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Sea Town

I miss zefrank.
I love the smell of almond extract.
I'm here because I thought of three things I wanted to post to the world.
Maybe I'll think of more.
Mar 17 '14
scienceyoucanlove:

A Lunar Mineral Map - Titanium Distribution on the Lunar SurfaceThis colour enhanced image shows the real colours of the Moon, predominantly the lunar maria. The maria were formed by ancient basaltic flood volcanic eruptions that once covered low lying regions in a thick, nearly flat layer of solidified magma. The image is a mosaic of 24 panels taken with the ToUCam’s 640x480 resolution. Each panel is a stack of 500 1/1000s frames, which provided for very low noise levels. The result was then heavily colour saturated and a copy of the original image was added as luminosity layer. The result is a lunar mineral map which clearly shows the distribution of titanium minerals on the lunar surface. Mare basalts are generally grouped into three series based on their major element chemistry: high-Ti basalts, low-Ti basalts, and very Low-Ti basalts. While these groups were once thought to be distinct based on the Apollo samples, global remote sensing data from the Clementine mission now shows that there is a continuum of titanium concentrations between these end members, and that the high-titanium concentrations are the least abundant. TiO2 abundances can reach up to 15 wt% for mare basalts, whereas most terrestrial basalts have abundances much less than 4 wt%
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scienceyoucanlove:

A Lunar Mineral Map - Titanium Distribution on the Lunar Surface

This colour enhanced image shows the real colours of the Moon, predominantly the lunar maria. The maria were formed by ancient basaltic flood volcanic eruptions that once covered low lying regions in a thick, nearly flat layer of solidified magma. 

The image is a mosaic of 24 panels taken with the ToUCam’s 640x480 resolution. Each panel is a stack of 500 1/1000s frames, which provided for very low noise levels. The result was then heavily colour saturated and a copy of the original image was added as luminosity layer. 

The result is a lunar mineral map which clearly shows the distribution of titanium minerals on the lunar surface. 
Mare basalts are generally grouped into three series based on their major element chemistry: high-Ti basalts, low-Ti basalts, and very Low-Ti basalts. While these groups were once thought to be distinct based on the Apollo samples, global remote sensing data from the Clementine mission now shows that there is a continuum of titanium concentrations between these end members, and that the high-titanium concentrations are the least abundant. TiO2 abundances can reach up to 15 wt% for mare basalts, whereas most terrestrial basalts have abundances much less than 4 wt%

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Mar 17 '14
Mar 17 '14
hoping for a summer in the mountains

hoping for a summer in the mountains

Mar 17 '14

 

“In the end, one experiences only oneself.”

—F. Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Part Three, “The Wanderer” (excerpt).

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Apr 15 '13

artmonia:

Figures in the Sky |  Thomas Lamadieu.

Mar 16 '13

thegetty:

In the 1500s, illuminator Joris Hoefnagel rendered flowers and plants with a botanical precision unmatched in his day. It’s tempting to imagine each of Hoefnagel’s natural wonders growing in the gardens cultivated at the imperial court of Rudolf II, his patron.

Pages from Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, one of the Getty’s most precious (and, at 6 9/16 inches high, tiniest) manuscripts:

  • Butterfly, Snakeshead, English Walnut, and Sweet Cherry
  • Four-O’Clock, Brown Hairstreak, Herb Robert, and Chanterelle
  • Martagon Lily and Tomato
Mar 15 '13

New York City, 1955
I am going to New York for the first time this June. I want it to look like this
 

New York City, 1955

I am going to New York for the first time this June. I want it to look like this