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perfect timing

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Perfectly Timed Photo Frames a Solar Eclipse Around a Man Leading a Camel in the Desert by Joshua Cripps

Fantastic!

 

crimson sunbird

 

crimson sunbird

 

crimson sunbird

Posted by u/KimCureAll

Female crimson sunbird bathing in rainwater collected in an ornamental banana flower petal, pic 3 is the male crimson sunbird

Sweet!

 

Fiery-throated hummingbird

Earth Unreal

June 5 at 7:33 PM

An outstanding close-up image of a Fiery-throated hummingbird displaying its dazzling iridescent feathers, beautifully captured by the photographer Jess Findlay during a trip to the Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica.

The Fiery-throated hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) is a medium-sized hummingbird of the Talamancan montane forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. The adult bird has brillant green body plumage, a dark blue tail, and a white spot behind each eye. Usually, this small bird appears dark, but with incident light falling at the correct angle, it reveals a brilliant blue crown, yellow-bordered coppery orange throat and a violet-blue chest patch.

📷 Jess Findlay Photography

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Props to my buddy Marissa!

 

The Remains of an Strange Creature Found On The Ocean Floor. Can You Identify This Mystery Animal?

Deborah Hatswell #BBR
Apr 29, 2021

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Did a diver film a rare sea monster or the legendary Water Dragon at a depth of 835.5 meters

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I was contacted by a gentleman who works with Remote Operated Vehicle equipment for the gas and oil industry. This video was captured in 2017 in the Mediterranean during an investigation of the sea bed. The ROV picked up a strange set of bones on the sea bed. The bones seem to be that of a sea serpent or unknown creature.

Sadly due to covid restrictions it has taken until now for myself and the chap to get together and discuss this unusual video capture.

Now I must stress this video was taken by professionals who work underwater in oceans all across the globe. They know Whale bones and come across them from time to time. The dimensions of the skeleton on the video does not fit with the usual size for any sea life in the area. A whale has three blades on it’s spinal bones each spaced 120 degrees apart and this creature seems to have only two.

The Mediterranean sea does join the Atlantic ocean so this creature could have come here from that ocean?

The gentleman who contacted me stated “The bones could be very ancient because I have seen many clay amphora sticking out of the mud and they have been there for potentially 1000’s of years. The bones were about 30 meters long and very large and look more like they belong to a serpent of some kind”

Now you can see the video footage for yourselves. What do you think this creature could be?

debhatswell.wordpress.com/202…

A fascinating report from my friend Deb Hatswell. She’s good people.

This specimen has some rather interesting features. I quite like the head. Must have been a slender beast. I don’t see anyplace where flippers would attach, so it must had fins or nothing,e like a snake. And 98 feet long!

I hope someone can sort it out one way or another.

Good to see a nice sea creature… very refreshing.

 

North Carolina UFO | USA

UFO Everyday! Jun 7, 2021

Hello Ufology Lovers! This is another video of a UFO registered in North Carolina in the USA. Are they flying saucers? Are they just shooting stars? Are they drones?

Well, this one is a bit different.

Seems legit, but you never know.

 

North Island kōkako

 

North Island kōkako

Posted by u/KimCureAll

North Island kōkako, sometimes called blue-wattled crow, though it is not a corvid, native to NZ

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For anyone interested in hearing the call

 

 

Rafael Navarro Mountain

Posted by u/htmanelski, m o d

‘Rafael Navarro Mountain’

This image of a 120 meter tall hill named “Rafael Navarro Mountain” (5.4°S 137.8°E) was taken by the Curiosity Rover’s Mastcam on April 5th, 2021. It was named after astrobiologist Rafael Navarro-González, who worked on the Curiosity Rover’s SAM instrument before passing away in January, 2021.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Geohack link: geohack.toolforge.org/geohack.php?pagename=Gale_(crater)&params=5.4_S_137.8_E_globe:Mars_type:landmark

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The inspiration for the name is award-winning scientist Rafael Navarro-González; he died on Jan. 28, 2021, from complications related to COVID-19. A leading astrobiologist in Mexico, Navarro-González was a co-investigator on the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM), a portable chemistry lab aboard Curiosity that has been sniffing out the chemical makeup of Martian soil, rocks, and air.

www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-s-curiosity-team-names-martian-hill-that-serves-as-mission-gateway

 

Posted by u/KimCureAll

The melibe viridis is a species of nudibranch that lives in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and off the coast of Mozambique and Indonesia. As it moves along the seabed, the sea slug feeds by deploying an oral veil to envelop crustaceans which are ingested.

 

Posted by u/KimCureAll

🔥 An American woodcock and her two chicks are searching for food together using a remarkably bouncy walk, which resembles a dance, that helps them stir up worms. The chicks are mimicking their mother’s actions as they motion forward and feel for the movements of worms in the soil with their feet.

 

interesting target

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor

Percy’s not short of interesting targets. These are from Sol 103 (zoom 110mm)

Very cool looking thing, don’tcha think?

 

curiosity on the move again

Posted by u/paulhammond5155, Top Contributor

On the move again after 16 sols. Drive on Sol 3136 ~SSW. Partial panorama with added compass points – credit NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

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Striated heron using a dead bug to fish for a more substantial meal.

Neato! Birds are simply awesome! So intelligent…!

Makes me wonder what cool stuff their dinosaur ancestors could do!

 

mars sky

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Image taken by SkyCam on sol 99. Guessing they are stars?

paulhammond5155, Top contributor

The SkyCam is a modified (flight-spare) HazCam from Curiosity Rover. Therefore, I think it would be surprising if any stars were visible in this frame. To resolve stars the exposure duration would need to be fairly long, if that was the case we would see all the bright spots tracking around the sky as Mars rotated (the camera is fixed to the deck and does not move).

I believe it might be able to resolve the Martian moons, possibly some of the brighter planets and maybe fortuitously capture an incoming meteorite. Most of what we are seeing is probably noise and cosmic ray hits.

I’d really like these to be stars and galaxies as one comment mentioned, but to me it seems unlikely. But hey what do I know?

I’d like to be wrong in this case 🙂

EDIT: I have added the internal ring (anulus) and other optical shields that would mask areas of all exposed SkyCam images. These areas are masked to prevent stray light from entering the camera. But we can see in the image shared that there are star-like features etc where there should be none. Look closely at the original image and we can make out the masked areas of the lens (they’re a little darker. Each SkyCam image also captures part of the mast, again that should mask light entering the camera from stars etc LINK

 

So I was excited to see this post the other day, as I had heard some days before that it had driven off the lander… Only to be disappointed by what I found, which is below. It seems it has not gone anywhere yet. Maybe a meter? Sigh. Hope it gets better.

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China’s Zhurong rover takes first drive on Mars

bbc.com/news/w…

Photos from the BBC article:

Looking down at the ground from on top of the lander.

Looking down at the ground from on top of the lander.

looking back up at the lander.

And looking back up at the lander.

Found r/ZhuRonga new subgroup on reddit. So new that as of yesterday afternoon they didn’t have a post yet! They did, though, pin this this vid on Zhurong’s instrument package as a header of sorts:

Tianwen-1 – Zhurong’s Instruments

MarsTalk
May 14, 2021

It’s happening…. the Tianwen-1 Mission is about to touch down on Mars! The Zhurong rover – named after the Chinese god of fire, will attempt the landing on Mars. A historic event for China and planet Earth!

This god of fire is carrying some pretty advanced instruments to the Red Planet. These instruments will study Mars and send back valuable data for studying Martian climate and geology as well as exploring Utopia Planitia, a large plain within Utopia, the largest recognized impact basin on Mars with an estimated diameter of 3300 km.

So, in this video, Joe and Igor did a quick rundown of the instruments of Zhurong which are:

1) Mars Surface Compound Detector
2) Multi-Spectrum Camera
3) Subsurface Penetrating Radar
4) Navigation and Topography Camera
5) The Mars Surface Magnetic Field Detector
6) Mars Meteorological Measurement Instrument

And who knows, maybe “The God of Fire” will meet “Viking” on its Martian path.

Credits: Special thanks to tttian for allowing us to use images from their 3D model of the entire Tianwen-1 mission! Check it out here:
www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/…
www.edmundoptics.com/knowledg…
www.princetoninstruments.com/…

Depicts: Artist’s impression of water under the Martian surface Copyright: ESA 2001. Illustration by Medialab
mars.nasa.gov/mer/spotlight/2…
Music: soundcloud.com/juqboxmusic/su…

Hey, ETA:

Further space news from China…

China Successfully Launches Core Module for Tianhe their long term LEO space station

posted by anzha in Space Exploration