An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago, a newborn in planet lifetimes.
"We have never before seen an object free-floating in space that that looks like this. It has all the characteristics of young planets found around other stars, but it is drifting out there all alone," explained team leader Dr. Michael Liu of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. “I had often wondered if such solitary objects exist, and now we know they do.”
The discovery paper of PSO J318.5-22 is being published by Astrophysical Journal Letters and is available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0457.
Image: Artist’s conception of PSO J318.5-22. Credit: MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz
Hello, tumblr folk.
It’s that time again: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.
With issue two of the bi-monthly literary journal, (parenthetical) in the designing phase, we need some content to fill out the hand-bound pages. And that’s where we turn to you.
In our first issue, several of our contributors came from the tumblr community and many writers found us through our first call for submissions on tumblr.
So, please, submit your poetry, fiction (up to 2,500 words), and literary-leaning non-fiction (also up to 2,500 words) to us.
The deadline is Friday, June 27th at midnight.
Do it guys!
This is glorious and even thought it doesn’t fit in the range of all the paranormal, I MUST share
It works like this: You tell Kitestring that you’re in a dangerous place or situation, and give it a time frame of when to check in on you. If you don’t reply back when it checks your status, it’ll alert your emergency contacts with a custom message you set up.
It doesn’t require you to touch anything (like bSafe) or shake your phone (like Nirbhaya) to send the distress signal. Kitestring is smarter, because it doesn’t need an action to alert people, it needs inaction.
reblogging because this is seriously amazing.
Aw shit its official
Ashol-Pan the only girl in the world that knows how to hunt with a Golden Eagle.
The most accurate depiction of the “carritos publico” of DR.