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First picture from the NASA’s Insight fr…

First picture from the NASA’s Insight from its new home in Mars through the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC).

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Via NASA: InSight Is Catching Rays on Mars

Caption:

The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA’s InSight lander, took this picture of the Martian surface on Nov. 26, 2018, the same day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet. The camera’s transparent dust cover is still on in this image, to prevent particulates kicked up during landing from settling on the camera’s lens. This image was relayed from InSight to Earth via NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft, currently orbiting Mars.

Happy black friday guys!

Happy black friday guys!

Don’t spend too much, be responsible.

Image by Steve Cutts (high-res)

HAHA, cool!xkcd

HAHA, cool!

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The life of man (in a state of nature) is soli…

The life of man (in a state of nature) is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short

Black Holes, Quantum Information, and the Stru…

Black Holes, Quantum Information, and the Structure of Spacetime:

Readings.

Soccer team of British soldiers with gas masks…

Soccer team of British soldiers with gas masks, World War I, somewhere in Northern France, 1916. Press photo.

Via Wikimedia Commons (h-t reddit r/ColorizedHistory/)

Recovery of the Test Orion Capsule in the Paci…

Recovery of the Test Orion Capsule in the Pacific Ocean

On Nov. 1, 2018, the USS John P. Murtha recovered the test version of the Orion capsule at sunset in the Pacific Ocean. The Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7) is one in a series of tests that the Exploration Ground Systems Recovery Team, along with the U.S. Navy, are conducting to validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down following deep space exploration missions. Orion will have the capability to sustain the crew during space travel, provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities, and emergency abort.

Photo edited by NASA/Ron Beard, Photo credit: NASA/Tony Gray

Via NASA

Philosophy explained by donuts

Philosophy explained by donuts

Via @PhilosophyMttrs

A really catchy song, it’s not possible …

A really catchy song, it’s not possible listen it one time only.

Via Symmetry Magazine

The Proton Smash

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld a glorious sight
For my particle beam began to energize
And suddenly, to my surprise

Background vocals: There was a smash
There was an atom smash
The atom smash
It was a particle bash
We did the smash
Jets went off in a flash
We did the smash
We did the atom smash

From my control room where computers gleam
We tuned and twirled the particle beam
The scientists gathered, they wouldn’t hide
How much they love to see things collide

There was a smash
There was a proton smash
The proton smash
It was a particle bash
We did the smash
Jets went off in a flash
We did the smash
We did the proton smash

Bridge: The operators were having fun
It was the start of the run
Who knew what we’d discover
When it was all done?

The detectors recorded what we couldn’t see
While theorists predicted what would come to be
And thinking ahead, some had already made
Shiny new components for the next upgrade

To help us smash
To help the protons smash
To make a smash
The best particle smash
The greatest smash
A real particle mash
To help us smash
To do the proton smash

The data was coming, it flowed in fast
Processed by computers working en masse
The scientists all cried out in delight
They found a bump, a bump in the night

There was a splash
It was a science splash
The proton smash
It was a boson bash
They made a splash
It was shared with panache
They did the smash
We did the proton smash

Researchers danced, they boogied down
To celebrate the new particle they’d found
There was just one hitch in all their plans –
The results were presented in Comic Sans

Now time to smash
There’s much more to smash
The proton smash
It is a particle bash
We like the smash
Hope computers don’t crash
We did the smash
We did the proton smash

Happy Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween everyone!

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