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For them. // #life
I used to recognize myself, it’s funny how reflections change. // #letitgo
After yesterday’s discovery of a repeating FRB, and all of the theories floating around about its source, it made me wonder what all of you think about the plausibility of aliens, and whether you think we are alone in our universe. What do you think? Are we alone, or are we one of a number of species across the universe that we just haven’t found yet?For me, I think it is an absolute mathematical impossibility that we are alone in the universe. Why? Lets look at it from purely a numbers perspective. Our Milky Way Galaxy has about 100 billion stars in it, and in the known universe there are believed to be about 100 billion galaxies. That would mean that there could be about 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the known universe. Let’s say, for arguments sake, that only one out of every 1000 stars has a rocky planet orbiting its star in the habitable zone. There would still be the potential to have 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 rocky planets orbiting the habitable zone of its star across the universe. And let’s also say, for arguments sake, that only one out of a million of those planets have evolved enough to have have the right conditions for life. We’re still looking at a potential 10,000,000,000,000 planets across the universe, with the right conditions for life. Ten trillion. That is a big number, and warrants huge probability for life outside of our solar system, and our galaxy. Personally, I think that life is closer than we think, and I also think that when @nasa launches the James Webb Space Telescope, it won’t be long until astronomers find it. •• This picture is an artist concept of Proxima B, an earth-like planet that orbits its host star (Proxima Centauri) at only 4.5 light years from earth. 4.5 light years is about 43 trillion km, but in relative terms, this is extremely close. Proxima Centauri is the next closest star to ours in the Milky Way, and it sheds some light on the potential abundance of rocky planets in our galaxy, let alone the universe. So, what do you think? Do you agree/disagree? What questions or thoughts do you have regarding alien life? This stuff makes me happy, so ask away! // #StayNerdy #aliens #universe #space #science
Big astronomy news today! Canadian astronomers (🇨🇦 yay!) have detected a repeating FRB, or Fast Radio Burst, in a distant galaxy 1.5 billion light years away. A repeating FRB is a repeating X-ray signal from an extremely magnetic source in the universe. There are a lot of theories as to what it might be, including 👽, but the leading and most plausible theory is that it may be a Magnetar that is causing the repeating FRBs. Magnetars are Neutron stars (the smallest and most dense stars that rotate extremely rapidly) that are highly magnetic, and cause X-ray emissions, detectable from very long distances. Since the source would have to be magnetic enough to cause bursts strong enough to be able to be detected from 1.5 billion light years, it is highly unlikely that it is from an alien source. That doesn’t mean that aliens don’t exist, though. They’ve never been detected, but scientists are working on it, and I thought this story was cool enough to share. This photo has nothing to do with this new discovery, I just thought it was pretty.. 😉. I think I’ll do a post about the plausibility of aliens soon. I want to hear all of your thoughts, so I’ll post that later tonight! 🌌 // #FRB #CHIME #astronomy #science #sciencematters #cosmos #universe #galaxy #physics #themoreyouknow
For my first post of 2019, I can’t think of a better image for me, than The Pale Blue Dot. Carl Sagan had the team working on the Voyager 1 spacecraft turn the craft around to snap a picture of the earth, and that’s what they did. When they snapped the image, earth just happened to be in the same spot as a light ray, and this beautiful and iconic image is what they captured. This image represents so many things for me. Humility, insignificance AND significance, the importance of living and loving every day, acceptance, peace, life, and love. There comes a point when you stop worrying about how many likes an image gets, or followers you have, and you just post what moves you. That’s where I’m at. I still love shooting a beautiful sunset, or finding a gorgeous silhouette, but I get more satisfaction out of posting something that makes you guys feel something, makes you guys think, helps you learn something new, or helps you look at something in a way you never have before. That’s my 2019 in a nutshell. More feeling, more learning, less vanity. I look forward to growing with all of you this year. Happy New Year, my friends, xo. // #HappyNewYear #HailSagan #palebluedot #Voyager #sciencematters
🌔❤️// @atticuspoetry #atticuspoetry
You said we’re not so tied together. // #vsco
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, my friends. Enjoy the time spent with family and friends, and whatever you do, don’t talk politics.. 😉 // #merrychristmas #happyholidays #silhouette_creative #repost
It’s just like Carl Sagan said — science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.. ❤️ // #science #spirituality #space #cosmos
Tarantula Nebula // This violent and beautiful Nebula is the largest star forming region in the Local Group of Galaxies. It is a massive 1000 light years in diameter, and it comprised of mainly hydrogen and oxygen, ionized from nearby hot stars. In the background you can see all different types of stars of varying sizes and colours. The blue stars are generally the hottest and youngest stars, whereas the red stars are the cooler, oldest, and largest stars. Blue stars don’t live for very long (a few hundred million years), and red stars live for billions and billions of years. // #sciencematters #astronomy #science #nasa #space #hubble #jwst #nebula #cosmos #galaxy #hailsagan
“Keep on dreaming boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die.” - Shannon Hoon // #blindmelon
Upside down, a thousand times.
“The last thought in the evening is often the first one in the morning.” — Giovannie de Sadeleer // #goodmorning
I was right, I need longer sleeves. // #vsco #winterishere
In and out, like the fog.
They are words that are easy enough to say and which fill vast empty spaces. -Paulo Coelho
“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.” — Frederich Neitzsche // #fromfathertodaughter #life at Bayfield, Ontario
I’ll love you forever, I’ll love you for always.. // #repost
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