NASA Spherical Carbon Molecules In Interstellar Space ESO FORS1 (FOcal and Spectrograph) instrument is a multi-mode instrument, similar to FORS2 instrument on the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory was used to take this exquisitely sharp close up view of the colorful cluster, NGC 4755 CREDIT: ESO/Y. BELETSKY
FORS1 (FOcal Reducer and Spectrograph) is a multi-mode instrument, similar to FORS2. Over a two-year period spanning 2016 to 2018, astronomers used near-infrared background light from 11 blue supergiant stars in the plane of our Milky Way galaxy to look for the spectral absorption (or dimming) caused by these complex molecules. When photons of light pass through one of the molecules, they can become ionized (or electrically charged by being stripped of one or more of their electrons). Le matériel, les images et les vidéos de l’ESO ne doivent pas être utilisés pour indiquer ou impliquer le soutien de l’ESO ou aucun de ses employés à des produits ou des services commerciaux.
Nous demandons qu’une copie des productions nous soit envoyée afin d’être indexée dans nos archives. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected weak signatures of ionized Carbon 60 along lines of sight stretching into the lowest density reaches of interstellar space. Better known as buckyballs, these unique, spherical carbon molecules are thought to play a key role in the formation of life here on Earth and elsewhere. Credit: NASA #nasa#exploration#explore#earth#planet#atmosphere#space#geostationary#astronomy#ionosphere#airglow#gps#weather#astrophysics#observations#experiments#partnership#astronomy#universe#astronomy#science#engineering#mission#carbon#solar#hardware#tools#solarsystem#mission#goals#cosmo#nasa#cosmo#e xploremore #nasa#planetEarth#exploration#cosmo
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Life is so beautiful.....
....especially when I allow myself the opportunity to slow down and absorb all its wonder.
Grateful for the invite and for the opportunity to enjoy such a beautiful place.
Seeing the streams of water running along the surface of the glacier, it’s important to be aware of climate change and attempt to act in the benefit of the well being of the environment! 💦
The Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, AZ.
I took this a while back, on my way between LAX and Detroit. The whole flight was a dream-come-true for an Animal Planet fan like myself, worth every minute of sleep skipped to catch it in the morning.
All the images we see in albums and documentaries are not at all exaggerated. They are but a hazy reflection of the reality.
The overwhelming power of geological processes and the breathtaking beauty of Earth make you truly appreciate our duty to protect and preserve our natural home as we know it.
Disclaimer: aviation industry is lethal to our environment and its activity should be drastically reduced. This post does not support air travel and aims at glorifying Earth as the most beautiful planet we call home.
The judgment on whether or not it is hypocrisy I leave up to you.
Two years ago, a group of volunteers with @jacana_caribe decided to help us create our yearly Leatherback Festival to raise awareness about the conservation of leatherbacks and the other species we work with. This year we’ll be hosting the third annual festival on June 28-30. We invite you all to join! And a big thank you to all partners who are making this possible including @firstname.lastname@example.org @fundaciongreenheart ! 🎥: @raulzv17
Ficus. The fig. The first from one of our trees! Figs are quite possibly one of the world's most fascinating fruits. Though it isn't quite a fruit, but an inverted ball of several flowers. Over 60 million years, they have evolved to have a pollination partnership with wasps in a bizarrely beautiful way. Female wasps lay their eggs in an unripe fig, offspring hatch and mate. The males then chew a tunnel to the surface, die when their task is complete (chivalry not quite dead, ladies) and the females leave to explore until they meet another fig. However, the female perishes eventually upon entry into a fig, since their wings get stripped. Then she lays new eggs, and the cycle begins again. So while technically there may be dead wasps in wild figs, the fruit makes a protease enzyme called ficin that does a good job of digesting their remains. This enzyme made the news recently because Russian scientists discovered a way to use it to tackle biofilms - a huge issue in drug resistant hospital bacterial infections (link in bio). The fig has spiritual significance too, being considered holy in certain parts of India where they're thought to be homes to gods and spirits. Buddha apparently found enlightenment under a fig tree, and Egyptian pharaohs built wooden sarcophagi using the fig tree.
Being high in calcium, they're easy to eat and can be found year-round. They're an important food source for nearly 1,300 bird and mammal species - perfectly summarized by biologist Daniel Janzen, who in 1979 wrote, “Who eats figs? Everybody.” 🌍