28 abril 2017

Arches of Spring


Two luminous arches stretched across the dome of the sky on this northern spring night. After sunset on March 29, the mountain view panorama was captured in 57 exposures from Chopok peak in central Slovakia at an altitude of about 2,000 meters. The arc of the northern Milky Way is visible toward the right, but only after it reaches above the terrestrial lights from the mountain top perspective. Though dusk has passed, a bright patch of celestial light still hovers near the horizon and fades into a second luminous arch of Zodiacal Light, crossing near the center of the Milky Way. Dust in the ecliptic plane reflects sunlight to create the Zodiacal glow, typically prominent after sunset in clear, dark, skies of the northern spring. Almost opposite the Sun, Jupiter shines brightly near the horizon toward the left. Since Jupiter lies near the ecliptic, it appears within the slight brightening of the Zodiacal band also opposite the Sun called the Gegenschein.

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Maio é no Magia do Bem! Chegamos no mês de Maio! Dicas e simpatias!

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Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case, Thanks To Forensic Investigators

Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case, Thanks To Forensic Investigators:

historical-nonfiction:

He had an extremely deep cut on his right hand, to the bone. It was potentially debilitating, but had only happened a day or two before Otzi’s death, so no healing had really happened. Otzi’s body did not have other wounds or bruises. And there was blood from four people on Otzi – blood on his cloak, two different people’s blood on an arrowhead in his quiver, and a fourth person’s blood on his knife. Add to that the pollen samples. In the last two days he had walked from an elevation of about 6,500 feet, down to the valley floor and then up into the mountains again, where he was found at the crime site, 10,500 feet up. There he was killed with an arrow to the back, shot from almost 100 feet away. What did all of this tell investigators?

Well, this sounds like Otzi went down to the valley and got into an altercation. But he likely killed or seriously wounded the other person, since Otzi had an extreme wound, on his hand, but that was it. Someone fighting for their life, but losing, would cut a man to the bone in one place but be unable to continue fighting back. Otzi fled the scene, going to the high Alps. He set up camp and cooked himself a meal in a protected gully on the mountain saddle. Roughly thirty minutes later, a vengeful someone found him. Otzi was shot in the back. The arrow ripped through a roughly half-inch section of his subclavian artery, a wound that would have been quickly fatal and probably not treatable even in modern times. Otzi died in the gully and his body was preserved in a glacier until it was found in 1991 by hikers.

super-mega-satan:

What this tells me is that Otzi was a badass

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Surgem fotos inéditas da Operação Prato

Em celebração ao aniversário de 40 anos da Operação Prato, a Rede Brasileira de Pesquisas Ufológicas (BURN) lançou uma coletânea de novas fotos e fotogramas coletados pela Operação Prato.

A série peculiar de eventos, que tiveram lugar na cidade brasileira de Colares, começou quando uma onda de OVNIs de diferentes formas e tamanhos teria aparecido em baixa altitude sobre a área e começou a atacar os moradores locais com algum tipo de arma de “feixe de luz”.

Os OVNIs, que também teriam sugado o sangue das vítimas, foram posteriormente apelidados de “Chupa Chupa”. Os residentes da cidade estavam tão perplexos que o prefeito solicitou a intervenção da Força Aérea e fogos de artifício foram usados em uma tentativa de manter os visitantes misteriosos a distância.

Uma investigação conduzida por autoridades resultou em dezenas de fotos e fotogramas. Este material, digitalizado a partir dos negativos originas da Força Aérea Brasileira, agora podem ser conferidos em alta definição.

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Venus Flytraps – those plants that eat bugs – are...



Venus Flytraps – those plants that eat bugs – are native to the Carolinas! They have recently been introduced in other states, including New Jersey and Florida.

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Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case, Thanks To Forensic Investigators

Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case, Thanks To Forensic Investigators:

He had an extremely deep cut on his right hand, to the bone. It was potentially debilitating, but had only happened a day or two before Otzi’s death, so no healing had really happened. Otzi’s body did not have other wounds or bruises. And there was blood from four people on Otzi – blood on his cloak, two different people’s blood on an arrowhead in his quiver, and a fourth person’s blood on his knife. Add to that the pollen samples. In the last two days he had walked from an elevation of about 6,500 feet, down to the valley floor and then up into the mountains again, where he was found at the crime site, 10,500 feet up. There he was killed with an arrow to the back, shot from almost 100 feet away. What did all of this tell investigators?

Well, this sounds like Otzi went down to the valley and got into an altercation. But he likely killed or seriously wounded the other person, since Otzi had an extreme wound, on his hand, but that was it. Someone fighting for their life, but losing, would cut a man to the bone in one place but be unable to continue fighting back. Otzi fled the scene, going to the high Alps. He set up camp and cooked himself a meal in a protected gully on the mountain saddle. Roughly thirty minutes later, a vengeful someone found him. Otzi was shot in the back. The arrow ripped through a roughly half-inch section of his subclavian artery, a wound that would have been quickly fatal and probably not treatable even in modern times. Otzi died in the gully and his body was preserved in a glacier until it was found in 1991 by hikers.

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SLS Engine Section Test Article Loaded on Barge Pegasus


A engine section structural qualification test article for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, is loaded onto the barge Pegasus at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The test article now will make its way from Michoud to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for structural loads testing.

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