14 outubro 2016

Herschel s Orion


This dramatic image peers within M42, the Orion Nebula, the closest large star-forming region. Using data at infrared wavelengths from the Herschel Space Observatory, the false-color composite explores the natal cosmic cloud a mere 1,500 light-years distant. Cold, dense filaments of dust that would otherwise be dark at visible wavelengths are shown in reddish hues. Light-years long, the filaments weave together bright spots that correspond to regions of collapsing protostars. The brightest bluish area near the top of the frame is warmer dust heated by the hot Trapezium cluster stars that also power the nebula's visible glow. Herschel data has recently indicated ultraviolet starlight from the hot newborn stars likely contributes to the creation of carbon-hydrogen molecules, basic building blocks of life. This Herschel image spans about 3 degrees on the sky. That's about 80 light-years at the distance of the Orion Nebula.

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Medieval European manuscripts are full of portrayals of...



Medieval European manuscripts are full of portrayals of disability. From allegorical figures to pilgrims seeking cures at saints’ shrines, to medical texts describing early surgeries for cleft palates, manuscripts depict many forms of disability and many individual disabled people in images and words. For instance, above on the left: Detail of Old Age, portrayed as a woman with a crutch from the Roman de la Rose. In the center: part of an account of miracles healing blind, deaf and paralysed people at the tomb of St Swithun, Winchester. On the right: detail of Christ and an ill man, from the Theodore Psalter. Each depicts or describes various disabilities that the manuscript’s illustrators and writers would have been familiar with.

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Antares Rocket Raising


The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is raised into the vertical position on launch Pad-0A, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Scheduled to launch Oct. 16, Orbital ATK’s cargo resupply mission will deliver over 5,100 pounds of science and research, supplies and hardware to the space station.

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Simpatia do dia de Halloween das 3 velas roxas

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On Mount Popa, a former volcano, is perched the Taung Kalat...



On Mount Popa, a former volcano, is perched the Taung Kalat monastery. For the Burmese Taung Kalat and Mount Popa are the center of “nat” worship. This is the animistic belief system that is followed alongside their Buddhist beliefs. At Taung Kalat the main thirty-seven spirits of nat are honored and revered.

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Palhaço assassino com faca tenta invadir casas nos EUA

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A figura bizarra foi capturada por câmeras de vigilância instaladas na propriedade, enquanto tentava entrar na casa.

Imagens do circuito interno captaram o momento que um palhaço assassino armado com uma faca enorme tenta entrar em uma casa de família – pela porta da frente.

As câmeras de vigilância gravaram as cenas em torno de das 2h30 na manhã e mostram um palhaço andando até a porta e tentando abrir maçanetas.

Com um rosto cheio de maquiagem branca e uma peruca alaranjada, o palhaço percebe que a porta está trancada e, em seguida, faz o seu caminho para o lado da casa, ainda segurando a faca na mão.

Ele abre a porta traseira, e tenta abrir várias portas que rodeiam a propriedade.

Quando ele descobre que todos eles estão bem travadas, ele finalmente desiste e faz o seu caminho para fora do jardim.

Juntamente com o vídeo, uma legenda dizia: “Esta manhã, eu observei que o meu portão estava aberto e eu verifiquei minhas câmeras de vigilância e encontrei alguém em um traje do palhaço estava tentando entrar em minha casa.

“Tenho certeza de que todos estariam mortos hoje, se ele fosse capaz de entrar”.

A filmagem foi capturada em uma casa no Texas, nos EUA, mas mania do assustador “palhaço assassino” é algo que está varrendo o Reino Unido e agora no Brasil também.



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