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Solar System: Things to Know This Week

Earth is the ultimate ocean planet (that we know of), but it turns out that our solar system has water in some surprising places, with five ocean-bearing moons and potentially several more worlds with their own oceans. 

1. The Original “Alien Ocean”

Our Galileo spacecraft (1989-2003) detected the first evidence of an ocean beyond Earth under the ice of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.

2. Lost Oceans

There are signs that Mars and Venus once had oceans, but something catastrophic may have wiped them out. Earth’s natural force field – our magnetosphere – acts like shield against the erosive force of the solar wind.

3. Earth, the Original Ocean World

The search for life beyond Earth relies, in large part, on understanding our home planet. Among the newest Earth ocean explorers us the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS–a constellation of microsatellites that will make detailed measurements of wind speeds over Earth’s oceans to help understand hurricanes. The spacecraft have moved into their science operations phase.

4. Sister Ships

It’s fitting the first mission to explore an alien ocean is named in honor of fast-sailing clipper ships of old. Our Europa Clipper spacecraft will seek signs of habitability on Jupiter’s moon Europa.

5. Game Changer

Scientists expected Saturn’s moon Enceladus to be a tiny, solid chunk of ice and rock. But, not long after arriving at Saturn, our Cassini spacecraft made a series of incremental discoveries, eventually confirming that a global subsurface ocean is venting into space, with signs of hydrothermal activity.

6. Why Ocean Worlds Matter

“The question of whether or not life exists beyond Earth, the question of whether or not biology works beyond our home planet, is one of humanity’s oldest and yet unanswered questions. And for the first time in the history of humanity, we have the tools and technology and capability to potentially answer this question. And, we know where to go to find it. Jupiter’s ocean world Europa.” - Kevin Hand, NASA Astrobiologist

7. More Alien Oceans

Scientists think Jupiter’s giant moons Ganymede and Callisto also hide oceans beneath their surfaces. Elsewhere in the solar system, scientists hope to look for hidden oceans on far-flung worlds from Ceres in the main asteroid belt to Pluto in the Kuiper Belt.

8. Cold Faithful(s)?

Thanks to our Cassini orbiter we know the tiny moon Enceladus is venting its ocean into space in a towering, beautiful plume. The Hubble Space Telescope also has seen tantalizing hints of plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Plumes are useful because they provide samples of ocean chemistry for oceans that could be miles below the surface and difficult for spacecraft to reach. It’s like they’re giving out free samples!

9. Titanic Seas and Ocean

Saturn’s moon Titan not only has liquid hydrocarbon seas on its surface. It also shows signs of a global, subsurface saltwater ocean–making the giant moon a place to possibly look for life as we know it and life as we don’t know it … yet.

10. Oceans Beyond

Several of the thousands of planets discovered beyond our solar system orbit their stars in zones where liquid surface water is possible–including Proxima-b, a rocky planet orbiting the star nearest to our own.

BONUS: Adopt a bit of YOUR Ocean World

We invite everyone to help us celebrate Earth Day 2017 by virtually adopting a piece of Earth as seen from space. Your personalized adoption certificate will feature data from our Earth-observing satellites for a randomly assigned location, much of it ocean (it is 70 percent of the Earth’s surface after all!). Print it and share it, then explore other locations with our interactive map and get even more Earth science data from NASA’s Worldview website.

Visit go.nasa.gov/adopt to adopt your piece of the planet today!

Discover more lists of 10 things to know about our solar system HERE.

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The Winning Cheritz Valentine’s Hashtag Event Korean Quotes Translations

What uuuup♡

You asked for it, and you got it nonny~

I am currently packing for my business trip thing to Japan? Ugh, I hate life right now lol…

But I will gladly translate at least thing before my brief leave? I might have a post or two ready before my leave and schedule a post but we will see haha.

The quotes were the winners from the Cheritz Valentine’s Hashtag event for Mystic Messenger! Each character had two quotes, and so here I am to translate them for you!

I will go in the order that Cheritz uploaded the picture ^^

Fun fact, Yoosung’s are my favorite!!! And 707′s are soooo long omg.


JUMIN HAN

☆ 1억 2천 전부 초콜릿이야.
Translation: 120 million won(Korean currency) is all chocolate.

☆ 초코릿은 돈으로 살 수있는데, 당신 마음은 어떻게 얻을 수 있는건지 궁금하군.
Translation: You can buy chocolate with money, but I wonder how I can win/get your feelings/heart/etc.


ZEN

☆ 조금 진부하지만…초콜릿 받을래, 자기야? 너와 함께있는 지금 이 순간이, 내가 느끼는만큼 네게도 달콤하기를.
Translation: It is a little corny but…will you accept my chocolate, MC(jagiya/honey)? Being together with you here and now, I hope you can feel the same sweetness I do.

☆ 자기한테 달콤함을 선물하고싶어. 물론, 세상에 우리 자기보다 달콤한건 없겠지만…그래도 내 초콜릿 받아줄래?
Translation: I want to gift you sweetness. Of course, there is no one sweeter than you in this world but…will you still accept my chocolate?


707

☆ 달콤한 별을 모아 태양에 녹이고 차가운 수성에 넣어 꽁꽁 얼린 다음 반짝반짝 금가루를 뿌린 뒤 달토끼의 틀로 예쁘게 조각해서 이렇게 지구로 가져왔어요.
이제 내 우주가 먹기만 한다면 완성인데, 어때요? 받아주지 않을래요?
Translation: I gathered sweet stars and then melted them in the sun, put them in the cold water to freeze them, and then after sprinkling gold power, I frame them with the moon to pretty pieces, then brought them to Earth. Now if only my space/universe would eat them it would complete, how about it? Won’t you accept it?
NOTE: THIS WAS FUCKING HARD TO TRANSLATE LOL.

☆ 님님, 초코릿 선물 받았어요? 님을 위해 내가 집적 구한 카카오열매로 만들었어요. 달콤하지만 쌉싸름하게 녹아드는 초코릿으로 어때요? 맛있어요? 내년에도…내후년에도…앞으로 계속 만들어줄게요. 사랑해요 당신…
Translation: MC MC (님님), did you get chocolates as a present? I made chocolates for you with kakao fruit I personally got myself. How do you like bittersweet chocolate that melts in your mouth? Is it delicious? Next year…the year after that…from now on, I will always make it for you. I love you…


YOOSUNG

☆ …이거 초콜릿 저 주는거에요? 발렌타인데이라고? ….(입가리고) 미치겠다. 저 지금 그 쪽 키…는 무리일거 같다. 뽀뽀하고 싶은 거 알아요?
Translation: …Are you giving these chocolates to me? For Valentine’s Day? …(covers mouth) I’m going crazy. Can I kiss yo…is a bit too much. Do you know what it’s like to want to kiss someone?

☆ 이건 당신을 향한 내 마음이에요. 마치 초콜릿처럼 달콤한 당신의 입술을…콜럭! …죄송해요, 젠형이 이렇게만 하라면서 알려준 멘트인데 도저히 못 하겠어요ㅜㅜ
Translation: This is my feelings that desire you. Your lips as sweet as chocolate…COUGH! …sorry, Zen hyung said to do it like this but I really can’t do it T-T


JAEHEE

☆ 늘 망설였지만 오늘만은 조금 욕심을 부려보고 싶어요. 저만의 발렌타인이 되어주시지 않겠어요?
Translation: I was always hesitant but today I want to be a little greedy. Will you be my Valentine?

☆ 담당자님! 이거 보세요, 젠 씨가 이번에 광고 촬영했던 초콜릿이에요! 세상에…무려 황홀한 얼굴 사진도 있는걸요!! 좋은 건 좋은 사람과 나누라는 말이 있잖아요? 함께 먹어요!
Translation: MC (담당자 - person in charge)! Look at this, it’s the chocolate from the commercial Zen was on! Oh my god…there is even a photo of his radiant face!! They say that you share good things with good people. Let’s eat it together!

- 류설♡

ofmindandmagic  asked:

OK SO holy crap I found the BEST fic last night. It's called The Pieces That Fall to Earth by @libertylock on Tumblr or Itsallfine on Ao3. This fic is unbelievably good. It's 84 chapters but they're all really short so it goes by quick but WOW. This fic is something else. Definetely in my top 5 fics of all time. I stayed up until 4AM reading it because once I started I COULD NOT STOP. It's so clever and expertly written and AMAZING. Go read. It's life changing.

Hey @librarylock You’re getting some more fantastic praise on your brilliant epistolary fic, The Pieces That Fall to Earth!

This story is actually on my MFL list, and I am very excited to read it!! I do plan to read it upon completion (I have this weird *thing* about WiPs. It’s NOT personal, I just get confused easily if I’m reading multiple stories). Lilo is a fantastic author an I am expecting nothing but awesomeness from it!

Thank you for bringing attention to it again, Lovely!

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fics mentioned:

The Pieces That Fall to Earth - @librarylock.

(Never) Turn Your Back to The Sea - @discordantwords

fullfilling for other people - misselene

Nocturne - @atikiology.

A Weird Place - @toyhto

The Thing Which I Greatly Feared Is Come Upon Me - ancientreader

Bridges - sussexbound

Calico Jack - Glenmore

Ten Years - @toyhto

A Slice of Sumatra - blueink3

The Hour Goes By - philalethia

FAQ - ancientreader

The Fabric of Life - orphan_account

The Way To A Man’s Heart - SwissMiss

Storm Warning - @atikiology.

Another Country - Chryse

So unless it’s got a dirt road, leading down to a fishing hole,
With a little piece of moonlight, a couple cans of Bud Light.
Where I can cuddle with my baby and I can pull her real close
I don’t wanna go unless heaven’s got a dirt road.