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kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:


The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.


it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:

The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.

it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

amnhnyc:

Meet Jeholopterus, the fuzzy pterosaur which lived about 130 million years ago.
Pterosaurs were of course reptiles, closely related to dinosaurs and crocodiles, and like lizards and snakes living today. But instead of having scales, pterosaurs, including Jeholopterus, were covered in hairlike fibers called pycnofibers.

Learn more about this pterosaur. 

amnhnyc:

Meet Jeholopterus, the fuzzy pterosaur which lived about 130 million years ago.

Pterosaurs were of course reptiles, closely related to dinosaurs and crocodiles, and like lizards and snakes living today. But instead of having scales, pterosaurs, including Jeholopterus, were covered in hairlike fibers called pycnofibers.

Learn more about this pterosaur. 

stuckinabucket:

thegreatgodum:

biomorphosis:

The Lesser mouse-deer or Chevrotain is the smallest hoofed mammal in the world. They are shy and secretive forest dwelling relative of the deer and are rarely seen. Unlike deer, the males have no antlers, but do sport a pair of canine teeth that can be seen projecting downward from the upper jaw like two tiny tusks.

 

oh my god I saw these at singapore night zoo a couple years ago they are so cute MOUSEDEERMOUSEDEERMOUSEDEEEEER

These little dopes are only like two feet from nose to tail, but their tongues are almost 6 inches long.

(via realmonstrosities)

zerostatereflex:

NASA’s Starshade

This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.”

(That last GIF is a prototype,..it’s like we’re using the natural mechanics of flower petals for space..so awesome.)

One day this may be used to take the first picture of another Earth. 

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [Tomorrow on FOX

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thaneh:


Turkey Tail Mushroom (step-by-step)
I’m getting back into mushroom illustrations after a year hiatus.  This illustration’s actually really funny because I had the article written just a little bit more than a year ago. (Article: http://oobites.com/2014/02/turkey-tail-mushroom/ )
Last February I had just finished reading a Paul Stamets book on mycology, but became more enamored with riding my motorcycle back and forth from New Orleans and delving into their food scene instead (Collection: http://oobites.com/tag/nola/ ).  Which is really strange, because I’m headed back there in a couple weeks.
Circles be full lately.

thaneh:

Turkey Tail Mushroom (step-by-step)

I’m getting back into mushroom illustrations after a year hiatus.  This illustration’s actually really funny because I had the article written just a little bit more than a year ago. (Article: http://oobites.com/2014/02/turkey-tail-mushroom/ )

Last February I had just finished reading a Paul Stamets book on mycology, but became more enamored with riding my motorcycle back and forth from New Orleans and delving into their food scene instead (Collection: http://oobites.com/tag/nola/ ).  Which is really strange, because I’m headed back there in a couple weeks.

Circles be full lately.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

kenobi-wan-obi:

A Decade of Saturn by David Kolb

Here is an animation of Saturns rings covering a ten year time span from 2003 through 2013. The images were taken with an eight inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, and various web cameras.

jewsee-medicalstudent:

Aortic Coarctation.

These are MRI and MRA images of a 22-year-old man with aortic coarctation, a congenital condition whereby the aorta narrows in the area where the ductus arteriosus (ligamentum arteriosum after regression) inserts and it is considered when a section of the aorta is narrowed to an abnormal width.

Coarctation is a congenital anomaly of unknown etiology that results in a focal obstruction at the junction of the distal aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. It is responsible for 6% of congenital cardiac anomalies. Although there is blood flow across the coarc segment, it is supplemented by collateral blood flow that bypasses the obstruction via intercostal, internal mammary, epigastric, spinal, and periscapular arteries.

It is rare before 10-years of age and is most pronounced along the posterior upper ribs. Prognosis is good with early surgical intervention, poor without surgical intervention; very high mortality rate by 6th decade of life in this subset of patients.

(Images and clinical informations via VCU Medical Center).

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humanoidhistory:

The Mare Orientale basin on the Moon, observed in a flyover by NASA’s GRAIL space probe, April 2012.

humanoidhistory:

The Mare Orientale basin on the Moon, observed in a flyover by NASA’s GRAIL space probe, April 2012.

(via kenobi-wan-obi)

tedx:

Sure, puppies are cute, but they’re also quite complex. At TEDxZurich, systems scientist Nicolas Perony uses YouTuber Robert Gann’s Scottie Pinwheel to show how complex social structures emerge from a group of individuals following a common rule (here: keep access to milk).

Watch Nicolas’s talk to understand more about the simple rules that drive some of the astoundingly complex social behavior of other animals — like bats and meerkats.

Watch the whole talk here»

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earthstory:

marswiggles:

Left Navcam, Sol 494 — navcam pointed down at wheel in motion



The Curiosity Rover just passed its 500th sol (martian day) of action since landing. May as well give NASA some props for this remarkable monster today

earthstory:

marswiggles:

Left Navcam, Sol 494 — navcam pointed down at wheel in motion

The Curiosity Rover just passed its 500th sol (martian day) of action since landing. May as well give NASA some props for this remarkable monster today

vidorbital:

China’s Yutu (玉兔) rover rolls off Chang’e 3 (嫦娥三号), onto the surface of the moon. This is China’s first robotic lunar landing, the first robotic mission to soft-land on the moon in 37 years, and the first lunar rover since 1973.

Yutu (“jade rabbit”) is designed to prove Chinese lunar and planetary exploration technologies and study lunar geology.

(via avarenity)

zerostatereflex:

New images of Saturn’s Hexagon! 
“This colorful view from NASA’s Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.” This movie, made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters, and the first movie to show a complete view from the north pole down to about 70 degrees north latitude.”

zerostatereflex:

New images of Saturn’s Hexagon! 

This colorful view from NASA’s Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.” This movie, made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters, and the first movie to show a complete view from the north pole down to about 70 degrees north latitude.”