Monday, June 30, 2008
Credit: SOHO, ESA, NASA
SOHO was built to study the Sun and turns out to be the best comet catcher ever as well. 1500 comets have been discovered by this fabulous instrument.
Tunguska Imapct 100 Years
The cloud distribution is represented during the phenomenon known as "El Niño" (1997-98) and shows anomalies in sea surface temperatures.
No cloud dynamics = No Life
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Sunday, June 29, 2008
Photo by Keith Weller
It turns out that this Chinese mushroom is better for your health if you grow it the natural way. What do you know! :-)
Photo: Bente Lilja Bye
Chinese pharmacy, Wuhan, China
"Halo" around Apollo 15 landing site
This was an image processed by the SELENE mission instrument team from the observation data of the Apollo 15 landing site on the moon (the foot of the Apennine Mountains encircling the Mare Imbrium close to Hadley Rille). This is the world's first report on the detection of the "halo" through observations after the end of the Apollo program.
Topographic map of the Apollo 15 landing site.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I LOVE this image!
I'll post it again. Be warned.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Max Planck Institute
The results from these record holding activities are overwhelming too. We have identified several known chemicals, confirming evidence of water...
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University
Bringing real-time to a whole other dimension...
Now, dwell a few seconds on femtosecond, and feel free to simulateously think about what a nanometer is. This is then the real-time of a Fabulous Femtosecond Laser. No less - or should I say - No More...
(A femtosecond is one billionth of one millionth of a second. For context, a femtosecond is to a second as a second is to about 32 million years.)
Friday, June 27, 2008
Site of dust's birth around a supernova observed by AKARI
Maybe we should reconsider that dusting activity. I mean, we could be cleaning out life itself. Or preventing the creation of new life. Right now I am considering analysis of my domestic dust to check if it contains some of that interstellar dust. It could be it does...
Polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbon is believed to be an important substance that may have a close relation with organic matter such as amino acid (via several chemical processes). Understanding the evolution of polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbon in outer space is important because it bridges interstellar chemistry and exobiology. We should count on AKARI for that job, right?
Researches in Denmark just discovered a grave with what must have been a human from Arabian decent, indicating that there were a lot more exchange of culture and traveling than we earlier anticipated, even in the Iron Age. People were doing what we are doing now, only without our modern times technology.
Very close to my home, there is an old settlement from Iron Age reconstructed in the same fashion they did back then.
HRINGARIKI - Veien Cultural Heritage Park
Veien has been an important meeting-place for 3000 years. The grave area is one of the largest in the Nordic region, containing rich archaeological finds from the Early Iron Age, and a large number of graves and traces of settlements dating from the period around 900 BC to 1000 AD.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Blue Corporal, Libellula deplanata.
If we were discussing bugs back in the days, the prehistoric days that is, I admit we could hardly call this beautiful insect a bug - or a critter for that matter.
Meganeura--a prehistoric dragonfly
Back in the prehistoric (Carboniferous Era) days you could encounter dragonflies with two-foot wingspan!
The Real Thing
Credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona.
Underneath Phoenix video via clicking on the image above
We should really be careful not ending up polluting the place! :-) We've been all over already.
Warning: The video from Mars (1:25 min) is CUTE! :-)
Thanks for sending the cute video, Steiner62
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The yellow arrows indicate the directionality of the horizons. A person (or signal) can pass through a horizon only in the direction of the arrow, not the other way.
Oh, yeah! I almost forgot.
And remember, a black hole is nothing more than a singularity in a mathematical equation.