Some of the wonderful things I’m trying to do this year:

• Astronomy-themed trip to Chile (visit to the VLT, ALMA, and others)

• Building a scale model of the famous Miller-Urey experiment with friend and chemistry teacher

• Continuing Astronomy Club and going to stargazing locations in the area

• AP Chemistry!!!!

yay science

28.Aug.14 16 hours ago


(adjective) In the list of one of the most 100 beautiful words in the English language, ineffable’s beauty lies in its flowing sound and meaning. Ineffable describes the sentiment of being unable to express something in words because it is too extreme to communicate; words cannot possibly do justice at this particular moment.  (via wordsnquotes)

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28.Aug.14 19 hours ago

Don’t discount the remarkable human adventure that is modern science because it doesn’t console you.

Lawrence Krauss, A Universe From Nothing (via whats-out-there)

I don’t see how science could not be consoling. The human adventure has and always will be survival. We’ve needed one another to survive, and together, we’ve constructed tools which have aided in our ability to adapt, thrive, and enjoy being alive by understanding more about our environment and life itself. All of this we’ve gained through our innate curiosity and pursuit of knowledge to which we call science. Remaining in the dark about who, what, where, when, why, and how you are would be the loneliest and most discomforting life to endure. Carl Sagan said it best: Science is a candle in the dark.

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