It’s probably banged into the sphere which has all the pinholes that we call stars drilled in it.
fuck’s sake has nobody watched interstellar.
I think that’s No. 5 in the Pornhub boxset and I’m only up to No.3, InterTracey.
They’re only 2 mins an episode.
You would think that engineers would be a bit more accurate
Plus we chose the size of the degree arbitrarily (360 of them to span the full range of directions in 2D). Likewise we chose the length of the metre (40,000 of them in the circumference of the earth, as accurately as it was known at the time of Napoleon) and we chose the duration of the second (86,400 of them in a day, which itself was a bit of a woolly concept at the time we picked 86,400). Certainly the metre was picked after the great pyramid was built. The second was unlikely to have been well-defined then either.
If we had chosen the unit of length to be the distance we now call 299,792,458 metres then the speed of light would be 1 unit/s and they’d have had to have put the pyramid at 1 degree north. Or south. Or away from one of the poles. Theoretical physicists redefine fundamental constants to be 1 all the time, so they don’t have to remember long numbers. Trying to follow their sums can bloody confusing for the rest of us.
Not convinced by the “scientific illustration”, but wouldn’t like to meet one of these
In truth, possibly answers some questions, leaves some trickier ones unanswered.
Just in time for the start of Spider Season: is yer standard-issue arachnid not horrifying enough? How about robot-zombie spiders, coming to a ceiling near you soon* - Thanks, Science! I never wanted to sleep again anyway…
*They’re not. FWIW, this is pretty much Junior Mad Science, not “Advanced Science” imo - makes me wonder how garbage like this gets published…
Mapping and measuring the spectra of 5 million stars.
Am sure there was a similar project in America, in place of a robot they used the residents of a small town to connect up ask the fibre optics too the plates. Will see if I can find that one as well.
Rocks are responsible for sex as we know it. Short of time to type up, will do later. rock just got interesting.
Long story cut v short. As Pangaea formed the dominant animals were amphibians. Laid eggs in water, externally fertilised…booooooo.
However, with a single land mass forming the climate turned dry, Pangaea became a desert and evolution developed eggs with ambiotic fluid to survive the heat, fertilised internally…hurrah. Reptiles then dominated, birds and mammals subsequently inherited this form of reproduction.
More eggy than sexy = most cruel.