It appears that we may have been onto something with that Jamie McMurray Superlative…
This is StarStuff.
The cloudy, nebulousness of this vial are nanodiamonds, carbon molecules only a thousand atoms strong, bonded together. During the formation of our solar system a cloud of dust ballooned from the collapse of a massive molecular cloud and was circling around what would be our new, baby sun. These carbon atoms were trapped within larger molecules and compounds and became inclusions, embedded within meteorites which would become evidence of the earliest solids that condensed from the cooling of protoplanetary disks.
The Field Museum has part of the oldest known meteorite - the Allende meteorite - from which these carbon nanodiamonds were extracted through chemical processes developed by Philipp Heck, our Curator of Meteoritics. We know how old the solar system is by dating these inclusions from the Allende meteorite, giving us an estimate that our solar system is 4.567 billion years old. The carbon atoms I’m holding in the above photo are, in a sense, our greatest ancestor, and ultimately became the building blocks for all life on our planet.
TL;DR I’m holding our greatest ancestor in the palm of my hand.
Well then, what did YOU do today?
I WOKE UP LIKE DIS #FLAWLESS
There are many (white) people who believe racism is dead and for that reason we should not have things like “Black History Month.”
The people who believe this present arguments such as this:
One could easily put together an argument deconstructing these arguments. Racism is very much…
Countdown to the Tonight Show: 5 more days!
"woah 50 years? I thought they were popular in like the 80’s"
"wait the Beatles aren’t American?"
"what!? then where are they from?"
"oh do they talk with British accents?"
"only one is living right?"
"I thought the British invasion was like during the Civil War"
stuck between a ♩ and a ? place.
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