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Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life

These snowflake-like crystals grow from tiny imperfections in floating sea ice, the super-frigid air causing water vapor to crystallize right out of the air into the stunning ordered shapes you see. 

These “frost flowers” have been found to harbor microbial life, far more than the sea around them, creating tiny ecosystems like forzen coral. Life does find a way, huh?

Read more about the research of these “frost flower” microbial communities here.

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No one ever tells you that people will leave your life, unannounced. Sometimes they leave the earth, sometimes they just leave you. Things continue. Tomorrow you will wake up and the sun will be kissing your eyelids and it will be a new day for you to drink too much coffee and reread an old book. You will be okay. No one ever tells you that, either. Days will melt together like some candle you burned down to scraps, and seasons will change. You will fall in and out of love with yourself more times than you’ll ever be able to count. It is important to take the time to appreciate your own fingerprints, your own skin. There will be days when it is all you have.
never forget to be kind to yourself.  (via withyourhalstondress)

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The Voyagers

This is Penny Lane’s beautiful and heartwarming short film about the Voyager golden records. Hits ya right in the space feels.

Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan’s romance blossomed out of their work designing these priceless postcards to the galaxy. How appropriate, that an eternal message of peace, written with the aid of science, serves also as a secret love letter between two of the Earthlings who created it.

You can read the story of how this record was made in Carl Sagan’s Murmurs of Earth,

If you’d like to tour the contents of the golden records, visit the gorgeous GoldenRecord.org. You’ll hear a message from the UN Secretary General, a whale song, tour through mathematical and chemical imagery describing life on Earth, Ann Druyan’s brain activity, and more. Here’s the full rundown on what the record contains.

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