Now I know what you're thinking, and no, you can't steal this photo to use as your new dating website profile pic. It just wouldn't be fair to Neil. This is a video (well, audio with some graphics on top) of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sharing what he thinks is the most astounding fact about the universe. SPOILER (for real this time): that we're made up of the very same atoms that exploded out of super-massive stars billions of years ago and that the universe is in each of us. "You're full of shit!" Yes, I'm 99% doodoo but normal people are made up atoms from long-gone stars.
Hit the jump for the astronomical eloquence while I fire up Mass Effect 3 and disappear for so long everyone thinks I've died (and I might have!).
WD 0806-661 B, a brown dwarf (artist's rendition, lower right) orbiting a white dwarf (interracial orbiting FTW!) some 75-light years from earth. Shit, pack a picnic and let's go! "GW? You don't actually know how far a light-year is, do you?" OVER 1,000 WATTS! Extra mayo o... / Continue →
This is a time-lapse video of the center of the Milky Way Galaxy rising over Texas from 9:20 PM to 6:43 AM on April 21-22, 2009, during a star party. Now I have no idea what a star party is, but if it's anything like the last bachelor party I went to, I want in. We could eve... / Continue →
Note: No screencap is really gonna do the guide justice, you're gonna have to play with it yourself (or watch the video) to put things in perspective. A perspective your feeble mind won't comprehend!
This is a link to an interactive guide to the size of the known universe (ju... / Continue →