Wednesday, June 28, 2017

GOTAN PROJECT - SANTA MARIA ( DEL BUEN AYRE ) ♥ ♪



LIGHTNING Taken by Tamás Kelemen on June 25, 2017 @ Szeged, Hungary



Lightning struck a tower just about 200m from me.
Setup: Canon 1300D, 18mm, f/13, 10sec, ISO100, and a huge storm


SCIENCECASTS: SOLAR MINIMUM IS COMING

COMPOSITE MESSIER 20 AND 21 Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh



The beautiful Trifid Nebula, also known as Messier 20, lies about 5,000 light-years away, a colorful study in cosmic contrasts. It shares this nearly 1 degree wide field with open star cluster Messier 21 (top left). Trisected by dust lanes the Trifid itself is about 40 light-years across and a mere 300,000 years old. That makes it one of the youngest star forming regions in our sky, with newborn and embryonic stars embedded in its natal dust and gas clouds. Estimates of the distance to open star cluster M21 are similar to M20's, but though they share this gorgeous telescopic skyscape there is no apparent connection between the two. M21's stars are much older, about 8 million years old. M20 and M21 are easy to find with even a small telescope in the nebula rich constellation Sagittarius. In fact, this well-composed scene is a composite from two different telescopes. Using narrowband data it blends a high resolution image of M20 with a wider field image extending to M21.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

HANINE - ARABIA ♥ ♪




CREPUSCULAR RAYS Taken by Michael Karrer on June 25, 2017 @ Airport of Graz



Leaving the plaine at the airport of Graz impressive Angel Lights were greeting the passangers. The sky was completely overcast except the small area in the west. Snapshot with a Samsung Galaxy S4.


THE IMPOSSIBLE PHOTO IS POSSIBLE Taken by Marcella Giulia Pace on June 8, 2017 @ Randello (Ragusa - Sicily) -Italy





A unusual picture I took at sunset with the aid of a special mirror (with effect “Pepper’s ghost” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper%27s_ghost) , which filtered the Sun light and at the same time reflected the Moon behind me.


In this way I was able to catch the Sun and the Moon at the horizon at the same time and with a single click.

15 MYSTERIES ABOUT ANCIENT EGYPT SCIENCE CAN’T EXPLAIN


http://www.therichest.com/technologies/15-mysteries-about-ancient-egypt-science-cant-explain/

















ZEISS MILVUS 1.4/35





The new ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 for DSLR cameras is the tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus family and it showcases its many benefits even at full aperture – meaning it’s perfectly in portrait and landscape photography.


 .. UN SUEÑO ! ..





NASA COMPLETES STUDY OF FUTURE ‘ICE GIANT’ MISSION CONCEPTS

A NASA-led and NASA-sponsored study of potential future missions to the mysterious “ice giant” planets Uranus and Neptune has been released—the first in a series of mission studies NASA will conduct in support of the next Planetary Science Decadal Survey. The results of this and future studies will be used as the Decadal Survey deliberates on NASA’s planetary science priorities from 2022-2032. The study identifies the scientific questions an ice giant mission should address, and discusses various instruments, spacecraft, flight-paths and technologies that could be used.




Left: Arriving at Uranus in 1986, Voyager 2 observed a bluish orb with subtle features. A haze layer hid most of the planet's cloud features from view. Right: This image of Neptune was produced from Voyager 2 and shows the Great Dark Spot and its companion bright smudge.
Credits: Left: NASA/JPL-Caltech - Right: NASA



"This study argues the importance of exploring at least one of these planets and its entire environment, which includes surprisingly dynamic icy moons, rings, and bizarre magnetic fields," said Mark Hofstadter of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, one of the two co-chairs of the science team that produced the report. The European Space Agency (ESA) also participated in the study.

To date, Uranus and Neptune have been visited briefly by one spacecraft, Voyager 2.  Voyager rapidly flew by Uranus in 1986 and Neptune in 1989, as part of its grand tour of discovery that previously took it by Jupiter and Saturn.

Said co-chair Amy Simon of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, "We do not know how these planets formed and why they and their moons look the way they do. There are fundamental clues as to how our solar system formed and evolved that can only be found by a detailed study of one, or preferably both, of these planets."

A variety of potential mission concepts are discussed in the study, including orbiters, flybys, and probes that would dive into Uranus’ atmosphere to study its composition. A narrow-angle camera would send data back to Earth about the ice giants and their moons. Uranus has 27 known moons, while Neptune has 14.

Collectively, Uranus and Neptune are referred to as ice giant planets. In spite of that name, relatively little solid ice is thought to be in them today, but it is believed there is a massive liquid ocean beneath their clouds, which accounts for about two-thirds of their total mass. This makes them fundamentally different from the gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn (which are approximately 85 percent gas by mass), and terrestrial planets like Earth or Mars, which are basically 100 percent rock. It’s not clear how or where ice giant planets form, why their magnetic fields are strangely oriented, and what drives geologic activity on some of their moons. These mysteries make them scientifically important, and this importance is enhanced by the discovery that many planets around other stars appear to be similar to our own ice giants.




Illustration of compositional differences among the giant planets and their relative sizes. Earth is shown for comparison. Jupiter and Saturn are primarily made of hydrogen and helium, the terrestrial planets are almost pure rock, while Uranus and Neptune are thought to be largely supercritical liquid water.


Credits: JPL/Caltech, based on material from the Lunar and Planetary Institute
It is now up to the next decadal survey to recommend science priorities for NASA for the next decade. NASA will then determine if and when to fly a mission that is responsive to those priorities.



The full study (529 pages), as well as a short summary are available at:





SATURNIAN DAWN



NASA's Cassini spacecraft peers toward a sliver of Saturn's sunlit atmosphere while the icy rings stretch across the foreground as a dark band.

This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 7 degrees below the ring plane. The image was taken in green light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on March 31, 2017.

The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 620,000 miles (1 million kilometers) from Saturn. Image scale is 38 miles (61 kilometers) per pixel.


The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.nasa.gov/cassini. The Cassini imaging team homepage is at http://ciclops.org.


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

COILS OF MAGNETIC FIELD LINES



A smallish solar filament looks like it collapsed into the sun and set off a minor eruption that hurled plasma into space (June 20, 2017). Then, the disrupted magnetic field immediately began to reorganize itself, hence the bright series of spirals coiling up over that area. The magnetic field lines are made visible in extreme ultraviolet light as charged particles spin along them. Also of interest are the darker, cooler strands of plasma being pulled and twisted at the edge of the sun just below the active region. The activity here is in a 21-hour period.

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.


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THE M81 GALAXY GROUP THROUGH THE INTEGRATED FLUX NEBULA Image Credit & Copyright : D. Lopez & A. Rosenberg, IAC



Distant galaxies and nearby nebulas highlight this deep image of the M81 Group of galaxies. First and foremost in this 80-exposure mosaic is the grand design spiral galaxy M81, the largest galaxy in the image, visible on the lower right. M81 is gravitationally interacting with M82 just above it, a large galaxy with an unusual halo of filamentary red-glowing gas. Around the image many other galaxies from the M81 Group of galaxies can be seen, as well as many foreground Milky Way stars. This whole galaxy menagerie is seen through the glow of an Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), a vast and complex screen of diffuse gas and dust also in our Milky Way Galaxy. Details of the red and yellow IFN, digitally enhanced, were imaged by a new wide-field camera recently installed at the Teide Observatory in the Canary Islands of Spain.


Monday, June 26, 2017

SPACEWEATHER ( PUBLICACIÓN DE LA FOTO ) - " CLOUDY MOON " Taken by Esmeralda Sosa on June 26 2017 @ ROSARIO - ARGENTINA

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=136546





.. mil gracias SPACEWEATHER ! ..

" CLOUDY MOON " //// FOTOS: ESMERALDA SOSA


.. yupiii !.. se viene la tormenta.. 8 grados menos de los 22 actuales de temperatura..

.. Y LO MEJOR SERA LA NOCHE DIÁFANA A CONTINUACIÓN! ..









CRESENT MOON Taken by Mohd Alasfoor on June 25, 2017 @ Bahrain




Cresent Moon Of Eid Alfitr over Bahrain Fort

LIGHTNINGS Taken by Manfred Birawsky on June 26, 2017 @ Munich Germany




again a thunderstorm passed by South East of Munich; enjoyed this great show with my wife! Canon 6D with 28-300 mm Canon lens, ISO 800 f9


GLENN MEDEIROS - NOTHING'S GONNA CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU ♥ ♪




Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
Glenn Medeiros



If I had to live my life without you near me
The days would all be empty
The nights would seem so long
With you I see forever oh so clearly
I might have been in love before
But it never felt this strong
Our dreams are young and we both know
They'll take us where we want to go

Hold me now
Touch me now
I don't want to live without you

Nothing's gonna change my love for you
You ought to know by now how much I love you
One thing you can be sure of
I'll never ask for more than your love

Nothing's gonna change my love for you
You ought to know by know how much I love you
The world may change my whole life through but
Nothing's gonna change my love for you

If the road ahead is not so easy
Our love will lead the way for us
Like a guiding star
I'll be there for you
If you should need me
You don't have to change a thing
I love you just the way you are
So come with me and share the view
I'll help you see forever too

Hold me now
Touch me now
I don't want to live without you

Nothing's gonna change my love for you
You ought to know by now how much I love you
One thing you can be sure of
I'll never ask for more than your love

Nothing's gonna change my love for you
You ought to know by know how much I love you
The world may change my whole life through but
Nothing's gonna change my love for you




REFLECTED RAINBOW AT SUNSET Taken by Göran Strand on June 24, 2017 @ Vansbro, Sweden



Rainbows are always opposite the Sun and their centres are below the horizon at the the so called antisolar point. Early morning and late afternoon it the best time to see a rainbow because the sun must not be too high. The lower the sun the higher is the rainbow.

In this photo I took in Vansbro, Sweden, taken just before sunset, the rainbow is as high as it gets and with the reflection in the water, acting as the lower half of a circle, its easy to see that the rainbow was at its highest position. Had the Sun been any higher in the sky, this rainbow formation had been more ellipse shaped.

Photographer Göran Strand, Sweden

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BIENESTAR Y BELLEZA: LAS TENDENCIAS DE ESTE AÑO SENTIRSE BIEN, TENER MÁS ENERGÍA Y REVITALIZARSE SON LOS TRES PILARES DEL MANTRA DE LA BELLEZA Y EL BIENESTAR DE ESTE 2017

https://www.rosario3.com/trendy/Bienestar-y-belleza-las-tendencias-de-este-ano-20170626-0010.html



ARTISTIC IMPRESSION: THE SURFACE OF TRAPPIST-1F Illustration Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Team, T. Pyle (IPAC)



If you could stand on the surface of the newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f, what would you see? Presently, no Earthling knows for sure, but the featured illustration depicts a reasoned guess based on observational data taken by NASA's Sun-orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope. In 2017, four more Earth-sized planets were found by Spitzer, including TRAPPIST-1f, in addition to three discovered in 2015 from the ground. From the planet's surface, near the mild terminator between night and day, you might see water, ice, and rock on the ground, while water-based clouds might hover above. Past the clouds, the small central star TRAPPIST-1 would appear more red than our Sun, but angularly larger due to the close orbit. With seven known Earth-sized planets -- many of which pass near each other -- the TRAPPIST-1 system is not only a candidate to have life, but intercommunicating life -- although a preliminary search has found no obvious transmissions.