly needed using traditional manufacturing methods.

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*realizes joy division did some real quick fs photoelectron spectroscopy for their dumb album cover*

1) Joy Division’s 1979 Unknown Pleasures album cover actually features a data visualization from the first known pulsar, PSR B1919+21, discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell in 1967, and discovered by the band’s drummer in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy.

2) It is not dumb.

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I just went on the biggest adventure in my life.

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620 Chair Programme by Dieter Rams for Vitsoe. 

Benjamin Grimes

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