Curated Wonder

Sep 21

fathom-the-universe:


Check out the 4-dimensional analogue of the dedocahedron, the hyper-dodecahedron or the 120-cell (or hecatonicosachoron). The image is a projection of this 4-dimensional object, visualised as a Schlegel diagram. The hyper-dodecahedron is composed of 120 dodecahedra, 720 pentagons, 600 vertices and 1200 edges.The thinner the line, the further it is away in 4 dimensions.Fathom the UniverseRead more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/120-cell

fathom-the-universe:

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Check out the 4-dimensional analogue of the dedocahedron, the hyper-dodecahedron or the 120-cell (or hecatonicosachoron). 
The image is a projection of this 4-dimensional object, visualised as a Schlegel diagram. The hyper-dodecahedron is composed of 120 dodecahedra, 720 pentagons, 600 vertices and 1200 edges.
The thinner the line, the further it is away in 4 dimensions.

Fathom the Universe

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/120-cell

(via infinity-imagined)

(Source: wasbella102, via sagansense)

Once we were blobs in the sea, and then fishes, and then lizards and rats and then monkeys, and hundreds of things in between. This hand was once a fin, this hand once had claws! In my human mouth I have the pointy teeth of a wolf and the chisel teeth of a rabbit and the grinding teeth of a cow! Our blood is as salty as the sea we used to live in! When we’re frightened, the hair on our skin stands up, just like it did when we had fur. We are history! Everything we’ve ever been on the way to becoming us, we still are.

I’m made up of the memories of my parents and my grandparents, all my ancestors. They’re in the way I look, in the colour of my hair. And I’m made up of everyone I’ve ever met who’s changed the way I think.

” — Terry Pratchett (via we-are-star-stuff)

(Source: whats-out-there, via infinity-imagined)

pennyfornasa:

“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it.” - Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot, Edgar MitchellOne of twelve astronauts to have walked on the lunar surface, Edgar Dean Mitchell’s early development as a member of the astronaut corps began as as product of the famed Astronaut Group 5. As was the case with many Apollo era astronauts, Mitchell initially served as a member of the astronaut support crew (for the Apollo 9 mission) before serving as backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 10.It wasn’t until January 1971 that Mitchell would join Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa as the Lunar Module Pilot for NASA’s 8th manned Apollo mission, Apollo 14. Over the course of the 9-day mission, the crew would conduct rigorous fieldwork including collecting nearly 100 pounds of lunar rock samples for return to Earth. At the time, the crew would also set records for longest lunar surface stay time (33 hours), longest lunar surface EVA (9.25 hours), and largest payload returned from the lunar surface. Not only would Mitchell become the 6th astronaut to walk on the lunar surface during this period, but he would log a total of 216 hours and 42 minutes in space.Penny4NASA wishes Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, the last surviving member of the Apollo 14 crew, a very happy 84th birthday!Take a look at Space Advocates’ ‘The Spirit of Apollo’ video, and consider what raising the NASA budget from less than half a penny up to one full penny on each federal dollar spent can and will do for our economy, for our society, and for our future: http://goo.gl/kUDM7To read more about Edgar Mitchell:http://goo.gl/Bild4xhttp://goo.gl/H9VEiXShow your support for NASA by writing to Congress to let them know you support doubling funding for NASA: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

pennyfornasa:

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it.” - Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot, Edgar Mitchell

One of twelve astronauts to have walked on the lunar surface, Edgar Dean Mitchell’s early development as a member of the astronaut corps began as as product of the famed Astronaut Group 5. As was the case with many Apollo era astronauts, Mitchell initially served as a member of the astronaut support crew (for the Apollo 9 mission) before serving as backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 10.

It wasn’t until January 1971 that Mitchell would join Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa as the Lunar Module Pilot for NASA’s 8th manned Apollo mission, Apollo 14. Over the course of the 9-day mission, the crew would conduct rigorous fieldwork including collecting nearly 100 pounds of lunar rock samples for return to Earth. At the time, the crew would also set records for longest lunar surface stay time (33 hours), longest lunar surface EVA (9.25 hours), and largest payload returned from the lunar surface. Not only would Mitchell become the 6th astronaut to walk on the lunar surface during this period, but he would log a total of 216 hours and 42 minutes in space.

Penny4NASA wishes Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell, the last surviving member of the Apollo 14 crew, a very happy 84th birthday!

Take a look at Space Advocates’ ‘The Spirit of Apollo’ video, and consider what raising the NASA budget from less than half a penny up to one full penny on each federal dollar spent can and will do for our economy, for our society, and for our future: http://goo.gl/kUDM7

To read more about Edgar Mitchell:
http://goo.gl/Bild4x
http://goo.gl/H9VEiX

Show your support for NASA by writing to Congress to let them know you support doubling funding for NASA: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

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Sep 16

historicaltimes:

Japanese War Tubas. What they used before radar. Circa 1930.

historicaltimes:

Japanese War Tubas. What they used before radar. Circa 1930.

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Sep 08

8tracks:

Listen to “Morning Molecular Meltdown" by nulkmad and embrace the cozy sunsoaked mornings.

8tracks:

Listen to “Morning Molecular Meltdown" by nulkmad and embrace the cozy sunsoaked mornings.

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Sep 06

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