Science

In Your (Cliff) Face - Mission Update

r/curiosityrover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top Contributor
16 hours ago

In Your (Cliff) Face – Mission Update for Sols 3051-3053: Written by Ryan Anderson, Planetary Geologist at the USGS [summary & links in comments]

paulhammond5155, Top Contributor
16 hours ago

In Your (Cliff) Face – Mission Update for Sols 3051-3053:

Written by Ryan Anderson, Planetary Geologist at USGS Astrogeology Science Center,

March 5, 2021.

In planning today, the team decided to drive to a drill location closer to the cliff face of “Mont Mercou.” Before we do that, Mastcam will take a stereo mosaic of the drill site (the flat patch of bright outcrop visible in this Navcam image) as well as a larger stereo mosaic of the cliff face to get a high-resolution look at the layers exposed there. ChemCam will join in too, with a 20-image mosaic of the top of the cliff. Mastcam also will search for dust devils and measure the amount of dust in the atmosphere on Sol 3051. In the late afternoon on Sol 3051, MAHLI will collect a series of images of the targets “Montrem” and “Peyrat” and then APXS will measure the composition of both targets, starting in the evening on Peyrat and continuing overnight on Montrem.

Sol 3052 will start with Navcam atmospheric observations, followed by ChemCam passive and Mastcam multispectral observations of the brushed spot on Montrem. Mastcam will also take a stereo mosaic of the target “Grand Brassac” and a nearby butte. We will then drive toward Mont Mercou and collect Navcams and a MARDI image from our new location. Overnight between sols 3052 and 3053, SAM has a calibration activity. On Sol 3053, we will use Navcam to watch for clouds, and both Navcam and Mastcam to measure atmospheric dust.

This image was taken by Curiosity’s left-side navigation camera on Sol 3049. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

These blog updates are provided by self-selected Mars Science Laboratory mission team members who love to share what Curiosity is doing with the public.

Dates of planned rover activities described in these reports are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays and rover status.

Full update: https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission-updates/8883/sols-3051-3053-in-your-cliff-face/

Recent drive details (uncalibrated):-

  • Sol: 3049 March 5, 2021)

  • Distance (point-to-point): ~24 meters ~79 feet)

  • Start Elevation: -4076.484 meters

  • Finish Elevation: -4073.724 meters

  • Elevation change 2.76 meters (9 feet)

  • Heading: South

  • Pointing (yaw): 177.50° (0° = North)

  • Planetocentric longitude: 137.41256°

  • Planetocentric latitude: -4.735278°

  • Site Index: 87

  • Drive index: 696

  • Total distance: 24.88 km (15.46 miles)

  • Total climb: 427.3 meters 1402 feet)

  • Map Quadrangle: Nontron

  • Target names (theme): French places.

Useful Links:-

Map credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UofA/USGS & F.Nogal

Kindly report any broken links in the comments below

 

Another day Another drive! : Sol 15 Go Percy... :)

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
12 hours ago

Another day Another drive! : Sol 15 Go Percy… 🙂

Oh, my, this makes me so happy.

 

Tracks from the 1st drive

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155, Top contributor
7 hours ago

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]

paulhammond5155, Top contributor
7 hours ago

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)

raw image:

Here is the link to the processed versionLINK

YaY! YaY! YaY!

 

LCAM (Terrain Relative Nav camera) images of heat-shield falling away

 

LCAM (Terrain Relative Nav camera) images of heat-shield falling away

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/unbelver, Mars 2020 FastTraverse / LVS engineer
3 hours ago

LCAM (Terrain Relative Nav camera) images of heat-shield falling away

This is so cool…

 

mars ufo

r/UFOs

Posted by
u/kingberr
4 hours ago

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.

kingberr
4 hours ago

mars.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/proj/msl/redops/ods/surface/sol/00688/opgs/edr/ncam/NRB_458574869EDR_F0390444NCAM00295M_.JPG

I will check it out.

 

The famous Mars Reconnaissance orbiter just snapped this picture of Percy on the surface of Mars!

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/jamesrl07
12 hours ago

The famous Mars Reconnaissance orbiter just snapped this picture of Percy on the surface of Mars!

Oh, my, yes, this is lovely. On many levels.

 

InSight’s workspace mapped with images from the lander by Phil Stooke.

r/InSightLander

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155
10 hours ago

InSight’s workspace mapped with images from the lander by Phil Stooke. ~10 days to go until the first regolith dump on the SEIS tether!

Nice work.

 

Perseverance stretches her robotic arm for the first time on Mars, as recorded in this Sol 12 left Navcam.

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155 Top contributor
12 hours ago

Perseverance stretches her robotic arm for the first time on Mars, as recorded in this Sol 12 left Navcam.

Great news!

 

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/Cosmic_Surgery
3 hours ago

An ancient puddle? Wind erosion? Micro Meteorite crater? What do you think?

Excellent. I do not know. Need more info. Maybe intrigue is too strong. Or maybe not! But very nice… gets the mind humming.

 

Mars Perseverance Rover Hazcam Images

 

Mars Perseverance Rover Hazcam Images

 

Mars Perseverance Rover Hazcam Images

 

Mars Perseverance Rover Hazcam Images

r/ufo

Posted by
u/moktail
3 hours ago

Mars Perseverance Rover (Hazcam Images) – What do you think these are? I know these could be dust particles or faulty compression/transmission renders. But I compared it to a lot of images in those timeframes, these are very peculiar.

Me likey.

 

Zoomed in image of the chute and the backshell laying on the surface of Mars original data from HiRISE

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/Naetius
16 hours ago

Zoomed in image of the chute and the backshell laying on the surface of Mars (original data from HiRISE)

So nice…

 

Looks like MEDA was successfully deployed

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/computerfreund03 Moderator
6 hours ago

Looks like MEDA was successfully deployed

Yay!

 

Parker Solar Probe Captures Superb Image Of Venus

NASA’s Solar Probe Captures Amazing Image During Venus Flyby

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!

 

A little gardening at Homestead Hollow during Sol 802

r/InSightLander

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155
19 hours ago

A little gardening at Homestead Hollow during Sol 802

Sweet.

 

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?

 

This NASA Probe Did A Flyover Of Mars Moon Phobos And Accidentally Detected This

Unexplained Mysteries
Feb 26, 2021

This NASA probe did a flyover of Mars Moon Phobos and accidentally detected this. Today, we take a look at this interesting discovery made by a NASA probe. In our modern age, a genuine, mind-blowing discovery is seemingly hard to come by. Our ever-expanding knowledge of our planet and the universe means that we are slowly chipping away at the mountain of questions we have about this plane of existence. But every now and then something truly baffling rears its head, something that throws a wrench in the works of everything we thought we knew. These rare discoveries can be found in the strangest of places, leading to great interest from the public as well as the scientific community.

Thank you for watching! Thank you to CO.AG for the background music!

An excellent presentation and completely woo-free. 🙂

 

Sol 3042

r/curiosityrover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155
6 hours ago

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.

paulhammond5155 Top Contributor
6 hours ago
February 26, 2021

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.

CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Drive distance / direction etc will be added as soon as it is release

Excellent! Me happy.

 

mars feature

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/AllenCoin
4 hours ago

I admit it’s hard not to let the imagination run wild

Oooohh!

 

halfahoop

A rather neat looking object on the other side of the moon by China’s Chang’e probe.

 

Mars 360: NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover – Sol 0003 with real sounds from the surface (360video 8K)

Mars360
Feb 25, 2021

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Martian Solar Days 0003: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

The images for panorama obtained by the rover’s 135-400mm Mastcam-Z camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 143 images taken on Sol 3 (February 21, 2021).

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees, allowing the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument to capture its first panorama after touching down on the Red Planet on Feb 18. It was the rover’s second panorama ever, as the rover’s Navigation Cameras, or Navcams, also located on the mast, captured a 360-degree view on Feb. 20.

Mastcam-Z is a dual-camera system equipped with a zoom function, allowing the cameras to zoom in, focus, and take high-definition video, as well as panoramic color and 3D images of the Martian surface. With this capability, the robotic astrobiologist can provide a detailed examination of both close and distant objects.

The cameras will help scientists assess the geologic history and atmospheric conditions of Jezero Crater and will assist in identifying rocks and sediment worthy of a closer look by the rover’s other instruments. The cameras also will help the mission team determine which rocks the rover should sample and collect for eventual return to Earth in the future.

Stitched together from 142 images, the newly released panorama reveals the crater rim and cliff face of an ancient river delta in the distance. The camera system can reveal details as small as 0.1 to 0.2 inches (3 to 5 millimeters) across near the rover and 6.5 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) across in the distant slopes along the horizon.

The detailed composite image shows a Martian surface that appears similar to images captured by previous NASA rover missions.

“We’re nestled right in a sweet spot, where you can see different features similar in many ways to features found by Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity at their landing sites,” said Jim Bell of Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, the instrument’s principal investigator. ASU leads operations of the Mastcam-Z instrument, working in collaboration with Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego.

Mastcam-Z’s design is an evolution of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover’s Mastcam instrument, which has two cameras of fixed focal length rather than zoomable cameras. The two cameras on Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z dual cameras are mounted on the rover’s mast at eye level for a person 6 feet, 6 inches (2 meters) tall. They sit 9.5 inches (24.1 centimeters) apart to provide stereo vision and can produce color images with a quality similar to that of a consumer digital HD camera.

A microphone attached to the Perseverance rover obtained sounds of Martian breeze from Jezero Crater on Feb. 20.

Alana Johnson / Grey Hautaluoma

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program
Source images credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
Stitching and retouching: Andrew Bodrov / 360pano.eu (http://bit.ly/perseverance-sol0003​)

#Mars360​ #Video360​ #360VR​ #Mars​ #Sol0003​ #Perseverance

Wow, check it out in 8K!!!

 

penguin silhouette

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/Nerukyk
10 hours ago

Looks like penguin silhouette. Hehe

Mastcam-Z

Sorry, this post has been removed by the moderators of r/PerseveranceRover.

Moderators remove posts from feeds for a variety of reasons, including keeping communities safe, civil, and true to their purpose.

Awww, c’mon, now.

Remember, Einstein said imagination is the highest form of research.

 

Perseverance landing site captured by ESA ExoMars

 

Perseverance landing site captured by ESA ExoMars

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/Naetius
5 hours ago

Perseverance landing site captured by ESA ExoMars

Naetius
<a” href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/PerseveranceRover/comments/ls9upa/perseverance_landing_site_captured_by_esa_exomars/gopuu1r/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener”>5 hours ago

Credits ESA: www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/Exploration/ExoMars/ExoMars_orbiter_images_Perseverance_at_landing_site

Fabulous!

 

Perseverance Sol 1

 

Perseverance Sol 1

 

Perseverance Sol 1

 

Perseverance Sol 1

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/jobo555
10 hours ago

Perseverance Sol 1 to 3 reconstructed in colors, raw images credit is NASA/JPL-Caltech

Nice.

 

Smoke Plume from Perseverance’s Descent Stage: HazCam image from Sol 0 (February 18)

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155
3 hours ago

Smoke Plume from Perseverance’s Descent Stage: HazCam image from Sol 0 (February 18)

Nice.

 

looking towards delta

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/Rasti420
8 hours ago

Approximate image from Perseverance perspective towards delta

Good times…

 

r/PerseveranceRover

Crossposted by
u/computerfreund03
1 day ago

The first 360VR of Mars by NASA’s Perseverance Rover of sounds from the surface of Red Planet

r/curiosityrover

Posted by
u/Mars360VR
1 day ago

The first 360VR of Mars by NASA’s Perseverance Rover of sounds from the surface of Red Planet

The first 360VR of Mars by NASA’s Perseverance Rover with real sounds from the surface (360video 4K)

Mars360

Touchdown! NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

The images for panorama obtained by the rover’s Navigation Camera (Navcam). The mosaic, which stretches about 4000 pixels width, includes 8 images taken on Sol 0002 (February 20, 2021).

“For those who wonder how you land on Mars – or why it is so difficult – or how cool it would be to do so – you need look no further,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk. “Perseverance is just getting started, and already has provided some of the most iconic visuals in space exploration history. It reinforces the remarkable level of engineering and precision that is required to build and fly a vehicle to the Red Planet.”

A microphone attached to the rover did not collect usable data during the descent, but the commercial off-the-shelf device survived the highly dynamic descent to the surface and obtained sounds from Jezero Crater on Feb. 20. About 10 seconds into the 60-second recording, a Martian breeze is audible for a few seconds, as are mechanical sounds of the rover operating on the surface.

Also released Monday was the mission’s first panorama of the rover’s landing location, taken by the two Navigation Cameras located on its mast. The six-wheeled robotic astrobiologist, the fifth rover the agency has landed on Mars, currently is undergoing an extensive checkout of all its systems and instruments.

“Now we finally have a front-row view to what we call ‘the seven minutes of terror’ while landing on Mars,” said Michael Watkins, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, which manages the mission for the agency. “From the explosive opening of the parachute to the landing rockets’ plume sending dust and debris flying at touchdown, it’s absolutely awe-inspiring.”

A key objective of Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith.

Alana Johnson / Grey Hautaluoma

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Source images credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech Stitching and retouching: Andrew Bodrov / 360pano.eu (bit.ly/perseverance-sol0002

Fantastic!

 

deployed High-gain-antenna

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/computerfreund03
1 day ago

This image shows the rovers deployed High-gain-antenna as well the chips from the “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign

mars.nasa.gov/mars20…

Yay! My names is there =D

 

the Jezero Crater river delta

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/avitechwriter
1 day ago

NASA Perseverance Rover took this photo of the Jezero Crater river delta while descending to land on Mars

i.imgur.com/1nBtBb…

The awe and mystery!

 

Sun Low on the Horizon on Sol 3

New at r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/PiBoy314

13 hours ago

Sun Low on the Horizon on Sol 3

ETA:

TheJRDdesign
11 hours ago

In this picture you are looking to the west. The “gap/ditch” in the distance / horizon is the Neretva Vallis

PiBoy314
11 hours ago

Thank you. So this is a sunset from Sol 4.

PiBoy314
13 hours ago

It was on Sol 4 actually. Just filtered the images to Sol 3+ and assumed.

Fabulous!

 

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1hr

Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)

Grab the popcorn because the NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover rover has sent us a one-of-kind video of her Mars landing. For the first time in history, we can see multiple angles of what it looks like to touch down on the Red Planet. go.nasa.gov/3sfJNIw #CountdownToMars

Thrilling stuff!

 

Perseverances Hazcam

 

Perseverances Hazcam

 

Perseverances Hazcam

New at r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/cameronus

14 hours ago

I upscaled and processed the newest raw images from Perseverance’s Hazcam

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Gorgeous! WooHoo!

 

Jezero’s Hazard Map

r/PerseveranceRover

Posted by
u/paulhammond5155

2 days ago

Jezero’s Hazard Map: Landing hazards are depicted in red

That’s a lot of red.

And it all went perfectly!

BRAVO!

 

My heart is all a-flutter…

HD VIDEO FROM MARS WITH AUDIO

February 19, 2021

The surface of another planet, let that sink in. It took 7 months to arrive on Mars traveling at 12,000 MPH, then landed itself. We’ve come a long way in the last century.

Oh myyyy!

 

sunset on Mars

Wow, Beautiful.

Good night, Percy.

NASA Mars 2020 Mission Perseverance Rover.

And a new one…

sunset on Mars

Wow

 

Chinese probe captures footage of Mars while entering orbit

VideoFromSpace
Feb 12, 2021

China’s first Mars exploration mission, Tianwen-1, entered orbit at the Red Planet on February 10, 2021. “Slight vibration of the probe after engine ignition can be seen clearly” in the footage captured by Tianwen-1, according to China Central Television. Credit: Space.com | footage courtesy: China Central Television | produced & edited by [Steve Spaleta](www.twitter.com/stevespaleta)

The race is on…

And here is a first image taken by the UAE’s Hope probe a couple of days earlier:

uae hope mars

 

Most Credible Bigfoot Witnesses and Some of the Best Evidence to Date

Bob Gymlan
Mar 1, 2020

In order to understand the topic of Bigfoot, I think it is important to understand the motivations behind the people who introduce the subject to the world. This video will explain why two of the most prolific contributors to the field do what they do.
This video will touch on some curiosities regarding common reports, as well as the experiences of some of the best known figures on the subject.
I am not so great with graphics, but I tried my best!
I wish I could have been more specific, but not all of the evidence discussed is mine to share.

Contact:
DarkForestMedia51@gmail.com

Incredible art-work by Fred Dunn!
https://www.youtube.com/user/dredfunn​

Support Help Keep This Channel Alive!
Patreon: Patreon.com/BobGymlan
Support: paypal.me/BobGymlan

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Thompson, Mary, et al. “PACE VERSUS TROT: CAN MEDIUM SPEED GAIT BE DETERMINED FROM FOSSIL TRACKWAYS.” New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin, 2007.

“Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) locomotion: gaits and ground reaction forces”Catherine L. Shine, Skylar Penberthy, Charles T. Robbins, O. Lynne Nelson, Craig P. McGowan

Journal of Experimental Biology 2015 218: 3102-3109; doi: 10.1242/jeb.121806

“Whitewolf Entertainment (WWE) Doug Hajicek Bio, 2019, www.whitewolfentertainment.com/hajicek_bio.asp.

Sovak D (1994) “Quantitative morphology of the human foot in a North American population” Ergonomics.

“Forensic Expert Says Bigfoot Is Real.” National Geographic, 15 Aug. 2018, www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/10/forensic-expert-says-bigfoot-is-real/.

An excellent video in all respects.

 

Wil Photography
Yesterday at 6:50 AM

NASA has a satellite which orbits the Moon, called the lunar reconnaissance orbiter.

Here is footage of the full rotation of our companion in space.

As I always share during my Moon watches we only see one side of the Moon so it’s cool to see what the other side looks like.

I always get a kick out of those who think the Moon doesn’t rotate.

 

🔥 Rehabilitated Chimpanzee named Wounda showed gratefulness to Jane and team upon release back to the wild. from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

The above is from r/NatureIsFuckingLit

Posted 3 hours ago by u/SunCloud-777

🔥 Rehabilitated Chimpanzee named Wounda showed gratefulness to Jane and team upon release back to the wild.

Most excellent.

 

Awesome… and I had not heard of this…

China’s Tianwen-1 probe beams back 1st PHOTO of Mars during historic mission© CNSA/Handout

China’s Tianwen-1 probe beams back 1st PHOTO of Mars during historic mission

5 Feb, 2021 16:32 / Updated 1 day ago

The space race is heating up once again after China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe beamed back its first image of Mars amid the country’s historic first trip to the Red Planet.

The image arrived some six months after the craft blasted off from China’s southern Hainan island in July 2020.

The black-and-white picture was taken around 2.2 million kilometers (1.4 million miles) from Mars or around 184 million kilometers from Earth some 197 days into its mission, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

The unmanned Tianwen-1 is expected to enter Mars’ orbit later this month and will attempt a landing on the Red Planet’s Utopia Planitia in its northern hemisphere in May, where it will deploy a rover.

This rover is currently pencilled in to conduct a 90-day survey mission in what would be another historic first for the mission and for the world, as it would mark the first time in history a country managed to orbit, land and deploy an exploratory rover in its inaugural mission to the Red Planet.

Link to article.

Interesting times ahead!

 

Purussaurus

A massive beast fresh from r/interestingasfuck

Posted by u/HattoriHanzo9834 hours ago

Purussaurus is one of the largest known of the giant crocodilians, perhaps even surpassing Sarcosuchus in size. It reigned supreme in central South America in the Miocene period, 8 million years ago.

Holy Jesus, that thing is HUGE!

 

Just opened this thread from my dozens of tabs a-waiting a read and it was worth it.

Neato.

These Are the Highest Resolution Photos Ever Taken of Snowflakes

dug88Member Registered: 12/15/2010 Location: – Mood: – Member was on ATS 43 minutes ago

posted on Jan, 28 2021 @ 04:11 PM
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Came across this and thought i’d share it here. Just because these are some pretty beautiful pictures.

A mathematics PhD has developed a device, part camera, part microscope and captured the highest resolution images of snowflakes ever captured.

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www.smithsonianmag.com…

nearly two years in the making, Myhrvold has developed what he bills as the “highest resolution snowflake camera in the world.” Recently, he released a series of images taken using his creation, a prototype that captures snowflakes at a microscopic level never seen before.

In simple terms, the system Myhrvold developed is comprised of one part microscope and one part camera, but with a number of parts that work in tandem to complete the arduous task of capturing an image of a snowflake, a subject that’s not only miniscule (most snowflakes measure less than a half-inch in diameter) but also quick to melt. In fact, a snowflake’s tendency to disintegrate was one of the biggest challenges Myhrvold had to overcome with this project. His solution: equipping his 50-pound camera system with a thermoelectric cooling system, a carbon fiber frame and LED lights, which give off less heat than standard lights. Every single part of his Frankenstein-esque device, which stands at about five feet in height off the ground when placed on a table, was built using materials that are less likely to cause melting or sublimation of the subject matter.

“Light could melt the snowflake, so I found a company in Japan that makes LED lights for industrial purposes,” he says. “My camera’s flash is one-millionth of a second and a thousand times faster than that of a typical camera flash.”

How about that?

 

Striped Cow

r/Damnthatsinteresting

Posted 8 hours ago by u/Rusty_Crank

Scientists believe that a function of a zebra’s stripes is to deter insects, so a team or researchers painted black and white stripes on several cows and discovered that it reduced the number of biting flies landing on the cows by more than 50%.

Neato. I do not understand why this is not a widespread practice if it produces that level of efficacy. It sounds to me like the right thing to do. But maybe there are just too many cows to do it properly. Sigh.

 

Mariana Trench: Supergiant Amphipod

Caladan Oceanic
Jul 23, 2020

The Supergiant amphipod (Alicella gigantea) at 5,000m in the Mariana Trench, Nero Deep.

Very, very exciting!

 

Neptunian Reversal

Dark Storm on Neptune Reverses Direction, Possibly Shedding a Fragment

Wow! Reverses direction!

 

39,000 year old Mammoth Carcass

Something interesting from r/interestingasfuck

Posted 4 hours ago by u/BlubbaFLAYGZ98

39,000 year old Mammoth Carcass. Scientists say its so well preserved that its brain is still intact

 

saturnian ring thing

Iggy Makarevich

January 17, 2010

By Cassini @ Saturn.

Several kilometers long. Note the shadow.

NASA comment… “A “propeller-like” feature.”

Uh, yeah… good job, guys, good job.

lol those were the days…

Never did follow up on it, as I recall. Sigh. There are a lot of those chunks orbiting.

The further out you go, the stranger it gets.

 

Paranormal Files THE PHILIP EXPERIMENT

TWIEParanormalFiles
Feb 18, 2013

TWIE paranormal files – the philip experiment. www.TWIEntertainment.com www.twientertainment.com/ if you need help with editing and even special effects on your own projects please do contact us we are here to help and we can do this for you for FREE as why not see what we can do for your projects and youtube channel if you have any paranormal stories or footage and you wish to share them with us please do contact us

 

The Philip Experiment

HistoryvsHollywood
Apr 23, 2014

Video of the Philip Experiment from the early 1970s.

 

Paranormal Musings: The Philip Experiment

Katie of the Night
Feb 20, 2019

Me talking about paranormal crap for 16 minutes straight. This MAY be interesting to you if you think paranormal, parapsychology, seances, spiritualism, psychokinesis, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, demons, or any other crazy stuff is cool.

The Philip Experiment was a parapsych experiment in which a group created a pretend ghost and then contacted him via seance. It worked, so what does this mean?? This video is a little overview about the experiment and what I get out of it. I’d love to have a discussion so lmk your thoughts! I decided to film this video without seeking out any other youtuber vids about this experiment, so hopefully mine measures up with only internet research under my belt!

Music:
1. Crossing the Threshold – Ghostpocalypse by Kevin MacLeod
2. Industrial Music Box by Kevin MacLeod

I just learned of this today and it is certainly thought provoking. And wonderfully Fortean. Ive always been fascinated by the very concept of tulpas, let alone their existence.

To think that our minds have the ability to create, out of the energy of our thoughts, actual physical manifestations that appear in our reality, is just awesome and wondrous.

What could the mechanism be that allows that to occur? I have seen monks do some amazing things, but not really tulpa creation, per se, unless the things they do can be called tulpas, as well.

As the girl in the 3rd video notes, the majority of seances are really just entertainment, to be polite, but, are ‘real’ seances tulpas, too, created by the minds of those present and not, in fact, entities from a nearby dimension?

I would love to hear your thoughts on that important enigma.

 

Octopus filmed changing colours while sleeping.

fierceawakening
i wonder what they are dreaming about

max1461
What’s really cool about this is that cephalopod (octopus, squid, etc.) intelligence evolved completely separately from intelligence in tetrapods (which includes primates, dolphins, crows… basically any other intelligent animals you can think of). Cephalopods are very, very far away from us on the tree of life. For context, you and a starfish are more closely related than you and an octopus. The last common ancestor of humans and cephalopods was the so-called Urbilaterian, the hypothetical first animal with a left-right symmetric body. This animal almost certainly had, at most, an extremely simple nervous system, without anything resembling a brain.

All this is to say that the fact that this octopus appears to be dreaming means one of two things. Either

a) dreaming is a very, very old thing indeed, going directly back to the Urbilaterian. This would mean that almost every animal, from insects to starfish to sea slugs to newts, is likely to have the ability to dream in some capacity or another (unless they have specifically lost it by evolutionary simplification).

or

b) dreaming evolved entirely independently in cephalopods when they developed greater intelligence. This would suggest, at least, that there’s something very fundamental about dreaming related to intelligence itself, which causes it to emerge independently when sufficient intelligence arises.

Needless to say, either of these outcomes would be really very cool.

Source: angel-kiyoss

Many researchers feel that, due to the unique DNA of cephalopods, as opposed to other life forms, they originated not on earth, but elsewhere. A proposition that I personally find both fascinating and plausible.

 

Did We Just Detect Life on Venus?

Cool Worlds
Sep 14, 2020

The announcement of the detection of a possible biomarker in the atmosphere of Venus has shook up the field of astrobiology and grabbed headlines across the world. Today, we explore why Venus could plausibly host life, how this detection was made, and whether it really means that we’ve finally found extraterrestrial life. Written and presented by Prof Kipping, featuring guest Dr Caleb Scharf.
You can now support our research program and the Cool Worlds Lab at Columbia University: www.coolworldslab.com/support

Thank-you to Kevin Clark, Tom Widdowson, Denny Smith, Stephanie Hackley, Mark Sloan, Laura Sanborn, Kolos Kantor, Patrick Herman, Abel Aganbegyan, Claudio Bottaccini, Daniel Brunk, Douglas Daughaday, Scott Fincher, James Kindred, Andrew Jones, Jason Allen, Steven Baldwin, Jason Black, Stuart Brownlee, Shivam Chaturvedi, David Denholm, Tim Dorais, Glen Downton, Eneko Urrestarazu, Gordon Fulton, Sean Griffiths, Peter Halloran, John Jurcevic, Niklas Kildal, Jack Kobernick, Wes Kobernick, Valeri Kremer, Marc Lijoi, Sheri Loftin, Branden Loizides, Anatoliy Maslyanchuk, Blair Matson, Ocean Mcintyre, Laini Mitchell, Jeffrey Needle, André Pelletier, Juan Rivillas, Bret Robinson, Zenith Star, Lauren Steely, Ernest Stefan-Matyus, Mark Steven, Elena West, Barrett York, Tristan Zajonc, Preetumsingh Gowd, Shaun Kelsey, Chuck Wolfred, David Vennel, Emre Dessoi, Fahid Naeem, Francisco Rebolledo, Hauke Laging, James Falls, Jon Adams, Michael Gremillion, Pierce Rutherford, Trev Kline, Tristan Leger, Lasse Skov & Takashi Hanai.

::Paper announcing the detection::
► Greaves, J. et al. (2020), “Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus”, Nature Astronomy: doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-11…

::Other references used::
► Sousa-Silva. C. et al. (2019), “Phosphine as a Biosignature Gas in Exoplanet Atmosphere”, Astrobiology, 20, 235: arxiv.org/abs/1910.05224
► Way, M. et al. (2016), “Was Venus the First Habitable World of our Solar System?”, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 8376: arxiv.org/abs/1608.00706
► Moses, J. et al. (2005), “Photochemistry and diffusion in Jupiter’s stratosphere: Constraints from ISO observations and comparisons with other giant planets”, J. Geophys. Res., 110, E08001: doi.org/doi:10.1029/2005JE002411
::Movies/TV scenes used::
► Roving Mars (2006) Buena Vista Pictures ► Exploring Venus (2019) Magellan TV
► Star Trek (1966) Paramount Pictures
::Other video footage used::
► ALMA timelapse by ESO/José Francisco Salgado: youtu.be/Tn8Udphi6JA
► Venus UV footage by Akatsuki/JAXA: www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/topics/00…
► Bill Clinton footage form the Presidential Library & White House Television
► Galaxies fly through by SDSS/Miguel Aragon/Mark Subbarao/Alex Szalay: youtu.be/08LBltePDZw
::Music:: Music used is licensed via Creative Commons (CC) Attribution License (creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
► “Fusion” by Indive licensed under a CC Attribution license: indive.bandcamp.com
► “Trace Correction” by Indive licensed under a CC Attribution license: indive.bandcamp.com

RAS Press Briefing – Phosphine on Venus

Royal Astronomical Society
Streamed live on Sep 14, 2020

The Royal Astronomical Society press briefing held on 14 Sep 2020, discussing the detection of phosphine in the cloud decks of Venus. See ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news… for full details of the discovery.

Hey, I know, I know, it’s rather late. From September, even. I spaced it. But that doesn’t make it any less thrilling! I mean… Extraterrestrial Life!

Things are bonkers around here. Really stressful times, since the middle of August. Sigh.

 

Jacques Vallée & James Fox

The Joe Rogan Experience

Dec 4
192 min

Episode Description

Jacques Vallée is a venture capitalist, technologist, and world-renowned figure in the field of unidentified aerial phenomena. James Fox is the director of The Phenomenon: a new documentary about UFOs and a global effort to conceal their existence.

It’s so good do see Jacques is still at it and even more exciting to learn the nature of his newest research. Definitely want to catch James film, too, as it which sounds awesome.

 

venus in ir and uv

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John Corey replied
“false color to pick out specific chemical species in the clouds

(2018/01/18: THE CLOUDS OF VENUS in infrared and ultraviolet light, imaged by the Japanese AKATSUKI SPACECRAFT and processed by DAMIA BOUIC.)”

Wow, this view is simply spectacular!

And, I dare say, a decidedly beautiful view it is.

 

Phoenix Cluster

The Remarkable Phoenix Cluster (NASA, Chandra, 08/15/12) by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Via space-pics

Whoa, that’s neat!

 

water mars

scinewscom

Water Present on All Rocky Planets, Martian Meteorite Study Suggests

www.sci-news.com/space/water-rocky-planets-09036.html

#planetary science#space#science#Mars

This is excellent news. Think of the possibilities!

 

Sara Seager: Search for Planets and Life Outside Our Solar System | Lex Fridman Podcast #116

Lex Fridman
Aug 16, 2020

Sara Seager is a planetary scientist at MIT, known for her work on the search for exoplanets.

EPISODE LINKS:
Sara’s Twitter: twitter.com/profsaraseager
Sara’s Website: www.saraseager.com/
The Smallest Lights in the Universe (book): amzn.to/3g3LfHA
PODCAST INFO:
Podcast website: lexfridman.com/podcast
OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
5:32 – Falling in love with the stars
9:55 – Are we alone in the universe?
15:27 – Seager equation for number of habitable planets
27:48 – Exoplanets
34:44 – Earth-like exoplanets
40:43 – Intelligent life
52:34 – Number of planets per star
55:09 – Space exploration
57:36 – Traveling to Proxima Centauri
1:00:52 – Starshade
1:07:34 – Using the sun as a gravitational lens
1:09:44 – Starshot
1:12:45 – Rogue planets
1:15:44 – The Smallest Lights in the Universe
1:30:15 – Book recommendations
1:37:48 – Advice for a young person
1:39:29 – Meaning of life

This is an absolutely fascinating conversation that I highly recommend. Exceptionally enlightening and a very sad story at the end.

 

This Is What The Surface Of Venus Sounds Like! Venera 14 Sound Recording 1982 (4K UHD)

V101 Science
Oct 29, 2020

Nearly 40 years ago Venera 14 landed on Venus and recorded the sound of its eerie, scorched surface. But what did it hear? Click of the video to find out!
If you want to learn more about the Venera program then check out this awesome website – www.mentallandscape.com
Original audio recording – www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jZDW…
Music attribution – “Heat Death” by Simon Wilkinson at www.thebluemask.com (Purchased License)

Oh, yeah, baby, now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Venus! There’s clear evidence of LIFE on Venus, don’tcha know?!

I’m excited!

 

Cliffs in Ancient Ice on Mars

a href=”https://wattsupwiththat.com/author/jeeztheadmin/” target=”_blank” rel=”author noopener”>Charles Rotter / 2 days ago October 16, 2020

From NASA

Oct. 15, 2020

Cliffs in Ancient Ice on Mars

mars ice cliffs

Scientists have come to realize that, just below the surface, about one third of Mars is covered in ice. We study this ice to learn about Mars’ ancient climate and astronauts’ future water supplies.

Sometimes we see the buried ice because cliffs form like the one in this image. On the brownish, dusty cliff wall, the faint light-blue-colored ice shows through. Some of these cliffs change before our eyes and boulders of ice can tumble downhill. We take repeat images of these scenes to check for changes like this.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Last Updated: Oct. 15, 2020

Editor: Yvette Smith

 

Great catch!

This post was inspired by seeing this post by our gortex from ATS:

gortex
Knight of Ni
Member Registered: 8/16/2009
Location: Valles Marineris
Mood: Transmogrified
Member is offline.

posted on Oct, 5 2020 @ 05:00 PM

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away , this happened.

Time-Lapse of Supernova in NGC 2525

HubbleESA
Oct 1, 2020

This video shows a unique time-lapse of the supernova in galaxy NGC 2525. The supernova is captured by Hubble in exquisite detail within this galaxy in the lower left portion of the frame. It appears as a very bright star located on the outer edge of one of its beautiful swirling spiral arms. This new and unique time-lapse of Hubble images shows the once bright supernova initially outshining the brightest stars in the galaxy, before fading into obscurity during the telescope’s observations. This time-lapse consists of observations taken over the course of one year, from February 2018 to February 2019. NGC 2525 is located nearly 70 million light-years from Earth and is part of the constellation of Puppis in the southern hemisphere. Hubble captured this series of images of NGC2525 in 2018 as part of one of its major investigations; measuring the expansion rate of the Universe, which can help answer fundamental questions about our Universe’s very nature. More information and download options: www.spacetelescope.org/videos/…

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Kornmesser, M. Zamani, A. Riess and the SH0ES team

The Galaxy is called NGC 2525 and the supernova somewhere in that Galaxy happened 70 million years ago , but because of light speed being so slow we and not the Dinosaurs get to see it today… sweet.

In January 2018, a bright explosion of light was spotted at the outskirts of a galaxy called NGC 2525, 70 million light-years away. In February of 2018, the Hubble Space Telescope turned its Wide Field Camera 3 in the flash’s direction, and started taking pictures.

For an entire year, until February 2019, Hubble continued to take images of the progression of the supernova as it faded over time, until it was no longer visible.

The space telescope just missed the supernova’s peak brightness of about 5 billion times the light of the Sun, but it was still gleaming extremely brightly when Hubble tuned in.
www.sciencealert.com…

Boom !

Commiserations to any space brothers and sisters in the vicinity at the time.

Fantabulous. Try to imagine the power… the incredible amount of energy released in these events. Difficult to do!

 

A blast from the past:

Iggy Makarevich
October 10, 2014
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Meanwhile, back in the 1950s:
“(john phillip) Bessor later stated that, in his view, UFOs were a form of living creature (which he christened an ideoplasm) composed of a highly attenuated substance, enabling them to materialise or dematerialise at will, utilising telekinetic energy for propulsion. As would be echoed by Constable in relation to his critters, Bessor opined that these entities must be capable of becoming visible, invisible, and changing colour, all very rapidly. He even submitted his thoughts to the U.S. Air Force, and, remarkably, was informed by them that they considered his notion to be “one of the most intelligent theories we have received” regarding the possible nature and identity of UFOs.”

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Comment by James Boyd 10 hours ago

James Boyd
AC Doyle postulated those many years before in a book of short stories “Tales of Terror” if memory serves a really fun book along with The White Company among his largely forgotten works !

Reply by Iggy Makarevich to James Boyd’s comment 2 minutes ago

Iggy Makarevich
Thanks, mucho, Jim, I was unaware of that!

 

Michio Kaku: Future of Humans, Aliens, Space Travel & Physics | Lex Fridman Podcast #45

Lex Fridman
Oct 22, 2019

Michio does deep thought very well… good man, our Michio.

 

This is so totally awesome!

Just out today!

September 14, 2020.

“The best evidence for life beyond Earth has been found in the most surprising of places – the atmosphere of Venus.

A team led by Jane Greaves, who is a professor at Cardiff University, has detected the presence of phosphine gas in Venus’ clouds. The intriguing thing about phosphine, which is a molecule formed of three hydrogen atoms and one phosphorous atom, is that on Earth its only natural source is from some anaerobic (i.e., non-oxygen breathing) microbial lifeforms. No known geological mechanism or non-biological chemical reaction produces it on our planet, although it is produced deep inside gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn where hydrogen is plentiful and the temperature and pressure extremely high.”

astronomynow.com…

Here we go!

 

Hey, look, yet another post stolen from gortex… : )

Russia declassifies footage of the most powerful nuclear bomb in history

gortex Knight of Ni Member
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posted on Aug, 31 2020 @ 10:29 AM
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The Tsar Bomba was detonated In October 1961 at nearly 2.5 miles above ground over an island in the Arctic Circle , the island is said to have been flattened like skating rink after the detonation which is hardly surprising given the sheer size of the detonated ordinance , it’s said Nikita Khrushchev had wanted a 100-megaton device but his engineers only gave him a 50 -megaton , considering the flash was seen more than 600 miles away , its heat felt 160 miles away and its mushroom cloud reaching just below the edge of space 50 -megaton was probably big enough.

For decades the footage has been Classified but now Russia have released it to the World , the film is 40 minutes long but the meat starts at around 22:20.

Испытание чистой водородной бомбы мощностью 50 млн тонн

Росатом
Aug 20, 2020

Испытание чистой водородной бомбы мощностью 50 млн тонн // Test of a clean hydrogen bomb with a yield of 50 megatons

Документальный фильм // Documentary

posted on Aug, 31 2020 @ 10:29 AM

link

The Tsar Bomba was detonated In October 1961 at nearly 2.5 miles above ground over an island in the Arctic Circle , the island is said to have been flattened like skating rink after the detonation which is hardly surprising given the sheer size of the detonated ordinance , it’s said Nikita Khrushchev had wanted a 100-megaton device but his engineers only gave him a 50 -megaton , considering the flash was seen more than 600 miles away , its heat felt 160 miles away and its mushroom cloud reaching just below the edge of space 50 -megaton was probably big enough.

For decades the footage has been Classified but now Russia have released it to the World , the film is 40 minutes long but the meat starts at around 22:20.

As the new footage shows, the Tsar Bomba was enormous, weighing 27 tons (24 metric tons) and measuring about as long as a double-decker bus. An aerial bomber carried the massive weapon high over the Novaya Zemlya islands in the Russian Arctic, then dropped it via parachute before clearing the area. The explosion was so powerful that it actually knocked the aircraft out of the sky, causing the plane to plummet 3,000 feet (900 m) before the pilot could right it, according to Popular Mechanics.

Thankfully, no human casualties have been attributed to the Tsar Bomba detonation, and no bomb matching its power was ever tested again. In 1963, the United States, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the United Kingdom signed the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which prohibited airborne nuclear weapons tests.
www.livescience.com…

Science in action.

Humans… We are just simply doomed. There is no hope. Seriously.

 

That is over 100,000 years before the alleged earliest emergence of humans in Europe and the Middle Eastern areas. I love this stuff because ancient civilizations are my cup of tea; and the older the better. I love 130K, yes, that is a most excellent number for my tastes.

Joe Rogan | The Amazon is a Colossal Mystery w/Graham Hancock

JRE Clips
Apr 23, 2019

Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1284 w/Graham Hancock: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxmw9…

 

Joe Rogan Experience #1284 – Graham Hancock

PowerfulJRE
Apr 22, 2019

Graham Hancock is an English author and journalist, well known for books such as “Fingerprints Of The Gods” & “Magicians of the Gods”. His new book “America Before” comes on out April 23. grahamhancock.com/

 

Joe Rogan | Humans Have Been in America of 130,000 Years?? w/Graham Hancock

JRE Clips
Apr 23, 2019

Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1284 w/Graham Hancock: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rxmw9…

Superb work, Graham does. Always. The man has a strong passion for this subject and is tireless and ebullient in his enthusiasm. And he’s a damn nice guy, too.

 

Number, Reality & the Prehistoric Origins of Measure | Adam Tetlow | John Michell Memorial Lecture

MegalithomaniaUK
Jul 5, 2020

The field of megalithic science, like the ancient sites themselves, stands at a crossroads between the intuitive and the scientific. The study of ancient metrology re-discovered by John Neal and John Michell reveals previously unrecognised insights into the intentions of stone age architects to hold these two worlds in balance through the practice of harmonic measure. From the earliest stone circles to the pyramids and temples of antiquity, this talk will explore how hidden in plain sight in the traditional measures of every nation are the keys to startling insights of prehistoric consciousness into the nature of number and reality.

Adam Tetlow is an artist, writer and teacher exploring the intersection between art, mathematics and ancient thought. He studied with Keith Critchlow at the PSTA, and has spent the last five years working closely with John Neal. He is author of ‘Celtic Pattern’, ‘Ancient Metrology’ and contributor to ‘Quadrivium’, ‘Trivium’ and ‘Designa’ all published by Wooden Books. He teaches traditional geometry and Celtic art courses with the PSTA and with www.sacredartofgeometry.com in Sussex.

Filmed at the Megalithomania Conference in Glastonbury in May 2019. www.megalithomania.co.uk/2019-… Copyright Megalithomania 2020. All Rights Reserved.

John Michell Memorial lectures filmed at Megalithomania, introduced by Christine Rhone: John Neal JM Memorial Lecture 2012: youtu.be/UqKeSvhjcQs Michael Glickman JM Memorial Lecture 2013: youtu.be/OKQTXdJel40 Richard Heath JM Memorial Lecture 2015: youtu.be/lePoLmXqx14 Steve Marshall JM Memorial Lecture 2016: youtu.be/W7Azxjp9GhI Robin Heath JM Memorial Lecture 2018: youtu.be/v416hXne0Wo Join us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/megalithomania Megalithomania T-Shirts & Merch: teespring.com/stores/megalithomania Explore the world with Megalithomania Tours: www.megalithomania.co.uk/tours… Subscribe here: www.youtube.com/megalithomaniaUK Website: www.megalithomania.co.uk

Fascinating!

 

The Paperclip Boys

The Paperclip Boys

They gave us the Moon, man.

Major props to the photographer, too! It’s perfect.

 

Champ Day Interview with Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search

Champ Day – The Lake Champlain Monster Festival
Aug 1, 2020

A Virtual Champ Day Exclusive! Special guest Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search joins Lohr McKinstry in Port Henry, NY to chat about her search for our legendary Lake Champlain Monster. You can learn more about Katy and her organization Champ Search here: Facebook – www.facebook.com/Champ-Search… Website – officialchampsearch.webs.com/

Katy is really on a roll and I think she is without a doubt going to have absolutely fantastic results.

Proud that she is my friend!

Champ Day 2020 – Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search

Champ Day – The Lake Champlain Monster Festival
Aug 1, 2020

A special video presentation by Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search. To learn more about Katy and her search for Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster: Website: officialchampsearch.webs.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/catego…

Champ Search Investigation

Katy Elizabeth
Jan 4, 2014

This is our Champ Search Investigation.We traveled to Lake Champlain to find the elusive creature that calls this lake home. visit our facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Champ-… visit or site www.officialchampsearch.webs.com Water Horse Of Lake Champlain by Katy Elizabeth available on amazon.com or on our website for an autographed copy.

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Katy Elizabeth – CCC Podcast #7

Crash-Course Cryptozoology
May 30, 2019

Katy Elizabeth has been a Champ enthusiast from a young age. That interest has grown into not only a passion, but a basis for the scientific fieldwork she conducts out on Lake Champlain. In her time studying the sightings, Katy Elizabeth has come across significant and anomalous pieces of evidence that may shed light on the mystery. Champ Search’s Official Website: officialchampsearch.webs.com/ Champ Search’s Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/catego…

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Katy Elizabeth | Cryptozoologist, Founder of Champ Search Lake Champlain | Arcane Radio 09.29.2014

Beyond Explanation
Aug 6, 2020

#katyelizabeth From Arcane Radio’s archive Katy Elizabeth joins Lon and Sean September 29th, 2014, to take you to Lake Champlain, home of the legendary Champ lake monster. Cryptozoologist Katy Elizabeth, member of Champ Search, discusses her research, the monster, and her new book. Champ Search Website: officialchampsearch.webs.com

Katy Elizabeth was born in Warwick Rhode Island. Katy is the world’s leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster. Katy has been studying the existence of Champ since a child, as one of the youngest and most recent Cryptozoologists, she made her life long dream into reality when she had her own sighting and experiences of this elusive creature on Lake Champlain, it prompted her to start her own group called “Champ Search”, the groups goal is to study, investigate , prove the existence and most importantly protect the unique animals that inhabit New York and Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain.

She is the author of the new book “Water Horse Of Lake Champlain II” available on amazon.com

The Beyond Explanation YouTube channel presents Lon Strickler’s Phantoms and Monsters real cryptid encounter reports, eyewitness experiences and paranormal investigations together with Arcane Radio’s conversations with noted researchers and experiencers seeking to explain the unexplained. Beyond Explanation shares information and encounters from people who have witnessed or experienced; aliens, UFO/UAP, abductions. bigfoot, cryptids, ghosts, time shifts, paranormal and other supernatural events. Please tell us about your own experiences, encounters and observations in the comments or at www.phantomsandmonsters.com/p… Links: Lon Strickler’s Phantoms & Monsters www.phantomsandmonsters.com/
Credits: All content licensed and/or used with permission.

Nobody works as hard as Katy does… and it is going to pay off… mark my words!

 

mars mic launch

Tomorrow, July 30 at approximately 7:50 a.m. EDT, NASA is planning to launch a mission to take the Perseverance rover to Mars. Settled among the millions of dollars of high-tech space equipment is a DPA 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, an MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and an MMP-G Modular Active Cable, which will act as an ultra-transparent preamplifier.

dpaThe off-the-shelf microphone and audio interface will be the rover’s “ears” and the auditory part of the “brain” during the demanding and dangerous entry, descent and landing (EDL) part of the trip. The microphone’s mission is to capture sounds as the rover enters the Martian atmosphere and makes its way down to the planet surface.

Watch history in the making, live!

Follow the countdown and make sure to check out the other fun and educational information on NASA’s Mars 2020 mission page. You can even watch NASA’s Perseverance rover Launch to Mars on the NASA YouTube channel.

Let’s help give the 4006 (and the entire Perseverance rover) a proper send off and wish it well on its long and lonely 7-month journey!

Exploring the sounds of Mars

DPA Microphones is hitching a ride with the Mars 2020 Rover. What do we expect to hear?

Exploring the sounds of Mars.

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Exploring the sounds of Mars

DPA Microphones
Jan 8, 2019

DPA Microphones is hitching a ride with the Mars 2020 Rover. What do we expect to hear?

Dear readers, my dream has come true!

When I made enquiry a while ago, I was told they were going to put a mic up. And they have! BRAVO!

I am thrilled! Oh, yes, I am!

 

jupiter
 
jupiter

Jupiter in Near-Infrared
Jupiter and Ganymede in Near-UV and Blue

Posted by Judy Schmidt, 2 years ago, on 1/6/2018 at 10:38am.

 

 
I love that we have the tech to do this, to gaze upon planets far, far from home. Yes, this is fantastic.

This just in [from]:

It’s the first ever direct image of two large exo planets around a star similar to our own. It’s pretty awesome to get to see a real image of planets outside our solar system.

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The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplanets are extremely rare, and — until now — astronomers had never directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun. The observations can help astronomers understand how planets formed and evolved around our own Sun.

Even though astronomers have indirectly detected thousands of planets in our galaxy, only a tiny fraction of these exoplanets have been directly imaged,” says co-author Matthew Kenworthy, Associate Professor at Leiden University, adding that “direct observations are important in the search for environments that can support life.” The direct imaging of two or more exoplanets around the same star is even more rare; only two such systems have been directly observed so far, both around stars markedly different from our Sun. The new ESO’s VLT image is the first direct image of more than one exoplanet around a Sun-like star. ESO’s VLT was also the first telescope to directly image an exoplanet, back in 2004, when it captured a speck of light around a brown dwarf, a type of ‘failed’ star.

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This image, captured by the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the star TYC 8998-760-1 accompanied by two giant exoplanets. This is the first time astronomers have directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun.
The image was captured by blocking the light from the young, Sun-like star (on the top left corner) using a coronagraph, which allows for the fainter planets to be detected. The bright and dark rings we see on the star’s image are optical artefacts. The two planets are visible as two bright dots in the centre and bottom right of the frame.

 

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This image, captured by the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the star TYC 8998-760-1 accompanied by two giant exoplanets, TYC 8998-760-1b and TYC 8998-760-1c. This is the first time astronomers have directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun. The two planets are visible as two bright dots in the centre (TYC 8998-760-1b) and bottom right (TYC 8998-760-1c) of the frame, noted by arrows. Other bright dots, which are background stars, are visible in the image as well. By taking different images at different times, the team were able to distinguish the planets from the background stars. The image was captured by blocking the light from the young, Sun-like star (top-left of centre) using a coronagraph, which allows for the fainter planets to be detected. The bright and dark rings we see on the star’s image are optical artefacts.

 

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This image, captured by the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the star TYC 8998-760-1 accompanied by two giant exoplanets, TYC 8998-760-1b and TYC 8998-760-1c. This is the first time astronomers have directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun. The two planets are visible as two bright dots in the centre (TYC 8998-760-1b) and bottom right (TYC 8998-760-1c) of the frame. Other bright dots, which are background stars, are visible in the image as well. By taking different images at different times, the team were able to distinguish these planets from the background stars. The image was captured by blocking the light from the young, Sun-like star (top-left of centre) using a coronagraph, which allows for the fainter planets to be detected. The bright and dark rings we see on the star’s image are optical artefacts.

 

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This chart shows the location of the TYC 8998-760-1 system. This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the system itself is marked with a red circle.

Bravo, boffins, jolly good show, what?!

It won’t be long now till we’re out there. I am sure of it. Toddlers today will live it.

Should we survive, of course.

 

 
Stole this post from ATS, another terrific thread by Gortex that is right up my alley and hopefully yours.

Enhanced by AI , Moon Landing Footage like You’ve Never Seen

gortex
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Member Registered: 8/16/2009 Location: Valles Marineris Mood: Transmogrified Member was on ATS 18 minutes ago

posted on Jul, 19 2020 @ 02:02 PM

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Take a ride on the Lunar Rover as it traverses the Moon in 60fps restored footage.
The clarity of the restored images and frame rate make it look like it was filmed yesterday.

A photo and film restoration specialist, who goes by the name of DutchSteamMachine, has worked some AI magic to enhance original Apollo film, creating strikingly clear and vivid video clips and images.

“I really wanted to provide an experience on this old footage that has not been seen before,” he told Universe Today.

Take a look at this enhanced footage from an Apollo 16 lunar rover traverse with Charlie Duke and John Young, where the footage that was originally shot with 12 frames per second (FPS) has been increased to 60 FPS:
www.sciencealert.com…

Hats off to Dutchsteammachine , great job.
www.youtube.com…

Watch!

Apollo 15 in 60fps: Lunar Landing

Dutchsteammachine
Jun 17, 2020

Support content like this and more at my Patreon: www.patreon.com/dutchsteammac… Join the Discord Server: discord.gg/zm3rmRq The complete Apollo 15 Ascent in 4K 60fps from a HD source. Rendertime: 5 hours. Enjoy 16mm, Panorama’s & Audio: NASA 16mm processing: Dutchsteammachine

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Apollo 16 in 60fps: Rover Traverse To Station 13

Dutchsteammachine
Jul 7, 2020

Apollo 16 Rover Traverse to Station 13 16mm footage interpolated from 12fps to 60fps with DAIN-AI. Colour corrected and synchronized with audio. Artefacts caused by interpolation. Raw 16mm film, 70mm stills & Audio: NASA Video & Audio Processing: Dutchsteammachine Patron Credit: Generaljohnson Burke Burnett Joshua Lennen

Apollo 16 in 60fps: Rover Traverse to Station 4

Dutchsteammachine
Jun 27, 2020

Apollo 16 Rover Traverse to Station 4 16mm footage interpolated from 12fps to 60fps with DAIN-AI. Colour corrected and synchronized with audio. Raw 16mm film & Audio: NASA Video & Audio Processing: Dutchsteammachine

SPECTACULAR!!!

Oh, baby!

 

 

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Photo #MR-1A-9186-266 – This appears to be the first photo of the object, and it appears towards the lower left side of the frame.

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Photo #MR-1A-9186-267 – Nothing anomalous appears to be in this frame, but it is included for research.

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Photo #MR-1A-9186-268 – Here, what appears to be an object, appears towards the top left. Although not significant, when coupled with the next frame, it seems like the object is flying towards the Mercury-Redstone spacecraft. Illusion?

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Photo #MR-1A-9186-269 – Here is the most important, and clearest frame. The object now appears again towards the lower left side of the frame.

Unknown Object in 1960 Photographs from Mercury-Redstone 1A

by Administrator on June 7, 2020

Case File Status: Unidentified

Originally Published: April 30, 2015. Updated June 7, 2020

Case File Summary

What are we looking at?: This is a photo taken by the Mercury Redstone 1A Mission launched on December 19, 1960.

Out of the 420 photos archived in ASU’s collection, there are multiple photos that capture, what appears to be, an unknown object, or possibly a craft, that shouldn’t be there.

In 1960, there wasn’t much in space, so what could this mysterious object be?

The Analysis

After posting this case file, I received a lot of feedback. Those skeptical on the case proposed that it was a reflection of something inside the craft. So, I did a bit of analysis to see if that theory holds water.

I used 2 photos from the string above. Photo #MR-1A-9186-266 (B&W) and also Photo #MR-1A-9186-269 (Red Tint). I feel that you can discount this theory of a reflection, due to the fact the “reflection” does not appear in 2 of the photos in between these two frames in or near the spot, and also the theory ignores Photo #MR-1A-9186-268 which may show the object much farther in the background.

But, for sake of argument, we will dismiss those photos and deal with the two argued as a reflection. I used, what I believe, is the only constant (non-moving) object in the frame of photos – the reflection of the mission clock. The spacecraft is moving, so therefore, objects on the outside of the spacecraft would be moving their position in the frame as well. Matching the clock on the photos, would show what was constant inside the craft as it would appear in the same exact position, and what was ‘moving’ outside the craft therefore being in different positions as the spacecraft moved.

Please read the rest of the article … and view the analytical photos … at The Black Vault.

I love this sort of stuff!

There is nothing better than the unknown!

 

 
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Rocket Men – Wernher von Braun poses with Austrian-Hungarian rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth, Ernst Stuhlinger, U.S. General Holger Toftoy, Robert Lusser, and models of missiles he helped design. 1956.

Hermann Oberth (center), was the mentor of Wernher von Braun (second from right).

(Image credit: NASA)

I love this picture!

 

 
Aldabra white-throated rail bird

An extinct bird just ‘evolved itself’ back into existence

The Aldabra hasn’t existed in almost 100,000 years. Now it’s back

By Thomas Shambler
18 May 2020

The Aldabra white-throated rail bird was declared extinct, a victim of rising sea levels almost 100,000 years ago.

However, the flightless brown bird has recently been spotted – leaving scientists scratching their heads as to how – and why – the species has come back to life.

According to research in the Zoological Journal of Linnean Society, the re-incarnated Aldabra bird is a product of ‘iterative evolution’. That’s when old genes thought to have died out re-emerge at a different point in time.

That means that while a bird’s ancestors might have disappeared, that DNA still remains – and provided the environment is right, there’s nothing to stop those ancient genes from replicating in modern times.

So identical species can indeed produce multiple, slightly evolved offshoots, throughout the course of their species’ history.

But don’t get your hopes up that this means dinosaurs and wooly mammoths will be popping up next. This scientific phenomenon only occurs within species that are nearly identical to their ancestors.

While iterative evolution has previously occurred in species such as turtles, it has never been seen in the realm of birds.

“We know of no other example in the rails, or of birds in general, that demonstrates this phenomenon so evidently,” said paleobiologist David Martill, in a statement.

“Only on the Aldabra, which has the oldest paleontological record of any oceanic island within the Indian Ocean region, is fossil evidence available that demonstrates the effects of changing sea levels on extinction and recolonization events.”

2020 was already an interesting and confusing year. Looks like now we have to contend with re-materializing birds, as well.

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This is fascinating. And rather exciting, too. At least, to me it is. I have always loved this sort of thing; and the more exotic and rare the occurrence, the more I like it. Because discovery and new knowledge is what it’s all about. accompanied always by renewed wisdom, of course.

 

Hubble Space Telescope is 30 Today and to Celebrate it’s Taken a Picture of the Cosmic Reef

gortex
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Registered: 8/16/2009 – Location: Valles Marineris – Mood: Transmogrified – Member is on ATS now.

posted on Apr, 24 2020 @ 02:49 PM

30 years ago today the Hubble telescope took its place in space as our eye in the sky peering out into the Universe , 30 years of discovery and mind boggling pictures from the dawn of creation , to celebrate the anniversary the Hubble team have imaged the “Cosmic Reef” , two Stellar nebulae in our neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud.

The accompanying video takes a closer look


This science visualization presents the dramatic landscape of two nebulas in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The video, based on images by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, takes viewers on a close-up tour of the nebulas’ three-dimensional structures, as envisioned by scientists and artists.

The movie begins with the Hubble view of NGC 2014 (lower left) and NGC 2020 (upper right). The region has been nicknamed the “Cosmic Reef,” because of its resemblance to an undersea world. The camera then flies past myriad stars for a close-up look at NGC 2014. The first stop is the bubble of hot gas on the left that has a coral-like appearance. Energetic ultraviolet light from the system’s most massive stars has heated the gas, while strong stellar winds (streams of charged particles) help create its bubble structure.

The journey continues into the heart of the nebula, home to extraordinarily massive and bright stars. The glowing gas in this region is bathed in the stars’ intense luminosity. In contrast, the dark, denser gas is resisting that radiation, and is blown back to form craggy, mountainous shapes. The virtual flight moves past ridges, valleys, and pockets of new star formation.

The camera then rises up and over a ridge of NGC 2014, revealing the three-dimensional structure of neighboring NGC 2020. The Wolf-Rayet star at its core is the mammoth, intensely hot source of this nebula. Episodes of outbursts from the young star have produced cloudy rings and clumps in the bright blue gas. While Hubble views NGC 2020 looking down the axis of the stellar outflows, the visualization finishes with a side view that illustrates the nebula’s double-lobed structure.

Cosmic Reef: NGC 2014 & NGC 2020

Hubble Space Telescope
Apr 24, 2020

This science visualization presents the dramatic landscape of two nebulas in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The video, based on images by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, takes viewers on a close-up tour of the nebulas’ three-dimensional structures, as envisioned by scientists and artists. The movie begins with the Hubble view of NGC 2014 (lower left) and NGC 2020 (upper right). The region has been nicknamed the “Cosmic Reef,” because of its resemblance to an undersea world. The camera then flies past myriad stars for a close-up look at NGC 2014. The first stop is the bubble of hot gas on the left that has a coral-like appearance. Energetic ultraviolet light from the system’s most massive stars has heated the gas, while strong stellar winds (streams of charged particles) help create its bubble structure. The journey continues into the heart of the nebula, home to extraordinarily massive and bright stars. The glowing gas in this region is bathed in the stars’ intense luminosity. In contrast, the dark, denser gas is resisting that radiation, and is blown back to form craggy, mountainous shapes. The virtual flight moves past ridges, valleys, and pockets of new star formation. The camera then rises up and over a ridge of NGC 2014, revealing the three-dimensional structure of neighboring NGC 2020. The Wolf-Rayet star at its core is the mammoth, intensely hot source of this nebula. Episodes of outbursts from the young star have produced cloudy rings and clumps in the bright blue gas. While Hubble views NGC 2020 looking down the axis of the stellar outflows, the visualization finishes with a side view that illustrates the nebula’s double-lobed structure. Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, J. DePasquale, L. Hustak, J. Olmstead, A. Pagan, D. Player, and F. Summers (STScI) Music: “Cosmic Reef” by J. DePasquale (STScI)

Happy Anniversary Hubble team , here’s to many many more.

Fantastic!