🔥 This harpy eagle
That shirt, though.
Tracks from the 1st drive. Looks like a few meters forward, then a turn-in-place nearly 200 degrees then reversed roughly 2 meters on Sol 14: Image processed by James Sorenson [link in comments to full resolution]
Mars Perseverance Sol 14: Right Navigation Camera (Navcam)
NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its onboard Right Navigation Camera (Navcam). The camera is located high on the rover’s mast and aids in driving.
This image was acquired on Mar. 5, 2021 (Sol 14) at the local mean solar time of 14:52:03.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/James Sorenson (for processing)
Here is the link to the processed versionLINK
YaY! YaY! YaY!
why no one is talking about this ? an actual image of Mars ( from NASA website ) showing what looks like a ufo.
Well, it certainly does look like it. But it’s too far away for anything but speculation. Video would help.
I don’t like that the image number is not included. Prevents real analysis from happening. That is too common with this sort of posting.
Although very science-based, I do have a soft spot for Martian anomalies… I spent hours and hours back in the day hunting stuff… there are so many fascinating things on Mars… and this one is pretty good, all things considered.
ETA: Props to this commenter.
I will check it out.
This Bird Wasn’t Seen for 170 Years. Then It Appeared in an Indonesian Forest.
Wed, March 3, 2021, 7:57 AM
What might be Asia’s longest-missing bird just came out of hiding. For the first time in 170 years, a black-browed babbler has been found in Indonesia, researchers reported last week. The discovery of the muted black, gray and chestnut-brown bird solves what an authoritative birding guide describes as “one of the great enigmas of Indonesian ornithology.”
“When we actually got confirmation of the identification, I did a little prayer and bowed down to celebrate,” said Panji Gusti Akbar, an ornithologist and lead author of the paper describing the new species. “I felt excitement, disbelief and a lot of happiness.”
This is excellent news!
HT to Allan Rosenzweig.
February 27, 2021
While all eyes have been on Mars this week, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is studying the structure and surface of the Sun, as well as gathering data on solar winds, used a close approach to the planet Venus to beam back some stunning photos, which were actually imaged last year.
We know Venus as a planet with a runaway greenhouse effect that lifts surface temperatures to an average of 864 degrees Fahrenheit, and is obscured by an atmosphere of poison gases, but the spacecraft managed to actually image the highest landform on the planet. The atmosphere is so thin at that height that the geologic feature was picked up by the visible light camera. The area, known as Aphrodite Terra, experiences an average high temperature of only 85 degrees due to its altitude.
The probe’s Wide-field Image camera also captured an eerie shine around the edge of the planet, which NASA says may be due to ‘nightglow,’ or “light emitted by oxygen atoms high in the atmosphere that recombine into molecules in the nightside.”
Excited about the images, project scientist Karl Battams also tweeted about a spot on the camera lens that made it appear as if there was an anomalous feature in the Venusian clouds, saying “I see a few comments online about this blob in our Venus image – it’s a defect on the camera lens (can be seen in all our data). #ItsNeverAliens”
During its mission, the Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to closely approach Venus a total of seven times in order to change its orbit around the sun, taking it closer with each “gravity assist” maneuver.
Oh man, the hits just keep rolling in!
THYLACINE JOEY PHOTO
Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Feb 28, 2021
Neil Waters, President of the Thylacine Awareness Group Of Australia, presents three photos of what he believes are thylacines. Neil talks about Nick Mooneys’ response and he interviews cat, dog and native wildlife experts. The names of the experts have been withheld to protect them from the ensuing shit storm. These photos are not fake, this is not a hoax, our experts are real people, not actors. The photos have been lightly treated for colour correction and the subjects’ surroundings have been mildly blurred to improve viewing. Make up your own mind. Thankyou to the members and followers of TAGOA for their support. COPYRIGHT © WATERS MAGUIRE 2021
This is the anticipated follow up to the video report I posted here.
My eyes have deteriorated and I have trouble seeing photo details in general until my mind correlates what is there. Which usually happens, thankfully. And these are no different except that I can see some of what is gone over in a couple of them. Folks on reddit seem somewhat convinced that this is a cat family but I can see some good stripes in one pic.
But gosh, idk. I do think that there is more evidence for than against, but… I am hopeful. What do my readers think?
UFO flying in, stops for a second and makes a sharp left turn and leaves the atmosphere. SPACE FORCE?!
UFO caught on night vision cam
Jan 23, 2020
I was testing my nighttime camera to adjust the lens before putting it back on my telescope mount and decided to stick it straight up at the sky since it was a clear night and lo and behold this is what I caught zooming around making crazy turns. I captured this type of activity over two nights. I am not saying it’s aliens. What I am saying is I have no idea what the heck it is. But I do know for a fact that asteroids and comments and space junk doesn’t re-enter earths atmosphere stop and then make a left or a right hand turn before zooming off out of the picture at some ungodly speed. This was taken in New Jersey in January so I am ruling out bugs. Let me know what you think. Space Force
This has possibilities…
Another drive on Sol 3042, here is the end-of-drive 360 degree R-NavCam panorama. Some advance drive details are in the 1st comment, the outstanding data will follow later.
Curiosity took 24 images in Gale Crater using its mast-mounted right-side navigation camera (R-Navcam) to create this mosaic.
The seam-corrected mosaic provides a 360-degree cylindrical projection panorama of the Martian surface centered at 99 degrees azimuth (measured clockwise from north).
Curiosity took the images on February 26, 2021, Sol 3042 of its mission at drive 2596, site number 86.
The local mean solar time for the image exposures was 5 PM.
Each Navcam image has a 45 degree field of view.
Drive distance / direction etc will be added as soon as it is release
Excellent! Me happy.
Probably at the Paris-Dakar event, eh.
An inspiration for many a year.
I wonder what the young man thinks of these spectacular shenanigans.
Looks like penguin silhouette. Hehe
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Awww, c’mon, now.
Remember, Einstein said imagination is the highest form of research.
Owen Deutsch Photography
February 21 at 10:00 AM
Red-tailed Hawks are monogamous and often mate for life, typically staying together until one of the pair dies. In general, they will only take a new mate if their original mate dies. I photographed this Red-tailed Hawk in New York.
View more Red-tailed Hawks here: owendeutsch.org/redtailedhawk
February 18 at 6:16 PM
Photographer: Sujoy Mondal.
WE FOUND A THYLACINE
Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Feb 22, 2021
Neil Waters, President of TAGOA, gives us a tease of what is about to happen; a photo release on the 1st of March, of a joey Thylacine aka Tasmanian Tiger, roaming through the bushland of Tasmania. Hold on to your hats folks!
Oh, God, I can hardly wait!
THYLACINE TRAIL CAM UPDATE FEBRUARY 2021
Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Feb 16, 2021
Hit the road with TAGOA President Neil Waters as he checks some of the 60 trail cams, checks prints and scats, and recounts sightings on location. All from the stunning bushland in the wilds of Tasmania. One of these days, one of these cameras could change history.
Good times a-comin’!
HT to Al Rosenzweig for the link to Coast To Coast.
Photo by Carolyn Jamroga
What a great experience and what a great shot!
Here’s the critter’s ID:
The sharp-shinned hawk is a small hawk, with males being the smallest hawks in the United States and Canada, but with the species averaging larger than some Neotropical species, such as the tiny hawk. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Accipiter striatus
Conservation status: Least Concern (Population increasing) Encyclopedia of Life
Mass: Female: 5.3 – 7.7 oz, Male: 2.9 – 4.1 oz
Wingspan: Female: 1.9 – 2.2 ft., Male: 17 – 23 in.
Length: Female: 11 – 15 in., Male: 9.1 – 12 in.
Lifespan: three years psu.edu
Meet Mighty Max Majestic!
🔥 Shoebill stork stands still in the rain, staring at you judgmentally.
Thrilling life forms!
what If squid convergently evolved with waterfowl?
Ah, that’s a classic one
gosh, Stolper, I hope you dont mind me hijacking this post but I have great news. You probably already know this, cause you have some mad trivia up your sleeve, but far to few online do know that “flying” squid exist 😀
Todarodes pacificus live in the pacific and glide much like flying fish for around 30 metres through the air at an astonishing speed of over 11 metres per second. It is not yet clear if they glide to escape predators or just to travel with low energy consumption.
*ride of the valkyries plays*
Tangentially related: I went to a panel at a paleontology conference about bird beaks vs. squid beaks and the conclusion the researcher presenting came to was that “birds are just the squid of the sky” (direct quote)
How on Earth did this get so many notes?
Ooh, I would just love to see these critters!
🔥 A trail of termites (up) and a trail of ants (down), both protected by a row of their soldiers in a stand-off, without fighting.
Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi, “Eyes Looking At Heaven” is one of the ancient names for Easter Island.
Check out this night photo of an Easter Island Moai by Santha Faiia (Santha Hancock).
Owen Deutsch Photography
February 8 at 11:04 AM
The Long-billed Hermit is 15cm in length, making it a large hummingbird with its long bill and tail. The bill itself measures nearly 4cm long! I photographed this Long-billed Hermit at the Owlet Lodge at the Abra Patricia Reserve in Peru with Michael Parr of American Bird Conservancy and Tino Aucca of ECOAN – Asociacion Ecosistemas Andinos.
View more Long-billed Hermits and look at their long bills here: owendeutsch.org/LongbilledHermit
Northern Crested Cara Cara
Image credit to Shadow Hunter from Flickr / Wikipedia.
Saw one of these picking at roadkill as I drove by, and got a look and said “what the heck is that thing.” I remembered enough details to ID it as the Northern Crested Cara Cara. Which strangely enough is a falcon.
The behaviors of caracaras are considered quite strange in relation to other falcons. The bird is often seen walking on the ground in search of prey, using its long legs to maneuver its landscapes. In addition to a preference of walking over flying, the birds also create close bonds with their mates. Caracaras are territorial creatures who are year-round landlords of trees and land that they occupy. Their aggressiveness is an extension of this which why they have been seen taking food from much larger creatures like vultures. In flight, this bird is known for having very direct flight. It does not soar for leisure
Owlsky by Tanja_brandt