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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)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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juuzoumygod:

foxzes:

fakethistoyourgrave:

What’s the word for horny but not in a sexual way like I’m horny for Halloween but I don’t wanna fuck a pumpkin you feel

do u mean excited

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grimelords:

I had a dream about a cowboy movie last night and I woke up to write it down so I would remember

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tobio:

its halloween, i got my skeleton mask on backwards, its time to fuckin party,

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handsomedogs:

Cody Nosy, Podenco Andaluz; Ute Latzke, http://utelatzke.tumblr.com

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spookyordiekillua:

me:*walking through hallways in school*
some kid: im so excited for anime club
me: *anime antagonist voice* tch..

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the-treble:

willowpedia:

crazymolerat36:

ewitsmichelle:

not just followers, everyone.

same

I’m here if any of you need to talk<3

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villa-kulla:

when your friends are in a relationship and you’re third wheeling all like:

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blackzephyrus:

captainamericaisavirgin:

feminism never made me hate men but the reaction to feminism sure as shit did

some men* you literally cannot hate people you’ve never met or even heard of.

oh MY GOD OH MY GOD OHH M Y GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OHHHYM GOD OH MY GOD OH MY OD OOOOOH MY GOD oh MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD O H MY GO D OH MY GOD O H M Y GO D OH MY GOD OH MY GOD

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amoying:

what do musicians put on their toast?

jam

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theserif:

fromthemindofatwentyorotherlycan:

aspergian-geek-stream:

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HOMYGAWD SO CUTE

The boxes have Braille.  Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!

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TOP TIP FOR THE TUMBLR DIET: FLESH IS A PRISON OF WEAKNESS AND DESIRE. SHED IT AND JOIN THE SHRIEKING CHORUS OF THE SPHERES IN THE ETERNAL NOTHINGNESS OF SPACE.

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