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The Next 209 Seconds Will Blow Your Mind. Earth Looks Like A Living Creature In This Amazing NASA Video. We’ve all seen images of extreme weather from space.

Earth Looks Like A Living Creature In This Amazing NASA Video

But none of those could prepare us for this video released by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio. Using real data, this simulation’s volume-rendered clouds depict seven days in 2005 when a category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China. According to the website, the goal of videos like this is to present a clearer picture of our planet and our place within it. We’ve all heard of the concept of mother earth, or the “gaia hypothesis” and how the planet isn’t just made of dead matter, but is actually a conscious, living being. Here’s a little snippet from another article we published on our website: “Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. Just look at that.. amazing. Credits: Youtube. "Are We the Only Technologically-Intensive Civilization in the Universe?" Human-caused climate change, ocean acidification and species extinctions may eventually threaten the collapse of civilization, according to some scientists, while other people argue that for political or economic reasons we should allow industrial development to continue without restrictions.

"Are We the Only Technologically-Intensive Civilization in the Universe?"

In a new paper, two astrophysicists argue that these questions may soon be resolvable scientifically, thanks to new data about the Earth and about other planets in our galaxy, and by combining the earth-based science of sustainability with astrobiology. In their paper, which appears in the journal Anthropocene, Frank and co-author Woodruff Sullivan call for creation of a new research program to answer questions about humanity's future in the broadest astronomical context. The Size Of Space As Depicted Here Is Truly Mind-Blowing. Author: Jesse Herman of PowerfulPrimates The common understanding of physics, the universe, space travel and telescopes is not good.

The Size Of Space As Depicted Here Is Truly Mind-Blowing

For people like us, there are pictures that illustrate how minuscule our world is compared to the vastness of infinite possibilites. Thanks to technology today, pictures like the ones below explain things in a way that even the most watered down Neil deGrasse Tyson Quote can be proud of. Again, thank you internet gods for bestowing mind-blowing information effectively to the common folk. So let’s begin by checking out the true size of our world.

The earth is bigger than the Moon, Mercury and Mars. Earth is just about the same size as Venus. Neptune and Uranus are much bigger (insert “your anus” jokes here). Jupiter and Saturn say hello. No wonder this keeps us warm. Astronaut Chris Hadfield's amazing photos from space. The guitar-strumming spaceman Chris Hadfield is releasing a new book – You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes – featuring stunning images of the Earth captured while in orbit.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's amazing photos from space

Here are some of his best snaps• Find out what tastes better, space food or plane food, in our Q&A with Chris Hadfield ‘On a clear day you can see forever,’ says Hadfield. Unbelievable Facts About Our Universe. Exoplanet covered in burning ice Gliese 436 b is a Neptune-sized exoplanet located about 33 light-years away in the constellation Leo.

Unbelievable Facts About Our Universe

Astronomers believe that it embodies exotic states of water that causes its surface to be covered in burning ice. The pressure on the planet forces the ice to stay solid, but the extreme surface temperature of 570° F (300° C) superheats the water, causing it to come off as steam. Eau de Cosmos Though it is impossible to smell space directly or through a spacesuit, astronauts report that upon returning from a spacewalk, their gear smells distinctively like seared steak, hot metal, and arc welding fumes. Image credit: Jerry Attrick Intergalactic kegger About 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Aquila, there is a cloud of alcohol with a diameter 1,000 times larger than our solar system. Closest neighbor The Andromeda galaxy is our closest galactic neighbor, roughly 2.5 million light-years away. Earth under pressure. THIS VIDEO WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.

Galaxy Zoo. How big is space? – interactive version. Then check out our amazing interactive infographic.

How big is space? – interactive version

To celebrate our second anniversary, we’ve created an interactive version of a previous infographic, which is so big, it’s too big for this page. This time round you get to pilot a rocket through the Solar System. There’s even more information packed into this graphic: you’ll see how close comets have come to our planet; what is the farthest travelled by a human being; how long the trip will take if you were on the Starship Enterprise... as well as a few surprises too. So buckle up and scroll (and scroll... and scroll) through our interactive infographic of space to explore our cosmic neighbourhood.

Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster. The Laniakea supercluster.

Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster

Image: SDvision/Guardian In what amounts to a back-to-school gift for pupils with nerdier leanings, researchers have added a fresh line to the cosmic address of humanity. 100,000 Stars.