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Science Wins: Hammer Versus Feather on the Moon

If you drop a hammer and a feather together, which reaches the ground first?

On the Earth, it’s the hammer, but is the reason only because of air resistance? Scientists even before Galileo have pondered and tested this simple experiment and felt that without air resistance, all objects would fall the same way.

Galileo tested this principle himself and noted that two heavy balls of different masses reached the ground simultaneously, although many historians are skeptical that he did this experiment from Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa as folklore suggests. A good place free of air resistance to test this equivalence principle is Earth’s Moon, and so in 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott dropped both a hammer and a feather together toward the surface of the Moon.

Sure enough, just as scientists including Galileo and Einstein would have predicted, they reached the lunar surface at the same time. The demonstrated equivalence principle states that the acceleration an object feels due to gravity does not depend on its mass, density, composition, color, shape, or anything else. The equivalence principle is so important to modern physics that its depth and reach are still being debated and tested even today.

Image Credit: Apollo 15 Crew, NASA


  IC 1805: The Heart
  
  Distance: 7,500 Light Years
  
  Located in the Perseus arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons. The nebula’s intense red output and its configuration are driven by the radiation emanating from a small group of stars near the nebula’s center.
  
  Info Credit: Wikipedia
  
  Image Credit: François Chevenet
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IC 1805: The Heart

Distance: 7,500 Light Years

Located in the Perseus arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. This is an emission nebula showing glowing gas and darker dust lanes. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons. The nebula’s intense red output and its configuration are driven by the radiation emanating from a small group of stars near the nebula’s center.

Info Credit: Wikipedia

Image Credit: François Chevenet

1. I do improv comedy. I’ve met a lot of great friends through it and I really enjoy performing and making people laugh. It’s nerve racking, but I love it.
2. I love to sing along to songs. I can pretty much turn on the radio at anytime and find 3 or more songs I can sing all the way through. I can’t sing for shit and thus I falsetto it and imagine it’s my song.
3. I haven’t seen a commercial in over a year. We got rid of cable TV and now I download everything we watch.
4. I have spiritual beliefs that I’ve come to realize about myself. I’m more than welcome to share them with anyone, but I also understand it’s up to the individual to come to their own realization as most people are too deeply rooted in their own beliefs.
5. I still have much to learn.
6. I can never remember my dreams. I’ve tried all the techniques I’ve found online that are supposed to help. It’s been years since I can remember having dreams.
7. I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the Cosmos.
8. I’m very good at analyzing things, but I also have ADHD so I have a hard time focusing. Once something actually catches my attention I automatically analyze it from different perspectives and will spend a lot of time thinking about it.
9. I feel like I was forced to grow up too fast by the situations I was stuck with growing up and I missed out on a lot of opportunities. I didn’t even smoke weed until I was 23.
10. Marijuana changed my life. It helped me deal with depression, introduced me to most of the friends I hang out with, brought me closer to my family, and most importantly it really opened my mind about a lot of things. I was really closed minded, had a short temper, and a horrible outlook on life.

1. I do improv comedy. I’ve met a lot of great friends through it and I really enjoy performing and making people laugh. It’s nerve racking, but I love it.

2. I love to sing along to songs. I can pretty much turn on the radio at anytime and find 3 or more songs I can sing all the way through. I can’t sing for shit and thus I falsetto it and imagine it’s my song.

3. I haven’t seen a commercial in over a year. We got rid of cable TV and now I download everything we watch.

4. I have spiritual beliefs that I’ve come to realize about myself. I’m more than welcome to share them with anyone, but I also understand it’s up to the individual to come to their own realization as most people are too deeply rooted in their own beliefs.

5. I still have much to learn.

6. I can never remember my dreams. I’ve tried all the techniques I’ve found online that are supposed to help. It’s been years since I can remember having dreams.

7. I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the Cosmos.

8. I’m very good at analyzing things, but I also have ADHD so I have a hard time focusing. Once something actually catches my attention I automatically analyze it from different perspectives and will spend a lot of time thinking about it.

9. I feel like I was forced to grow up too fast by the situations I was stuck with growing up and I missed out on a lot of opportunities. I didn’t even smoke weed until I was 23.

10. Marijuana changed my life. It helped me deal with depression, introduced me to most of the friends I hang out with, brought me closer to my family, and most importantly it really opened my mind about a lot of things. I was really closed minded, had a short temper, and a horrible outlook on life.

sig_nebula (by robertdw_90)
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sig_nebula (by robertdw_90)

saturn in false colors (by Skyhunter…)
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saturn in false colors (by Skyhunter…)

The Orion Nebulae (and region) (by Skyhunter…)
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The Orion Nebulae (and region) (by Skyhunter…)

orion-nebula-hd-wallpaper-1920x1200 (by mcastro312)
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orion-nebula-hd-wallpaper-1920x1200 (by mcastro312)

Week long cosmic burst in distant galaxy puzzles NASA ↘

WASHINGTON (AFP) – NASA is studying a surprising cosmic burst at the center of distant galaxy that has burned for more than a week, longer than astronomers have ever seen before, the US space agency said Thursday.

Calling it “one of the most puzzling cosmic blasts ever observed,” NASA said it has mobilized the Hubble Space Telescope along with its Swift satellite and Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the phenomenon.

More than a week later, high-energy radiation continues to brighten and fade from its location,” NASA said in a statement.

"Astronomers say they have never seen such a bright, variable, high-energy, long-lasting burst before. Usually, gamma-ray bursts mark the destruction of a massive star, and flaring emission from these events never lasts more than a few hours.”

The first in a series of explosions was detected by a NASA telescope on March 28 in the constellation Draco.

Astronomers think the the blast occurred “when a star wandered too close to its galaxy’s central black hole,” NASA said.

"Intense tidal forces probably tore the star apart, and the infalling gas continues to stream toward the hole. According to this model, the spinning black hole formed an outflowing jet along its rotational axis. A powerful blast of X- and gamma rays is seen when the jet is pointed in our direction."

On April 4, the Hubble telescope spotted the source of the explosion at the center of a galaxy 3.8 billion light-years away from Earth.

"We have been eagerly awaiting the Hubble observation," said Neil Gehrels, the lead scientist for Swift at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

"The fact that the explosion occurred in the center of a galaxy tells us it is most likely associated with a massive black hole. This solves a key question about the mysterious event."

The Swift telescope has catalogued the event as gamma-ray burst (GRB) 110328A, alerting worldwide astronomers to its existence for further study.

This is so touching and how I feel about my girl.
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This is so touching and how I feel about my girl.

somepsychedelia:

always reblog.
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somepsychedelia:

always reblog.

jumbi:

Osho: The energy of the cosmos is surrounding you. All that is needed is a certain emptiness in you.  The energy of the cosmos is surrounding you. All that is needed is a certain emptiness in you. So the emptiness is good; don’t fill it by beliefs, don’t fill it again by another kind of god, another philosophy, some existentialism. Don’t fill it. Leave it clean and fresh, and go deeper. Soon you will find from both sides, from outside and inside, a tremendous rush of energy, a tremendous rush of consciousness. Then you disappear, you are almost flooded with the cosmos. You are so small and the cosmos is so vast. You suddenly disappear into it, and that disappearance is the ultimate experience of enlightenment. Then you know you were neither an outsider, nor an insider; you are one with existence. Other than oneness with existence, nothing is going to help you. But that oneness is so easy, so obvious. Just a little relaxation, just a little turning in — not much effort, not much discipline, not much torture for yourself. … Once you understand this, meditation becomes possible. Once you understand this, you relax. You throw off all the armour that you have created around you as a security. You are no longer afraid. Fear disappears and love arises. In this state of love, emptiness happens. Or, if you can allow emptiness to happen, love will flower in it. Love is a flower of emptiness, total emptiness — emptiness is the situation. It can work both ways~

jumbi:

Osho: The energy of the cosmos is surrounding you. All that is needed is a certain emptiness in you. The energy of the cosmos is surrounding you. All that is needed is a certain emptiness in you. So the emptiness is good; don’t fill it by beliefs, don’t fill it again by another kind of god, another philosophy, some existentialism. Don’t fill it. Leave it clean and fresh, and go deeper. Soon you will find from both sides, from outside and inside, a tremendous rush of energy, a tremendous rush of consciousness. Then you disappear, you are almost flooded with the cosmos. You are so small and the cosmos is so vast. You suddenly disappear into it, and that disappearance is the ultimate experience of enlightenment. Then you know you were neither an outsider, nor an insider; you are one with existence. Other than oneness with existence, nothing is going to help you. But that oneness is so easy, so obvious. Just a little relaxation, just a little turning in — not much effort, not much discipline, not much torture for yourself. … Once you understand this, meditation becomes possible. Once you understand this, you relax. You throw off all the armour that you have created around you as a security. You are no longer afraid. Fear disappears and love arises. In this state of love, emptiness happens. Or, if you can allow emptiness to happen, love will flower in it. Love is a flower of emptiness, total emptiness — emptiness is the situation. It can work both ways~

what's your view on the idea that "we are all one consciousness"?
personally, i've been leaning away from the idea recently

Why leaning away from it?

I know it be true. I feel it every time I meditate, every time I use the secret and it works. I feel it every time I talk to someone about this kind of stuff. I know I’m a part of something much larger, something we used to understand and have forgotten.

I know that you’re a god, I’m a god, everyone around us are gods, all the animals, and even the humble plants.

To quote one my favorite lines, “I know that the molecules in the my body are related to phenomena in the cosmos. We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson

I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the Cosmos. This make me want to grab people in the street and say ‘have you heard this!?’

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

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∞ I don't believe anything is impossible.
∞ I spend my time searching for enlightenment and trying to better my life.
∞ I enjoy spending time with like-minded individuals.
∞ I live in Ohio.
∞ I am a critical thinker who is always skeptical until I've done my own research.
∞ I believe everyone should have an open mind that there are things they do not understand yet, but if they are willing to allow their minds to manifest they can also be awakened.
∞ I try to meditate for at least 30 minutes a day.
∞ I have a B.A. in bluntology.
∞ I hack Wiis.
∞ PSN: ThisYOUniverse.
∞ Xbox Live: Effing Gypsy.
∞ Diablo 3 BattleTag: YOUniverse#1838

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