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]
i dont remember making this
see that girl you just called a lesbian? is she? can you help me get her number?
3 year difference yo
Baby squirrel fell out of a tree; was rescued
aisling (wee comaverse revamp for class)
suddenly concerned that people might think i condone the actions of the criminals i post about on my other blog or i am a hybistrophile or s/t
i do not support a n y of their actions nor do i think they are excusable at all and i certainly am not attracted to murderers (and i don’t relate to them) but criminal psych is my second favorite thing and i’m not gonna hide my interest in it
please don’t think i am gross for this ok bye ):