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Tumblr Thread Captures The Stupid Realities Of Scientific Language

Scientists and technicians go through a lot of time and effort in order to make their reports sound as science-y and official as possible. However, that doesn't undo the fact that people screw up every day. What's left is people trying to come up with official sounding statements for "I dunno, I screwed up man." Chalk it up to tumblr to overcomplicate things. Check this out for a Tumblr report on how cute humans are.

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After a Long and Fruitful Life, the Mars Rover "Opportunity" Is Dead

Science writer Jacob Margolis chronicled the end for the proud little rover. The last thing they heard from the rover was "My battery is low and it's getting dark." That is some Hollywood level drama, man. Well, it did a great job anyway, and lasted for waaaaaaay longer than we expected. Good rover.

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NASA InSight Gets Dragged For Astronomically Underwhelming First Pic From Mars

A few days ago the NASA InSight landed on Mars. This makes eight times NASA's successfully landed it's hyper-developed space machinery on the angry red planet. Naturally, the rest of the internet honed in on the notably grainy quality of the first pic sent back to earth from Mars. It was just too damn ripe for the taking. 

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17 Achievements That Sounds Great but Aren't

Sure, you can be technically correct in saying that you work for the CIA if you work for the Clam Inspector's Association. These high achievers pulled the ol' switcheroo.

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Wildly Immature Girl Loses Her NASA Internship After Ridiculous Twitter Argument

I desperately need this not to be real life. How can someone go off on such a wonderfully profanity-ridden rant and still land the dream job. Damn. 

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NASA Discovered Seven New Planets, So You Know People Are Freaking the F Out

Welcome to... TRAPPIST-1f?

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That doesn't have the same ring to it. 

Yesterday, NASA announced the discovery of seven new planets that are in habitable zones and might even have water. You know what that means! ESCAPE.

Lots of people are using the discovery of a new, livable world as a second chance, a failsafe for this whole Earth experiment, which can we just agree has been a total failure? 

Check out how people are reacting:

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It's pretty safe to say this new addition is kind of a troll by NASA on believers in astrology. That doesn't mean this is a FAKE prank. NASA doesn't believe in astrology, they just pointed out a correction


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For some people, it's a very confusing development! (Although some are still very secure in knowing their star sign)



via @dsweintraub_, @camerawhitt, @DanielleMNorman@alishasaith@PetitePasserine 

And here's a list of the new signs, if you want to have your world rocked. 


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NFL Player James Harrison Is Launching Kids Into Outer Space

Freak NFL athlete James Harrison has gained an avid following on Instagram for his absolutely insane workouts. The dude is a monster.

Recently, he's stepped out of the gym to show off his freakish strength by tossing his kids 25 feet into the air.

No diving board, no problem. James Harrison can toss children to the moon.

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NASA engineer and physicist Harold White is working on using the theory of relativity to travel at warp speed. The ship will be called IXS Enterprise, while he's still working on the math to prove it can be done, the concept art has already been completed by designer Mark Rademaker. In an interview with The Washington Post Rademaker explained the purpose behind the designs:

"We wanted to have a decent image of a theory conforming Warp ship to motivate young people to pursue a STEM career," Rademaker said in an e-mail interview. "It does have some Sci-Fi features that might never transfer to a possible final design, unless we really want to."

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What are these glorious golden space swirls? According to NASA, who captured this video with the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), this happened when a dark solar filament erupted and caused a chain reaction.They call these cascading magnetic arches because what you see here is a lot of particles spinning around the sun's magnetic field lines. 

Here's a video where you can see what a dark solar filament looks like. The darker area, almost in the shape of a circle is it. Filaments are plasma held above the sun's surface by magnetic forces. 




science NASA Captures a Stunning Image of the North Atlantic Ocean, Who Knew Phytoplankton Could Look So Good?
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What you're seeing is a bloom of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean.  These microscopic organisms are very important to the environment and might even influence clouds and the climate. 

This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite. Data from chlorophyll in the phytoplankton was combined with red, green and blue bands from the satellite's imaging system to make this picture. The mission of the satellite is to keep track of climate change and weather.  

It's also pretty good at taking amazing pictures of Earth.



Some images taken from the satellite look a lot more like weather forecasts than gorgeous water colors but the phytoplankton blooms are actually a pretty normal occurrence.