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NASA Planet Hunters Announce Smallest Exoplanet Ever Found, Just 560 Light Years Away
More exoplanet discoveries are pending, as Kepler team approaches deadline to publish data.
A tiny world of molten rock, orbiting scorchingly close to its host star, is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system, NASA announced today. And it’s likely only the first in a parade of planet discoveries to be announced this spring by the Kepler Space Telescope team.
Kepler-10b, as the new world is called, is a rocky, dense and hellish planet just 1.4 times the size of Earth. It’s not in the Goldilocks zone, however — it’s much too close to its star for life to exist. It’s so hot (about 2,500 degrees F at the surface) that boiled iron and silicates are flowing into the stellar wind, much like a comet’s tail.
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Anonymous asked: what makes the universe so magical?

There are an infinite number of things that make the universe magical.  Here are some that I think are important.

- It exists.  The Universe is something from nothing.  The Big Bang just happened.  It may have been caused an event in a larger dimensional arena, but that must have come from something, and so on.  Matter, Energy, and Spacetime all just is.  

- It’s organized.  Instead of being violently chaotic or monotonously uniform, the universe (or at least the part we inhabit) is structured in a way that spontaneously self-organizes into structures, cycles, and patterns.  Atoms, Molecules, Life, Planets, Stars, and Galaxies all arise from the the interactions of their components.  The universe has symmetry.  The laws of nature are the same in this part as in every other part, and so the structures that arise are similar, but each one is unique.

-It’s Big.  Soooooooo Big.  Gigantic.   Incomprehensibly huge.  So big that everything that can exist, does. Infinite.  

-The universe is self aware. On many scales the universe observes itself.  You are it observing itself right now, which means;

- You are the universe.  Even though you experience a small part of the universe called your body, that part is influenced by and influences all other parts.  So you are inseparable, unified with the entire cosmos.

New Hubble images of The Voorwerp show star forming regions!
me and this little avocado tree; we’re symbiotic, don’t you see?
Cellular Fractals
Cross Section of a Castalia leaf, showing the primary vein.
Cross Section of the stem of a baby pine tree.
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