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kenobi-wan-obi:

RIP LADEE: NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface


  NASA’s newest moon probe met its end during a vaporizing crash into the lunar surface last night.
  
  The space agency’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE for short) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) and 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on April 18, after orbiting the moon since October 2013. Scientists expected the impact, predicting that LADEE would hit the far side of the moon on or before April 21 because the probe was running out of fuel — as intended.
  
  The impact itself was probably a violent event. NASA engineers think that the loveseat-sized probe broke apart as most of it heated up to several hundred degrees. It’s even possible that some of the material from the spacecraft vaporized during the crash, NASA officials said in a statement.

kenobi-wan-obi:

RIP LADEE: NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface

NASA’s newest moon probe met its end during a vaporizing crash into the lunar surface last night.

The space agency’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE for short) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) and 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on April 18, after orbiting the moon since October 2013. Scientists expected the impact, predicting that LADEE would hit the far side of the moon on or before April 21 because the probe was running out of fuel — as intended.

The impact itself was probably a violent event. NASA engineers think that the loveseat-sized probe broke apart as most of it heated up to several hundred degrees. It’s even possible that some of the material from the spacecraft vaporized during the crash, NASA officials said in a statement.

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kenobi-wan-obi:

IC 4603 - The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion


  This image shows the core region of the Rho Ophiuchi Complex, centered around the prominent blue reflection nebula IC 4603.
  
  This is one of the nearest star forming regions and the intricacies of the dense interstellar dust clouds in the area provides a spectacular display of light and colours.
  
  The bright star is 7.9 magnitude SAO184376 which is the main source of light for the blue reflection nebula. The contrasting red areas towards the top are primarily due to reflected light from the hearby red giant star Antares, which lies outside the field of view. The entire area is also littered with hundreds of dim reddish stars, which are typically very young T Tauri stars.

kenobi-wan-obi:

IC 4603 - The Turbulent Heart of the Scorpion

This image shows the core region of the Rho Ophiuchi Complex, centered around the prominent blue reflection nebula IC 4603.

This is one of the nearest star forming regions and the intricacies of the dense interstellar dust clouds in the area provides a spectacular display of light and colours.

The bright star is 7.9 magnitude SAO184376 which is the main source of light for the blue reflection nebula. The contrasting red areas towards the top are primarily due to reflected light from the hearby red giant star Antares, which lies outside the field of view. The entire area is also littered with hundreds of dim reddish stars, which are typically very young T Tauri stars.

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if you go around insulting people for what they eat you are, in fact, a asshole
Anonymous

vegan-vulcan:

constantine321:

vegan-vulcan:

You are making the common mistake of reducing animals to a “what” instead of a “who”. “What” refers to inanimate, non-sentient objects. Things which cannot think or feel. Interesting tidbit of information: animals can, in fact, think and feel. They are sentient beings. (You may need to look that word up…take your time.)

Animals are not products or objects. If you pay someone to exploit, harm, and kill others for things you don’t need (all animal products) then you are, in fact, “a asshole”

Can you all please stop pushing your beliefs on other people? We respect your beliefs and opinions so please don’t push them onto other people. Pushing your beliefs on what a person should or should not eat is no different than pushing your beliefs about religion. People who push their beliefs about religion on either side of religion are assholes. So please stop trying to pressure people into believing and feeling bad about what they believe in. That goes for both ends of the spectrum.

I’m reeeeeeeeeally tired of carnists comparing veganism to a religion. I’m an atheist and I have no problem with any religion until it is being used as justification for hurting others. The same goes for other behaviors! You can eat WHAT you want, but WHO you eat is not some kind of personal choice. Things stop being personal choices when they affect someone else. Furthermore, it is not my “belief” that animals feel pain, it is not my “belief” that animal products have negative impacts on a person’s health, it is not my “belief” that animal agriculture is causing massive environmental destruction. Don’t hide behind “it’s my personal choice” and “stop insulting my beliefs” to justify participating in animal cruelty. Just don’t.

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veroveg:

Why don’t dogs live as long as people? A six-year-old boy said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” he continued, ”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

veroveg:

Why don’t dogs live as long as people? A six-year-old boy said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” he continued, ”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

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So I work at a daycare with 1 year olds and it's so funny to listen people talk about kids getting sick + food allergies like they know what they're talking about. As if cows milk doesn't have anything to do with making kids sick/actually has health benefits and allergies are apart of life. Like no. I seriously want to push people out windows when they talk like that. And the really sad part is MOST people believe these things.
Anonymous

vegan-veins:

that is sad :(