giant sphere

Vera Rubin, the groundbreaking astrophysicist who discovered evidence of dark matter, died Sunday night at the age of 88, the Carnegie Institution confirms.

Rubin did much of her revelatory work at Carnegie. The organization’s president calls her a “national treasure.”

In the 1960s and 1970s, Rubin was working with astronomer Kent Ford, studying the behavior of spiral galaxies, when they discovered something entirely unexpected — the stars at the outside of the galaxy were moving as fast as the ones in the middle, which didn’t fit with Newtonian gravitational theory.

The explanation: Dark matter.

Adam Frank, an astrophysicist who writes for NPR’s 13.7 blog, described dark matter by comparing it to a ghost in a horror movie. You can’t see it, he writes — “but you know it’s with you because it messes with the things you can see.”

Adam continued:

“It was Vera Rubin’s famous work in the 1970s that showed pretty much all spiral galaxies were spinning way too fast to be accounted for by the gravitational pull of the their ‘luminous’ matter (the stuff we see in a telescope). Rubin and others reasoned there had to be a giant sphere of invisible stuff surrounding the stars in these galaxies, tugging on them and speeding up their orbits around the galaxy’s center.”

Vera Rubin, Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88

Dominant Ni

“Eh, I’ll do that later.” Never does.

States observations. Is seen as rude and mean.

“Where the fuck is my pen, God dammit.” Hint, it was behind my ear.

Forgets where things are .5 seconds after they leave eyesight.

Gets locked out of dorm room after grabbing hair brush instead of keys and not realizing it till the door is closed.

Constantly planning ahead without realizing that they are planning ahead.

“Why is everything so loud and bright and oh god.” *curls up in ball*


*Turns around, hits head against giant moss sphere hanging from ceiling* multiply by four.

*Buys a thing, already has 30 other things just like it.* “But this one is different, see.”

Yellowstone super volcano

*Forgets something after 5 seconds of being told*

Extremely difficult to do something that is not interesting.

Bad at remembering basic human requirements. Like, you know, eating.

“I found some bird eggs up here. Just dropped em into the door mechanism, shut it right down!”

Happy Easter everyone! Here are the eggs I painted, all Portal-themed due to… recent events, hehe. Have a blessed Easter, love you all!!

Dating Conner Kent Would Include:

Doing Young Justice!Conner for this one~ and I promise I’ll get around to the older requests, I just don’t have much time and “would include” imagines are always pretty quick and easy.

  • He’s not the best with words, so he mostly just does stuff for you in the hopes that that will be enough. Like, carrying heavy boxes and things (and even stuff that’s not so heavy, like your backpack. If he can convince you to give it to him.)
  • When the two of you go out shopping he insists on carrying everything (we could just get a cart, you know) and ends up holding about twenty bags of groceries and another five of soap or something. He carries all of it up to your apartment in one load, which is honestly a little terrifying but really convenient.
  • He was really shy around you for a while and ended up trying to give you “anonymous” presents. The giant sphere delivering them was a dead giveaway, though, and you eventually realized that you would need to take initiative and ask him out.
  • Your first date was a cute coffeeshop date. Conner ended up arguing with some kids who were bothering a dog tied up outside, and got so mad that he crushed his cup and spilled coffee all over himself. He was really flustered, but you thought it was cute.
  • When the two of you cuddle he’s really careful not to hurt you by squishing you or something. 
  • He really likes watching old animated movies, and you figure it’s because they weren’t part of the education he had pumped into his head while in stasis. So far you’ve watched The Fox and the Hound, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Atlantis the Lost Empire, and Hercules (Conner’s favorite.)
Wasps are better than Dragons

During a long fight with a red dragon our party was in a spot of bother; very little health left between us and no sign of defeating the dragon.

Warlock - “I cast hunger of Hadar…so that’s like 14 damage”

DM - “Blood splashes across the floor”

Bard - “I send my one remaining wasp from Giant Insect into the sphere”
*Wasp takes 9 damage from Hunger of Hadar*
Bard - “So a 21 to hit…the dragon takes a pitiful 5 damage”

DM - “….It dies. Your giant kamikaze wasp killed a Red Dragon congrats”

*High fives all around*

  • Imperial PR Rep: "Are... are you saying you destroyed a planet?"
  • Emperor Palpatine: "Mhmm."
  • PR Rep: "With a giant flying death sphere."
  • Palpatine: "Death STAR."
  • PR Rep: "I don't care what it's called, where did you get the money?
  • Palpatine: "Why do you think I'd been raising taxes for twenty years straight?"
  • PR Rep: "... this was PUBLICLY FUNDED?"
  • Palpatine: "Credits don't grow on trees, dear boy."
  • PR Rep: "You... you blew up a planet with a publicly funded superlaser that the majority of our citizens didn't even know existed."
  • Palpatine: "Well I mean when you say it like that that you make me sound like some kind of maniac."

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, a programming oversight results in a glitch that creates an enormous dark orb in Melty Monster Galaxy. Simply go into the pipe to the Chimp’s room in any mission, then back out. If you use first-person view, you will see a giant sphere occupying a large part of the level. This is actually the skybox from the Chimp’s room seen from outside - an error causes it to not unload when exiting the room.


NEW THEORY OF GRAVITY MIGHT EXPLAIN DARK MATTER A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact same deviation of motions that is usually explained by inserting dark matter in the theory. Prof. Erik Verlinde, renowned expert in string theory at the University of Amsterdam and the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics, published a new research paper today in which he expands his groundbreaking views on the nature of gravity. In 2010, Erik Verlinde surprised the world with a completely new theory of gravity. According to Verlinde, gravity is not a fundamental force of nature, but an emergent phenomenon. In the same way that temperature arises from the movement of microscopic particles, gravity emerges from the changes of fundamental bits of information, stored in the very structure of spacetime. Newton’s Law from Information In his 2010 article [], Verlinde showed how Newton’s famous second law, which describes how apples fall from trees and satellites stay in orbit, can be derived from these underlying microscopic building blocks. Extending his previous work and work done by others, Verlinde now shows how to understand the curious behaviour of stars in galaxies without adding the puzzling dark matter. Puzzling Star Velocities The outer regions of galaxies, like our own Milky Way, rotate much faster around the centre than can be accounted for by the quantity of ordinary matter like stars, planets and interstellar gasses. Something else has to produce the required amount of gravitational force, and so dark matter entered the scene. Dark matter seems to dominate our universe: more than 80% of all matter must have a dark nature. Hitherto, the alleged dark matter particles have never been observed, despite many efforts to detect them. No Need for Dark Matter According to Erik Verlinde, there is no need to add a mysterious dark matter particle to the theory. In a new paper, which appeared today on the ArXiv preprint server, Verlinde shows how his theory of gravity accurately predicts the velocities by which the stars rotate around the center of the Milky Way, as well as the motion of stars inside other galaxies. “We have evidence that this new view of gravity actually agrees with the observations, “ says Verlinde. “At large scales, it seems, gravity just doesn’t behave the way Einstein’s theory predicts.” At first glance, Verlinde’s theory has features similar to modified theories of gravity like MOND (modified Newtonian Dynamics, Mordehai Milgrom (1983)). However, where MOND tunes the theory to match the observations, Verlinde’s theory starts from first principles. “A totally different starting point,” according to Verlinde. Adapting the Holographic Principle One of the ingredients in Verlinde’s theory is an adaptation of the holographic principle, introduced by his tutor Gerard ‘t Hooft (Nobel Prize 1999, Utrecht University) and Leonard Susskind (Stanford University). According to the holographic principle, all the information in the entire universe can be described on a giant imaginary sphere around it. Verlinde now shows that this idea is not quite correct: part of the information in our universe is contained in space itself. Information in the Bulk This extra information is required to describe that other dark component of the universe: the dark energy, which is held responsible for the accelerated expansion of the universe. Investigating the effects of this additional information on ordinary matter, Verlinde comes to a stunning conclusion. Whereas ordinary gravity can be encoded using the information on the imaginary sphere around the universe only – as he showed in his 2010 work – the result of the additional information in the bulk of space is a force that nicely matches the one so far attributed to dark matter. On the Brink of a Scientific Revolution Gravity is in dire need of new approaches like the one by Verlinde, since it doesn’t combine well with quantum physics. Both theories, the crown jewels of 20th century physics, cannot be true at the same time. The problems arise in extreme conditions: near black holes, or during the Big Bang. Verlinde: “Many theoretical physicists like me are working on a revision of the theory, and some major advancements have been made. We might be standing on the brink of a new scientific revolution that will radically change our views on the very nature of space, time and gravity.”


A giant sphere was found in Bosnia and researchers aren’t sure where it came from

In the middle of a forest on the outskirts of Zavidovici, Bosnia, archaeologist Semir Osmanagich has discovered a very large, very round rock with a radius between four and five feet. Possibly more than 1,500 years old, Osmanagich thinks this Bosnian rock ball may be “the oldest stone sphere made by human hands.” Others in the scientific community are pushing back, saying the stone isn’t necessarily man-made.

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The Draining Emotional Sponge

Hi lazy yogi just like to say HappyChristmas to all! :). In this time of year I’ve been around a lot of friends and family and am most of the time by myself as I loooove my own company I find my self hilarious in a good way not the crazy way loool. Only thing is I find myself being drained around other people and not the high energy person I am when I’m bymyslef or with one person. Maybe a lack of confidence can’t put my finger on it? Why is this???? Heeelp!!!

I’m not for sure if this was originally for lazyyogi’s tumblr and it got to me by mistake or you’re just calling me lazyyogi. haha Anyway, i thought i’d answer this one because many people have this problem. 

Overactive empathy is a huge issue for sensitive folk because we are opening up our awareness into others energies. The thing about auras is people don’t realize they arent exactly small and they extend into our environments. So If you were to imagine yourself in a giant sphere pulsating with vibrations of frequency transmitting out thoughts/emotions/feelings daily this is you. 

Now image your sphere in a room of 10 plus people that’s a lot of energy in one room together. 

As a sensitive we FEEL the emotional spheres of others by tapping into their frequency or vibrations. In laymans terms, you are an emotional sponge soaking up all these frequencies at once, this is why it can be ultra draining if you aren’t careful with yourself. Someone who isn’t sensitive is kinda like the equivalent of living in a foggy cloud of smoke instead of being able to SENSE their own frequency vibrations, they are unconscious towards them. 

So the only way to overcome this is by coming back to your own frequency and trying to stay in that higher vibrational place of compassion, understanding and love. If we’re just shielding, we’re not really helping ourselves in this situation because shielding can be exhausting. You have to transform your frequency by changing your emotional output. The easiest way to do that?

LISTENING. Listening to others frequencies is very very healing and gives your empathy a nice boost of clarity. The more we listen to others instead of thinking over them, we are investing our energy in a positive way. 

Take a simple conversation, instead of listening to this person talking, you are thinking about what to say next instead by doing this you aren’t properly hearing what they are telling you nor are your focusing on their energy, you are focusing on yours.
Another instance is when you’re talking to someone but instead you feel constant ego thoughts in place of them speaking, this is when you need to step up, clear your enery by focusing on their eyes and listening. 

Always come back to the heart space because this will transform overactive empathy into compassion and endurance. Letting go of the resistance gives you an opening to heal, listen and find strength within. 

Good lesson for mercury too ;)

Nice Day

A pretty chill chapter this time, a slightly awkward hangout session at a playground with Sans and Papyrus. I wanted a nice mellow chapter before what happens next. Also threw in the Anon request for some Sans tongue.

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Warnings: Glowing tongue, awkward ice cream moments. Few swears. 

Update: Check out the Fanart for this chapter! These are amazing!

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