NASA astronaut films lightning from ISS
Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted a Vine from the International Space Station today showing lightning over Houston.
Tornado warnings were issued in the Houston area earlier this afternoon but have since expired.
got me having goosebumps
he. he posted a vine. from space.
According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9
petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut
THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE
YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK
THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS
Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.
this is the coolest article oh wow
no but the thing is, if you lived on the inner part of the doughnut the sky would be the opposite end/mode land oh my god
PEOPLE ON THE INSIDE OF THE RING WOULD HAVE TWO SKIES. AT ANY GIVEN TIME IT WOULD BE DAYTIME IN ONE AND NIGHTTIME IN THE OTHER AND TWO TIMES A DAY IT WOULD BE DOUBLE-DUSK
THE MOON’S ORBIT WOULD BE SO STRANGE. ASSUMING PERFECT EQUILIBRIUM IT WOULD TRAVEL IN A FIGURE-8 THROUGH THE HOLE AND AROUND THE DONUT TWICE AND IF THERE IS LITTLE PRECESSION, SOME DESERT REGIONS MAY NEVER GET TO SEE IT, EXCEPT VERY NEAR THE HORIZON
RELIGIONS ON THE SAME SURFACE MIGHT DEVELOP IN DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT WAYS DEPENDING ON WHETHER THEY KNOW THE MOON EXISTS OR NOT