Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."
Saturn May Have Produced a New Moon!
Say hello to Peggy! This new possible moon was spotted all clumped up on the outer rings of Saturn. Carl Murray (Queen Mary University, London), the lead author of the research paper recently published in the journal Icarus said, “We may be looking at the act of birth, where this object is just leaving the rings and heading off to be a moon in its own right.” Nobody knows yet what Peggy might be, but one possibility is that it’s an accumulation of ring material that has collapsed gravitationally under its own weight. Some of Saturn’s moons, especially the ones orbiting near the rings, are thought to have formed this way.
It’s always amazing to see thediscoveries heralded by astronomers that demonstrate how much we have yet to learn about our own Solar System. It’s why NASA and space exploration is important because we should try and make sense of the Universe and how it came to be. Seeing a possible moon form would be a first for us and it’s happening right in our own backyard! Cassini will try and get a closer look at Peggy in late 2016 when it makes a closer approach
We could continue making discoveries and send more missions out into the Solar System, and even beyond with a #Penny4NASA. So what are you waiting for? Take action today by visiting www.penny4nasa.com/take-action
Schroter’s Valley on the Moon, 1971, photographed from lunar orbit during the Apollo 15 mission. (NASA)
I JUST FOUND OUT THAT HUNDRED OF METERS UNDER THE SEA, THERE IS A LIVING BEING THAT IS LITERALLY JUST A FLOATING BUTT
IT’S CALLED THE PIGBUTT WORM I JUST SHOWED IT TO MY PARENTS I CANT FUCKING BELIEVE
Hundred meters under the sea scientists have discovered
If it’s by sea,
I don’t want to know.
If we all don’t take cover,
We’re all gonna fall back in love again.
Bless your beautiful hide,
And curse your god when your friends die.
when I wasn’t even looking.
|—||tyan (via weirdprettyfishes)|