Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan
This is so stunningly beautiful. You’ve got to watch it all the way through to the end; it just keeps getting better and better!
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Water Weight: Effects of Surface Tension
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“This image shows the moon at centre, with the limb of Earth near the bottom transitioning into the orange-coloured troposphere, the lowest and most dense portion of the Earth’s atmosphere. The troposphere ends abruptly at the tropopause, which appears in the image as the sharp boundary between the orange- and blue- coloured atmosphere. The silvery-blue noctilucent clouds extend far above the Earth’s troposphere.” via Wikipedia and NASA.
November 2001 spectacular Leonid meteor storm over the World Heritage Site of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Northern Territory of Australia.
New cyborg fuel cell draws its power from brain fluids
Scientists hope to use the fuel cells to provide energy to brain implants, especially for paralyzed patients, but say such a device is still years away.
“Astrophotographer Alan Friedman captured this gorgeous portrait of the sun on April 7 from his home in Buffalo, NY, using a backyard solar telescope and a new Grasshopper CCD camera by Point Grey Research. Viewed in a wavelength emitted by hydrogen alpha (Ha) the sun’s surface details become visible, showing the complex texture of our home star’s true face.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element found on the sun. The sun’s “surface” and the layer just above it — the photosphere and chromosphere, respectively — are regions where atomic hydrogen exists profusely in upper-state form, and it’s these absorption layers that hydrogen alpha imaging reveals in detail.
The “furry” texture of the sun’s surface is caused by structures called “spicules” — vertical tongues of superheated plasma that flare up from the photosphere. When observed inside the sun’s disk, the darker horizontal structure of spicules are known as “fibrils.” Plasma accelerated in spicules can travel vertically up to 55,000 mph and reach 3,000 miles (4,830 kilometers) in altitude before fizzling out — fibrils, on the other hand, appear somewhat less dynamic. There’s an estimated 100,000 spicules distributed across the face of the sun at any one time.”
by Marco Ludwig
Transit of Venus during sunrise on the Baltic sea near the town Peenemünde, where Wernher von Braun constructed the rockets of World War 2.