Flying over Alps at sunrise
Step one: ah, you messed up~
DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?
BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.
BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?
SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!
Get “Viva la Pluto” to be a trending tag
The Pluto fandom doesn’t fuck around
I’ve always argued against Pluto being a planet and I always will. Here are some links to wikipedia because the Pluto fandom likes to talk out its ass. Also because it’s nearly 4 am and I’m too cranky to get better sources right now.
Minor-planet Moons Because Pluto ain’t the only thing out there that isn’t a planet but has moons dammit. And not all planets have moons either.
Extraterrestrial Atmospheres ”Several moons and other bodies (notably Pluto) also have atmospheres, as do comets and the Sun." It’s not that impressive for a dwarf planet to have an atmosphere.
Minor Planet Designations 134340 (actually 134340 Pluto) isn’t Pluto’s new name it’s just the minor-planet designation it was given. “The two parts of a formal designation are a number, historically assigned in approximate order of discovery, […] coupled with a name, either the name assigned by the discoverer, or, more commonly, the provisional designation.” I really don’t see the problem with that system.
Definition of a Planet This is what I think people are most confused about. ”The definition of planet set in Prague in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) states that, in the Solar System, a planet is a celestial body which: is in orbit around the Sun, has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape), and has “cleared the neighbourhood" around its orbit." Pluto does indeed fulfill the first two conditions. Yes, that includes the "sufficient mass" part or in other words it’s big enough to be a planet because it’s round. BUT Pluto has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. It’s in the Kuiper Belt. If you wanna argue with something argue with that part of the definition of a planet.
Dear white people…
Torres del Paine (by Pedro Núñez)
Source: Flickr / pedronunez
Titulo: Final Fantasy XIII
Window Socket - Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.
Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.
Oh my god, yes please… this is a fantastic idea.
The ancient El Ghriba Synagogue, also known as the Djerba Synagogue, is located on the Tunisian island of Djerba. It is situated in the Jewish village of Hara Seghira, several kilometres southwest of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba.
Built in the Moorish architectural style, it is also Africa’s oldest synagogue. The name “El Ghriba” means “the marvelous”, or “the strange”, in Arabic.
A mountain scene carved in white jade from Ge’ermu
DAAAAAMNN BABY GOT BACK LIGHTING!!!!
Can we give some props to the photographers here? Look at the genius in backlighting it. It looks all dreamy.
Even cooler: This isn’t even actually all that old. It’s actually done by a contemporary master.
You should really hit up the jump for a pretty stunning archaic bronze/jade carving hybrid with equally awesome back lighting,
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