"When me and Sammy and Meaghan sat in a room together, it was immediately apparent that this was the group that was going to get cast. There was just something about everyone’s energy, where we understood exactly where our performances need to sit, opposed to each other. Sammy knew when to come in and say something off of my timing, which I knew because Meaghan gave me an opening to say something else. It was just this weird voodoo where we immediately not only knew how to work with each other, but liked each other a lot, just from the get-go, and really enjoyed each other’s performances immediately."
A Story to Scare My Son, by reddit user OvenFriend
“Son, we need to have a chat about Internet Safety.” I slowly crumpled down onto the floor next to him. His laptop was open and he was playing Minecraft on a public server. His eyes were locked into the action. Comments scrolled down the side of the screen in a chat box. “Son, can you stop your game for a minute?”
Whatever hit Mimas nearly destroyed it. What remains is one of the largest impact craters on one of Saturn’s smallest moons. The crater, named Herschel after the 1789 discoverer of Mimas, Sir William Herschel, spans about 130 kilometers and is pictured above. Mimas’ low mass produces a surface gravity just strong enough to create a spherical body but weak enough to allow such relatively large surface features. Mimas is made of mostly water ice with a smattering of rock - so it is accurately described as a big dirty snowball. The above image was taken during the 2005 August flyby of the robot spacecraft Cassini now in orbit around Saturn. A recent analysis of Mimas’s unusual wobble indicates that it might house a liquid water interior ocean.
Image credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA; Digital Processing: Supportstorm
It turns out that the center of our galaxy resembles the shape of a peanut according to new research. UCLA’s R. Michael Rich is looking to map this dense inner region of the Milky Way. It can be thought of as a big metropolitan area with “stellar suburbs” of stars at the edges that can be anywhere from a few million years old to some 12 billion years old.
The way he plans to do this is to use images taken from a 500 megapixel camera - To put that in another way, an image taken from this camera would need 250 computer screens to view. So a supercomputer will then parse through that data and reduce the images for viewing.
Rich hopes to use this study to better understand how our galaxy has formed and evolved over time.