theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

ladystilts:

This is the kind of boyfriend I need.

“they’re so tall”

josh hutcherson

yungbussy:

the entire vocabulary of tumblr users in 2014

hayleu:

this truly scared me i thought the legs on the right were some crispy burnt up human legs i need a minute to breathe

hayleu:

this truly scared me i thought the legs on the right were some crispy burnt up human legs i need a minute to breathe

Peeta Mellark as a child.

brookeeverdeen:

"everything jennifer lawrence does is just an act!"

here is jennifer lawrence in 1995

image 

you know which girl i’m talking about 

WHAT’S GOING ON 

morphilng:

March 24, 2014: plans for the Paper Towns movie are announced

John Green will be an executive producer.

Nat Wolff will be playing the lead role of Quentin.

joshifer-123:

Freaking out but all good Mockingjay set picture ahhhhh #hungergames #mockingjay #jenniferlawrence #joshhutcherson #joshifer

joshifer-123:

Freaking out but all good Mockingjay set picture ahhhhh #hungergames #mockingjay #jenniferlawrence #joshhutcherson #joshifer

skepticofunicorns:

crimson-winter:

brookeeverdeen:

HOW IS THIS EVEN A REAL THING 

im going to punch a kid if this isn’t a sick joke

Here’s a full cup.
Now shut the full cup.

“The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of Commander Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.”

Official Synopsis for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ (via ourleaderthemockingjay)

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