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Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home.
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered.
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute.
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]
In which a cerulean mediviscerator is assigned to rein in an obsessive cobalt investerrogator but instead joins his crusade to uncover the truth behind assorted unexplained phenomena including the disappearance of his wigglerhood moirail; they follow a trail of culled side…
So far, I have been enjoying the Adventures of Business Cat a great deal, possibly more than is appropriate for an adult human. (All of these are from the webcomic Happy Jar)
UPDATE: Now with more Business.
YES ALL THE BUSINESS CAT STRIPS IN ONE PLACE
So I got called down to HR today. Business has been kind of slow and I’m the most junior artist on the team, so I spent the ten minutes I had to wait outside the office thinking I was going to be let go. When I finally went in, the HR head closed the door behind me and told me rather condescendingly that she had gotten complaints from n>1 men in commercial (there are about 20 guys total) who said they were “made uncomfortable” and “expressed concern” about the way I dress because it’s too provocative. This is a business where we see a lot of clients face to face and all, we must present a professional exterior, yadda yadda. That’s all perfectly reasonable and makes sense, but like… I wear V-neck tee shirts and not-particularly-skinny-jeans every day. And then there’s coworker M, who stopped me on the stairwell the other day to ask if I could see through her miniskirt (I sort of could), and who wears low-cut blouses and heels every day, but that’s acceptable because she used to date the head of commercial? Or does the veneer of formality excuse the cleavage?? I just, ?????
I’m gonna wear a turtleneck and a balaclava Monday and see who looks guilty.