“Amazing animation and new science reveals the lives of Ice Age beasts”
- artist unknown
See more illustrations at the BBC
That’s so weird that BBC didn’t list the artist, I looked too :< Pity, these are gorgeous works!
So many cool illustrations!
There’s a new star in the sky — and it was put there by astronomers using a giant laser. Installed on to one of the telescopes at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Paranal site in Chile this February, the laser projects a ”star” on to the sky, which helps astronomers get a clearer view.
“We project a beam with a diameter of about 50cm, and make a ‘star’ about 90km up in the atmosphere,” explains ESO laser engineer Steffan Lewis. This artificial star acts as a reference point for atmospheric distortion. The light waves it sends back to Earth are “crinkled” by the turbulence and changing density of the atmosphere; this is why stars seem to twinkle. A sensor in the telescope measures the distortion, and very thin deformable mirrors are automatically reshaped to compensate.
Since the laser was installed, astronomers have observed distant objects such as the dwarf planet Haumea and radio galaxy Centaurus A. “By seeing more clearly into the atmosphere, you get very sharp images,” explains Lewis. Or, as we say: everything is better with lasers.
I held my breath at the last one.
IT WAS COOL AND THEN IT GOT SCARY AS SHIT
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I was like….. I’m glad it didn’t go where I thought it was going
NO I LOVE THIS
TIME TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON CINEMAGRAPHS FOR A SECOND TIME
cinemagraphs are NOT gifs. unlike gifs, cinemagraphs are technically photos that only have one thing being in constant motion while everything else stays the same. only the moving bit is on loop.
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I don’t believe we have every met, but the best thing I can say is that each one of us may choose the wrong person from time to time because we want to be wanted. We may lower our standards so that we can be temporarily happy. Many people believe they don’t deserve the perfect partner or they just want the attention and they find themselves with the cur of the world. I hope you find the right person for you and that they appreciate you for who you are.