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circusmaster:

khito:

pyrrhiccomedy:


Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
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are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist

Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass. 

And yet somehow, someway, somebody is going to try and make a math equation for this thing. I shall then call bullshit on them.

circusmaster:

khito:

pyrrhiccomedy:

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.

So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.

Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.

So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)

Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.

This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be? 

Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?

By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.

Sources: 1 2 3

are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist

Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass. 

And yet somehow, someway, somebody is going to try and make a math equation for this thing. I shall then call bullshit on them.

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Ha. I just had brinner suck it!

Ha. I just had brinner suck it!

Is it wrong to not like being called “safe”?

I dunno, it’s just something that has always been attached to me in a romance/dating way. At some point, someone close to me (typically female) will always get around to mentioning that I’m “Safe.” Now don’t get me wrong, I know it’s a good thing to be safe, but at the same time there’s like this stigma attached to the word safe. Normally, it’s boring, or maybe plain or uninteresting. I’m sure that’s not always what is being implied, but it sits there in the back of my head. I mean, I know I’m not like some fighter pilot-lifeguard-fireman-trapeze walker but I personally know I’m pretty interesting in my own right; but when someone slaps “safe” onto me, it’s kinda like a letdown. Yeah I’m happy to not be a “risk” or whatever, but I just feel so plain after that. It’s this feeling of being great to take home to the parents, but not good enough to show off to the friends. It just gives me the feeling that in a few years if someone could be so bothered to actually want to be my wife (ha), it might just be from the person settling for safe old H. Knowing I won’t cheat, I’ll (hopefully) be successful in whatever I’m doing, the parents will like me, I can satisfy her enough in all the ways to keep the marriage interesting. That thought is okay, but not great. I don’t want someone to just settle for me because of rough past experiences, or because I just happen to be around at the exact moment (and I happen to be swooned over by her). I want someone to be passionately interested in me, to actually want to seek me out. Someone who would actually do what I would do for/because of them. Yeah that’s probably asking for a lot, but I think I should have a few hopes for my near-future. I certainly don’t want to feel like this all the time, especially not for the rest of my life. I really do wonder where in the world that person is hiding, because I’m really starting to metaphorically bleed out before I lose consciousness… and hope

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heyoscarwilde:

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
Moby Dick illustrated by Jim Kay :: via the-book-show.blogspot.fr

heyoscarwilde:

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.

Moby Dick illustrated by Jim Kay :: via the-book-show.blogspot.fr

erinkyan:

black-nata:

I laughed REALLY HARD

Captain Approves.

theyoungdoyley:

“Let’s go wreck some shit, brother!”
For hatalie.

theyoungdoyley:

“Let’s go wreck some shit, brother!”

For hatalie.

“I’m sorry it has to end this way, brother.”

“No you’re not.”

In terms of all scenes in both The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender, this has to be my favorite. This scene shows how Zuko had matured throughout the series. The first time that Zuko tried to fight Azula, he got his butt handed to him. Same for every other time until their last two bouts. In this fight, he is in complete control from the moment they started. I just love watching it; the energy they are showing, the beauty of the animation…it’s just terrific. 

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This basically sums it up

society: Everyone's beautiful.
society: Don't eat though, you don't want to get fat.
society: You don't eat? Anorexic freak!
society: You're a size 4? You're supposed to be a size 0!
society: You're an A cup? What are you, 8?h
society: You're a C cup? That's my moms size.
society: You had sex?! Slut!
society: You haven't had sex? Hah, you're frigid!
society: You don't think you're pretty? Attention seeker!
society: You think you're pretty? Conceited much?
society: You believe in gay rights? Homo!
society: You don't believe in gay rights? Homophobic dickhead!
society: You're depressed? Attention seeker!
society: You cut yourself? Still attention seeking!
society: You can't go on? How much attention do you want?!
-someone kills themself-
society: Oh, they were so beautiful! Society sucks!
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Old, at the time overplayed song. Lyrics? Still good.

Old, at the time overplayed song. Lyrics? Still good.

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oreides:

awakeningeden:

bolins-cupcake:

slapface:

sophistory:

sophistory:

avatarsnowy:

masterarrowhead:

Oops! My hand slipped and I Borra’d…

marry me



i just… need this on my blog again…

 #i need this on my blog always #DON’T JUDGE ME goddammit#what if korra had lost her bending #and bolin was like #’it’s okay if you need some space’ #’but jsyk you are still the coolest funnest toughest buffest strongest bravest kindest noodle-lovingest girl i have ever met’ #’and i will always respect you as a person!!!’ #’and i’m pretty sure you could still kick my ass if i didn’t’ #’ok i’ll be over here if you need me for anything at all ok? ok.’ #and then he brought her a cupcake and a flower made from paper because… there aren’t any flowers around… #and i cried and i was in the bath #f u c k #what have i become #just leave me here to die

reblogging again for those tags ^ and the tags on the bottom v

This made me stop what I was doing and I looked at it for a good minute. This is beautiful. This is what should have happened. msdfbhmshmjvgbhmjc

look at that. o-oh my. i just…. siiiiiigghhh

This. All of this. Screw Makorra!
enlai-equalist:

mrspiritual:

unhandmestrangewoman:

O_O Oh look, Kyoshi is possessing Aang as he possesses Korra.

((I don’t normally reblog stuff with curse words in it, but OMG this is TOO FUNNY!))

((Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tenzin, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tenzin.))

enlai-equalist:

mrspiritual:

unhandmestrangewoman:

O_O Oh look, Kyoshi is possessing Aang as he possesses Korra.

((I don’t normally reblog stuff with curse words in it, but OMG this is TOO FUNNY!))

((Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tenzin, Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tenzin.))