14 janeiro 2015

The Hunter, the Bull, and Lovejoy

Heading north, Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) is putting on its best show for comet watchers now, with moonlight absent from mid-January's early evening skies. An easy binocular target and just visible to the unaided eye from dark sites, the comet sweeps across the constellation Taurus the Bull in this deep night skyscape. The starry scene was captured just two days ago on January 12, from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, planet Earth. In fact, the head of Taurus formed by the V-shaped Hyades star cluster points toward Lovejoy at the right. The comet's greenish coma and tail streaming in the anti-sunward direction also seem to have been shot from Orion's bow. You can spot the familiar stars of the nebula rich constellation of the Hunter on the left, and follow this link to highlight Comet Lovejoy in the wide field of view.

from NASA http://ift.tt/1wZONxs

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clouds over eastern aonia terra, mars, photographed by mars...

clouds over eastern aonia terra, mars, photographed by mars express, 28th may 2012.

39 to 46°s, 293°e, south of bosporus planum.

composite of 8 images; 3 for colour, 5 for animation.

image credit: esa. composite & animation: ageofdestruction.

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Mindblowing! Today we have five ignored theories by Peter Higgs!

Mindblowing! Today we have five ignored theories by Peter Higgs!

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thedarksidegottome: suchmewsochan: radicxl-dreams: alleykatwuv...






For people who are bored

I will probably need this later.


Reblogging so I can find this later.

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savecielphantomhive: spikes-and-stripes: brokebut-wealthy: why...

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Ten Years Ago, Huygens Probe Lands on Surface of Titan

Ten years ago, an explorer from Earth parachuted into the haze of an alien moon toward an uncertain fate. After a gentle descent lasting more than two hours, it landed with a thud on a frigid floodplain, surrounded by icy cobblestones. With this feat, the Huygens probe accomplished humanity's first landing on a moon in the outer solar system. Huygens was safely on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. These images of Saturn's moon Titan were taken on Jan. 14, 2005 by the Huygens probe at four different altitudes. The images are a flattened (Mercator) projection of the view from the descent imager/spectral radiometer on the probe as it landed on Titan's surface. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed, developed and assembled the Cassini orbiter. NASA supplied two instruments on the Huygens probe, the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer and the Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer. > More: NASA and ESA Celebrate 10 Years Since Titan Landing Image Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

from NASA http://ift.tt/1IKA1jI

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January 14th 1953: Tito inauguratedOn this day in 1953, Josip...

Josip Broz Tito (1892 - 1980)

A group of female Yugoslav Partisans

January 14th 1953: Tito inaugurated

On this day in 1953, Josip Broz Tito was inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia. Born as Josip Broz to a poor Croatian family, he served in World War One, and was introduced to communism while in a Russian prisoner of war camp. The ideology struck a chord with the young Croat, and Broz became involved in the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. Once he returned to Croatia (now part of the new Yugoslavia), he promptly joined the newly created Communist Party of Yugoslavia, which was soon driven underground by a government crackdown. It was soon after his release from prison in 1934 that he began using the name Tito for underground party work. In 1939 he became the Party’s Secretary-General, largely due to support for him in Moscow. During World War Two, and after the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia began in 1941, Tito became leader of the Partisan resistance movement in the country. The Partisan units took the offensive against the Axis forces, and aimed to establish communist communities; the movement was one of the most effective resistance efforts during the war. After the war Tito emerged as the leader of a united, Communist, Yugoslav republic, with the monarchy being abolished in 1945, thus beginning a dictatorship that would last over 25 years. He formally became President at a time when his government was cut off from the Soviet Union after a break with Stalin, and was increasingly aligning with the West. He eventually chose a course of non-alignment, and in this joined with the Indian, Egyptian, and Indonesian governments during the Cold War. Tito ruled Yugoslavia until his death on May 4th, 1980. Without Tito as a unifying presence, tensions soon arose among the Yugoslav nations and the country descended into civil war in the early 1990s, which led to the breakup of the country.

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Psychology Book of The...

Psychology Book of The Month

The All About Psychology website book of the month for January is - Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character By Jeffrey Froh & Giacomo Bono. Click on image or see link above for details of this excellent book and all the previous book of the month entries.

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The quark, a building block of the proton, got its name from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake,...

The quark, a building block of the proton, got its name from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, from the line “Three quarks for Muster Mark! Sure he hasn’t got much of a bark”.

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