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12 Pictures of Space You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

12 Pictures of Space You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped
Look, we all know that space is the final frontier, that space is cold and unforgiving and that in it, nobody can hear you scream. But what you might not know is that, when it thinks nobody is looking, space puts on a frilly dress, covers its forearms in honey and spins around until it falls over ... because space is just flat-out crazy as hell. Oh, don't take our word for it or anything; we have photographic evidence. #12. You know what Jupiter looks like -- kind of like a dirty marble -- and you know, objectively, that those bands and swirls you're looking at are all big storms. GIF BinIT'S GETTING CLOSER! You might have seen this before in the movie Another Earth, but if not, well, now you have this time-lapse gif to haunt your existential nightmares for the rest of time. #11. Big Bear Solar Observatory via Discovery News #10. Remember that famous face on Mars that turned out to be a big, fat nothing? By God, that was one hell of an ARG. The Crowned FacesIs that ... Mars Findings #9. #8. Related:  astronomy, outer space and our solar system

Actual Sound of Space - NASA Voyager Recordings Consciousness and Creative Trance Trance is an altered state of consciousness which individuals can enter through a variety of techniques, including hypnotism, drugs, sound (particularly music, percussive drumming etc.), sensory deprivation, physical hardships (eg. flagellation, starvation, exhaustion) and vigorous exercise (particularly dance). People can also use trance, particularly in the context of ‘ritual’ events, to learn new strategies of thinking or of relating to one another. There are different types of learning: for example what Eric Jantsch calls ‘conscious learning’ is a transaction between consciousness, the environment and memory. Jantsch also identifies ‘superconscious learning’, which takes place with the addition of ‘outer’ and ‘inner’ ways of learning. These arise through the interaction of consciousness with transpersonal mass/collective consciousness (eg. Jung’s "collective unconscious"). Accessing Trance States One of the most effective mechanisms for inducing trance however is dancing.

5 Mind-Blowing Things Found in Our Own Solar System One of our running themes here at Cracked is "Man, space is just weird as hell." It's easy to forget that, after mankind went to the moon and found out it was just a boring, dusty ghost town. Space is full of mysteries, and you don't have to go far to find them. #5. Most storms are easily recognizable from space. What is that, what is that?! That there, friends, is a close-up image taken of a perfectly ordinary day on Saturn's north pole. It's not exactly small, either -- each wall of the hexagon is around 8,600 miles long, wider than the Earth's diameter. Above: Saturn rocking a nipple piercing. The walls of the hexagon are the most vigorous part of the giant storm called the eyewall, and the area in the middle is the eye of the storm. "You know of what I speak, Gandalf: a great eye, lidless, wreathed in flame." For one, the hexagon on Saturn never shifts from its longitude, unlike any storm ever seen. #4. Getty"No, no, you called the right guy, I just ... #3.

NASA Funds 12 Far-Out Space Tech Ideas NASA has granted funding to a dozen imaginative tech concepts, in the hopes that one or more of them will lead to big breakthroughs in space science and exploration. The 12 ideas, which were selected under Phase 1 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, are ambitious and varied. One aims to build biomaterials such as human tissue with a 3D printer, for example, while another proposes to induce deep-sleep torpor states in astronauts making the long journey to Mars. "These new Phase 1 selections include potential breakthroughs for Earth and space science, diverse operations and the potential for new paths that expand human civilization and commerce into space," NIAC program executive Jay Falker said in a statement. [Future Visions of Human Spaceflight] Phase 1 awards are worth about $100,000. The 12 selected concepts, along with their principal investigators, are: — Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion System (Rob Adams, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)

80 Extreme Advertisements That Will Challenge Your Mind Inspiration An advertisement’s aim is to instantly attract the attention of viewers. Some use humour to draw viewers’ attention, but there are other kinds of advertisements that go to extremes to present something different. As a follow up to our previous article 60 Humorous Advertisements That Will Tickle Your Bones, today we look at the opposite extreme to using humour in advertisements. Presenting another side to design, some of the advertisements shared in this article today may be a little visually disturbing or conceptually controversial. Warning: Viewers Discretion Is Advised! Image from: Squid 80 Controversial and Disturbing Print Ads Let’s look at these advertisements objectively with an open and analytical mind and appreciate the creativity that went into it. Here are 80 controversial advertisements that challenge the boundaries of what is socially and morally acceptable with the use of dark humour and shock tactics. Just liquid hand wash: Cockroaches Ariel: Pervert Alac: Kitchen

6 Historical Events Happening More Recently Than You Think We define our historical eras, naturally, by things that we associate with them. We started making tools in the Bronze Age, the plague was in the Dark Ages, we strapped dogs and monkeys to rockets in the Space Age, and for a brief time in the '90s people wore shirts that changed color when they sweat. But not everything is so cut and dried; sometimes things that you only thought existed in the black and white world were still around until just a few years ago. For instance ... #6. Via First of all, we're not talking about the redesigned VW Beetle that Volkswagen introduced in 1998. Via Weheartit.comThe peace and love is so thick, it's sticky. You don't see the classic Beetle around much nowadays, with the exception of those ancient collector cars carefully maintained by people who literally have rebuilt them with a mixture of gum, tinfoil and marijuana residue. But Actually ... Or, they could have just bought one from the factory as recently as 2003. #5. Getty Getty"P.S.

Newborn Star's 'Snow Line' Reveals Clues About Planet Formation Astronomers have identified the point where carbon monoxide (CO) freezes in the disk around a sunlike star — information that could help them understand how planets form. A team of international scientists has calculated the CO "snow line" for a star called TW Hydrae, determining that the gas solidifies at about the distance of the orbit of Neptune, where it could help feed the formation of the outer edges of the system. "The CO snow line is interesting, not only because CO is abundant in the disks, but its snow line is the most accessible to direct observations due to its low freeze-out temperature — it's farther away from the star," said principal investigator Chunhua Qi of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "It could mark the starting point where smaller icy bodies, like comets, and dwarf planets, like Pluto, would begin to form." Volatiles like carbon monoxide freeze at a range of temperatures, and each can have its own impact on the growth of orbiting bodies.

Land Art Mélange de photographie, de nature et de style, le land-art de Sylvain Meyer s’illustre avec brio au travers de ces images. Grâce à son sens de l’observation, il passe des heures à collecter des éléments de la nature afin de créer une ambiance envoutante. Plus d’images dans la suite. 6 Pieces of Fan Art That Are Better Than the Original If 37 percent of the Internet is porn, then the other 63 percent must be people complaining about stuff. A movie that disappointed; a game that's taking too long to come out; George Lucas. Well, sometimes the companies or creators will actually address their fans and say, "You think you could do better than us?" And sometimes the fans will answer back, "Um, actually, yeah." #6. Star Wars Fan Remaster Looks Better Than the Real Thing Unless you still have a working VCR, the only way to watch the original, theatrical versions of Star Wars is buying the out-of-print 2006 DVD box set, which insultingly comes with the original movies as mere bonus features on a separate disk (meaning, you had to pay for the Special Editions to get them). But what else are fans supposed to do? How the Fans Made It Better: A fan from the U.K. named Adywan did that and much more. ESBR Preview ESBR PreviewHmm. ANHR Visual Comparison ... making the lasers hit the right places ... #5. How the Fans Made Them Better: #4.

Astronomical Resources on the Internet Astronomical Resources on the Internet Joe Kraus Science Librarian University of Denver, Denver, Pete Banholzer Technical Information Specialist Goddard Space Flight Center IntroductionAudience, Scope & MethodologyStarting PointsArticle & Preprint Databases Journals & Magazines Books Catalogs and Data Centers Organizations Software Observing Programs Telescope Making Educational Resources Online Star Charts Terminology Miscellaneous Web SitesReferences Introduction Astronomical information has been available online since the early days of the Internet. Many astronomical organizations have been ahead of the curve in utilizing the Internet for electronic publication. Worldwide, amateur astronomers greatly outnumber professional astronomers. Audience, Scope & Methodology The scope of this webliography is to point people to some of the best resources on the web for astronomical research and information. Starting Points Journals & Magazines