28 dezembro 2016

Curiosity Surveys Lower Mount Sharp on Mars


If you could stand on Mars -- what might you see? If you were the Curiosity rover, then just last month you would have contemplated the featured image -- a breathtaking panorama of the lower portion of Mount Sharp. The colors have been adjusted to mimic lighting familiar to Earthlings. Surveyed here was a rocky plain before increasingly high rolling hills. The rounded hills in the middle distance, called the Sulfate Unit, are Curiosity's highest currently planned destination. One reason these hills are interesting is because sulfates are an energy source for some micro-organisms. The immediate path forward, though, was toward the southeast on the left part of the image.

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Mexican matador – photographed in Vera Cruz, 1898



Mexican matador – photographed in Vera Cruz, 1898

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Cientistas estão planejando entrar em contato com extraterrestres

Uma organização em San Francisco está planejando enviar mensagens para os planetas potencialmente habitáveis.

Conhecido como METI (Messaging Extra Terrestrial Intelligence), o grupo espera comunicar-se com uma civilização alienígena enviando mensagens de saudação para o cosmos.

O primeiro alvo será Proxima Centauri, uma anã vermelha situada a apenas 4,2 anos-luz de distância. No início deste ano os astrônomos descobriram por lá um planeta terrestre que poderia ter o potencial para sustentar a vida.

“Se quisermos iniciar uma troca ao longo de muitas gerações, temos que aprender e compartilhar informações”, disse o presidente do METI e ex-compositor de mensagens do SETI Douglas Vakoch.

A organização está a planejando enviar suas primeiras mensagens antes do final de 2018.

“Eu ficaria feliz em ver este feito”, disse o astrônomo sênior do SETI Seth Shostak.

“Acho que há algo a ser aprendido, nada a temer, e com a possibilidade de descobrir algo verdadeiramente revolucionário: que temos companhia próxima”.



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eclipse: photographed by dscovr’s epic instrument, 9th March...







eclipse: photographed by dscovr’s epic instrument, 9th March 2016.

13 frames. the first gif shows the images as they were shot, the 2nd arranged to leave the solar shadow motionless and the earth moving through it. 3rd gif shows a detail of the 2nd.

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The original title of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.” The...

The original title of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.” The first, handwritten manuscript was bound and illustrated for young Alice Liddell. In 1926, widowed, Alice sold the manuscript to pay her bills. It was displayed at Columbia University. In 1946 a group of American citizens purchased it and gave the manuscript to Great Britain “…in recognition of Britain’s courage in facing Hitler before American came into the war…” It is now held by the British Library, which has uploaded the entire thing online if you would like to read it!

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Basking in Light


Sunlight truly has come to Saturn's north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016, feeble though the light may be at Saturn's distant domain in the solar system.

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