Teen girl from Egypt has just reinvented space travel. Fuck yeah.

jemimaaslana:

Teen girl from Egypt has just reinvented space travel

oppressedbrowngirlsdoingthings:

fyeahcarlsagan:

Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel. Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin silicon panels, spaced closely together, to trap these particles and then move against them, creating a propelling force. This innovation would make space exploration lighter, safer and cheaper than the traditional “blast off” method. Mustafa still has some design work to do, but unfortunately her research is currently limited by lack of state funding for space science departments at the university level, though her school’s science club did help fund her application for a patent.

What a woman.

nah lies all oppression

She’s bloody brilliant, and I wanna see this happen so bad. Wow.

The future is neat!

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inothernews:

SECOND EARTH   European astronomers said Monday that they had found what might be the  best candidate for a “Goldilocks” planet yet: a lump of something about  3.6 times as massive as the Earth,  circling its star at the right distance for liquid water to exist on  its surface — and thus, perhaps, to host life, as we narrowly imagine  it. The planet, known as HD 85512b, is about 36 light years from here, in the constellation Vela. (Artist rendering: M. Kornmesser / ESO via the New York Times)

inothernews:

SECOND EARTH   European astronomers said Monday that they had found what might be the best candidate for a “Goldilocks” planet yet: a lump of something about 3.6 times as massive as the Earth, circling its star at the right distance for liquid water to exist on its surface — and thus, perhaps, to host life, as we narrowly imagine it. The planet, known as HD 85512b, is about 36 light years from here, in the constellation Vela. (Artist rendering: M. Kornmesser / ESO via the New York Times)

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vruz:

OH MY GOD, IT’S FULL OF STARS

—via cwnl

Globular Clusters

A spherical collection of stars that orbits a galactic core as a satellite. Globular clusters are very tightly bound by gravity, which gives them their spherical shapes and relatively high stellar densities toward their centers. The name of this category of star cluster is derived from the Latin globulus—a small sphere. A globular cluster is sometimes known more simply as a globular.

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moderation:

The Haunting Beauty of NGC 3190 —A Deadly Supernova Factory
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This magnificent galaxy inspires us, again, to ask: does advanced life  exist there? The fact that we have no proof of intelligent life  elsewhere in the universe may simply mean that intelligent civilizations  have all too finite lifetimes. NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy of  unbearable beauty in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William  Herschel in 1784. In 2002, astronomers uncovered one supernova in March  in the southeastern part and then another team uncovered a second  supernova on the other side two months later -sure destroyers of  vicinity-based life.
The spectacular image below is the “Trio in Leo.” There is actually a  fourth member of this group which not shown- but the group also goes by  another catalogued name of “Hickson 44.” These galaxies are estimated to  be 60 million light years away. The galaxy furthest to the left is an  elliptical galaxy (NGC 3193) and is fairly devoid of detail. The top  center of the image features NGC 3190. 
(via dailygalaxy)

moderation:

The Haunting Beauty of NGC 3190 —A Deadly Supernova Factory

This magnificent galaxy inspires us, again, to ask: does advanced life exist there? The fact that we have no proof of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe may simply mean that intelligent civilizations have all too finite lifetimes. NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy of unbearable beauty in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. In 2002, astronomers uncovered one supernova in March in the southeastern part and then another team uncovered a second supernova on the other side two months later -sure destroyers of vicinity-based life.

The spectacular image below is the “Trio in Leo.” There is actually a fourth member of this group which not shown- but the group also goes by another catalogued name of “Hickson 44.” These galaxies are estimated to be 60 million light years away. The galaxy furthest to the left is an elliptical galaxy (NGC 3193) and is fairly devoid of detail. The top center of the image features NGC 3190. 

(via dailygalaxy)

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mothernaturenetwork:

Stunning photo shows colliding galaxies forming exclamation point in spaceCollision provides a model for how the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will merge billions of years from now.

mothernaturenetwork:

Stunning photo shows colliding galaxies forming exclamation point in space
Collision provides a model for how the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will merge billions of years from now.

wilwheaton:

And we did it in less than ten years from inception to completion, using technology that is eclipsed a thousandfold by disposable cell phones.
Whenever some halfwit in Congress drones on and on about how we can’t do something, or we don’t have the will or the money or the imagination, I want to grab that idiot by the collar and scream this quote into its stupid corrupt face.

DAMN RIGHT WE DO.

wilwheaton:

And we did it in less than ten years from inception to completion, using technology that is eclipsed a thousandfold by disposable cell phones.

Whenever some halfwit in Congress drones on and on about how we can’t do something, or we don’t have the will or the money or the imagination, I want to grab that idiot by the collar and scream this quote into its stupid corrupt face.

DAMN RIGHT WE DO.

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mymindcravesnectar:

” We’re discovering one of the universe’s greatest creative wonders, star birth… Jets of gas, exploding outwards at 200,000 kilometers an hour, blasting dust and gas out for millions of kilometers, It’s unbelievably violent - but look at the results, it’s beyond words. Nebula, vast glowing clouds of gas, hanging in space. With no wind out here, they’ll take thousands of years to disperse. They seem to be forming a vast stellar sculpture, and makes you realize nature is more than a scientist and engineer - It’s an artist on the grandest of scales. We’ve seen some strange sights, but this is a masterpiece. “
                                 - Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008)

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fuckyeahspace:

Love, Carl

fuckyeahspace:

Love, Carl