ageofdestruction:

te coule un drôle de regard: Surface of Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 23rd December 2008.

1°N to 14°S, 64°E on the Terra Tyrrhena. For scale, Verlaine Crater - divided between the 5th and 6th images - is about 40 km across. The crater at bottom left of the 7th image is only a few degrees north of this gif.

Verlaine Crater is named after Verlaine, a village of about 3,500, rather than the groundbreaking queer poet Paul-Marie Verlaine (1844-1896). Curiously the IAU record the village as being in France, while it appears to be in the largely French-speaking Walloon Region of Belgium.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 1 monochrome image for detail. 

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

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thenewenlightenmentage:

Quarks in six-packs: Exotic Particle Confirmed
For decades, physicists have searched in vain for exotic bound states comprising more than three quarks. Experiments performed at Jülich’s accelerator COSY have now shown that, in fact, such complex particles do exist in nature. This discovery by the WASA-at-COSY collaboration has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The measurements confirm results from 2011, when the more than 120 scientists from eight countries discovered for the first time strong indications for the existence of an exotic dibaryon made up of six quarks.
For a long time, physicists were only able to reliably verify two different classes of hadrons: volatile mesons comprising one quark and one antiquark and baryons consisting of three quarks. Protons and neutrons, which make up atomic nuclei, are examples of the latter. In recent years, however, there has been growing evidence for the existence of additional types of hadrons, for example, hybrids, glueballs, and multiquarks. In 1964, the physicist Freeman Dyson was the first to predict such more complex states. But any reliable verification proved impossible for many years because almost no measurements could be reproduced.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Quarks in six-packs: Exotic Particle Confirmed

For decades, physicists have searched in vain for exotic bound states comprising more than three quarks. Experiments performed at Jülich’s accelerator COSY have now shown that, in fact, such complex particles do exist in nature. This discovery by the WASA-at-COSY collaboration has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The measurements confirm results from 2011, when the more than 120 scientists from eight countries discovered for the first time strong indications for the existence of an exotic dibaryon made up of six quarks.

For a long time, physicists were only able to reliably verify two different classes of hadrons: volatile mesons comprising one quark and one antiquark and baryons consisting of three . Protons and neutrons, which make up atomic nuclei, are examples of the latter. In recent years, however, there has been growing evidence for the existence of additional types of hadrons, for example, hybrids, glueballs, and multiquarks. In 1964, the physicist Freeman Dyson was the first to predict such more complex states. But any reliable verification proved impossible for many years because almost no  could be reproduced.

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starsaremymuse:

This awesome and long mathematical formulation is the Standard Model. The Standard Model is currently the best description there is of the subatomic world, however it does not explain the complete picture. The theory incorporates only three out of the four fundamental forces, omitting gravity. For more information visit: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/PPD/resources/pdf/StandardModel09.pdf
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starsaremymuse:

This awesome and long mathematical formulation is the Standard Model. The Standard Model is currently the best description there is of the subatomic world, however it does not explain the complete picture. The theory incorporates only three out of the four fundamental forces, omitting gravity. For more information visit: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/PPD/resources/pdf/StandardModel09.pdf


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skeptv:

Invasion of the Yellow Crazy Ants!

MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes!

Thanks to Wet Tropics Management Authority for supporting MinuteEarth - http://wettropics.gov.au/

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skeptv:

A Journey into a Galaxy Collision

Tony Darnell takes us on a journey to merging galaxies. 

If you’d like to download the poster from STScI, you can find it here: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/16/

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thelandofmaps:

What Mercator projection does to Africa when it is moved to the north [1398x711]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

The Mercator projection is so bananas.
The world shapes the map, sure. But the map also shapes the world. Here’s to better maps.
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thelandofmaps:

What Mercator projection does to Africa when it is moved to the north [1398x711]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

The Mercator projection is so bananas.

The world shapes the map, sure. But the map also shapes the world. Here’s to better maps.

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sci-universe:

NGC 7293, better known as the Helix nebula, is the nearest example of a planetary nebula, which is the eventual fate of a star, like our own Sun, as it approaches the end of its life. As it runs out of fuel, the star expels its outer envelope of gas outward to form a nebula like the Helix.
Images: different views of NGC 7293. Credit: ESA, NASA, ESO.

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