Originally Posted By keitaroyevon

bitchesaloud:

it’s been 20 years for fuck sake Usagi get your shit together

Floppy disks, dating this show soooooo hard.

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Originally Posted By science-junkie

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Venus’ crust heals too fast for plate tectonics
The emergence of plate tectonics is arguably Earth’s defining moment, the authors of a new Nature paper write. Out of all the planets we’ve looked at carefully, Earth is the only one that has a hard outer crust with distinct pieces that shift and move. Our home is unique in its continents and quakes.
Some scientists think that plate tectonics are essential for life—so much so that if they could figure out a way to spot tectonic action on exoplanets, they think it would be a good indication that there might be life there, too. Tectonic activity recirculates minerals and recycles carbon. As one plate slides under another (a process called subduction), it pushes carbon down into the mantle with it.
Without plate tectonics, carbon would build up in the atmosphere. Venus, which does not have tectonics, shows the results: an atmosphere that is 96 percent carbon dioxide. It’s toxic. Yet Venus is about the same size and composition as our planet, so why doesn’t it have plate tectonics?
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science-junkie:

Venus’ crust heals too fast for plate tectonics

The emergence of plate tectonics is arguably Earth’s defining moment, the authors of a new Nature paper write. Out of all the planets we’ve looked at carefully, Earth is the only one that has a hard outer crust with distinct pieces that shift and move. Our home is unique in its continents and quakes.

Some scientists think that plate tectonics are essential for life—so much so that if they could figure out a way to spot tectonic action on exoplanets, they think it would be a good indication that there might be life there, too. Tectonic activity recirculates minerals and recycles carbon. As one plate slides under another (a process called subduction), it pushes carbon down into the mantle with it.

Without plate tectonics, carbon would build up in the atmosphere. Venus, which does not have tectonics, shows the results: an atmosphere that is 96 percent carbon dioxide. It’s toxic. Yet Venus is about the same size and composition as our planet, so why doesn’t it have plate tectonics?

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Originally Posted By scinerds


  Heart-Shaped Glomerocryst Photomicrograph
  
  While studying samples of lavas from the Aeolian Islands off the west coast of Italy, I came across an interesting aggregate of crystals (glomerocryst).
  
  A photomicrograph thin section of the aggregate is featured above. Aeolian lava is studied to understand how magma forms at depth and the level of risk of its eruption. This particular glomerocryst is made of two minerals; plagioclase and pyroxene, whose chemical compositions, textures and melt inclusions help decipher just what happens in a magma chamber.
  
  But, if you look closely at its shape, you might learn something more — that even something as hard as a rock has a heart. — Bernardo Cesare

Heart-Shaped Glomerocryst Photomicrograph

While studying samples of lavas from the Aeolian Islands off the west coast of Italy, I came across an interesting aggregate of crystals (glomerocryst).

A photomicrograph thin section of the aggregate is featured above. Aeolian lava is studied to understand how magma forms at depth and the level of risk of its eruption. This particular glomerocryst is made of two minerals; plagioclase and pyroxene, whose chemical compositions, textures and melt inclusions help decipher just what happens in a magma chamber.

But, if you look closely at its shape, you might learn something more — that even something as hard as a rock has a heart.Bernardo Cesare

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While using my computer I noticed a flicker in the corner of my eye emanating from a black rectangle. It wasn’t a text … just my calculator shutting off. *sigh*

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Originally Posted By tastefullyoffensive

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I wish the Cerebro helmet looked a lot less like a bow behind my head.

I wish the Cerebro helmet looked a lot less like a bow behind my head.

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Final form, minus the berries.

Final form, minus the berries.

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Originally Posted By katiebishop

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Originally Posted By tardismetotomorrowworld

wolvensnothere:

sodomquake:

robowolves:

trimcoast:

orangemuses:

I love this post so much


my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

I am re-reblogging just because that was so good

I think this one’s an Always Reblog, because the picture, the illustration, and the song title are just too damn perfect together.


Lol.

wolvensnothere:

sodomquake:

robowolves:

trimcoast:

orangemuses:

I love this post so much

image

my hand slipped

with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”

I am re-reblogging just because that was so good

I think this one’s an Always Reblog, because the picture, the illustration, and the song title are just too damn perfect together.

Lol.

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Originally Posted By do-you-have-a-flag

The Nightman Cometh!

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