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rtamerica:

‘Soul of the sun’ detected for the first time by scientists
Scientists have for the first time detected the solar neutrino particles forged in the sun’s heart that are eventually emitted into the galaxy as light.
More than 100 international scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst worked together using the Borexino detector in Italy to make the discovery, which provides humans with a peak into the process of nuclear fusion that is responsible for bathing the Earth with light. The findings were first reported in the latest issue of the Nature journal.
Although it only takes eight minutes for light from the sun to hit Earth, there is a substantially longer process that takes place before that can happen. After the solar neutrinos are formed in the sun’s core, another 100,000 years must pass before they make their way to the star’s surface and shoot out at the speed of light.

rtamerica:

‘Soul of the sun’ detected for the first time by scientists

Scientists have for the first time detected the solar neutrino particles forged in the sun’s heart that are eventually emitted into the galaxy as light.

More than 100 international scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst worked together using the Borexino detector in Italy to make the discovery, which provides humans with a peak into the process of nuclear fusion that is responsible for bathing the Earth with light. The findings were first reported in the latest issue of the Nature journal.

Although it only takes eight minutes for light from the sun to hit Earth, there is a substantially longer process that takes place before that can happen. After the solar neutrinos are formed in the sun’s core, another 100,000 years must pass before they make their way to the star’s surface and shoot out at the speed of light.

tessladapanda:

Thor’s Helmet

tessladapanda:

Thor’s Helmet

coacalin:

coacalin:

This vodka looks like a fucking galaxy bye.

VINIQ SHIMMERY LIQUEUR.
Please stop asking me.
bobak:

foxadhd:

Earth is the only planet that has wifi

You don’t know that until you go check them out.

bobak:

foxadhd:

Earth is the only planet that has wifi

You don’t know that until you go check them out.

humanoidhistory:

Anna Lee Fisher, the first mother in space. Pictured here in 1979 when she was selected by NASA as a candidate for space travel, Fisher is currently the oldest active American astronaut. (NASA/DoD)

humanoidhistory:

Anna Lee Fisher, the first mother in space. Pictured here in 1979 when she was selected by NASA as a candidate for space travel, Fisher is currently the oldest active American astronaut. (NASA/DoD)

the-social-recluse:

universe—cosmos:

Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.

-The Universe 2x14: Nebulas

bobak:

spaceexp:

1971 … Japanese space encyclopedia!
Source: x-ray delta one

Based on the writing I’d say this is for kids, but either way I’m a sucker for old space art when it was painted instead of a computer model.

bobak:

spaceexp:

1971 … Japanese space encyclopedia!

Source: x-ray delta one

Based on the writing I’d say this is for kids, but either way I’m a sucker for old space art when it was painted instead of a computer model.

was-that-a-pun:

superpunch2:

Mars is the only planet in the solar system solely inhabited by functioning robots.

oh

was-that-a-pun:

superpunch2:

Mars is the only planet in the solar system solely inhabited by functioning robots.

oh