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afro-dominicano:

Alien Smog: How Pollution Could Help Locate E.T.


  In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth’s solar system, a new study says.
  
  The next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to launch in 2018, could hunt for worlds harboring alien life by sniffing their atmospheres for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), greenhouse gases that destroy ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere. These chemicals could be detected on planets with atmospheres that are 10 times thicker than Earth’s, the researchers said.
  
  Scientists already scan the atmospheres of alien worlds for traces of oxygen and methane, gases that typically coexist in the presence of life. But searching for signs of pollution elsewhere in the universe could yield clues about more-advanced alien civilizations, the researchers said.
  
  Of course, to very advanced civilizations, Earth’s own greenhouse gases might signal a primitive world, the scientists said.
  
  "We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their own SETI programs, will consider pollution as a sign of unintelligent life since it’s not smart to contaminate your own air," study leader Henry Lin, a student at Harvard University, said in a statement.

afro-dominicano:

Alien Smog: How Pollution Could Help Locate E.T.

In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth’s solar system, a new study says.

The next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to launch in 2018, could hunt for worlds harboring alien life by sniffing their atmospheres for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), greenhouse gases that destroy ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere. These chemicals could be detected on planets with atmospheres that are 10 times thicker than Earth’s, the researchers said.

Scientists already scan the atmospheres of alien worlds for traces of oxygen and methane, gases that typically coexist in the presence of life. But searching for signs of pollution elsewhere in the universe could yield clues about more-advanced alien civilizations, the researchers said.

Of course, to very advanced civilizations, Earth’s own greenhouse gases might signal a primitive world, the scientists said.

"We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life, but perhaps civilizations more advanced than us, with their own SETI programs, will consider pollution as a sign of unintelligent life since it’s not smart to contaminate your own air," study leader Henry Lin, a student at Harvard University, said in a statement.

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claphne:

whenever I’m traveling I always get tripped out at the fact that this is someone’s actual hometown like they know every back road and how to get everywhere and they’ve probably had tons of memories in this city

but I’m just someone passing by

(via darachtheboat)

humans in nature is a very cute thing

grrrlfever:

my life became 600% better when i started acting like a self obsessed piece of shit like 10/10 would recommend

even if u don’t actually genuinely love yourself its fuckin fun to act like you think you’re the human embodiment of perfection go on try it life’s too short to not fall in love with yourself

(Source: lesbolution, via sturmtruppen)

yiffprincethethird:

hugmesenpai:

tateware:

when u open the fridge after ur mom went to the grocery store

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so we’re using furry porn now

WhuhaAAAAT? It’s the face you make after you open the fridge and see yer mom got groceries! Dont be a perv, gosh.

(via kavaeric)

hardmiracle:

john cage’s 4’33” is fucking silence
someone put a copyright on the absence of sound
and then disabled the audio of a video
of the absence of sound
what a time to be alive

hardmiracle:

john cage’s 4’33” is fucking silence

someone put a copyright on the absence of sound

and then disabled the audio of a video

of the absence of sound

what a time to be alive

(via thatsonofamitch)

PSA:

coldlikedeath:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

Don’t like a blog’s opinions on your dash? Don’t send them hate:

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Are you tired of seeing a specific Tumblr user reblogging and commenting on your posts?

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Are you being bombarded by anonymous hate?

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Too much internet for one day?

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Tumblr, y’all need to do this a lot.

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