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pennyfornasa:

(April 4th, 2014). It has been suspected for a long time that under Enceladus’ icy crust laid a vast ocean. Finally, the news we were waiting for: the Cassini orbiter has detected signals of a hidden ocean beneath the 19 to 25 miles (30 – 40 km) of ice. The sea itself is at least 6 miles (10 km) deep and can be thought of as a larger Lake Superior.Enceladus has also been known to have geysers, similar to those recently discovered on Europa, which contain salts as well as organic molecules such as methane and ethane. What’s interesting is that Enceladus experiences tidal flexing as it orbits Saturn. This flexing is thought to generate heat at the poles. Furthermore, scientists believe that there’s enough heat at the South Pole to melt the ice and push the seawater up to the various cracks in the surface. This is very exciting for astrobiologists because it means that the sea could be in contact with organic-rich silicate material from the moon’s internal rocky core, which is just at the right temperature for sustaining life. This discovery is truly setting the stage for the future and it makes a compelling case to study Enceladus in more detail.Read more here: http://io9.com/weve-found-a-hidden-ocean-on-enceladus-that-may-harbor-1557622077Show your support for NASA, so that we can send more orbiters and uncover the amazing mysteries waiting for us. Tell Congress it’s time we give a Penny4NASA. Take action today by heading over to http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/
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pennyfornasa:

(April 4th, 2014). It has been suspected for a long time that under Enceladus’ icy crust laid a vast ocean. Finally, the news we were waiting for: the Cassini orbiter has detected signals of a hidden ocean beneath the 19 to 25 miles (30 – 40 km) of ice. The sea itself is at least 6 miles (10 km) deep and can be thought of as a larger Lake Superior.

Enceladus has also been known to have geysers, similar to those recently discovered on Europa, which contain salts as well as organic molecules such as methane and ethane. What’s interesting is that Enceladus experiences tidal flexing as it orbits Saturn. This flexing is thought to generate heat at the poles. Furthermore, scientists believe that there’s enough heat at the South Pole to melt the ice and push the seawater up to the various cracks in the surface. This is very exciting for astrobiologists because it means that the sea could be in contact with organic-rich silicate material from the moon’s internal rocky core, which is just at the right temperature for sustaining life. This discovery is truly setting the stage for the future and it makes a compelling case to study Enceladus in more detail.

Read more here: http://io9.com/weve-found-a-hidden-ocean-on-enceladus-that-may-harbor-1557622077

Show your support for NASA, so that we can send more orbiters and uncover the amazing mysteries waiting for us. Tell Congress it’s time we give a Penny4NASA. Take action today by heading over to http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/


heythereuniverse:

NASA plans a robotic mission to search for life on Europa | io9

(March 8th, 2014). It looks like it’s finally going to happen, an actual mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa — one of the the solar system’s best candidates for hosting alien life.

Yesterday, NASA announced an injection of $17.5 billion from the federal government (down by $1.2 billion from its 2010 peak). Of this, $15 million will be allocated for “pre-formulation” work on a mission to Europa, with plans to make detailed observations from orbit and possibly sample its interior oceans with a robotic probe. Mission details are sparse, but if all goes well, it could be launched by 2025 and arriving in the early 2030s.

This is incredibly exciting. Recent evidence points to a reasonable chance of habitability. Its massive subsurface ocean contains almost twice as much water as found on Earth. The water is kept in liquid state owing to the gravitational forces exerted by Jupiter and the moon’s turbulent global ocean currents. The good news is that a probe may not have to dig very deep to conduct its search for life; the moon’s massive plumes are ejecting water directly onto the surface.

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The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think, the way they see themselves, the way they see the world — you can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.

— Chuck Palahniuk (via purplebuddhaproject)


blackgirlwhiteboylove:

blackamazon:

abstrackafricana:

”The state is currently spending five times more for the education for a white child than it is fitting to educate a colored child. That means better textbooks for that child than for that child. I say that’s a shame, but my opponent says today is not the day for whites and coloreds to go to the same college. To share the same campus. To walk into the same classroom. Well, would you kindly tell me when that day is gonna come? Is it going to come tomorrow? Is it going to come next week? In a hundred years? Never? No, the time for justice, the time for freedom, and the time for equality is always, is always right now!”

The fact she’s not on The same lists as Emma Stone, Emily Blunt and Anne hathaway is all I need to know about Hollywood.

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victoriousvocabulary:

REMONTADO
[noun]
1. a person or creature who lives in the forest or mountains and avoids civilisation.
2. re-mounted, gone back to the hills or mountains (said of someone who has returned to the wild and left civilisation.)
3. a Northern Philippine’s tribesman.
[verb]
4. to remount; reassemble; overcome.
Etymology: Portuguese, ultimately derived from Latin re- (“again, anew”) + montar (*montare, present active infinitive of *monto, from the noun mons “mountain”).
[YongSub Noh]
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victoriousvocabulary:

REMONTADO

[noun]

1. a person or creature who lives in the forest or mountains and avoids civilisation.

2. re-mounted, gone back to the hills or mountains (said of someone who has returned to the wild and left civilisation.)

3. a Northern Philippine’s tribesman.

[verb]

4. to remount; reassemble; overcome.

Etymology: Portuguese, ultimately derived from Latin re- (“again, anew”) + montar (*montare, present active infinitive of *monto, from the noun mons “mountain”).

[YongSub Noh]