Saturday, May 11, 2013

Images at
http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/gallery/images/apollo/index.html

Earth from Apollo


Courtesy: NASA Apollo 11

Bellissima!


Courtesy: NASA Apollo 8

Sun reflection



Courtesy: NASA Apollo 8

View of Earth as photographed by the Apollo 8 astronauts on their return trip from the moon. The terminator crosses Australia. India is visible. The sun reflection is within the Indian Ocean.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Huge and old crater in Groenlandia

Descubren cráter del asteroide más antiguo y grande en Groenlandia
"Un cráter de 100 kilómetros de ancho fue descubierto en Groenlandia y corresponde al impacto más antiguo y del asteroide más grande que se conoce hasta ahora, asegura un artículo publicado en la revista Earth and Planetary Science Letters."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ancient Rainfall, Carved in Stone

"Stalactites grow from cave ceilings not as dull cones but often sporting elegant corrugations. In Physical Review Letters, two Italian researchers now explain these mysterious, wavy patterns using standard fluid mechanics. Their theory shows that the horizontal ripples form because spatially periodic patterns arise in the rate of mineral deposits from the water flowing down the stalactite. Starting from this model, climate scientists might in the future use stalactite surface structure to reconstruct variations in precipitation patterns over tens of thousands of years."Ancient Rainfall, Carved in Stone