1. "Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean."
    — Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet”  (via awakenedvibrations)

    (Source: unusual-entities, via awakenedvibrations)

  2. txchnologist:

    To celebrate the 15th anniversary of NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, four new images of supernova remnants are being released. These spectacular cosmic vistas are the glowing debris fields that were created when massive stars exploded at the ends of their lives.

    Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope, is specially designed to detect X-ray emission from hot and energetic regions of the universe. It obits up to 86,500 miles above the Earth.

    To celebrate Chandra’s 15th anniversary, four new images of supernova remnants – the Crab Nebula, Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58 – were released by the space agency. These supernova remnants are very hot and energetic and glow brightly in X-ray light, which allows Chandra to capture them in exquisite detail. See a larger version here.

    Courtesy NASA.

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    (via science-junkie)

  3. mucholderthen:

    Destination Moon: The 350-Year History of Lunar Exploration
    Infographic by Karl Tate
    July 16, 2014  ||  Space.com

    (via localizeduniverse)

  4. 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh

    CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region. 
    According to the article, Indian archaeologist J. R. Bhagat suggested that prehistoric Indians had contact with extraterrestrials.

    "The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers. Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn’t have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject," Bhagat told TOI.

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  5. guruwithin:

    Graham Hancock: The history of altered states of consciousness

    5 minutes 20 seconds

    Published on Jul 1, 2014

    Graham Hancock discusses the work of David-Lewis Williams, comparing ancient cave art to modern-day entoptic phenomena.

  7. likeafieldmouse:

    Marco Cadioli - Squares with Concentric Circles

    (via princesswanamoke)


  8. archaeologicalnews:


    It remained a mystery for decades.

    Since archaeologist F.Ll. Griffith’s excavations in the 1920’s at the ancient site of the pharaoh Akhenaten’s short-lived new capital city of Akhetaten (modern Amarna), archaeologists have been puzzled about the whereabouts of the remains of the city’s…

  9. lysergiocacid:

    'In the Style & Geometry of the Amati School' (1994) by instrument designer & violin maker David Gusset. A violin design based on the Golden Ratio. via Gusset Violins

    (via geometric-aesthetic)

  10. tomasorban:

    Cymatics: Lower frequency sounds produce simple patterns, higher frequency sounds produce more complex shapes.

    (Source: soundtravels.co.uk, via sacreddesign)

  11. age-of-awakening:


    As seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Venus orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Earth orbits the sun 13 times! Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!

    Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34..

    So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they create Fibonacci symmetries?!

    You bet!! Depicted here is a:

    • 2 sided symmetry (5 orbits x 3 orbits)
    • 3 sided symmetry (8 orbits x 5 orbits)
    • sided symmetry (13 orbits x 8 orbits) - like Earth & Venus
    • sided symmetry (21 orbits x 13 orbits)

    I wonder if relationships like this exist somewhere in the universe….

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    (via aconsciencemind)

  12. “I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.”

    R. Buckminster Fuller

    (via child-of-the-universe)


    Archaeologists in Peru say they have unearthed the previously unknown tomb of a nobleman from a pre-Inca civilization known as the Moche. The tomb contained the remains of an adult male, plus artifacts indicating the man’s elite status,according to the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.

    Among the most intriguing artifacts are ornamental metal pieces fashioned to look like feline paws with claws. The paws may have been part of a ritual costume used in ceremonial combat, El Comercio reported. The loser would be sacrificed, while the winner would get the costume.

    Archaeologist Santiago Uceda, co-director of the Huaca de la Luna excavation in the Peruvian city of Trujillo, displayed the pieces as well as a copper scepter, bronze earrings, a mask and ceremonial ceramics on Thursday. “The scepter signifies power; the earrings, status; and the ceramic piece is typical of an elite personage,” Uceda told El Comercio.

    He said the tomb and its contents, which are thought to be 1,500 years old, could shed new light on the Moche culture, an agricultural and artistic society that collapsed around the year 800.