Nothing is more real than nothing.
Samuel Beckett (via likeafieldmouse)
anachoretique:

Mannequins from an Atomic Bomb Test Site in Nevada during the Mid-50s

anachoretique:

Mannequins from an Atomic Bomb Test Site in Nevada during the Mid-50s

abcstarstuff:

Dasht-e Lut desert detail
Wind-carved ridges and furrows in southeast Iran’s Dasht-e Lut salt desert are pictured in this satellite image.
The desert is often called the ‘hottest place on Earth’ as satellites measured record surface temperatures there for several years. The highest land surface temperature ever recorded was in the Lut Desert in 2005 at 70.7ºC, as measured by NASA’s Aqua satellite.
The region is generally considered an abiotic zone – meaning that even bacteria cannot survive here, let alone plants and animals. Some reports claim that research groups brought sterilised milk to the desert and left it uncovered in the shade, but the milk remained sterile.
The area pictured is surrounded by salt flats, visible on the left side of the image. The ridges dominating the image extend about 125 km.
This image was acquired by Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite on 4 November 2011.
ESA supports Kompsat as a Third Party Mission, meaning it uses its ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data to users.
Copyright KARI/ESA

abcstarstuff:

Dasht-e Lut desert detail

Wind-carved ridges and furrows in southeast Iran’s Dasht-e Lut salt desert are pictured in this satellite image.

The desert is often called the ‘hottest place on Earth’ as satellites measured record surface temperatures there for several years. The highest land surface temperature ever recorded was in the Lut Desert in 2005 at 70.7ºC, as measured by NASA’s Aqua satellite.

The region is generally considered an abiotic zone – meaning that even bacteria cannot survive here, let alone plants and animals. Some reports claim that research groups brought sterilised milk to the desert and left it uncovered in the shade, but the milk remained sterile.

The area pictured is surrounded by salt flats, visible on the left side of the image. The ridges dominating the image extend about 125 km.

This image was acquired by Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite on 4 November 2011.

ESA supports Kompsat as a Third Party Mission, meaning it uses its ground infrastructure and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data to users.

Copyright KARI/ESA

txchnologist:

A Thought-Provoking Toy

by Michael Keller

The spinning top above illustrates an unusual asymmetry where it flips over if spun in a clockwise motion and stays upright when spun counterclockwise. This behavior is a result of chirality, a property in which something displays handedness. When the an object or system is chiral, its mirror images can’t be exactly mapped to each other—like your right and left hands. 

Tadashi Tokieda, director of studies in mathematics at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, investigates and invents toys like the one above that exhibit interesting behaviors. He’s also a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where he presented what he calls the world’s first chiral tippy top. See the video with this and other toys that display chirality below.

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womeninspace:

humanoidhistory:

Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on June 16, 1963.

o_o I completely overlooked this, sorry!

womeninspace:

humanoidhistory:

Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on June 16, 1963.

o_o I completely overlooked this, sorry!

rudygodinez:

General Dynamics, Lunar Excursion Module Mock-up, (1968)

An early (and unrealized) prototype version of a manned lunar exploration vessel proposed by General Dynamics to NASA in the late sixties.

(via jump-suit)

iloveoldmagazines:

Boys’ Life
1968 Vol. 58, No. 7

iloveoldmagazines:

Boys’ Life

1968 Vol. 58, No. 7

(via jump-suit)

space-pics:

My first picture of Saturnhttp://space-pics.tumblr.com/

space-pics:

My first picture of Saturn
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

Launching February 2nd 2013
Sketchbook and notes from a Dark Sky Public Art project creating shelter, sonics and a way for star gazers in Galloway Forest, Scotland. The forest is unique in having zero light pollution, there is only one other dark sky park in Europe. Therefore the views of the night sky are remarkable.

There were five traditional stone bothy shelters in the park, our work is at White Laggan bothy in the interior of the forest by Loch Dee.

We made thermal Spacesuits to combat elements and Sky gazers which are angled for observing. We have also made a vinyl LP of space ballads. The space suits are free for public use.

Our project url is
http://www.yird-muin-starn.com
Our process url is
http://www.kaffematthews.net/Yird_Muin_Starn

Yird Muin Starn (Old Scots for Earth Moon Stars) is by Mandy McIntosh and Kaffe Matthews.

Supported by Creative Scotland through the Vital Spark award scheme.

Further details of Mandy McIntosh's work can be found at www.ham-and-enos.org.uk

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