18 setembro 2017

Veil Nebula: Wisps of an Exploded Star

Wisps like this are all that remain visible of a Milky Way star. About 7,000 years ago that star exploded in a supernova leaving the Veil Nebula. At the time, the expanding cloud was likely as bright as a crescent Moon, remaining visible for weeks to people living at the dawn of recorded history. Today, the resulting supernova remnant, also known as the Cygnus Loop, has faded and is now visible only through a small telescope directed toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus). The remaining Veil Nebula is physically huge, however, and even though it lies about 1,400 light-years distant, it covers over five times the size of the full Moon. The featured picture is a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic of six images together covering a span of only about two light years, a small part of the expansive supernova remnant. In images of the complete Veil Nebula, even studious readers might not be able to identify the featured filaments.

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This odd-looking item is a nose ring! The nose ring was...

This odd-looking item is a nose ring! The nose ring was uncovered at a grave near the border with Costa Rica in 1909. Times being what they were, the artifact was then sold to Tiffany & Co. in New York City. Eventually it ended up in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where it resides today.

Because it was unearthed by non-archaeologists, and immediately sold abroad, not much is known about how it was made or who once wore it. It was crafted in Panama by a Native American out of gold alloy, sometime between 800 CE and 1521 CE. Based on eyewitness accounts by early conquistadors and the archaeological evidence, we can also say that gold nose rings were a popular form of body ornament and sign of rank, for both men and women, in ancient Central America.

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Planeta X vai colidir com a Terra no próximo dia 23 de setembro?

Teóricos da conspiração dizem que um planeta perdido no Sistema Solar irá colidir com a Terra em 23 de setembro de 2017.

Um numerologista cristão afirma que um versículo na Bíblia prova que o mundo terminará neste final de semana com um choque entre a Terra e um planeta chamado Nibiru.

Na passagem de Lucas 21:25 a 26, há uma citação que aparentemente coincide com eventos como o eclipse solar no hemisfério norte e quando o Texas foi inundado pelo furacão Harvey.

O 23 de setembro teria sido identificado usando “códigos da Bíblia” e também um “marcador de data” que foi encontrado nas pirâmides de Gizé no Egito.

O planeta Nibiru, também conhecido como planeta X, nunca foi visto pelos astrônomos. Além disso, segundo supostos calendários Maias, ele já deveria ter entrado em rota de colisão com a Terra em 2012 – mas nada aconteceu.

À medida que a data se aproxima, o teórico da conspiração cristã, David Meade, afirma que erupções vulcânicas, tsunamis e terremotos poderão ser acompanhados na Terra.

A NASA, por sua vez, já descartou as reivindicações e insiste que a teoria do Planeta X é falsa.

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Long Way From Home

This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon - the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft - was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth. The moon is at the top of the picture and beyond the Earth as viewed by Voyager.

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In 1941, the German infantry found that its 3.7 cm Pak 36...

In 1941, the German infantry found that its 3.7 cm Pak 36 anti-tank gun was practically useless against Soviet T-34 tanks. The one thing the Park could do was announce its presence: its rounds bounced harmlessly off the T-34’s advanced armor.

So the practical Germans nicknamed it Heeresanklopfgerät — literally, “army door-knocking device.”

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