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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, May 8, 2018.
She hooks me in, too.
These aren't science so much as thought-provoking:
The sun is so cool!
Bonus points for Monty Python reference.
UV image of Venus transiting the Sun in 2012.
Awesome to see it grandly rotating. Nice atmospheric music behind that one!
2016 X-ray image of sunspots.
Flying through the Orion nebula at 2 light years per minute, to the music of Dvorak.
Video rendering combines visible & infared.
Near the middle of the vid, we pass a young sun that has a protoplanetary disk.
This is worth a watch on a big TV:
It has ... craters?
Apparently when there are 2 full moons in September the 1st isn't considered a harvest moon which normally a September one is called. Well almost, the 2nd one is on October 1st.
I saw this one at sunset tonight & it was really yellow. It was real visible with binoculars.
I have photos of the transit that I took around here somewhere.
Remarkable image of Jupiter with its largest moons. According to APOD this was captured in a single shot, taken at Cancun last week.
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"Researchers have found a cancer-killing powerhouse in the most unlikely of places – honeybee venom. In a fascinating new study published in Nature Precision Oncology, the venom was found to kill cancer cells while leaving normal cells relatively unscathed in vitro and in mouse models."
Vera Rubin: Super telescope's giant camera spies broccoli
The resolution is so good that a golf ball would be visible from 15 miles (25 kilometers) away.
How do you test the new sensor for the world's largest digital camera? You take a picture of broccoli, of course.
This might sound bizarre but the intricate shapes found in the Romanesco version of this plant are a good check that you're capturing lots of detail. And for the camera that's to be fitted to the Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile - performance is everything. This 3.2 gigapixel device is going to help unlock some of the key outstanding questions in astronomy.
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Along with our moon, too. Very cool.