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New mineral discovered on Lake Superior shores.

Named yooperlite after Michigan's Upper Peninsula residents: UPers.


Cool

And I was also fascinated by the machine that makes the polished balls.
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New mineral discovered on Lake Superior shores.

Named yooperlite after Michigan's Upper Peninsula residents: UPers.


Cool. Goes great with Petosky stones.
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That's Nasa's InSight Mars lander.

It's called InSight, and this is supposed to be an images thread, but what about sound?

Want to listen to Mars? go here:

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8517/nasas-i ... te=insight

YOU WILL NEED GOOD HEADPHONES

The lander recorded Mars quakes, and the recording was sped up to be audible by humans, but it's still low frequency, and may also need to turn the volume up.

But it's Mars! a robot recorded sounds of Mars, another planet, and send the recording through space, and you can listen to them using a little slab of glass and metal that fits in your pocket. Are we living in the future or what? The sound of Mars!

There's also sounds of Mars wind, and sounds of the lander's robotic arm moving. FROM MARS!

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"GODDAM GNATS! Shoo! Shoo!"
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Video evidence that wild pigs use tools. YouTube video at the link.

To be sure: these are wild pigs at a zoo so maybe they were just boar-ed (GET IT? Um, sorry), but the parents are teaching their piglets how to use them.

PLANET OF THE PIGS! Coming to a theater near you!
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Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere

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The new images, produced using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, are the most detailed yet of the surface and atmosphere of a star beyond our solar system.

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The above was posted on March 28, 2018.

Unfortunately newer developments on the guinea worm has pushed back the date for its possible eradication from 2020 to 2030.

It was thought that only humans were used by guinea worms for transmission from one body of water like a pond or a lake to another, but there may be some animals like domestic dogs, small fish (eaten by humans) and baboons which can be infected and may be the reason why the guinea worm has re-emerged in previously controlled areas. And some of the afflicted areas in Africa are also war zones which complicates those questions.
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Blue fairy wren
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that's either not real or he's a pro bird model posing for the camera

I mean, wow
Some scientists painted some cows with zebra-like stripes to see if that had any advantages:

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...and the answer is "yes, probably". Compared to similar but unpainted cows AND cows that were painted with ONLY black stripes in nearby fields (see? Thorough scientists trying to check as many relevant angles as possible), the zebra-painted ones got fewer bites (60) from biting flies than the cows in both other groups (110 bites).

The hypothesis is that zebras evolved their coloration pattern because flies in general have difficulty landing on anything with closely striped patterns because that pattern messes up their ability to decelerate properly.
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The best kind of science
"Oregon Zoo X-rays":

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At the link there are a few more such images with different animals, plus a link to that zoo's Twitter account which has even more images with explanations of the animals being X-rayed.
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The best kind of science

I must admit that painting some cows with only black stripes was "obvious" to me only after I read that story.
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I just found out that Skeleton Panda Sea Squirts exist. :D


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I just found out that Skeleton Panda Sea Squirts exist. :D


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your image is broken, I googled it

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I can't believe that's a real thing
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DukeofNuke FREE RADICAL
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Sure was a pretty moon last night
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Are you ready for space meat?


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Creating meat from cells is no longer the realm of science fiction: a Russian cosmonaut did it aboard the International Space Station, and it is just a matter of time before these products arrive in supermarkets.

Tests carried out in space in September led to the production of beef, rabbit and fish tissue using a 3D printer.

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Sean Carroll explains the concept of dimensions at 5 different levels.

When Carroll talks with "level: expert" Clifford Johnson--a fellow physicist and someone you may recognize from his appearances on several science programs like Discovery Channel's How the Universe Works--I got completely lost too. And I was a bit uncertain with some parts of his Carroll's discussion with "level: grad student" Bela Abolfathi, a PhD candidate studying observational cosmology.
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"Plastic Recycler Will Turn Space Station Trash into 3D Printing Stock":

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Yeah, yeah, that pic isn't particularly exciting or even interesting, but if you think about it, this is another step upon that LONG road towards Star Trek replicators. This is set to arrive along with a few tons of stuff aboard the next resupply mission to ISS scheduled for launch on Saturday, Nov. 2nd.
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that's how nature says fiddlesticks you
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Thank you Thor, the spider is dead.
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Thank you Thor, the spider is dead.

I :lol: 'ed.
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Bizarre, because it should be all on the inside of the sphere, yet it mathematically makes no difference.
The Bad Astronomer on how "ALMA SEES THE TWISTED BIRTH OF A BINARY STAR SYSTEM":

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ALMA is the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile.
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For scale, the stars are separated by about 4 billion kilometers, roughly the distance of Neptune from the Sun. Each circumstellar disk is a couple of hundred million kilometers across, and each has a mass of a couple times Jupiter in them.

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[In the pic on the upper right t]he circumbinary disk is huge, 27 billion kilometers across. It has a total mass of gas and dust of about 80 times Jupiter (in just dust alone there's enough to make well over 200 Earths), which makes me think the stars are nearing the end of their birth process

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Impractical due to cost, but wow that is a cool application of technology. :up:
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