Music. Tea. Justice. (Bitey mad lady with a love of physics, food, and fiction, and a hyper-literate prog rock soundtrack.)
Everytime I see this I feel sad.
It’s okay Pluto. I’m not a planet either.
Stfu Pluto IS a planet!
Saying Pluto isn’t a planet is like saying Geri isn’t a Spice Girl
Please guys, come on. Pluto just isn’t a planet. Pluto is cool and groovy and we should love it for what it is but we shouldn’t force our expectations on it. Let Pluto be Pluto. It doesn’t need this kind of pressure.
In which NASA wins at Gangnam Style parodies now and forever. Everyone else go home.
This is beautiful.
It’s amazing that with the growing popularity of social media, large, traditionally professional groups/businesses/etc. are doing things like this. It absolutely blows my mind.
Why aren’t we giving them all of our money yet?
everyone else needs to just go home, because nasa wins everything
This is beautiful and amazing.
NASA I love you.
i hate gangnam style. but this is the best shit ever. nasa u win
Nasa…water u doin…
This is what NASA does with half a penny per dollar in tax revenue.
Can we just give them the defense budget?
I mean, this is obviously a cry for help.
Astronomers discovered a possible magnetar that emitted 40 visible-light flashes before disappearing again.
Magnetars are young neutron stars with an ultra-strong magnetic field a billion times stronger than that of the Earth. The twisting of magnetic field lines in magnetars give rise to ”starquakes”, which will eventually lead to an intense soft gamma-ray burst.
In the case of the SWIFT source, the optical flares that reached the Earth were probably due to ions ripped out from the surface of the magnetar and gyrating around the field lines.