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How is it that Pluto’s smog looks prettier than our own?

On both planets, smog is caused by a photochemical reaction. Sunlight acts on the chemicals in the atmosphere and creates by-products which we find in smog.

On Earth, the sunlight reacts with nitrogen oxide and creates aldehydes, while on Pluto, sunlight reacts with methane to create acetylene and ethylene. These form hydrocarbon groups and scatter blue light, which is why we see a blue haze!

Image credit: @colchrishadfield (Tumblr)

heckofabecca replied to your postI am irrationally annoyed that everytime a…

like seriously i’m very LG but also some laws SUCK and some good things are ILLEGAL ahhh

*Lawful Good fistbump*

Lawful is about the code you subscribe to, not all codes ever. That’s a lot more apparent with Lawful Evil, actually, but it’s just as true for us :P

(Like, Vader’s OK BUT THE JEDI HANDBOOK SAYS NO POWER SURPASSES THE FORCE SO THIS IS FULL OF SHIT is extremely noticeable, lol. Elizabeth’s “you know there are social rules for a reason” and “oh shit it was improper for Wickham to tell me the thing I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN HE WAS NO GOOD!!!!” is not so much. Or even her immediate and consistent “Lydia has to marry and that’s awful” vs Darcy’s initial “Lydia is better off unmarried than married to that asshole, I’ll figure it out”)

And, yeah, sometimes there’s no way to reconcile the two and you have to choose and it’s terrible.

  • Capricorn: If you bite it and you die, it’s poisonous. If it bites you and you die, it’s venomous.
  • Taurus: What if I bite it and it dies?
  • Capricorn: That means you’re poisonous.
  • Pisces: What if it bites itself and I die?
  • Capricorn: That’s voodoo.
  • Cancer: What if it bites me and someone else dies?
  • Capricorn: That’s correlation, not causation.
  • Libra: What if we bite each other and neither of us die?
  • Gemini: That’s kinky.