Fun fact: Humans are deuterostomes, which means that when they develop in the womb the anus forms before any other opening. Which basically means at one point you were nothing but an asshole.
some people never develop beyond this stage
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
If a black actor is cast as The Human Torch, what’s next? Some guy not made out of rocks playing The Thing?
News has broken that Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) is being considered to play Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Naturally, comic book fans across the Internet are furious, because they’ve had it with all the reboots and just want to preserve the magic of the 2005 original — oh, wait, no. They’re angry because Michael B. Jordan is black. And in the comics, Johnny Storm is white.
MY THOUGHTS ARE THAT HYPERVELOCITY STARS ARE REALLY RAD
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THEM
Also known as ‘rogue stars’, hypervelocity stars are basically stars that have been kicked out of their own galaxies and are now hurtling through intergalactic space. Six such stars have been discovered on the outskirts of the Milky Way, standing out due to their lonely location between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, and by their red colouration.
The stars are thought to be red giants, with something called high metallicity. “Metallicity” is a proportional measure of the chemical elements (other than hydrogen and helium) that a star contains. The high metallicty of these hypervelocity stars indicates they were formed in the inner galactic regions—so they’re believed to have been ejected from the heart of our galaxy.
Evidence indicates that a supermassive black hole resides at the centre of the Milky Way, and it’s like a gravitational monster, jamming the mass of four million suns into a space smaller than Earth’s orbital region. But the stars didn’t come FROM the black hole—nothing can escape a black hole (except Hawking Radiation). To escape the gravitational grasp of our galaxy, hypervelocity stars need to be travelling incredibly fast—like over three million kilometres per hour fast—and one of the only things that could give stars such a kick is a close encounter with a supermassive black hole.
Since its gravitation field would be strong enough to accelerate stars to hypervelovity, astronomers basically think that the black hole at the centre of our galaxy acts as a slingshot. Typically, a binary star system would get caught in the black hole’s grip, and while one gets sucked in, the other one is flung away at enormous speeds. Another scenario could occur when a black hole is ingesting another, smaller black hole, and a star that ventures close to the circling pair could get a kick, like stellar pinball.
These hypervelocity stars would have been smaller, yellow stars like our own sun when they first got this kick, but even travelling at such huge speeds, it would’ve taken them around 10 million years to traverse 50,000 light years to the edge of the Milky Way. That’s why the stars detected are red giants, near the end of their stellar evolution.
Other than being really damn cool, hypervelocity stars are also useful because they could give us a glimpse at how stars are formed in the heart galaxy, which is cloaked in a halo of dust that obscures all but the brightest stars.