New York to London Milky Way, by Alessandro Merga, recently featured as NASA's Astronomy photo of the day.
and the center of our
Milky Way Galaxy
lie just off the wing of a Boeing 747 in
this astronomical travel photo.
The stratospheric scene was captured
earlier this month during a flight from
New York to
11,000 meters above the Atlantic Ocean.
Of course the sky was clear and dark at that altitude,
ideal conditions for astronomical imaging.
But there were challenges to overcome
while looking out a passenger window of the aircraft
moving at nearly 1,000 kilometers per hour (600 mph).
Over 90 exposures of 30 seconds or less were attempted with a fast lens
and sensitive camera setting, using a small, flexible tripod and
a blanket to block reflections of interior lighting.
In the end, one 10 second long exposure resulted in this steady and
colorful example of
Dip your dollar into liquid anhydrous ammonia, dry it, and repeat. The surface tension of the boiling and evaporating ammonia shrinks the bill. Caveat: It could prove difficult to use a mini-dollar and mutilating a bill may even be illegal. (Applied Science via Weird Universe)
In many states in America, legislatures have erected punitive, vindictive barriers for women seeking contraception, requiring them to get prescriptions for safe, widely taken medications.
Designer Art Donovan writes, “I’m always looking for new and unique inspiration for my lighting commissions and the latest, cutting edge scientific devices offer a boatload of great design inspiration. From the cool, new ‘James Webb Space Telescope’ to the myriad of complex details in the L.H.P.C. at Cern- it’s a cornucopia of rich imagery.”
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