chris hadfield is in that!

How is it that Pluto’s smog looks prettier than our own? On both planets, smog is caused by a photochemical reaction. Sunlight acts on the chemicals in the atmosphere and creates by-products which we find in smog. On Earth, the sunlight reacts with nitrogen oxide and creates aldehydes, while on Pluto, sunlight reacts with methane to create acetylene and ethylene. These form hydrocarbon groups and scatter blue light, which is why we see a blue haze! 

Image credit: @colchrishadfield (Tumblr)

Best Chris

@youcancallmecirce wanted to know about the best Chrises, so here they are.

Best Chris = Chris Hemsworth
He’s funny, he’s a great actor, and by all accounts a really nice person and great guy to work with.  He’s wicked smart, and funny, and is the famed theatrical triple threat (can act, dance, and sing).  Also, very easy on the eyes.  

Originally posted by mcavoys

Other Best Chris = Chris Evans
His social media and political commentary suggest that he’s philosophically aligned very much like I am.  He’s respectful and adorable in interviews.  Loves dogs.  Also nice to look at.

Originally posted by futuresuperwoman

Other Other Best Chris = Chris Pine
He’s a freaking ringer for Kirk, and he’s done a great job in that role even when the script and direction could use help.  The improv in Wonder Woman suggests he’s very smart and a better actor than I give him credit for.  His interviews show a sweet guy with progressive thinking (he’s all for more women directors).  His eyes and that smile are to squeal for.

Originally posted by jijushua

Even More Other Best Chris = Chris Pratt
I didn’t think I’d be on board with this Chris, but I was so very wrong.  He’s funny and the backstage and blooper stuff I’ve seen suggest he’s silly and fun to work with.  Wish I could dance like him but I’m a klutz.

Originally posted by mintpilot

Best Chris (Space Edition) = Commander Chris Hadfield
Not an actor, but this Chris is a musician and scientist, and spent a lot of time on the International Space Station.  He made a bunch of crazy fun educational videos about physics in zero g.  He got permission from David Bowie to cover Space Oddity and create an ISS music video to accompany it.  He’s a great educator and science champion, and is capable of being silly and fun.

Originally posted by kkenobi

Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.


And called it “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created.” 


Some of the most remote locations on earth in the Arctic. 

These are scenes from my latest video that I just put up. You can watch it here:

This video has footage and the story of an Arctic expedition I was on with Astronaut Chris Hadfield. We ride straight INTO ice, walk through a beach full of skeletons, enter one of the most remote places on Earth, eat the oldest organisms on Earth! (all for real!)

This was a bucket list adventure. Hope you enjoy!


Oh Canada!  We were super jazzed to shoot retired astronaut, author, public speaker and YouTube sensation Chris Hadfield for the Canada 150 issue of Reader’s Digest. Chris was the first Canadian to walk in space and was also the first Canadian commander of the International space station. With over 2.15 million twitter followers he’s been described by Forbes as “perhaps the most social media savvy astronaut ever to leave Earth.”  What an honour to meet this incredibly talented, generous and down to earth (pun intended) guy!

Huge thanks to Annelise Dekker for this assignment.

Client: Reader’s Digest. Art Director: Annelise Dekker.  Stylist: Alexis Honce. Grooming: Taylor Savage. Props: Catherine Therrien.


Space Oddity, from space, sung by Commander Chris Hadfield.

(He does actually play the guitar when he reaches the bridge. I was wondering too. :D)


Astronaut Chris Hadfield recently wrote a post for Mashable about what it’s like to orbit the earth.

In just 92 minutes we go all the way around, incredulously gazing on place after place, barely known and only dreamed of. The colors and textures pour underneath, a refilling kaleidoscope of delight. Over the months in space that followed, I took thousands of photos to capture and remember it. My book You Are Here is the best of those photos — my guided tour of our planet, as if we were floating and looking out the spaceship window together. Here are a few.



this is major tom to ground control
i’m stepping through the door
and i’m floating in the most peculiar way
and the stars look very different today

A revised version of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

Rest in peace, Starman.

(Space Oddity, Chris Hadfield)

Hi! i’ve had this blog for nearly a year (was studyincentive), so i thought i’d introduce myself! also if you have any questions about uni or studying physics / astronomy just drop me an ask and i’ll be happy to help :)

  • my name is muza (she/her)
  • i’m 18
  • i live and study in Scotland
  • i’m going into my second year of uni next month
  • i’m studying physics, astronomy, and maths (astro is my fave)
  • infj, capricorn, hufflepuff


  • languages (my native lang is english and i can speak some punjabi, french, and korean)
  • ted talks - always super inspirational, my fave is chris hadfield’s
  • reading - i haven’t read much since starting uni but i’m currently reading Quiet by Susan Cain and i love it
  • kpop - faves are seventeen and wonder girls (rip)
  • knitting - i’m still a beginner but i’m trying to knit my first hat lol

goals for second year

  • establish a study routine / schedule
  • pay attention in lectures, don’t just take notes
  • start exercising / join a sports club
  • volunteer in a charity shop

i’m gonna tag a few blogs that inspire me, if ur here i love ur content and i hope u have a great day ♥  

@studyquill  @peachy-learning  @amsterdamstudies  @exceli  

@merida-studies  @plutostudying   @ihatestudying  @adoringstudies