This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face
SPLASHING THROUGH THE COSMOS
The Spitzer large area survey with Hyper-Suprime-Cam (SPLASH) combines Spitzer infrared and visible data from the Subaru telescope. This image shows a portion of the Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS) field.
Every dot in the image, even on the smallest scale, is a galaxy – some 12 billion light years away.
You may have noticed that the centres of the brightest galaxies are square! This is not from real structure – but rather the telescope’s response to being “blinded” by relatively bright objects. These brightest galaxies are more than ten thousand times fainter than naked eye vision.
Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech (released 9/9/2014)
A rare picture captured of civilians watching as an explosive barrel falls is dropped in the skies of Aleppo. God protect them from this evil.
Look at their expressions & imagine what they are thinking? Just moments later, they would bravely rush to the site of destruction to help the injured, pick up the dead & search for any survivors under the rubble.
this guy was watching the vmas with me and now he’s educating himself how precious is that
he keeps asking me all these questions about aspects of feminism and he’s like “so basically it’s about letting women do what they want without being judged for it” and I was like yea and he was like “oh okay that’s so simple why isn’t everyone a feminist” it’s precious
update: I banged him