ME: *listens to person complaining about government*
ME: *listens to person blame president for something president has no Constitutional authority over*
ME: *squishes person’s cheeks*
ME: SHHHHHHHH *whispers* IT’S CONGRESS
To answer your hash tag, no. People don’t understand how their government works.
Here are a compilation of recordings made in space, recorded by either NASA or SETI. I don’t know, I just really like space and the sounds can be soothing. I hope that you will agree. +more masterposts
Recordings Of Earth: Recorded by NASA.
Jupiter sound waves: This is the sound Jupiter emits via electromagnetic waves.
Wow! signal: The Wow! Signal is a signal of unknown origin found by SETI. The signal surpirsed the founder so much, he wrote WOW! right on the paper.
Jupiter’s radio Waves: These sounds, recorded by the Cassini space probe, are recordings of the radio waves of Jupiter.
Saturn’s Radio Emissions: This audio was recorded by the Cassini spacecraft picked up in April of 2002.
More Saturn’s Radio Emissions: This audio was recorded by the Cassini spacecraft picked up in April of 2002.
Uranus: Voyager recording of Uranus.
Mercury: These sounds were captured from an orbiting satellite from back in 1999 - 2001 I think.
Pluto: Sounds of the lonely planet.
Neptune: Recorded by Voyager II August 24-25, 1989.
Saturn’s rings: Recorded by Voyager 2 on 25 August 1981.
Sounds of the Sun: From the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) which was launched February 11, 2010.
Outside the Solar System: NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captured these sounds of interstellar space. November 2012
The Sounds of Earth: The full five hours of the mixtape we sent out on both the Voyager probes.
Voyager Photo Album: Images voyager took.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D): Engine hum for 24 hours.
There may not be sound IN space, but that doesn’t mean we don’t make a whole lot of cool ones FROM it.
One of my very first OKTBS YouTube videos was about space sounds. It features some not listed above, tune in here:
Here is an email I got today. I am showing you my reply because I get a LOT of emails like this one, but this one stood out for a few reasons—and I think this is a teachable moment about how to ask people for things.
I’m ——, host of [a personal site]. I came across your work 13…
Soooo… You won’t be sending me free books then. What about your couch? Can i have that? It’s for uh… My butt….hop. Yeah. Butt hop. But please only send it if it’s in good condition. Also pay the shipping. Kthxbai
So Hank, what's the deal with Pluto right now? Is it a planet or not?
Pluto is not a planet. The IAU (in my book) gets to decide what the definition of a planet is because there has to be a definition and they are by far the most qualified body to define it.
Pluto does not meet that definition, and thus should not be considered a planet. I agree with their definition, but even if I didn’t I would submit to it because I am not an expert.
Recently, three people sat in a room and argued about whether pluto was a planet. The audience then voted…and they voted that Pluto was a planet. That, of course, means nothing. If you want random groups of people to define scientific terms…it’s going to be hard to get any actual science done.
To be fair! The IAU came up with a definition only lawyers could like. Pluto isn’t a planet because it’s fundamentally different from the other planets. Frankly we should split planets up into terrestrial and gas giants, but no one asked me.
What’s the secret feature?
So what’s the secret feature? It isn’t the part rendered in this photo, though it is very nice. It’s actually destructible buildings!
So I didn’t make any official statement about Sam Pepper until today because I had a feeling that he was up to what I refer to as “shenanigans.” I figured that if I posted something and then he threw a curve ball, it would make whatever I said feel empty because it would have been condemning him…
Hank, you’ve once again made me very proud to be a nerdfighter.
sam pepper recently made a video of him pinching random girls butts without their permission. please use your magic internet powers to fix this
I’m horrified by what I saw of the video. It seems to me an obvious violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service, and I don’t understand why YouTube hasn’t already taken it down. This harassment and abuse can call itself pranks, but it isn’t; it’s abuse. It needs to stop—whether uploaded to YouTube or vine or facebook or wherever. It’s just reprehensible, and further indication that we have a lot to discuss when it comes to consent, harassment, and abuse both online and off.
Obviously I don’t have magical internet powers to fix this (or any other problems), but I do understand that Hank and I have a platform, and we are trying to amplify and fund creators who are fighting to inform more people about abuse and consent, including Kelly Kend’s documentary. A nerdfighter task force continues to develop a video series about consent and abuse online, which is taking a while because it needs to be properly researched and written and funded and so on, but it will happen.