Life of Luongo

Life of Luongo Musings, interests, and all things pancakes.
Caution: randomness awaits you.

hydrogeneportfolio:

"Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there - the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.”
— Carl Sagan

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hydrogeneportfolio:

"Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there - the gates of the wonder world are opening in our time. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process, we come after all, from hunter gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And, the next place to wander to, is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.

 Carl Sagan

colchrishadfield:

How to live on Mars? A crew has been simulating up on Mauna Loa for 120 days, finishing tomorrow. 
http://hi-seas.org/

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colchrishadfield:

How to live on Mars? A crew has been simulating up on Mauna Loa for 120 days, finishing tomorrow. 

http://hi-seas.org/

Haha ever since i had a license.

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Haha ever since i had a license.

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amnhnyc:

This spider was trapped in tree resin about 20 million years ago. Over time, the resin fossilized to amber, preserving the animal inside. Specimens like this are helpful given that spiders don’t fossilize well in sediment. They offer researchers good information about the group’s more recent history. The oldest known amber specimen is from around 130 million years ago. This specimen was collected in the Dominican Republic. 
Learn more in our exhibition, Spiders Alive! open now. 

20 million years, in front of us. Its difficult to even fathom how much time that truly is.

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amnhnyc:

This spider was trapped in tree resin about 20 million years ago. Over time, the resin fossilized to amber, preserving the animal inside. Specimens like this are helpful given that spiders don’t fossilize well in sediment. They offer researchers good information about the group’s more recent history. The oldest known amber specimen is from around 130 million years ago. This specimen was collected in the Dominican Republic. 

Learn more in our exhibition, Spiders Alive! open now. 

20 million years, in front of us. Its difficult to even fathom how much time that truly is.

"Can I just say that I love, really love this blog? It's so beautiful and it really awakens the little scientist inside of me. :3"

Asked by hornyforhorner

the-actual-universe:

YASSSS! That’s what we like to hear. Thank you for reading and feel free to drop in the inbox anytime.

Might be the greatest gif ive ever seen, literally.

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amnhnyc:

On July 20, 1969, with 600 million people watching on TV, an American crew landed on the Moon—the first people ever to walk on another world. The Apollo 11 mission had three crew members: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who piloted the craft that would return them to Earth, while the others became the first two men ever to walk its surface.

Learn more about this historic event

colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

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colchrishadfield:

45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.

New Radio Burst Confirms Australian Detection

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theuniverseatlarge:

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From Science Daily:

The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

The finding by an…

This is very exciting!

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dreaming-sleeping-fallen-angel:

pleaselovemehard:

kidsraisingkids:

I can’t STAND this shit. I’m still awaiting a response.

Fucking slammed.

THIS IS AWESOME.

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freemindfreebody:

Forever reblog.

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monsieurlabette:

 

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monsieurlabette:

 

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"Hi! I have a question: do all the planets revolve around the sun on the same plane (like ripples), or are there planets that orbit the sun perpendicular to other planets, for example (more like electrons around an atom)?"

Asked by littlemissroundhouse

the-actual-universe:

Here is an older post of ours that addresses your question and will probably make you hungry. The quick answer is that the planets lie on a relatively flat plane, with some variations, and another admin of ours beautifully explained why in the linked post. Hope that answers your question!

bobak:

futurist-foresight:

A look at  SpaceX's Dragon V2 cockpit.
space-pics:

The evolution of spacecraft cockpits: the 1960s to todayhttp://space-pics.tumblr.com/


Pretty cool.

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bobak:

futurist-foresight:

A look at  SpaceX's Dragon V2 cockpit.

space-pics:

The evolution of spacecraft cockpits: the 1960s to today
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

Pretty cool.

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omgspacegifs:

The closeout crew at the Kennedy Space Center says goodbye to the space shuttle, after completing prep for the launch of Atlantis on STS-135, the final shuttle mission. July 8, 2011.

The #FEELS here are so heavy, they could bend space-time.