A contour plot of the effective potential due to gravity and the centrifugal force of a two-body system in a rotating frame of reference. The arrows indicate the gradients of the potential around the five Lagrange points—downhill toward them (red) or away from them (blue). Counterintuitively, the L4 and L5 points are the high points of the potential. At the points themselves these forces are balanced.

A contour plot of the effective potential due to gravity and the centrifugal force of a two-body system in a rotating frame of reference. The arrows indicate the gradients of the potential around the five Lagrange points—downhill toward them (red) or away from them (blue). Counterintuitively, the L4 and L5 points are the high points of the potential. At the points themselves these forces are balanced.

Check Out Some Of These Rare Moments In History... I Had No Idea.

Check Out Some Of These Rare Moments In History... I Had No Idea.

Check Out Some Of These Rare Moments In History. I Had No Idea. Not all military photos, but enough that I felt comfortable pining it here.

If you want to study the internal structure of a proton or collection of nuclei, deep inelastic scattering is the only way to go. Considering that colliders began that journey less than a century ago, and that we’re now achieving energies approximately a factor of 10,000 greater than when we first started, probing and understanding exactly how matter gets its mass may finally be within our reach.

Where Does The Mass Of A Proton Come From?

If you want to study the internal structure of a proton or collection of nuclei, deep inelastic scattering is the only way to go. Considering that colliders began that journey less than a century ago, and that we’re now achieving energies approximately a factor of 10,000 greater than when we first started, probing and understanding exactly how matter gets its mass may finally be within our reach.

Has NASA Become Mars-Obsessed? [Scientific American. Graphic by Section Design]

Has NASA Become Mars-Obsessed? [Scientific American. Graphic by Section Design]

Next Big Future: Theory and Experiments suggest Space Time is made of Quantum Entanglement

Next Big Future: Theory and Experiments suggest Space Time is made of Quantum Entanglement

This is what would happen if you pitched a ball at the speed of light... Probably the best thing I've read this year!

This is what would happen if you pitched a ball at the speed of light... Probably the best thing I've read this year!

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