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June 2, 2016 … Justin Long is 38 … born June 2, 1978

Wikipedia: Justin Long is an American actor known for roles in such films as Galaxy Quest (1999), Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Alpha and Omega (2010) and Comet (2014).

He played Warren Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed, and appeared with John Hodgman in TV commercials for Apple’s “Get a Mac” advertising campaign.

In 2009, he starred in He’s Just Not That Into You with co-star Ginnifer Goodwin and After.Life opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci.

From 2011-2015 (5 episodes) he played Paul Genzlinger opposite Zooey Deschanel on the sitcom New Girl.


comet elenin, photographed by stereo b, august 2011.

based on the trajectory of its brief visit to the inner solar system, comet elenin (c/2010 x1) was once an outer oort cloud object with an orbit of millions of years. perturbed inward (possibly by a passing star) the comet partially disintegrated while passing close to the sun (0.48 au), and is now in a 12,000 year orbit in the scattered disc.

top: 7 frames, composite of 14 images. bottom left & right: both component sequences. all photographed 6-12th august.

image credit: nasa/stereo. animation: ageofdestruction.

comet nucleus, photographed by rosetta, august 2014.

7 frames of 67p/churyumov-gerasimenko, photographed 5-6th august. 

in a few frames you can just make out dust jet coming from the “neck” of the comet, but the images are exposed for the nucleus, which is much brighter than the faint dust coma.

image credit: esa/mps. animation: ageofdestruction.

I feel like I’m in the wrong world. ‘Cause I I don’t belong in a world where we don’t end up together. I don’t. There are parallel universes out there where this didn’t happen. Where I was with you and you were with me. And whatever universe that is, that’s the one my heart lives in.
—  Comet