Brilliant exoplanet infographic

(Click on image to see larger version)

Some of the text reads:

“Most of them are huge because those are the kind we learned to detect first, but now we’re finding that small ones are actually more common. We know nothing about what’s on any of them. With better telescopes, that would change. This is an exciting time.”

From xkcd.

Garbaged plastic bottles repurposed for environmental art’s sake #coolfishsculpture

“As part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” (From Colossal – see link below)

See more at this Flickr set, and also this great collection via Colossal.

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