Elephant Bitterhead
retrogasm:

Man Ray - Compass

retrogasm:

Man Ray - Compass


Moroccan sink.

Moroccan sink.

spaceplasma:

As Seen by STEREO-A: The Carrington-Class CME of 2012

STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) is a solar observation mission, it consists of two space-based observatories - one ahead of Earth in its orbit (STEREO-A), the other trailing behind (STEREO-B). The two nearly identical spacecraft were launched in 2006 into orbits around the Sun that cause them to respectively pull farther ahead of and fall gradually behind the Earth. This enables stereoscopic imaging of the Sun and solar phenomena, such as coronal mass ejections.

STEREO-A, at a position along Earth’s orbit where it has an unobstructed view of the far side of the Sun, could clearly observe possibly the most powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) of solar cyle 24 on July 23, 2012. The flare erupted in the lower right quadrant of the solar disk from a large active region. The material launched into space in a direction towards STEREO-A. This created the ring-like ‘halo’ CME visible in the STEREO-A coronagraph, COR-2 (blue circular image). As the CME expanded beyond the field of view of the COR-2 imager, the high energy particles reached STEREO-A, and caused the snow-like noise in the image. Researchers have been analyzing the data ever since, and they have concluded that the storm was one of the strongest in recorded history. It might have been stronger than the Carrington Event itself.

The solar storm of 1859, also known as the Carrington Event, was a powerful geomagnetic solar storm in 1859 during solar cycle 10. A solar flare or coronal mass ejection hit Earth’s magnetosphere and induced the largest known solar storm, which was observed and recorded by Richard C. Carrington. The intense geomagnetic storm caused global telegraph lines to spark, setting fire to some telegraph offices and disabling the ‘Victorian Internet.” A similar storm today could have a catastrophic effect on modern power grids and telecommunication networks.

Credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

mallelis:

cultivate shutting up

lwordforever:

me about everything

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Aurichalcite and Selenite - Manto Cuba Mine, Chile

wehadfacesthen:

Rancho Drive-In Theater, a 1948 photo by Allan Grant

wehadfacesthen:

Rancho Drive-In Theater, a 1948 photo by Allan Grant

sodomyandunpleasantaccents:

From the Socialist League’s Manifesto, 1885. William Morris, Kelmscott Press.

sodomyandunpleasantaccents:

From the Socialist League’s Manifesto, 1885. William Morris, Kelmscott Press.

tattrx:

SAN
Brussels, Belgium
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rhamphotheca:

Zion National Park, UT, USA
othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

othmeralia:

From Edward Topsell’s The History of Four Footed Beasts and Serpents, published in 1658.  Topsell refers to the world of insects as the Theater of Insects, perhaps this little guy is leaving to take in a show!

poboh:

Aufziehendes Gewitter, Ferdinand Brunner. Austrian (1870 - 1945)

poboh:

Aufziehendes Gewitter, Ferdinand Brunner. Austrian (1870 - 1945)