Earth Snapshot has an especially beautiful satellite image of
"Vegetation Index of Cuba and the Bahamas"
"A small section of the coast of Florida, USA, can also be seen west of the Bahamas." -Earth Snapshot
This is my current computer background. It's almost big enough to fill my rather large screen, but it works well enough.
Image Credit: Chelys srl
I ventured into the back alleys of the interwebs today, specifically Fox News AHHHHH! For the record, I distrust and dislike Fox News. Regardless, their article today, "NASA to Visit Mysterious Mercury Next Week" sports a ridiculously beautiful image of Mercury:
"This image released by NASA shows an enhanced photo image of Mercury from its Messenger probes 2008 flyby of the planet." -Fox News
Image Credit: AP Photo/NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Arizona State University/Carnegie Institution of Washington
And finally, a follow up to a topic I wrote about months ago: It used to be seen as a solid fact that isotopes have an exact and unchanging decay rate. Recent research has shown that the position of the Earth in relation to the sun and, solar activity in general, directly impacts decay rate. Mind you, it's a minuscule change, and I have yet to come across anyone mentioning that this could invalidate the estimated ages we have calculated for carbon dating (and all isotope based measurements of age).
This video posted on Discovery News in today's article: "THEMIS Tracks the Origins of Solar Substorms" explains the phenomenon. Very interesting indeed.
Video Credit: Discovery News
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