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How Vast Is The Galaxy? Crazy Vast. Way Vaster Than Anything You Can Imagine.

Humanity will probably have killed itself before the sun does, but maybe not? Space travel is humanity's chance of surviving the sun's inevitable death, so let's start getting excited about it. Excited about space travel that is, not the sun killing everything on Earth. Give this video a watch and tell me you wouldn't like to walk around on Mars someday.

How Vast Is The Galaxy? Crazy Vast. Way Vaster Than Anything You Can Imagine.

Since Simone Biles backed out of the team final at the Tokyo Olympics two days ago, the question everyone's been asking is "What the heck happened?"

After two botched vaults, Biles took herself out of the competition, later saying, "I had no idea where I was in the air."

Former gymnasts recognized her wording and have taken to social media to explain a condition known as "the twisties." On a basic level, the twisties is a mental state where your muscle memory shuts down in the air mid-twist. It can happen to any gymnast at any time, but is more likely under intense pressure. It might seem like a mental block is not something that could happen to the unrivaled Simone Biles, who routinely performs incredibly well under pressure, but brains are fickle things.

This explanation from former gymnast and diver Catherine Burns lays it out:

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