*meets u at a party* small talk is for posers, rate yr current level of existential dread from 1 to 10, let’s be emotionaly intimate forever starting now
"Stars die and reborn […] They get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe, the carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood. All was cooked in the fiery hearts of long vanished stars.”
February 17th 1600: Giordano Bruno executed
On this day in 1600, the Italian friar, astronomer and philosopher Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for heresy. His ideas were controversial for his day, but are now hailed as precursory to modern scientific understanding. Bruno proposed the concept of an infinite universe populated by other intelligent life and rejected traditional geocentric astronomy. He agreed with Copernicus that the planets revolve around the Sun, but expanded on this by suggesting that the Sun is just another star. For these unorthodox views (and others beyond astrology) which challenged traditional Christian ideas about the universe, Bruno was found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition and burned at the stake. For his refusal to renounce his beliefs, Giordano Bruno is often remembered as a martyr for free thought.
“Perhaps your fear in passing judgment on me is greater than mine in receiving it”
- Giordano Bruno to the judges upon hearing his death sentence
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014)
UUUUGH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON MET CARL SAGAN ON DEC 20TH
UUUUGH WHAT IS THIS UNIVERSE WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO PROVE
On Location in Northern California
35 years ago, Carl Sagan and his wife and longtime collaborator Ann Druyan stood on the windswept cliffs along the coast of Northern California with their co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter. Together with a small television crew, they filmed the first few minutes of what would go on to become a watershed moment of nonfiction television, the opening scene to “COSMOS: A Personal Voyage.” From the very first line - “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be” - viewers were swept up in an adventure across space and time, one that would eventually enthrall almost a billion viewers worldwide.
Last March, Druyan returned to that very spot, together with a new television crew, to embark on the first of 70 shoot days required to bring the epic “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” to the next generation of searchers. These images capture executive producer, writer, and director Druyan together with executive producer and director Brannon Braga, executive producer Mitchell Cannold, and host Neil deGrasse Tyson as they once again prepared to take worldwide audiences on board the Ship of the Imagination for an adventure they will never forget.
All photos by: Sarah Mozal
Watch COSMOS on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/604551
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I am crying
this picture should win an oscar itself omg
it’s very frustrating being a girl and trying to flirt with other girls like. you tell them, ur cute. ‘Aw thank you’ no. no i’m being gay with you. homo intended. damn it
Hello. Are you ready for the story? This is the story of Sir Boast-a-lot. Sir Boast-a-lot was the bravest and cleverest knight of the round table but soon the other knights began to grow tired of his stories about how brave he was and how many dragons he’d slain. And soon they began to wonder: “Are Sir Boast-a-lot’s stories even true?” Oh no… So, one of the knights went to King Arthur and said: “I don’t believe Sir Boast-a-lot’s stories, he’s just a big old liar who makes things up to make himself look good.” And then even the King began to wonder… But that wasn’t the end of Sir Boast-a-lot’s problems. No. That wasn’t the final problem. The End.
Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil
thank you for this.