An animation of the hexagonal storm present on Saturn’s north pole. The hexagon is 30,000 kilometers across and has constant winds of more than 300 kilometers per hour. Images acquired by the Cassini spacecraft on December 10th, 2012.
flowers shall grow
and I am in them
and that is eternity
- Edvard Munch
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Anonymous asked: Everybody is always talking about what the LARGEST insect is, but I always wondered what the SMALLEST insect was. Probably some kind of ant.
Nope! It’s a wasp!
This is a fairy wasp next to a single-celled amoeba and paramecium, all completely to scale. The wasps have ultra-tiny, condensed cells, and their brains have to fit mostly in their bodies!
Fairy wasps use their wings not just for flying, but for paddling underwater, as they lay their own eggs inside the eggs of aquatic arthropods!
what the fuck
"We humans long to be connected with our origins, so we create rituals. Science is another way to express this longing. It also connects us with our origins, and it too has its rituals and its commandments. Its only sacred truth is that there are no sacred truths. All assumptions must be critically examined. Arguments from authority are worthless. Whatever is inconsistent with the facts, no matter how fond of it we are, must be discarded or revised. Science is not perfect, it’s often misused, it’s only a tool, but it’s the best tool we have. Self-correcting, ever-changing, applicable to everything. With this tool we vanquish the impossible. With the methods of science we have begun to explore the cosmos." - Carl Sagan