Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
Scientists believe they have discovered one of the questions that has plagued societies for millenia: are haters gonna hate?
Researchers have shown that indeed some people have a disposition to hate everything, while some others tend to like, or at least be more positive about, everything.
To get their findings, scientists gave participants in the study a scale to measure a wide variety of objects and phenomena.
After quizzing them on their feelings about them, researchers asked participants to gauge the “Monahan LPI-800 Compact 2/3-Cubic-Foot 700-Watt Microwave Oven” which was intentionally made-up to have an obnoxious name.
Researchers asked whether they believed that this new product would indeed be successful.
Tallying the results, the researchers found what we’ve all known to be true: that some people just hate on things, while others are usually more positive.
It means that some people are more likely to take positive steps with their lives, while others remain jaded and skeptical.
“The dispositional attitude construct represents a new perspective in which attitudes are not simply a function of the properties of the stimuli under consideration, but are also a function of the properties of the evaluator,” the authors wrote in a statement.
The study was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.
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