Robot Girl from Outer Space

A blog about space, robots, and science.

Because science.
(may contain some sci-fi)

Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

—Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

(via teaandfeminism)

starwars:

Spotlight of the Week - Lightsabers

starwars:

Spotlight of the Week - Lightsabers

I’m an idiot

To all the people I was following and the grand total of 7 people following me, I didn’t suddenly unfollow you for any reason. I was an idiot and accidentally the whole thing. THE WHOLE THING. so I’m back now?