“Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.

The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.”
We Originated in the Belly of a Star, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 2012. (via amiquote)

Notes

  1. jarjpg reblogged this from kinyoubi
  2. thataestheticblog reblogged this from amiquote
  3. angryhufflepuff reblogged this from casualneuroscience
  4. allys-n reblogged this from psychedelicallyawkward
  5. psychedelicallyawkward reblogged this from curiousmatter
  6. curiousmatter reblogged this from kanyespresso
  7. casualneuroscience reblogged this from kanyespresso
  8. kanyespresso reblogged this from amiquote
  9. cumulusthoughts reblogged this from oeu
  10. lifeforce5assemble reblogged this from lifeforce5assemble
  11. taryndeee reblogged this from themorningandamazing
  12. themorningandamazing reblogged this from pearlybites
  13. sweet-salinas reblogged this from osjecam
  14. unfriendly-woman reblogged this from faessbender
  15. sp4ce-oddity reblogged this from lovely-plant
  16. osjecam reblogged this from lovely-plant
  17. wishingforacleverurl reblogged this from silbury
  18. silbury reblogged this from faessbender
  19. lovely-plant reblogged this from faessbender
  20. bushybrowed reblogged this from faessbender
  21. heartsarethumps reblogged this from faessbender
  22. faessbender reblogged this from kinyoubi