If the moon were only 1 pixel on your screen, how big would the rest of the solar system be?
Just click this link, I beg you, and prepare to have your mind blown.
Absolutely amazing. Fantastic work by designer Josh Worth.
For a a different look at the problem of cosmic distance, check out my video “How Big is the Solar System?”:
And for lots more fun ways to look at the scale of the universe maybe watch this one called (naturally) "The Scale of the Universe":
So you had a bad day …
Charles Darwin read Lyell's “Principles of Geology Volume 1” while he was travelling on the Beagle, and when he returned to England they became close friends. Darwin vents to Lyell in this letter from 1861.
As Robert Krulwich has noted, it’s nice to know geniuses had bad days like the rest of us. And it’s nice that they had friends to
textcorrespond with when they did.
Happy Birthday Charles! And to the rest of you - Happy Darwin Day!
i love this.
NASA astronaut Leland D Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout
how to get the d
i think i don’t want it anymore
as a math person i will give the D to any girl that can solve this.
as a girl ‘math person’ i will tell you that you can’t solve this as there are no x or y values as it is only a formula and not a question plus we wouldn’t want the d from you anyway
This is the distance formula. As in keep your D a distance from me
Etymology 101: The reason we put “Fe” in front of “male” is because women are so much more metal than men
Is your head NOT pounding with rage at the moment? Prepare the nearest flat surface for full-on facesmashing and then look at these photos of creationists with probing questions for Bill Nye. This one is my favorite - yeah, where DO stars come from? It’s not like there’s a vast emptiness of space out there or anything - but other highlights such Ignorant Greatest Hits as “if we came from monkeys why are there monkeys” and “isn’t evolution just a THEORY?!?” Bonus points to the person who asserted that liberals believe we were created by aliens. Someone’s been brushing up on their History Channel!
Also look at this series of pictures of Bill listening to creationism it’s beautiful
Did I leave the stove on?
Yesterday, the Library of Congress digitized a treasure trove of materials from Carl Sagan’s life—including early Cosmos drafts, NASA proposals, correspondences with Neil deGrasse Tyson, audio recordings, and over 30 minutes of home movie footage.
In lieu of this momentous occasion, they’ve also created a showcase of over 300 historic items exploring connections between the legacies of Carl, Galileo, H.G. Wells, and many others.
Discover “Our Place in the Cosmos”