when you wait years for your otp to become canon and they finally do, but then the show pretends like their relationship doesn’t exist and it’s the final season so it’s really now or never and you just want something because you know they’re in love
i am shamelessly an open book because for so long i kept myself shut. i never allowed anyone to rummage through the pages, fold over my corners to mark their favorite spots, never let anyone highlight the most beautiful parts of me with a bright yellow highlighter because i was terrified of being seen as vulnerable or tarnished. i kept all the saddest chapters tucked away or i ripped them straight out, pretending like they didn’t exist. but now, i am slowly adding them back to my story because you cannot have a climax without having a downfall first. i am finally allowing myself to be fumbled through and read because i am ready to be open and free. so please, highlight what you want, read what you must, i promise i will always invite you in and make you feel like you’re right here with me.
Person: I doubt that. You’ve been sitting all day.
In My Mind: Yes, I have been sitting all day. But I’ve had to sit still, in a chair, in a loud room, with people cheering high-pitched and clapping loudly. I’ve had to fight off the random urge to scream and I have to wear a dress for the majority of the day. So, I’m sorry if I say I’m tired when I’ve been sitting all day, but you don’t understand, so shut up.
I take a lot of shit from a lot of people. I think I’m a naturally kind person. And I know that in life there’s just things you have to deal with. But I feel like all the anger and resentment and bitterness is building up inside of me and one day it’s all going to come rushing out like a flood and everyone including myself is going to get hurt by it. And I just don’t know what to do with it.
i have trouble with counting money, i’ll sometimes forget which direction is which, i’ll forget what comes after a certain month/the order the next few months go in, and i’ll forget which season comes next after another.
i can’t tell when someone is joking most of the time; sarcasm is 98% of the time taken literally.
they say i’m stupid because of it.
“it’s childish, you should be smarter. why don’t you know this stuff? a toddler could tell me these things!” they say.
We’re incredibly lucky to live on a planet
drenched in water, nestled in a perfect distance from our sun and wrapped with
magnetic fields keeping our atmosphere intact against harsh radiation and space
We know from recent research that life can
persist in the cruelest of environments here on Earth, which gives us hope to
finding life thriving on other worlds. While we have yet to find life outside
of Earth, we are optimistic about the possibilities, especially on other ocean
worlds right here in our solar system.
So…What’s the News?!
Two of our veteran missions are providing
tantalizing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn,
further enhancing the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in
our solar system and beyond!
scientists announce that a form of energy for life appears to exist in Saturn’s
moon Enceladus, and Hubble
researchers report additional evidence of plumes erupting from Jupiter’s moon
The Two Missions: Cassini and Hubble
spacecraft has found that hydrothermal vents in the ocean of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus
are producing hydrogen gas, which could potentially provide a chemical energy
source for life.
Cassini discovered that this little moon of
Saturn was active in 2005. The discovery that Enceladus has jets of gas and icy
particles coming out of its south polar region surprised the world. Later we
determined that plumes of material are coming from a global ocean under the icy
crust, through large cracks known as “tiger stripes.”
We have more evidence now – this time sampled
straight from the plume itself – of hydrothermal activity, and we now know the
water is chemically interacting with the rock beneath the ocean and producing
the kind of chemistry that could be used by microbes IF they happened to be
This is the culmination of 12 years of
investigations by Cassini and a capstone finding for the mission. We now know Enceladus
has nearly all the ingredients needed for life as we know it.
The Cassini spacecraft made its deepest dive
through the plume on Oct. 28, 2015. From previous flybys, Cassini determined
that nearly 98% of the gas in the plume is water and the rest is a mixture of
other molecules, including carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia.
instruments provided evidence of hydrothermal activity in the ocean. What we
really wanted to know was…Is there hydrogen being produced that microbes could
use to make energy? And that’s exactly what we found!
To be clear…we haven’t discovered microbes at
Enceladus, but vents of this type at Earth host these kinds of life. We’re
cautiously excited at the prospect that there might be something like this at
Europa is one of the four major moons of
Jupiter, about the size of our own moon but very different in appearance. It’s
a cold, icy world with a relatively smooth, bright surface crisscrossed with
dark cracks and patches of reddish material.
What makes Europa interesting is that it’s believed
to have a global ocean, underneath a thick crust of ice. In fact, it’s got
about twice as much ocean as planet Earth!
In 2014, we detected evidence of intermittent
water plumes on the surface of Europa, which is interesting because they may
provide us with easier access to subsurface liquid water without having to
drill through miles of ice.
And now, in 2016, we’ve found one particular
plume candidate that appears to be at the same location that it
was seen in 2014.
This is exciting because if we can establish that a
particular feature does repeat, then it is much more likely to be real and we
can attempt to study and understand the processes that cause it to turn on or
This plume also happens to coincide with an
area where Europa is unusually warm as compared to the surrounding terrain. The
plume candidates are about 30 to 60 miles (50 to 100 kilometers) in height and are well-positioned for
observation, being in a relatively equatorial and well-determined location.
What Does All This Mean and What’s Next?
Hubble and Cassini are inherently different
missions, but their complementary scientific discoveries, along with the synergy
between our current and planned missions, will help us in finding out whether
we are alone in the universe.
Hubble will continue to observe Europa. If
you’re wondering how we might be able to get more information on the Europa
plume, the upcoming Europa Clipper mission
will be carrying
a suite of 9 instruments to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions favorable for life. Europa Clipper is slated to launch in the 2020s.
This future mission will be able to study the
surface of Europa in great detail and assess the habitability of this moon.
Whether there’s life there or not is a question for this future mission to
honestly? i’m so glad things aren’t like they were a couple years ago where everything was awkward and dan and phil were obviously uncomfortable in the presence of each other. videos seemed edgy and they seemed jittery and anxious. it’s amazing to see how not only they have grown as people through whatever happened a while back, but also how us fans have adapted and grown as people. dan & phils relationship has changed, just as their relationship with their fans has changed. 2017 has been a great year for us, hasn’t it?
<b>Wade:</b> How are going to get past them without a fight?<p/><b>Peter:</b> The vents<p/><b>Wade:</b> Ah, blast the A/C, they get chilly, they leave to find sweaters<p/><b>Peter:</b> ...No, we're gonna climb through them.<p/><b>Wade:</b> Even better. Classic use of vents.<p/></p>