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I might be completely delusional but, is bottom!Magnus canon now?

“And then you took me in-” can be interpreted in many ways, BUT it could mean that ALEC TOOK HIM ???!?

I mean, I don’t care either way, but it’s the thought that Magnus could possibly reveal something that intimate about their relationship.

Someone tell me I’m not crazy.

fall out boy... let me write your setlist

• novocaine and phoenix mashup
• bang the doldrums 72 times
• the entire folie à deux album
• the kids aren’t alright while joe and andy crowd surf
• soul punk patrick making a return
• instrument swap: joe singing, andy on guitar, patrick on bass, pete on drums
• live reenactment of the young blood chronicles (with random crowd members as the other characters)
• covers of each of the boys’ favorite song
• twin skeleton’s (hotel in nyc) for nine hours straight
• dance party on stage while uma thurman is played

Haikyuu Idol Au!

So Aoba Josai is a band, a super popular band that all the ladies love and fawn over and scream at and it’s hella annoying for most people but once you hear their music it’s like a religious expirience.

Oikawa is their singer, and he’s pretty and popular and everyone likes him because he seems so sweet and cool. But he’s actually just an over dramatic loser that stays up too late practicing his dances until he literally falls over and worries everyone.

Iwaizumi is his drummer who is gruff and kind of scowly but people love him because dear gOD this greek adonis is some kind heaven sent for the eyes. But he is also that person that would, if given the chance, punch Oikakwa(or fuck him because hey, he’s not picky)

Mattsun and Makki play guitar/base. Both of them. They will swap instruments on stage for no real reason other than to fuck with Oikawa. Makki is also trained classically in piano and clarinet, while Mattsun can play the violin and cello. They are both sick ass air guitar players.

Kunimi is their keyboardist/pianist who is just so done with these idiots and their sexual tension. Kindaichi is their pack mule that packs up their stuff and sets it up and is just the best crew monkey ever. Kunimi just wants him to grow a pair and screw around with Iwaizumi before the puppy eyes drive him crazy.

Kyoutani is their body guard that ony gets along with Iwaizumi. Yahaba is the tech guy that bosses him around with no regard for his own personal safety. Literally he does not care that this mutt can snap his neck, he needs some muscle to move that sound gear into place.

A crazy fan once broke into Oikawa’s house and he was so shaken by it they had to cancel a show and everyone was fucking pissed and over protective and tried to get the star to move in with them and not live alone( Iwaizumi won that battle)

Iwaizumi once punched a paparazzi in the face and was arrested for it.

Mattsun and Makki have become a meme and they have never been more proud of themselves.

hey some music aus?

- u play guitar and i play ukulele. let’s swap our instruments for a week and see how it goes (why are these strings so small??)

- i’m just not good at sight-reading and you’re in my choir class could u help tutor me?

- singing solfege scales together !!

- no offense but that’s really not how you hold a drum stick do u need me to demonstrate

- in a music store and wow my instrument’s really out of tune. hey, you on the piano, could u hit a c for me please

- stand partners in orchestra. you’re much quicker than me could u turn the pages for us?

- you’re much bigger than me and play the violin. i’m a lot smaller and i play the cello

- at the piano recital and what the heck the program says you’re playing the same song as me. u better not be better bc you sure are cuter

- teach me how to play the flute? (u look ethereal playing it)

there’s no crying in marching band

on Ao3


OK so my original plan for today is on hold because my mind is marching band marching band marching band right now. so yEAH friendship and au. like that’s not every other fic i write. 

so….marching band au. and also…american au? do other places in the world have marching band? because you need a football field…………

shoutout to @matchaball​ for talking to me about a concert band au like months ago because that made this so much easier. not everyone is playing what they play in that au because not everyone plays the same instruments in convert band as they do in marching band. and yeah, i was kind of vague on a lot of instruments even though i know what they’d play. 

there is a bunch of marching band stuff, but i didn’t have time for anything longer, so feel free to ask! (teen because swearing and whatever)

ok i’m going to literally go die now so enjoy~  

Alya slumps against Nino’s side. She groans and scoots away, making a face.

“Sorry, babe,” he says, lowering his water bottle. “I’m super gross right now.”

“Ew, tell me about it.” She yanks her baseball hat off and wipes her forehead with the back of her arm. “I forgot how disgusting this is.” She pretends to gag.

Marinette drops onto the ground. “Hot hot hot hot,” she hisses, scooting further into the shade. “Hot turf hot turf.”

Nino tosses her her water from the cooler. She twists it open, takes a long gulp, and then dumps the rest over her head.

“Me too,” Nino says as he pulls out another water to hand her. “How long is this break?”

“Five minutes.” Alya presses her hands together and lifts them to the sky. “If there is a God out there, thank you.” She falls to her back and throws her arms to her side. “Fucking shit.”

“Me too,” Nathanael mutters as he passes them to go sit behind the bleachers with Rose and Juleka.

Alya pumps her fist in the air.

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Pluto has some characteristics less like that of a comet and more like much larger planets, according to the first analysis of Pluto’s unique interaction with the solar wind, scientists say.

Using data that an instrument aboard the New Horizons spacecraft gathered on its Pluto flyby in July 2015, scientists have for the first time observed the material coming off of Pluto and seen how it interacts with the solar wind, and found it completely new – and unexpected.

“This is a type of interaction we’ve never seen before anywhere in our solar system,” said David J. McComas, lead author of the study. McComas, professor in Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences and university vice president for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, leads the Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument aboard New Horizons; he also led development of SWAP when he was at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Texas. McComas started as Princeton University’s Vice President for the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and Professor of Astrophysics Science in April after a long stint of leadership in space physics at the Southwest Research Institute. The New Horizons program is one of his ongoing astrophysics projects. The study was published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The research was funded as a part of the New Horizons project by NASA.

Space physicists say that they now have, for the first time, a treasure trove of information about how Pluto’s atmosphere interacts with the solar wind. Solar wind is the plasma, or charged particles, that spews off from the Sun into the solar system at a supersonic 1 million mph, bathing planets, asteroids, comets and interplanetary space in a soup of mostly electrons and protons.

“The results are astonishing. We were fascinated and surprised” by the findings, McComas said. Previously, most researchers thought that Pluto was characterized more like a comet, which has a large region of gentle slowing of the solar wind, as opposed to the abrupt diversion solar wind encounters at a planet like Mars or Venus. Instead, like a car that’s part gas- and part battery-powered, Pluto is a hybrid, the researchers say.

“This is an intermediate interaction, a completely new type. It’s not comet-like, and it’s not planet-like. It’s in-between,” McComas said. “We’ve now visited all nine of the classical planets and examined all their solar wind interactions, and we’ve never seen anything like this.”

“These results speak to the power of exploration. Once again we’ve gone to a new kind of place and found ourselves discovering entirely new kinds of expressions in nature,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute. “Many people were surprised by Pluto’s complex geology and atmosphere. This paper shows there’s even more that’s surprising there, including its atmosphere-solar wind interaction.”

Pluto continues to confound. Since it’s so far from the Sun – an average of about 3.7 billion miles – and because it’s so small, scientists thought Pluto’s gravity would not be strong enough to hold heavy ions in its extended atmosphere. But, “Pluto’s gravity clearly is enough to keep material sufficiently confined,” McComas said.

Further, the scientists found that very little of Pluto’s atmosphere is comprised of neutral particles converted to electrically charged ions and swept out into space.

“This is backwards for many other planets, where the neutral particles stay relatively close to the planet,” said Michael Liemohn, a University of Michigan astrophysicist not involved with the research but who helped edit the paper for JGR Space Physics. “An ion particle becomes influenced by the electric and magnetic forces present in the solar system, which can be a very efficient acceleration processes. But at Pluto, McComas et al found that only a wisp of atmosphere leaves the planet as ions.”

The researchers were able to separate the heavy ions of methane, the main gas escaping from Pluto’s atmosphere, from the light ions of hydrogen that come from the Sun using the SWAP instrument.

Among their Pluto findings:

* Like Earth, Pluto has a long ion tail, that extends downwind at least a distance of about 100 Pluto radii (73,800 miles, almost three times the circumference of Earth), loaded with heavy ions from the atmosphere and with “considerable structure;”

* Pluto’s obstruction of the solar wind upwind of the planet is smaller than had been thought. The solar wind isn’t blocked until about the distance of a couple planetary radii (1,844 miles, about the distance between Chicago and Los Angeles); * Pluto has a very thin “Plutopause” – or boundary of Pluto’s tail of heavy ions and the sheath of the shocked solar wind that presents an obstacle to its flow.

The scientists write: “Pluto interaction with the solar wind appears to be a hybrid with the bow shock generated by mass-loading like at a comet, but the obstacle to the solar wind flow – the Plutopause – sustained by atmospheric thermal pressure as at Venus and Mars.”

Heather Elliott, astrophysicist at Southwest Research Institute and co-author on the paper, said that the study provides interesting comparisons. “Comparing the solar wind-Pluto interaction to the solar wind-interaction for other planets and bodies is interesting because the physical conditions are different for each, and the dominant physical processes depend on those conditions,” Elliott said.

What is significant, McComas said, is the range of diversity that bodies in the solar system have with the solar wind. Further, the findings offer clues to the magnetized plasmas that one might find around other stars. “The range of interaction with the solar wind is quite diverse, and this gives some comparison to help us better understand the connections in and beyond our solar system,” McComas said.

The scientists conclude: “The SWAP data will…be reanalyzed…for many years to come as the community collectively grapples with Pluto’s unique solar wind interaction – one that is unlike that at any other body in the solar system.”


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Noel and Liam trolling TOTP swapping instruments.
 ∟Top Of The Pops, 17th August 1995.

You’d have thought the show would have learnt about the miming… not our kid and Noel, who swapped jobs for ‘Roll With It’ yet the programme makers fail to notice the Gallaghers’ jape.

On Tuesday, July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto, providing our best views yet of that much-discussed little orb so loved by many youngsters. 

The New Horizons spacecraft, launched in January 2006 from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas V rocket, was designed for NASA by the Southwest Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Moving away from Earth at a record initial speed over 36,000 miles per hour, it crossed the orbit of Mars that April, then exercised some of its instruments while receiving a gravity-assisted speed boost from Jupiter during a February 2007 fly-by. Saturn’s orbit was crossed the next year. The orbit of Uranus was passed in 2011 and Neptune’s was left behind last August. New Horizons’ circuits are powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator containing plutonium-238 oxide pellets, an essential source out by Pluto, where sunlight is 1,630 times weaker than it is at Earth. A 6’ 7"-diameter dish antenna serves for primary communications with home.

At the heart of the New Horizons mission are instruments to study Pluto’s geology, surface composition, pressure, and temperature of its thin atmosphere, as well as aspects of the interplanetary medium. These devices include: The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), a long focal length Ritchey–Chretien telescope system with an 8.2-inch aperture designed for high resolution at visible wavelengths. A Plasma and high-energy particle spectrometer suite (PAM) aboard New Horizons comprises a Solar Wind At Pluto (SWAP) electrostatic measuring instrument and Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Instrument (PEPSSI). They are used to study solar wind components reaching Pluto.

New Horizons ’ Pluto Exploration Remote Sensing Investigation (PERSI) has two main components: Alice, an ultraviolet imaging spectrometer and Ralph, a 2.4-inch aperture telescope with visual and infrared imaging capability. They will observe Pluto’s thin atmosphere, and may have New York connections. The instruments are said to have been named after Alice and Ralph Kramden, the city bus driver and his wife of Honeymooners fame. Read more on the Sky Reporter blog. 

On Tuesday morning, join the Museum for a Google Hangout, July 14, 7-9 am EDT, for the New Horizons Pluto Flyby. Hosted by Museum Curator Denton Ebel, Astrovisualization Director Carter Emmart, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, the program will link to New Horizons mission control at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and to science museums and planetariums around the world to view and discuss the latest flyby visualizations.  Learn more about the event.