A hostile continent 1.4 size of Europe. World's largest desert. Contains 90% of all ice, if melted would raise sea level 60m. Recorded Earth's coldest temp at -89°C. Population: 0. Scientists: 4000.
Midsummer nights. Northern Lights. Deep forests. Arctic winters. 100,000 lakes. Endless coastlines. IKEA. Volvo. Spotify. Skype. Nobel Prize. 400,000 Moose. 9.8 million people. "Just right".
Philosophy united in man's confusion in the face of a meaningless world. Søren Kierkegaard known to be first existentialist; "life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
Called "the father of modern philosophy," Descartes (1596-1650) was a polymath who made significant contributions in multiple fields. His most famous philosophical dictum is "I think, therefore I am."
Cluster of telescopes in California dedicated to search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Currently exploring possibility of alien intelligence in Cygnus constellation, 1,500 lightyears from earth.
False dusk/dawn. Best seen during fall or spring. Sunlight reflecting off dust grains circulating the sun. Grains thought to be left over from the creation of our solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
Earthlike planet 20 lightyears away. Tidally locked to its star, one side experiencing eternal daylight and one eternal darkness. Not too cold nor too hot, could contain life similar to that of earth.
Planet made up of 400°C hot ice. Extreme gravity keeps water solid despite heat. Not fit for life but brings hope to find habitable planets in similar solar systems. 30 light years away from earth.