You are the first morning thought, the last evening sigh, and every goddamn thing in between.
It’s true, you are terrible at a lot of things. But there are a couple of things that nobody else does as well as you do. It drives me bananas that you will throw yourself away completely because of one or two things that you think are wrong about you. That’s what breaks my heart. You got to ignore those and lean towards the things that make you like yourself. Forget everything else. Fake it. Fake your way upwards.
Harmony Korine by Terry Richardson (1999)
Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home.
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered.
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute.
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]
"I had you pegged, didn’t I?"
“You had the whole human race pegged.”
I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.
Damien Hirst, Chloramphenicol acetyltransferase