08 outubro 2017

Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

What created this unusual mountain? Ahuna Mons is the largest mountain on the largest known asteroid in our Solar System, Ceres, which orbits our Sun in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ahuna Mons, though, is like nothing that humanity has ever seen before. For one thing, its slopes are garnished not with old craters but young vertical streaks. One hypothesis holds that Ahuna Mons is an ice volcano that formed shortly after a large impact on the opposite side of the dwarf planet loosened up the terrain through focused seismic waves. The bright steaks may be high in reflective salt, and therefore similar to other recently surfaced material such as visible in Ceres' famous bright spots. The featured double-height digital image was constructed from surface maps taken of Ceres last year by the robotic Dawn mission.

from NASA http://ift.tt/2y8JHtl
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drb-art: My character, Belle Verina from FFXIV wearing the...


My character, Belle Verina from FFXIV wearing the Thavnairian Bustier. Really enjoyed doing this one!

My Pixiv | ID: drb-art

Greetings, lovers of space and astronomy! Sorry for the interruption, but I have an announcement. I recently made a new blog, where I will be posting my personal art, as well as inspiration, admired artists, etc. If you have any interest, I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out @drb-art ! Thank you, and continue dreaming of the cosmos! 

nasa, astronomy
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Miracle Treatment Makes Women Forget They've Just Given Birth

When it was introduced in the early 1900s, Dämmerschlaf, or ‘twilight sleep’, was hailed as the dawning of “a new era for woman and through her for the whole human race.” The treatment was given to women in labor, to prevent pain. And physicians claimed it worked perfectly! In reality, twilight sleep just prevented people from creating memories. So the women really stayed awake, and in terrible and visible pain, the entire time. But as soon as the twilight sleep wore off, the women couldn’t remember anything that had happened.So physicians described the labor as “painless!”

Twilight sleep was very effective at preventing memory creation, though: after the effects wore off, many asked when they were due to start labor. Most didn’t even realize they’d just given birth!

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The Oldest English Poem Was Inspired By An Angel

For centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, everyone was still writing in Latin. It was the language used by scholars, monks, and government officials and since they were the main ones writing, most of what has come down from about 400 CE to about 700 CE is in Latin. Which means our first known literature in many languages was only written down centuries after those languages started being spoken, when it became fashionable to write in the local languages again.

In the 600s, people in Britain spoke what we now call Old English. It was a Germanic language, brought by invaders and retained by locals. Sometime between 657 and 680, a cowherd named Caedmon, who spoke Old English, lived in northern England’s Northumbria. Caedmon was likely illiterate, so most of what we know about his existence and what happened next comes from oral tradition.

An angel was said to appear to Caedmon in a dream. He asked Caedmon to sing a song of the creation of the world – “sing me frumsceaft.” The hymn he was inspired to compose Caedmon recited to others, who recited to others….who eventually recited it for the scholar Bede, who wrote it down. Today, Caedmon’s Hymn is the first known English poem. Although you need a translation to understand it!

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biglawbear: historical-nonfiction: According to fossil records, wildfires have happened on Earth...

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The Psychology of Emotional and Cognitive Empathy

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