evolving universe

Also, you live on one planet next to one star among a galaxy filled with upwards of 300,000,000,000 stars, in a universe with 300,000,000,000 galaxies, each galaxy in turn filled with hundreds of millions to hundreds of billions of stars. You share fifty percent of your DNA with a banana. You are more closely related to chimpanzees than mice are to rats. You are directly related to every single living organism on this planet. You are, in fact, related to every non-living entity as well (including the device you’re using to read this) because all of our elements were forged together inside the hearts of dying stars. Everything you see in the universe has evolved from a point of infinite mass and density, to quark-gluon plasma, to hydrogen atoms, to complex elements, to you! But all of that stuff we can interact with only makes up 5% of the matter in the universe. The rest is dark matter and dark energy, which we can’t see, hear, touch, smell, or taste. You wouldn’t be here today if you didn’t have an unbroken lineage of survival tracing back to the beginning of life on this planet. That means not a single one of your direct ancestors, stretching back over three thousand million years, has ever died before successfully reproducing—this occurring on a planet where over 99% of all species that have existed are currently extinct. Survival is the exception, extinction the rule. Yet here you are. You are also constantly replacing the cells in your body, so much so that in 7-10 years not a single cell in your body will be the same as today. You are, down to every last atom, a different person than you were when you were born. Yet your brain still manages to be ‘you’, day after day, year after year. All the solid material around you is not only 99.9999999999999999% empty space on the quantum level, it’s also in a constant state of dynamic agitation. All of your atoms are dancing, jiggling waves and particles, existing not as individual entities, but only as probabilities. Put enough of them together, though, and we get the world as we know it.

*children die*
*grandchildren die*
*entire world unites into global confederation*
*the lizard people rise up and turn out to be benevolent, turn world confederation into perfect luxury space communist state*
*humans and animals live in perfect Bliss for 100,000 years, becoming perfect cyborg transsuperhumans*
*humans eventually transcend space and time and evolve beyond, leaving the Universe as we know it*
*all galaxies crash into each other*
*entropy reaches maximum, heat death of the Universe*
*Kingdom Hearts 3 is released*

anonymous asked:

If Mob-faced fish and Fishmob fuse what is their fusion????? This is an important question

mathematically its gonna be mob holding a fish and thats what I believe in. math.


How would the Universe change if we grew an extra dimension?

“Imagine what would happen if all-of-a-sudden, the forces binding electrons to nuclei became weaker. If there was a change in how strong that interaction was. You don’t think about it, but at a molecular level, the only thing holding you together is the relatively weak bonds between electrons and nuclei. If you change that force, you change the configurations of everything. Enzymes would denature; proteins would change shape; ligand-gated neurons wouldn’t fit together anymore; DNA wouldn’t encode the molecules it was designed to encode.”

If we take a look at a two-dimensional surface, it’s pretty apparent that we’re pretty omnipotent in comparison. We can draw or erase anything in that dimension, add or remove objects, rearrange their internal structures without leaving them any defense, etc. All of that might lead you to wonder whether there’s the possibility of a fourth spatial dimension out there, and whether that could be part of our Universe? Geometrically, it’s certainly possible. From a historical perspective, there’s no reason a dimension needs to stay the same size over time, either. In 1980, Alan Chodos and Steve Detweiler showed that a Universe that began with four spatial dimensions could have easily evolved into a Universe very much like the one we see today. Building on that, it would be possible for a very small extra dimension to grow large over time. If it did, the consequences would be devastating, but fascinating.

Come find out the full story of what it would mean if the Universe grew an extra dimension!

I can see the way he looks at her. The way his eyes probe in search for her, and the way they beam the instant they meet hers.

The way he glances at her as if she had stars in her eyes… I’ve witnessed it multiple times and every time it happened the thorns in my heart delved a little deeper. Countless times I pleaded to go blind, for darkness would console me much more than the vexation provoked by such a sight.

And the irony of it all is that my eyes never actually left his. The futility lies in the fact that he already had eyes for someone else… eyes whom he had completly lost himself into and became too oblivious to notice the other pair that were simulaenously lost in his.

But as he thought he was looking at mere stars, I was witnessing the wonders of a whole universe evolving right in front of me. A universe embedded within a human being whose eyes I’d never saluted… a universe that still perplexes me until this very day.

—  MD

Intelligence looks like a clear case of a universal – cephalopods evolved intelligence independently of mammals, and anyway, intelligence is such a generic trick. So it seems likely that some other form of intelligent life would have evolved instead, though not necessarily adhering to the same timetable. On an alternative Earth, intelligent crabs might invent a fantasy world shaped like a shallow bowl that rides on six sponges on the back of a giant sea urchin. Three of them could at this very moment be writing The Science of Dishworld.

– the science of dishworld | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen, The Science of Discworld

“When objects large enough to generate their own gravity fields come into each other’s influence spheres, they increase their destructive force as they hurtle towards each other, and they are lucky if they escape each other’s gravity at all after the collision, surfaces damaged and cracked from the impact and black hole cores shuddering with new activity.”

-Evolving Universe: The Biography of the Cosmos, Govert Schilling

Inspired by this fic- The Speed of Objects in Motion: http://archiveofourown.org/works/913139/chapters/1769915?view_adult=true

imagine lena on krypton

lena has proven time and time again how smart she is and how much passion she holds for engineering and science and krypton is one of the most scientifically evolved planets in the universe. imagine kara taking her there and lena falling in love with her girlfriends planet and everything it has to offer. imagine kara and lena working with zor-el in the science guild creating things to further advance krypton and things that can also help advance earth. imagine lena and kara finding the cure for earth diseases using elements that don’t exist on earth. lena would never want to leave and kara would be in love with the fact that her girlfriend loves her home planet as much as she does.

Fuck It I’m Writerblocked

A long time ago there was nothing, and before there was nothing there was the aether.

The aether was essentially a huge dick god that wanted all of time and space to serve him and only him, and people weren’t down with that. So they revolted against the aether’s ethereal ass and won. But before he could be defeated and the pre-universe could be at peace, he plunged the entirety of existence into darkness.

A billion years later life started evolving in the new universe that emerged from the darkness. The first life was very primitive and shit, only tiny specks in the oceans of long-dead planets. The aether came back and saw the new residents of the universe weren’t worthy to worship him, so he trained them to be real good subjects to his dark cosmic kingdom. That’s how the alien species called the Dark Servants came to be.

The Dark Servants were real douches much like their etherial master, and in the billions of years since their evolution, they made a lot of suffering happen throughout the universe. One day, the people of the new universe had enough, they found out about how the people of the previous universe rebelled against the aether and were about to do the same thing.

But the aether was prepared this time, he trapped all of the rebels in a dark dimension and kept them there as his pets for a very long time. Over the years, he expanded his kingdom to the furthest reaches of the universe until he reached Earth.

One of the Dark Servants landed on Earth in the 1940s, and was immediately captured by the U.S government. After interrogating them, the government discovered the location of the dark dimension where the ancient rebels were being kept. Mistaking the rebels for some form of ancient weapon, the government broke into the aether’s prison and accidentally released the rebels.

And now a bunch of ancient alien rebels live in the 1950s Earth.

This naturally pissed off the aether who was coming to Earth to take care of this business himself, but this time, the combined forces of alien rebels and humanity is gonna kick his ass once and for all.



The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light-years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), has the potential to support life has taken a new, exhilarating twist.

The planet was only discovered in August 2016, and is thought to be of similar size to Earth, creating the possibility that it could have an ‘Earth-like’ atmosphere. Scientists from the University of Exeter have embarked on their first, tentative steps to explore the potential climate of the exoplanet, known as Proxima B.

Early studies have suggested that the planet is in the habitable zone of its star Proxima Centauri – the region where, given an Earth-like atmosphere and suitable structure, it would receive the right amount of light to sustain liquid water on its surface. Now, the team of astrophysics and meteorology experts have undertaken new research to explore the potential climate of the planet, towards the longer term goal of revealing whether it has the potential to support life.

Using the state-of-the-art Met Office Unified Model, which has been successfully used to study the Earth’s climate for several decades, the team simulated the climate of Proxima B if it were to have a similar atmospheric composition to our own Earth. The team also explored a much simpler atmosphere, comprising nitrogen with traces of carbon dioxide, as well as variations of the planet’s orbit. This allowed them to both compare with, and extend beyond, previous studies.

Crucially, the results of the simulations showed that Proxima B could have the potential to be habitable, and could exist in a remarkably stable climate regime. However, much more work must be done to truly understand whether this planet can support, or indeed does support life of some form.

The research is published in leading scientific journal, Astronomy & Astrophysics, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dr. Ian Boutle, lead author of the paper, explained: “Our research team looked at a number of different scenarios for the planet’s likely orbital configuration using a set of simulations. As well as examining how the climate would behave if the planet was ‘tidally-locked’ (where one day is the same length as one year), we also looked at how an orbit similar to Mercury, which rotates three times on its axis for every two orbits around the Sun (a 3:2 resonance), would affect the environment.”

Dr. James Manners, also an author on the paper added: “One of the main features that distinguishes this planet from Earth is that the light from its star is mostly in the near infrared. These frequencies of light interact much more strongly with water vapour and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which affects the climate that emerges in our model.”

Using the Met Office software, the Unified Model, the team found that both the tidally-locked and 3:2 resonance configurations result in regions of the planet able to host liquid water. However, the 3:2 resonance example resulted in more substantial areas of the planet falling within this temperature range. Additionally, they found that the expectation of an eccentric orbit, could lead to a further increase in the “habitability” of this world.

Dr. Nathan Mayne, scientific lead on exoplanet modeling at the University of Exeter and an author on the paper added: “With the project we have at Exeter we are trying to not only understand the somewhat bewildering diversity of exoplanets being discovered, but also exploit this to hopefully improve our understanding of how our own climate has and will evolve.”

The University of Exeter has one of the UK’s largest astrophysics groups working in the fields of star formation and exoplanet research. The group focuses on some of the most fundamental problems in modern astronomy, such as when do stars and planets form and how does this happen. The group conduct observations with the world’s leading telescopes and carry out numerical simulations to study young stars, their planet-forming discs, and exoplanets. This research helps to put our Sun and the solar system into context and understand the variety of stars and planetary systems that exist in our galaxy.

Scientists take first tentative steps to explore potential climate of Proxima B

The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), has the potential to support life has taken a new, exhilarating twist.

The planet was only discovered in August 2016, and is thought to be of similar size to Earth, creating the possibility that it could have an `Earth-like’ atmosphere. Scientists from the University of Exeter have embarked on their first, tentative steps to explore the potential climate of the exoplanet, known as Proxima B.

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Oh Great. You’re in Ubers? And you’re Mega Evolved? Why? Mega Evolution is just a cheap tactic to make weak Pokemon stronger.

And I’m never going down at the hands of the likes of you~

You only beat me because you’re a mega!  If I had a Mega evolution I’d…

ORAS, Listen. Give me a Mega! How long have they kept the fans waiting for you to finally be announced?

These Pokemon…they’re traitors to their original games! They kept you in production…teased the fans with references of you!

[Maniacal laughter ensues]

[Maniacal laughter continues]

I’m done being the butt of all Pokemon jokes…Now you’re a joke! And the fandom will never let you go!


Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff are so important.

Their relationship is one of the most consistent yet evolving in the Marvel Universe. Steve and Nat,two very different people: the righteous soldier and the cunning spy somehow crossed paths, found understanding and commonality in their differences. They bring out the other side of each other that they probably didn’t realize existed. They learned to trust each other a lot over the years and want the best for the other (probably explains why they both set up each other with Sharon and Bruce lol). That’s why in Captain America: Civil War, Nat’s head agreed with Tony but her heart was with Cap in a lot ways.

Someday, this pair will become canon, I say.

P.S. I love how Captain America always saves and shields Black Widow in battle wars.