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  2. natgeofound:

    Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy, 1956.Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Creative

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  3. kittykat8311:

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    Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

    So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.

    Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.

    So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)

    Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.

    This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 

    Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?

    By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.

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    are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist

    Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass. 

    That’s rad

    Reblogging for the totally legit usage of the mathematical term “fucktuple.”

    This gives me just about all of the science horn. I love space. 

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  4. goldenfreckles:

    Still fucking love this

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  6. lovequotesrus:

    Everything you love is here

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  7. "The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for."
    — Tucker Max, Assholes Finish First (via golden-needle)

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  8. "The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library."
    — Maya Angelou (via bookporn)

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  9. smilefor-medarling:

    Some of these are so awkward, and some are great, and there’s that one with the dad that’s just 100% heartbreaking.

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  11. I love Helena because I feel like as much as she is crazy, her upbringing was so vital to who she was. I think because she was trained as a killer and ripped of her humanity, even in those kind of circumstances, we’re still human. We’re still people. We still have love. We still have fears. We still have deep needs and deep human needs, and for me, that was the most exciting thing to explore with her: Where’s the humanity in her? To me, it was that she actually loves deeply. She loves insanely and obsessively. And she… not falls in love with Sarah, but she does in a way. I don’t mean that in a sexual or romantic way, but she falls in love with Sarah and needs her deeply and feels this connection with her. Sarah awakens something in her, because she recognizes herself in her. - Tatiana Maslany

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  12. Stay Safe In The Big Lightning Storm

     

  13. "I want to make you feel so happy you forget about every other hand ever placed on you."
     

  14. tylerchokely:

    i hate when babies cry like grow the fuck up and pay taxes 

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  15. drunktrophywife:

    Want to hear a fairytale? Once upon a time you weren’t such a little bitch

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