16 outubro 2016

Cylindrical Mountains on Venus

What could cause a huge cylindrical mountain to rise from the surface of Venus? Such features that occur on Venus are known as coronas. Pictured here in the foreground is 500-kilometer wide Atete Corona found in a region of Venus known as the Galindo. The featured image was created by combining multiple radar maps of the region to form a computer-generated three-dimensional perspective. The series of dark rectangles that cross the image from top to bottom were created by the imaging procedure and are not real. The origin of massive coronas remains a topic of research although speculation holds they result from volcanism. Studying Venusian coronas help scientists better understand the inner structure of both Venus and Earth.

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Đông Sơn drums, bronze drums created by the Đông Sơn culture...

Đông Sơn drums, bronze drums created by the Đông Sơn culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. This type were crafted from around 600 BCE to 300 CE. They are generally a meter in height (that’s 3 feet high. For a drum.) and weigh up to 100 kgs (220 lbs). The drums are decorated with geometric patterns, scenes of daily life and war, animals and birds, and boats. The Đông Sơn drums appear to have served both as cult objects and as, you know, drums.

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Pé Grande filmado em selva remota da Indonésia

Um vídeo online mostra um suposto Pé Grande próximo a uma cachoeira.

Muito pouco se sabe sobre as origens do filme e até agora os únicos detalhes disponíveis vieram de um punhado de informações por meio de outros sites de notícias que publicaram o vídeo.

Acredita-se que tenha sido filmado na Indonésia e o vídeo mostra uma grande figura caminhando a passos largos próximo a uma cachoeira pitoresca no meio da selva densa.

As reações ao filme têm sido maioritariamente negativas, não só por causa da falta de informações, mas também porque a figura poderia ser facilmente uma falsificação CGI.

Ele parece estar carregando o que parece um saco de plástico branco em suas mãos.

O vídeo em si, que foi carregado para o YouTube, pode ser visto abaixo.

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When what is today known as World War I broke out, Britain was...

When what is today known as World War I broke out, Britain was still a colonial power. And her dominions were eager – in most cases – to help their mother country. Many British West Indians, descendants of the enslaved people whom Britain had brought to their Caribbean islands, volunteered to fight for Britain. Enough wanted to go that a special British West India Regiment was created. By the end of the World War I over 15,500 West Indians had joined the BWIR and had experienced military service in England, Italy, Egypt, India, France, Belgium, Palestine, Mesopotamia (Iraq) and East Africa.

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