Mars. In true colour.
Just so you know, a lot of images of Mars which you’ll see have been manipulated. A lot of them have boosted contrast and saturation. So if you’ve ever wondered – images like this one are what Mars actually looks like.
Why does this not have more notes?!?
YOU ARE LITERALLY LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF A ROBOT ON ANOTHER FUCKING PLANET
If you don’t think that’s the tightest shit, you can get out of my face.
i wanted to reblog this so that everyone who sees it can realize just how amazing this is. you are looking at a photograph taken on an entirely different planet. an entire world that has been completely untouched by humanity until only recently. no human in the history of mankind has ever look at those rocks, the soil, the mountains, and the sky until now. and until we finally manage to set foot there for the very first time, no human has ever seen mars from this perspective with their own two eyes or feel the texture of the martian soil on the bottom of their boots. this was only possible by creating a robot, an actual robot, and shooting way out of the reaches of earth and with extremely careful calculations, have it safely land and deploy right where they want it. it’s a robot on another planet being controlled 225 million kilometers away, seeing and studying and sending information for us.
this is the sort of thing you would see in science fiction movies that are only a few decades old. what was only imagination and possibilities back then is now all in this photograph. im looking forward to see what happens in the coming decades
I’m so infatuated by this.
225 million kilometers away and we got it on film that blows my mind
This isn’t what the real Mars looks like, the real one’s in 3-D
Your assignment today is to just look at this for at least sixty seconds without a break.
Really embracing the whole experience.
A helping hand…
Why are you here?
Just reminiscing about the three greatest albums of all time.
I notice that ‘State of the Union’ has been trending on Twitter for a couple days now…
People must really dig this classic Rise Against tune, huh?
After four long years, Against Me! returns with what is arguably the band’s most interesting - and most important - work to date. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is not only an addition to the anthology of the band’s unique and always-exhilarating style of punk rock, but is the band’s first release since front-lady Laura Jane Grace came out as being a transgendered individual.
As the title of the album implies, TDB is a both a reflection and celebration of Laura’s recognition of who she is. The album is unique in that it provides a voice for gendered variation in a genre of music where such voices aren’t heard enough. The above track is the first of the album and shares its name. Give it a listen.
Then there were two..
Pictures of Mars : Waves of Sand on Mars
From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum website: “The El Dorado Dune Field dominates this 160-degree view. The Mars Rover Spirit spent several days exploring this area and acquiring images and data on the physical characteristics of this large basaltic sand sheet, before moving downhill toward Home Plate.”
Part of the “Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars" exhibit.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University
This is a picture taken on the surface OF ANOTHER PLANET.
This pretty much sums up what is wrong with America.
Ok, so it’s been a couple days since I posted an awesome Christmas song, formally ending my “10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music” extravaganza. Sorry - I got busy!
But I still got music to share, and share the music is what I intend to do! Today we got what is honestly one of my favourite holiday songs; a Jimmy Eat World cover of “Last Christmas.” This one’s killer folks, check it out.
10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day FOUR
Today we have an early-aughts pop punk Christmas tune courtesy of New Found Glory (who, as with The Used, really hit their stride in the early 2000s, imo).
The track is called ‘Ex-Miss’ and is chock-full of all the teenage angst you would expect it to have. Enjoy!