Friday, December 23, 2016


This tremendous meta blog post is celebrating the Winter Solstice with Natalie Portman, who is more than just teensy weensy boobs. Plus, at no extra cost, free entertainment

More of this style photos of Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is among the rare Hollywood stars with a scientific background. 

“You're a funny little boy. How do you know so much?” ~ Padmé Amidala

Natalie Portman doing Starwars things

Deep-Sea Ghost Shark Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time 

The odd-looking fish, which sports a retractable sex organ on its head, was also spotted in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time.

Relatives of sharks and rays, these deep-sea denizens split off from these other groups some 300 million years ago. Even though ghost sharks have been gliding through the depths since long before the dinosaurs, we still know very little about them.
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Lunar Adventure Awaits

Winter Solstice: 
A look at the solar system's north poles

This image is based on a map of the moon developed from Clementine data. It looks odd because it's made of hundreds of individual images, all taken near the same local time of the lunar day; of course, on any given moment, roughly half of this view would be lit by the Sun and half would not.

Dawn looked across Ceres' north pole from its nightside during its initial month of observations after arrival at the asteroid belt's largest denizen in 2015. It's part of a long sequence of images that show Ceres rotating

The image of Encelauds, Saturn's moon, came from Cassini. Cassini is an orbiter, but it orbits Saturn, not the moons. Consequently its best views of Saturn's moons come from flyby encounters. A few of the moons, notably Titan and Enceladus, have experienced many such flybys, but others of Saturn's moons haven't been so favored. During a flyby on October 14, 2015, Cassini photographed the geographic north pole of Enceladus at high resolution. Cassini found a landscape of subdued craters crisscrossed by chasms.

Jupiter is large enough that we don't have to even leave Earth to study its meteorology and its poles. It does help to be above Earth's atmosphere, though. Ground-based astronomers get fantastic views but only Hubble can see its polar aurorae in the ultraviolet. Jupiter's north pole is the site of active aurorae because of the giant planet's magnetic field. This photo combines a Hubble photo of Jupiter in visible light wavelengths with one taken in the ultraviolet to help visualize the location of the aurora.

Although it doesn't show an entire hemisphere, this image of Mars' strange, swirly northern polar cap is another such testament to the long-term success of the Mars Global Surveyor mission, combining data from two instruments that revolutionized Mars science, its camera and its laser altimeter. Mars' north pole has a permanent water ice cap about 1000 kilometers across. The cap has striking spiral-shaped markings, topographic depressions that are poorly lit during most seasons

This view of Mercury's north pole is composed of thousands of individual images captured by the MESSENGER mission. In the foreground are vast lava plains first discovered by MESSENGER. At the pole are some crater floors regions that never see sunlight, where even hot Mercury can host permanent ice deposits.

Pluto's north polar regions are reddish, as are those of its moon Charon. Scientists hypothesize that methane trapped at the pole during winter darkness gets broken apart by solar radiation with the coming of spring, and the molecular bits rejoin into larger carbon-rich molecules called tholins. 

These days Cassini is giving us frequent passes over Saturn's sunlit north pole (near its summer solstice, in fact), and views of its striking north polar hexagon. 

This photo is the left one in a stereo pair of solar views captured by the twin STEREO spacecraft in March  2007

This image is composed of data captured by NASA's Magellan radar mapper between 1990 and 1994 
Dealing with Asteroids

The image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) from the planet.

JunoCam is a color, visible-light camera designed to capture remarkable pictures of Jupiter's poles and cloud tops. As Juno's eyes, it will provide a wide view, helping to provide context for the spacecraft's other instruments. JunoCam was included on the spacecraft specifically for purposes of public engagement; although its images will be helpful to the science team, it is not considered one of the mission's science instruments

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