Videonics analog video switcher. #oldcoolstuff (at Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Videonics analog video switcher. #oldcoolstuff (at Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Urban dictionary can often be spot on hilarious. (at Casadeskippy)
Top Shot: Eye of the Dragon
Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.
“Miracles are hidden on the coast of the Barents Sea, you just have to want to see them,” writes Your Shot photographer Sergey Korolev. “This eye I found wandering along the rocky coast of the Barents Sea in the vicinity of Teriberka. In fact, this is a puddle, that was a half a meter deep and a meter in diameter. Microorganisms living on its bottom, tried to make shapes similar to an eye.” Photograph by Sergey Korolev
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dynastylnoire: rustic-dildo-aesthetic: silverssafehouse: nickthewolfie: wait what Hella good cosplayers I was so confused and terrified until I saw the close up pictures Oh my God. Horrifically entertaining.
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This is what a hero looks like. Having lost too many friends to AIDS, seeing them suffer with no help, Dr. Mathilde Krim was a hero and pioneer in slowing down those numbers when most other doctors were afraid to touch sick patients. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK, YOUR DEDICATION, YOUR DETERMINATION AND YOUR LOVE. #rip
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We often say at GMHC that we stand on the shoulders of giants, and there are few people who have been more influential in the fight to end HIV/AIDS than Dr. Mathilde Krim. Dr. Krim, the founding chairman of @amfar died yesterday at the age of 91. She was an early and crucial voice in the AIDS response as she advocated for medical research and increased government funding to identify, understand, and combat the virus, and she used her remarkable insight and influence to mobilize the entertainment community to fight against bigotry, stigma, and AIDS itself. She spoke out forcefully against intolerance and was just as comfortable testifying at a Senate hearing as she was addressing a rowdy LGBT crowd at a leather bar. We proudly carry on her legacy of fighting against injustice, using evidence-based approaches in our work, and treating each other with dignity.
A tasty beverage @brasseriejobos after our #photoshoot this afternoon. Fun with #lamb and #wine. cc @cecchef #wwjce (at Brasserie Jo Boston)
January 8: Images for Your Computer or Phone Wallpaper
Need some fresh perspective? Here are 10 vision-stretching images for your computer desktop or phone wallpaper. These are all real pictures, sent recently by our planetary missions throughout the solar system. You’ll find more of our images at solarsystem.nasa.gov/galleries, images.nasa.gov and www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages.
1. Click on the screen resolution you would like to use.
2. Right-click on the image (control-click on a Mac) and select the option ‘Set the Background’ or ‘Set as Wallpaper’ (or similar).
1. The Fault in Our Mars
This image from our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits. Some of the faults produced a clean break along the layers, displacing and offsetting individual beds.
2. Jupiter Blues
Our Juno spacecraft captured this image when the spacecraft was only 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometers) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds – that’s roughly as far as the distance between New York City and Perth, Australia. The color-enhanced image, which captures a cloud system in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, was taken on Oct. 24, 2017, when Juno was at a latitude of 57.57 degrees (nearly three-fifths of the way from Jupiter’s equator to its north pole) and performing its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet.
3. A Farewell to Saturn
After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, our Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings two days before the spacecraft’s dramatic plunge into the planet’s atmosphere on Sept. 15, 2017.
4. All Aglow
Saturn’s moon Enceladus drifts before the rings, which glow brightly in the sunlight. Beneath its icy exterior shell, Enceladus hides a global ocean of liquid water. Just visible at the moon’s south pole (at bottom here) is the plume of water ice particles and other material that constantly spews from that ocean via fractures in the ice. The bright speck to the right of Enceladus is a distant star. This image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Nov. 6, 2011.
5. Rare Encircling Filament
Our Solar Dynamics Observatory came across an oddity this week that the spacecraft has rarely observed before: a dark filament encircling an active region (Oct. 29-31, 2017). Solar filaments are clouds of charged particles that float above the Sun, tethered to it by magnetic forces. They are usually elongated and uneven strands. Only a handful of times before have we seen one shaped like a circle. (The black area to the left of the brighter active region is a coronal hole, a magnetically open region of the Sun).
6. Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere
See Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in beautiful detail in this image taken by our Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced view captures one of the white ovals in the “String of Pearls,” one of eight massive rotating storms at 40 degrees south latitude on the gas giant planet. The image was taken on Oct. 24, 2017, as Juno performed its ninth close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 20,577 miles (33,115 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet.
7. Saturn’s Rings: View from Beneath
Our Cassini spacecraft obtained this panoramic view of Saturn’s rings on Sept. 9, 2017, just minutes after it passed through the ring plane. The view looks upward at the southern face of the rings from a vantage point above Saturn’s southern hemisphere.
8. From Hot to Hottest
This sequence of images from our Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the Sun from its surface to its upper atmosphere all taken at about the same time (Oct. 27, 2017). The first shows the surface of the sun in filtered white light; the other seven images were taken in different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light. Note that each wavelength reveals somewhat different features. They are shown in order of temperature, from the first one at about 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit (6,000 degrees Celsius) on the surface, out to about 10 million degrees in the upper atmosphere. Yes, the sun’s outer atmosphere is much, much hotter than the surface. Scientists are getting closer to solving the processes that generate this phenomenon.
9. High Resolution View of Ceres
This orthographic projection shows dwarf planet Ceres as seen by our Dawn spacecraft. The projection is centered on Occator Crater, home to the brightest area on Ceres. Occator is centered at 20 degrees north latitude, 239 degrees east longitude.
10. In the Chasm
This image from our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a small portion of the floor of Coprates Chasma, a large trough within the Valles Marineris system of canyons. Although the exact sequence of events that formed Coprates Chasma is unknown, the ripples, mesas, and craters visible throughout the terrain point to a complex history involving multiple mechanisms of erosion and deposition. The main trough of Coprates Chasma ranges from 37 miles (60 kilometers) to 62 miles (100 kilometers) in width.
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