two engines

this is so fucking stupid lion can scream portals yeah i know not huge distances like all the way back to earth but you’d think lars’d be able to get them somewhere ROUGHLY SAFER THAN HOMEWORLD

AND GEE ITS NOT LIKE YOU HAVE TWO GENIUS ENGINEER GEMS WHO COULD DESIGN A SPACESHIP FOR FAR-DISTANCE TRAVEL TO GO REACH A SMALL GROUP OF REFUGEES OR ANYTHING

OH WAIT

Happy Martian New Year!

For any planet, a year is the time it takes to make one orbit around the sun. Because Mars is farther away from the sun, it has to travel a greater distance than Earth. It takes Mars about twice as long as it does for Earth to make one circle around the sun…therefore, a year on Mars lasts twice as long.

On May 5, Mars passes solar longitude 0 as the sun crosses the equator on Mars. This is the vernal equinox and was chosen by planetary scientists as the start of a new year.

Mars has four seasons, roughly twice as long as those on Earth, but with more variation given Mars’ eccentric orbit and the fact its orbital speed varies more as a result.

Did you know that there’s a U.S. city named Mars? Mars, PA hosts an annual Mars New Year celebration and we’re participating in this two-day science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event to inspire young people to pursue innovation and exploration.

More info on Mars, PA: http://www.marsnewyear.com/

Get updated images from the events in Mars, PA here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157683457751005/

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com

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You can tell by the end I didn’t even bother with the background anymore. I also felt this was getting too silly haha ha
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Heavily inspired by this: x because it was such a cute thing (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♥ (and i said i was going to make a comic,so…yeah XD)

I hope you guys like it~ \(///Σ///)\;;;

(the last page has pretty small font in some places, so it’s better to open it in a new tab)

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Indian-Americans raise $100,000 for Ian Grillot, the man who intervened in racist Kansas bar shooting

  • Ian Grillot, 24, accepted a $100,000 check from India House Houston on Saturday as a reward for intervening in a February attack on two Indian engineers in Kansas.
  • “It is not every day that one meets a genuine hero — a person who risks his life for another and takes a bullet for a complete stranger,” the Texas-based community group said in a Facebook post on Monday. “Ian Grillot is a man who reminds us of the promise of America and its greatness.”
  • According to court documents, 51-year-old Adam Purinton allegedly shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani on Feb. 22 at a bar in Olathe, Kansas — just outside Kansas City — after reportedly asking for their immigration status and yelling at them to “get out of my country." 
  • Kuchibhotla died from the shooting, and Madasani was sent to the hospital in critical condition. 
  • Grillot, who is white, took a bullet to the hand and chest while rushing at Purinton to stop him shortly after he opened fire.
  • Grillot’s $100,000 gift from India House Houston will supplement the more than $473,000 that was raised for him through a GoFundMe campaign. Read more (3/27/17 11 AM)

anonymous asked:

dude can you educate me on pekka thanks

Pekka-Eric Auvinen “The Youtube Killer”

Facts:

  • born June 4, 1989 in Finland
  • Father: Ismo Auvinen
  • Mother: Mikaela Vuorio
  • Siblings: 1 Brother
  • was frequently bullied at school
  • took antidepressants and tried to get referred to a psychiatric outpatient clinic

Pekka-Eric Auvinen was described as a militant radical who was interested in far-right and far-left movements. His ideologies includes a mix of cynicism, antihumanism and nihilism, describing humanity as overrated and a species among other animals. He was anti-religious as well and hated democracy so much that he also included the Finnish parliament in his list of targets.

“Humans are just a species among other animals and world does not exist only for humans. Death and killing is not a tragedy, it happens in nature all the time between all species. Not all human lives are important or worth saving. Only superior (intelligent, self-aware, strong-minded) individuals should survive while inferior (stupid, retarded, weak-minded masses) should perish.”

- Pekka-Eric Auvinen

Auvinen had a number of online accounts, including a YouTube account where he used to upload videos about school shootings (including the Columbine High School masssacre) and other violent incidents. 6 months before the massacre, “theamazingatheist” (another youtube channel) posted a video regarding kids who admired Columbine killers are dangerous and his list of names included Auvinen’s Youtube username.

On the day of the attack, Auvinen posted a video on Youtube, with the Stray Bullet soundtrack, in connection to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, predicting the massacre. He also posted a thread on 4chan stating:

“Bye, going to shoot people at my school in Jokela now.”.

The Jokela school shooting occured on November 7, 2007 at Jokela High School in Jokela, a town of Tuusula in Finalnd. The 18-year-old student Auvinen entered the school on that morning at approximately 11:40 after he had missed his first lessons, armed with a semi-automatic pistol. 

SIG Mosquito .22-calibre

The shooting began as he encountered a student in the corridor and killed him, then moved to the lavatories. At the lavatories, Auvinen fatally shot three more students and a nurse.

After this, Auvinen began shouting and firing randomly, discharging his gun a total of 53 times in the corridors. At one point, he encountered the mother of a student as she was entering the school, but spared her. 

Auvinen then began pouring two-stroke engine fuel (a gasoline and oil mixture) on corridor walls and floors, but he was not able to ignite the fuel. He then went to the school canteen on the first floor and tried to enter it, but the sliding glass doors were locked. After demanding to be let in, he fired through the glass, hitting some chairs inside. People hiding in the canteen were able to escape through the other end of the room and hid in the rooms behind the kitchen.

A few minutes later, Auvinen spotted the first responding police officers and paramedics converging at the area of the inner court and shot at them. No officers were hit. Soon afterward, Auvinen walked into the corridor next to the canteen and shot himself in the head, ending the shooting. He was found and taken to the Hospital of Helsinki, where he died from the gunshot wound.

He killed eight people in total and injured twelve others by flying shattered glass or sprained ankles.

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One more legend going through your screen, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the Vietnam War-era fighter-bomber is a two-seater, twin engine, long range, all weather supersonic jet.

First introduced in 1960, the Phantom was retired from the USAF in 2016 but it still remains in service with a number of air forces around the globe.

If you have any suggestion or contribution for the next photo series, send them to me and i’ll upload them!