In what is either a very strange coincidence or a very weird easter egg, promotional materials for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past feature a pastor named Bob Bell, which ought to sound familiar.

The material comes from an X-Men site called 25 Moments, which purports to show pivotal events in humanity's history with mutants. Among these moments is Pastor Bob Bell and what we talk about when we talk about X-Men. The site doesn't paint him in a particularly flattering light, casting him as a televangelist with a group called "The Human Majority," who believe that mutants are God's curse on humanity. Womp, womp. It's not clear whether or not the pastor actually appears in the real movie and, in any case, the whole thing could be a coincidence. We'll see if the movie happens to feature anyone by the name of Prancis Chan ... Discuss

 

Just how hospitable to life is Kepler-186f, the planet that has NASA freaking out? Well, you couldn't breathe there, for one thing. But, other than that, it's the most habitable planet NASA has yet discovered. It exists in its sun's "Goldilocks Zone"—neither too hot nor too cold for life—and could very well have liquid water. It's about ten percent larger than our own planet and just a little further away from its sun, which might mean it's a touch cooler but given our own rising temperatures, maybe that's not such a bad thing. All in all, it's unusually similar to our own chuck of the universe. "This is a really profound discovery. It's a major milestone," Tom Barclay, a member of NASA's Ames Research Center, told NPR.

That said, at 500 light-years away from earth, it's not exactly a day trip, so there's no need to go packing any bags just yet ... Discuss

 
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