As an example, Earth's radius is 6,378,000 metres.
So an average 1.7m tall human at sea level would see the horizon at 4.7 km away. To a 1m tall child, the horizon would be only 3.6 km away.
From the top floor of the Burj Khalifa, the horizon would be 86 km away.
From the summit of Everest, the horizon would be 336 km away.
From the window of a passenger aeroplane, the horizon would be 384 km away.
The latest E-Book & Comic Humble Bundle is The Be the Change Bundle, and it is amazing!
Focused on expressions about and by people of color, it includes like The Body is Not An Apology, A Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin, Black Dynamite, Souls of Black Folks, and many more!
All DRM-free and in multiple formats.
"A new map of the entire sky, as seen in X-rays, looks deeper into space than any other of its kind.
The map, released June 19, is based on data from the first full scan of the sky made by the eROSITA X-ray telescope onboard the Russian-German SRG spacecraft, which launched in July 2019."
Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”
-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:
why the fuck is "the maya mysteriously disappeared" like a thing you hear online in those pseudo science mystery channels??? like, we know where the Maya are, they're in Yucatan, Guatemala, and Belize. there's like 6 million people who speak Mayan languages with a clear cultural continuity from like 900ad to modern day through the colonial period. they're right there, you can go talk to them, I'm sure some of them are lovely people
Techie, software developer, hobbyist photographer, sci-fi/fantasy & comics fan in the Los Angeles area. He/him.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.