How did the moon form? The leading theory is that the Moon resulted from a glancing collision between the young Earth and an object the size of Mars. The above image series is based on several mathematical simulations of the Moon’s origin:
The Moon’s history begins with a collision between a young Earth (larger object) and a Mars-sized planet.
10 minutes: The now-molten mantle layers (gray) of the two planets are mixing together.
1 hour: The iron cores (orange) are melding together – Most of this iron will remain with Earth.
2 hours: Parts of the mantle are spinning off into a swarm of debris.
22 hours: Pieces of debris revolve around Earth, slowly gathering together.
1 week: The growing Moon’s gravity pulls in the remaining debris.
Mollusks are generally characterized as having a soft body, and their exoskeletons, commonly known as shells, have evolved into countless forms, sizes, shapes, and colors—many of which wash up on shores around the globe.
Am I as ~dramatic~ about my ~feelings~ in real life as I come across in writing sometimes? Cause sometimes (all the time) I look back on things that I wrote and just feel embarrassed for myself. Can you calm the heck down, you basket case?
But the problem is that many things in the universe makes me feel deeply hurt, not to mention terrified.
And I have a lot of questions, like why do sweet babies have to grow up so fast? Why is humanity terrible? And why do I have to be a part of it? I would rather be a guardian angel. Not in a creepy way, but I think I would be a lot better at watching over people than living my own life. I think I’d really excel in that position. A lot more than I excel at being a person.
They tell you not to judge a book by its cover, but we all judge books by their covers anyway, at least to a certain extent, and that really, really bothers me.
Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property.