Bohemian poet George Sterling’s purported response when asked about the cyanide pill he carried for years. He eventually killed himself with it.
Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is marching with protestors in Fergoson, MO.
After being given control of Ferguson from the Missouri Governor, Johnson has ordered all police to remove their masks and cease their violent tactics. He is protecting the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, and is actively engaging in dialogue with protesting residents.
The moon orbits the earth with a period of four weeks ( a month) and during the orbit it always has the same side facing the earth. So this means that on the moon there is day and night, but they are both two weeks long instead of 24 hours.
The Moon’s daylight is brighter and harsher than the Earth’s. There is no atmosphere to scatter the light, no clouds to shade it, and no ozone layer to block the sunburning ultraviolet light. However, there is a very, very thin layer of gases on the lunar surface that can almost be called an atmosphere. Technically, it’s considered a surface boundary exosphere.
One of the critical differences between the atmospheres of Earth and the moon is how atmospheric molecules move. Here in the dense atmosphere at the surface of Earth, the molecules’ motion is dominated by collisions between the molecules.The exosphere is so thin that molecules in the lunar exosphere almost never collide with each other. During the lunar night, the Moon’s exosphere mostly falls to the ground. When sunlight returns, the solar wind kicks up new particles to replenish the exosphere.
The intense ultraviolet sunlight kicks electrons off particles in the lunar soil, giving those particles an electric charge that can cause them to levitate. Ambient electric fields lift these charged dust particles as high as kilometers above the surface, forming an important part of the exosphere. Moon dust wrecked havoc with the Apollo spacesuits, which were nearly threadbare by the time they returned to Earth. Levitating dust can get into equipment, spacesuits, and computers, causing damage and shortening the hardware’s useful life. Knowing how much dust is floating around in the exosphere and how it behaves will help engineers design next-generation lunar hardware.
Colton Haynes as ‘Arsenal’ in Arrow season 3 (x)
This season is going to be EPIC
dedicated to nataliaromanoua and to all those excited about ant-man (✿◠‿◠)
I know this is the old test footage, but it’s so cool! I really want to see what the current project holds. This is definitely a film I misjudged initially.
Bad Brains, 1979
Marlene Dietrich with her husband, Rudolf Sieber, at a train station in Paris. Both arrived from Hollywood, May 20th, 1930
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Cry For Justice TPB (2010), written by James Robinson, art by Mauro Cascioli, Scott Clark, Ibraim Roberson, David Beatty, Siya Oum, Giovani Kosoki
Right, so as I mentioned in the Guardians of the Galaxy post, Ridley Scott, of Alien and Blade Runner fame is making a movie out of Andy Weir’s book The Martian, which is about an astronaut who gets stranded alone on mars and has to find a way to survive four or more years until the next mission. This was possibly encouraged by the success of Gravity, of which it is similar, and I am really excited to see near future/real space exploration see more exposure in the mass public eye. Even if it is about something going wrong, we have to learn to persevere in the face of incredible odds.
Also the cover of the book is incredible, you can feel the impending sense of desolation and hopelessness spiraling out from something going horridly wrong. Imagine being left to die hundreds of millions of kilometers from any one else of your social group.
Ok. Ok. I’m interested. However, Ridley didn’t show up in the Alien prequel, so I’m not holding my breath just yet.
This sounds awesome.
The new Flash themed WBTV logo