This blog just reflects what I am currently interested in and what I think is important and thus is constantly evolving. In the beginning I was reblogging mostly anime and manga stuff, but now the proportion of science and physics (as I'm a physics student) is constantly rising, just because I find it more and more interesting. I am also interested in computers and linux, as you might notice. I also reblog a lot concerning human rights. But there are still a lot of random nerdy things here. And animals. I hope you'll have fun ^^
Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away, if your car could go straight upwards.
That is certainly true. And the force of gravity there is almost the same as here on earth. However, the difficult thing about spaceflight is that it’s not enough to go high, you also have to go fast. For the “low earth orbit” (LEO) you need an orbital speed of 28 476 km/h (17 964 mph or 7910 m/s) , which can’t be reached with your average car. And you don’t feel gravity in LEO (even though it’s still there), because you are constantly falling. It’s just that you are constantly missing earth.
The most important treasure of humanity is peace.