MΔGNUM OPUS
Who'd believe with the way things are here
We'd be going anywhere telling people how to live?
Who'd believe we'd spend more shippin' drugs and guns
Than to educate our sons?
Sorry but that's what they did
I can't help but think,
Someone's forsaken you and me
Luck deserted me and the truth beat out my brains
Men rise on stepping stones of their selves to higher things
I've stepped over a lot of bodies on my way
Thanks for the information don't need no more anything
We are the damned of all the world with sadness in our hearts
The wounded of the wars, we've been hung out to dry
You didn't want us anyway and now we're making up our minds
You tell us how to run our lives, we run for Youthanasia
Norilsk, Russia
Photo: Stepanov Slava

ageofdestruction:

alanis: Clouds and shadows on Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 24th May 2012.

Between 28 and 36°S, 284°E, on the arc of highlands that surround the southeast Solis Planum. The crater split between the 2nd and 3rd images is Voeykov, about 75 km across, named for climatologist and geographer Alexander Ivanovich Voeykov (1842-1916). The small, deep crater toward bottom left of the 4th image is Los, named for a village of about 400 people in Gävleborg County, Sweden.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 5 monochrome images for animation. Colour is not balanced naturalistically, and the slightly psychedelic colours of the clouds are a result of mismatches between the images where the clouds have moved between exposures.

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

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abandonedography:

Cooling Tower by Matthias Haker

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

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In the United States there is still resistance from the air conditioning and refrigerator industries, from extreme ‘conservatives’ and from Republican members of Congress. Tom DeLay, the Republican House majority whip, was in 1996 of the opinion that ‘the science underlying the CFC ban is debatable,’ and that the Montreal Protocol is ‘the result of a media scare.’

John Doolittle, another House Republican, insisted that the causal link connecting ozone depletion with CFCs is ‘still very much open to debate.’ In response to a reporter who reminded him of the critical, skeptical peer review by experts that papers establishing this link had been subjected to, Doolittle replied, ‘I’m not going to get involved in peer-review mumbo-jumbo.’ It might be better for the country if he did.

Peer review is in fact the great mumbo-jumbo detector…What exactly is it conservatives are conserving?

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by Carl Sagan, Billions and Billions (1997)

(Source: whats-out-there, via sagansense)

sci-universe:

There are five special points where a small mass can orbit in a constant pattern with two larger masses (such as a satellite with respect to the Earth and Moon). The Lagrange Points, named in honor of Italian-French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange, are positions where the gravitational pull of two large masses precisely equals the centripetal force required for a small object to move with them. This mathematical problem, known as the “General Three-Body Problem” was considered by Lagrange in his prize winning paper (Essai sur le Problème des Trois Corps, 1772).

The five Sun–Earth Lagrangian points are called SEL1–SEL5, and similarly those of the Earth–Moon system EML1–EML5, etc. Orbits around Lagrangian points offer unique advantages that have made them a good choice for performing certain spacecraft missions.
For example the Sun–Earth L1 point is useful for observations of the Sun, as the Sun is always visible without obstructions by the Earth or the Moon. SOHO, the ESA/NASA solar spacecraft is positioned there.

read descriptions about invidual L-points here

End authority.

(Source: versacekardashian, via hellascience)

70sscifiart:

Barclay Shaw

abandonedography:

Abandoned Underground by 5isalive

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mertseger:

Sigiriya, built by King Kassapa I (477–95), Sri Lanka.

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theshadowofpixels:

Brutalism, long live the forgotten artform of depraived dictatorships and suicidal maniacs. Look at these works and tremble.

Ispolini Monument, Celebrating 1300 years of Bulgaria.

Photos by Hélène Demipoulpe Veilleux

(via architectureofdoom)

enochliew:

Stage design work for NHK special by AMKK

(Source: azumamakoto.com)