Photos by u/Wolf_of_WeedStreet
Photos by u/Wolf_of_WeedStreet
This is really neat. Odd audio.
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.
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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
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?
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.
A nice red tailed black cockatoo for you.
Photo by u/Volmarras
i found a pidgeon with one feather sticking out of it’s head
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.
Crested Serpent Eagle with kill
by #birdographer @atuljain67
‘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.
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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.
So cool, these creatures… creatures of alien origin!
Photo by u/EpicBirding
“The male cardinal looks back like he knows how popular he is with the ladies 😂 Edinburg, Texas”
Plants Reaching out for the Sun in the German Alps
IG @holysh0t – Author: holy-shot on reddit
Leopard makes off with a distracted hyena’s lunch from right under its nose.
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.
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.
China’s Zhurong rover takes first drive on Mars
Photos from the BBC article:
Looking down at the ground from on top of 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
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:
Further space news from China…
posted by anzha in Space Exploration