If Earth Had Rings
First off, they would be really pretty to look at. They would also dominate the sky in both night and day at exactly the same place as they would never rise nor set. And at night you would see the Earth’s shadow swing across the rings, like in the 4th photo here.
However, life would be very different on Earth if this were the case. Nocturnal animals would have a hard time being nocturnal, as the light reflecting from the rings would illuminate the night.
Because we are closer to the Sun than Saturn is, the rings would be more rocky than ice, making them less bright but still pretty bright. In fact, you would see far less stars at night (living anywhere other than the equator or the arctic circle) because of the light pollution and not to mention ruin most meteor showers because of that.
During the day the rings would block sunlight in certain regions of the planet creating wild weather cycles and effecting plant life as well. So basically, they would be definitely pretty to look at but they would also make a whole lot of things screwy.
Illustrations by Ron Miller // io9
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DANGIT EARTH! WHY YOU NO HAVE RINGS!
not gonna lie, when i was a little kid i was seriously jealous of saturn on earth’s behalf.
i was looking at old pictures on facebook and i came across an album from a ducks game i went to in 2010 before niedermeyer retired. just happened to be the game where selanne scored his 600th. i clicked through and saw number 27 on the ice and stARTED GETTING WEEPY WTF
Here are some awesome and empowering quotes from several very strong female celebrities.
Fabulous, but Roseanne Barr is a really big transphobe, so I wish she wasn’t on this list. We aren’t even talking unknowing ignorance, but flat-out hate and discrimination that she’s well-aware of. She does a lot of that “real women” talk.
My sister keeps asking me if I want to go see The Great Cosby with her and I don’t have it in my heart to correct her.
Imagine how is touch the sky
return here, please carts, i’m begging you
i thought this was a walking dead reference:
“don’t dead open inside”
“return please here carts”
Players from different teams goofing around with each other give me the same fuzzy feelings that those gifsets of interspecies friendships do.
I’m cracking up right now.
The Pinhole Eye of the Nautilus, by Marc Gosselin:
“The Nautilus is the only animal on the planet with pinhole eyes.”
Landscapes carved and painted into old books by Canadian artist Guy Laramee.