26 abril 2017
25 abril 2017
Mt. Etna has been erupting for hundreds of thousands of years. Located in Sicily, Italy, the volcano produces lava fountains over one kilometer high. Mt. Etna is not only one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, it is one of the largest, measuring over 50 kilometers at its base and rising nearly 3 kilometers high. Pictured in mid-March, a spectacular lava plume erupts upwards, dangerous molten volcanic bombs fly off to the sides, while hot lava flows down the volcano's exterior. The Earth's rotation is discernable on this carefully time, moon-lit, long duration image as star trails.
from NASA http://ift.tt/2oZGTK0
At the Twentieth Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in February of 1956, delegates were told to return to the Great Hall of the Kremlin for a surprise “closed session.” It was very clear that journalists and international guests were not invited. What was going on? Nikita Krushchev appeared on stage past midnight. But the delegates likely had no trouble staying awake once he began to talk: Krushchev announced that three years after Stalin’s death, it was time to tell the truth about his legacy.
The dictator had been treated and feted as “a superman possessing supernatural characteristics, akin to those of a god.” But Krushchev denounced him, as a man of “brutal violence…capricious and despotic.” Stalin had caused “mass terror” against “the honest workers of the Party and of the Soviet state.” Stalin had ignored the signs and warnings that the Nazis were going to invade in 1941. When the invasion came, Stalin took credit for the heroism of the Soviet people. And he had encouraged a cult of “loathesome adulation.” Nikita Krushchev said all of this was lies. And lies must be exposed to the people. Gradually, yes, but the people must know.
Note that Krushchev had happily been working under Stalin for years. So why did he speak up only now? Well, for one thing, Krushchev had power. And he was in a struggle for control with leaders who had more directly aided Stalin’s terror. The speech let him assure the few thousand party delegate in the party congress that Krushchev would not become the excessive tyrant they had just lived through. Krushchev was not criticizing mass repression, nor brutal collectivization and the starvation that accompanied it. But he was turning his back on the very worst features of Stalinist totalitarianism. The speech did not completely succeed with the party elite. But it worked enough to keep Krushchev in power, and it turned the Soviet Union on a different path.
Esta é uma versão de uma Simpatia para Separar casal do Magia do Bem, que já apresentamos. Nós ainda estamos na fase de testes e produção dos primeiros vídeos.
Mas em breve vamos ter um canal do Magia do Bem no youtube e também vamos trazer vídeos para o nosso site.
Enquanto isto confira esta versão de simpatia para separar casal em vídeo:
In Japan, February 11th is celebrated as National Foundation Day. It is the day when Jimmu, descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu and the storm god Susanoo, came from the southernmost Japanese island Kyushu to central Yamato, capturing it and starting his dynasty. Jimmu became Emperor Jimmu and the warring islands became Japan.
Even today, the imperial family claims descent from him and Amaterasu.
It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. Once launched into space, the Webb telescope’s 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to capture infrared light from the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.
from NASA http://ift.tt/2oDRs37
24 abril 2017
What's happened to Comet Lovejoy? In the pictured image, a processed composite, the comet was captured early this month after brightening unexpectedly and sporting a long and intricate ion tail. Remarkably, the typically complex effect of the Sun's wind and magnetic field here caused the middle of Comet Lovejoy's ion tail to resemble the head of a needle. Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) was discovered only last month by noted comet discoverer Terry Lovejoy. The comet reached visual magnitude 7 earlier this month, making it a good target for binoculars and long duration exposure cameras. What's happened to Comet Lovejoy (E4) since this image was taken might be considered even more remarkable -- the comet's nucleus appeared to be disintegrating and fading as it neared its closest approach to the Sun two days ago.
from NASA http://ift.tt/2p9Ccfd