The World Outside My Window - Time Lapse of Earth from the ISS.
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Editor: David Peterson
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.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University
(Via The Sun Today)
(GIF’s Source: SOHO Real Time GIF Movies)
Athena and eLISA: Together We Will Unveil the Hidden Secrets of the Universe. The European Space Agency (ESA) has recently begun choosing candidates for the next large mission launch slots. The first step was the submission of white papers advocating science themes. Out of many candidates, ESA now selected two:
Mathemata mathematicis scribuntur.
Notice: Although the literal translation of this phrase as it appears in the prologue of “the revolutionibus orbium coelestium" (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) would be “Mathematics is written for mathematicians”, in some modern translations (such as this one) has been rendered as “Astronomy is written for astronomers" taking into account meaning in the historical context, and the specific situation of the phrase in a prologue to Pope Paul III, to whom Copernicus dedicated his work. (Source info)
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