I’M SAVING THESE TO FUCK WITH PEOPLE’S BRAINS
Just wait until he asks for a new phone.
Terraformation of Mars: A New Look
We look at Mars now as a forgotten Red Planet that almost seems barren and life-less judging from our available images and study of it. But study shows Mars was once as ecologically prosperous as our own Earth. But what happened to all…
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nick Offerman hung out backstage to offer up some advice to Tumblr fans about how to proclaim your love to someone and the value of 1820’s literature!
THEY MADE GIFS. I’m dying. I’m dead. This is the happy ghost of Kelsey typing right now.
Nick, you and your lovely wife are welcome to visit or call me up any time.
Kelsey is it ok that I brag about knowing you? Jesus Christ this is great.
|—||Andy Warhol (via DaringFireball)|
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
Teddy Roosevelt waves to onlookers from the deck of a boat in the Mississippi River as he leaves St. Louis, October 2, 1907.
|—||Alan Watts (via galaxyclusters)|