jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured the image on Feb. 17, 2020 and sent it back nearly 500 million miles for us to marvel at.

At the time of the picture the spacecraft was around 15,000 miles from the cloud tops.

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Knight of Ni

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Some notable features in this view are the long, thin bands that run through the center of the image from top to bottom. Juno has observed these long streaks since its first close pass by Jupiter in 2016. The streaks are layers of haze particles that float above the underlying cloud features. Scientists don’t yet know exactly what these hazes are made of or how they form. Two jet streams in Jupiter’s atmosphere flank either side of the region where the narrow bands of haze typically appear, and some researchers speculate those jet streams may influence the formation of the high hazes.
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Lovely.

 

 

The Vintage News

March 30 at 10:55 AM

Original film footage from the all American soap box Derby from 1934.

What times those must have been…

 

 
mars rock

 

mars rock

This wonderfully airborne flying Mars bug is most certainly not a rock! Ha!

mars rock

I want to go up there and see them all in person!

 

 
Lucille Désirée Ball

Lucille Désirée Ball

(August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

A super talented and very beautiful icon of an era we likely wont see the likes of ever again.

I love Lucy!

 

 
Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken on March 27, 2020 by the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft.

The probe was 329 km away from the comet, which was lined up perfectly with the Sun

Credit ESA / Rosetta NavCam CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Fanfreakintastic.

It is truly awesome that we can have the thrill of looking at images like this from deep space. I love it.

 

 
Jody in his B19

A young Jody Scheckter who co drove with Ed Swart in his B19 and won at Lorenco Marques in 1971.

Many of the Dutch related Drivers used Orange on their Helmets. which was originally Holland’s National Historic Colour. Later Jody S just reversed his Helmet Colour to white with an Orange Band !

photo c/o Race Historie NL

Fabulous!

 

 
Koenigsegg Gemera

Koenigsegg Gemera

This is the world’s first four seater hypercar!

It’s endowed with 1,700 bhp and goes from 0-100km/hr (62mph) in 1.9 seconds!

From Sweden with love, eh…

 

 
eagle pig

CLAIRE REID in NEWS
Last updated 15:12, Sunday 08 March 2020 GMT
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A photographer managed to snap a perfectly timed picture showing an eagle flying off with an unfortunate little piglet.

The incredible photograph was taken by 75-year-old Clarke Espie in Queensland, Australia after he heard a piglet squealing and grabbed his camera.

Clarke said he was heading back to a campsite in Cromarty Wetlands when he heard the shriek coming from the sky, he instinctively reached for his camera and could hardly believe what he was seeing as the unfortunate pig was carried off.

He said: “I had been invited to capture the unique and diverse birdlife inhabiting these world class wetlands.

“Little did I imagine witnessing two massive sea eagles swooping low over my vehicle, one with a feral pig firmly gripped in its powerful talons.

“Despite its powerful wings, the sea eagle struggled to gain altitude before landing its prey upon a small island within the wetlands, where together the eagles shared the prey.

“I hurriedly snapped these images with a 500mm Telephoto lens as the sea eagles swept past.

“It was one of the most unusual sights I’ve seen. I thought it must’ve been a fish at first but as soon as I focused, I could see it was a piglet. It must have weighed around 5kg. Definitely not something I’ve witnessed before.”

Australia has around 24 million feral pigs – and the animals are regarded as pests in Queensland due to the fact they spread weeds, prey on native species and damage crops and stock.

White-bellied sea eagles can have a whopping seven-foot wingspan and are normally spotted high up in trees or flying over water around the Australian coast – the animals usually pair up for life, like the two you can see in Clarke’s picture.

They mainly live off aquatic animals, like fish and turtles, making the photograph all the more impressive.

Clarke, who previously worked as a commercial diver and documentary-maker for 35-years, added: “I’ve seen the imposing white-bellied sea eagle carnivore swoop in a shallow dive to snatch prey in its massive and powerful talons, taking fish, waterbirds, turtles, rabbits, flying foxes etc. before now, but this was something very rarely seen.

“I was astounded.”

Featured Images Credit: Media Drum World

eaglepig

 

eaglepig

Spectacular!

 

 
jeep

A Jeep, packed with mortar shells, a mortar tube between the seats and the mortar plate on the floor, New Caledonia, 1942.

And with the name of that girl I love writ large on her flank!

wrhstol.com/39nF0en

 

 
Sombrero galaxy

High resolution image of the Sombrero galaxy. Also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594.

This is the galaxy claimed by the fraudy little toad known primarily as Jaime Maussan to be a UFO. Seriously.

 

[60 fps] Laborers in Victorian England, 1901

Denis Shiryaev
Mar 14, 2020

Upscaled with neural networks footage from the dawn of film taken by Mitchell and Kenyon in North England, 1901. In the video various films taken in 1900-1901 displaying some of the grittier nature of work in those days. As you can see, source quality is really important to make a descent upscale video.

💌 You can reach me at neural.love

✔ FPS boosted to 60 frames per second;
✔ Image resolution boosted up to 4k – with digital artifacts;
✔ Improved video sharpness;
✔ Colorized: Please, be aware that colorization colors are not real and fake, colorization was made only for the ambiance and do not represent real historical data.

Source video (with ambiance sound) – please subscribe to Guy Jones channel, he is doing an amazing job in ambiance sound adding: youtu.be/jfN60ZlZhpY

List of films in this video:
Miners Leaving Pendlebury Colliery / player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/w…
Workforce Leaving Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901) / player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/w…
Workforce of Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901) / player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/w…
______ Please, keep in mind that 4k resolution playback mostly not available on the phones.

This is really neat! Watch regular folk getting out of work 119 years ago and in fine quality, too!