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ohstarstuff:

This is a real image of a typical solar flare from our sun, captured in the X-ray waveband by NASA’s TRACE satellite in September 2005.  It shows the looping structure of the ionized gases of prominences as controlled by the magnetic fields of the sunspot pairs. (Credit: NASA) 

ohstarstuff:

This is a real image of a typical solar flare from our sun, captured in the X-ray waveband by NASA’s TRACE satellite in September 2005.  It shows the looping structure of the ionized gases of prominences as controlled by the magnetic fields of the sunspot pairs. (Credit: NASA) 

jtotheizzoe:

The oldest living thing in the world: These actinobacteria, recovered from the subterranean brrrrr-osphere that is Siberian permafrost, are estimated to be 500,000 years old. While many ancient microbes have been revived from ancient dormant states, these bacterial cells have been continuously living for half a million years. It’s known that the bacteria aren’t mobile in the frozen Earth, so by radioactively dating the layers of soil around the microbes, scientists were able to estimate their age.
Unable to divide and reproduce, these microbes were shown to be actively repairing their DNA despite the frigid temperatures, their enzymes uniquely adapted to an environment that would mean certain death for perhaps every other creature on Earth. While not growing, moving, or reproducing, this sort of cryostasis counts as living if you ask me (and the scientists who study them).
What do you think this means for the possibility of life on other planets?
(via Rachel Sussman and Brain Pickings. Check out the original 2007 research paper here)

jtotheizzoe:

The oldest living thing in the world: These actinobacteria, recovered from the subterranean brrrrr-osphere that is Siberian permafrost, are estimated to be 500,000 years old. While many ancient microbes have been revived from ancient dormant states, these bacterial cells have been continuously living for half a million years. It’s known that the bacteria aren’t mobile in the frozen Earth, so by radioactively dating the layers of soil around the microbes, scientists were able to estimate their age.

Unable to divide and reproduce, these microbes were shown to be actively repairing their DNA despite the frigid temperatures, their enzymes uniquely adapted to an environment that would mean certain death for perhaps every other creature on Earth. While not growing, moving, or reproducing, this sort of cryostasis counts as living if you ask me (and the scientists who study them).

What do you think this means for the possibility of life on other planets?

(via Rachel Sussman and Brain Pickings. Check out the original 2007 research paper here)

petitepasserine:

I know I’m a bit late but I figured I’d jump the bandwagon as well! These are my top 10 favorite coords from 2013, hihi (◡‿◡✿) it’s fun looking back at these! 

vermivorous:

I’m leaving early Saturday morning and today is the last day any paypal transfers will go through in time, so if anybody else feels nice enough to donate money for a gallon of gas or two, I would be most grateful. ;w;

gompriest:

kaight 

gompriest:

kaight 

heavywoodenbox:

I like akemi’s hair flip, i  think it’s kinda cute

heavywoodenbox:

I like akemi’s hair flip, i  think it’s kinda cute

hirtenmaina:

The second time in my life I create a fan art. Because Transistor is awesome! Those who like unique game experience, should definitely try Transistor.The bigger one is hereI don’t own the characters of course.

hirtenmaina:

The second time in my life I create a fan art. Because Transistor is awesome! Those who like unique game experience, should definitely try Transistor.
The bigger one is here
I don’t own the characters of course.

pokemon-personalities:

an aesthetic that will never go out of style: making others feel loved, needed, and important 

radiantboy:

Goat guy.  Sort-of-goats guy.

radiantboy:

Goat guy.  Sort-of-goats guy.