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Despite having three stellar companions, KOI-5Ab orbits a single star, KOI-5A, once every five days. This host star is caught in a mutual orbit with a nearby star called KOI-5B, and the two twirl around each other once every 30 years. A more distant star, KOI-5C orbits this pair once every 400 years.
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astronomers see a dying galaxy for the first time

this distant galaxy is ejecting cataclysmic amounts of stellar material, possibly due to a collision with another galaxy, which means it no longer has material for creating new stars
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, self-photograph during Gemini 12 extra-vehicular activity, 12 November 1966.
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uh... fish and rice?

I've had that but didn't know they grew them together.

That was a joke

explaining it was a joke it's also a joke

not very funny

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ukimalefu wrote: uh... fish and rice?

I've had that but didn't know they grew them together.

That was a joke

explaining it was a joke it's also a joke

not very funny

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Fish and rice are actually pretty symbiotic. The farmers put the fish in the rice ponds to control pests that would eat the rice plants and the fish in turn fertilize the plants with their poop.
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That's a dinosaur. You can't fool me!
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ukimalefu wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:02 pm Image

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, self-photograph during Gemini 12 extra-vehicular activity, 12 November 1966.

rooster camera???
He doing space-man dick pics or something?
And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him.
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And "CHANGE MAG COCKED"?
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I think it’s something to do with the camera shutter.
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THIS 👏 IS 👏 COMMUNICATION! 👏 (I'm using that emoji right? :p )

Dolphins doing cartwheels with an aquarium guest.
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ukimalefu wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:34 am THIS 👏 IS 👏 COMMUNICATION! 👏 (I'm using that emoji right? :p )

Dolphins doing cartwheels with an aquarium guest.
That reminds me of this.
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Not a joke, this cat is smarter than many humans

https://i.imgur.com/rt0s8aD.mp4

I'm also sure the cat is fully sentient and self aware.
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Transformers! more than meets the eye!

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Dolphins play with humans, and with dogs too

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Quaking Aspens (Populus tremuloides) are known for developing markings that resemble eyes. Aspen eyes are actually dark markings on the main trunk where side branches used to be

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OK, I'm not going into that forest
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whoooo!

He must be a college kid after a few beers. And maybe proves... humans haven't evolved much ;)
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Black Galapagos Tortoise Hatchling

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so cute!
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intellectual/hipster/nihilist

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Nettlebed Cave, New Zealand

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those are crystals, right?

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Looks like calcite to me.

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Whatever they are, I don't want to walk barefoot across them.

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Before color sensitive films, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky,who documented the Russian Empire with a color camera, used to take 3 individual black&white photos, each with a filter(red.green.blue) to create high-quality pictures in full color.This is a color photograph of him. (1912)

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russia in 1912 ... truly a lost civilization

people in those photos have no idea of the decades of horror headed their way

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