A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it’s stretching the definition of the word “planet.”
With a day-side temperature of 4,600 Kelvin (more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit), planet KELT-9b is hotter than most stars, and only 1,200 Kelvin (about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler than our own sun.
DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. Government-approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed account of those sessions is an extraordinarily riveting inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. DMT, a plant-derived chemical found in the psychedelic Amazon brew, ayahuasca, is also manufactured by the human brain. In Strassman’s volunteers, it consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences. Many reported convincing encounters with intelligent nonhuman presences, aliens, angels, and spirits. Nearly all felt that the sessions were among the most profound experiences of their lives.
“The Triangulum Galaxy is located nearly 3 million light years from Earth 🌎. And, in a study that pushes the limits of observations currently possible from Earth, a team of NASA and European scientists recorded the “fingerprints” of mystery molecules in the Triangulum Galaxy, as well as the Andromeda Galaxy 🌌 .
Figuring out exactly which molecules are leaving these clues, known as “diffuse interstellar bands” (DIBs), is a puzzle that initially seemed straightforward but has gone unsolved for nearly a hundred years. The answer is expected to help explain how stars, planets 💫and life form🌿.”
“Water is a mysterious element, a single molecule of which is very photogenic … It can convey movement and a sense of change and flux … Maybe it has subconscious – perhaps my love of water arises from some atavistic memory of some ancestral transmigration.”
Tarkovsky interviewed by Tony Mitchell in Sight & Sound, 1982