Killer plants are invading. His response: We don’t want no shrubs.
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Just when you thought our planet had enough doomsday problems to grapple with, Saturn went ahead and changed colors on us. Specifically, Saturn’s north pole — a hexagonal vortex that Gizmodo claims could swallow our planet whole. While no one knows for certain how Saturn’s north pole came to be this way, scientists tracked its shifting hue thanks to the Cassini Imaging Team, a probe that has been circling the planet since 2004.
NASA’s Terra spacecraft has been taking breathtaking images of Earth for 17 years using Japan’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). ASTER’s images have the unique ability to capture land reflectance and surface temperature in the same image. It also merges two slightly offset pictures to create a 3-D effect, providing a unique understanding of environmental and geographical conditions.
Last week, NASA and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released nearly 2.95 million of ASTER’s thermal emission images. In the slideshow above, GOOD highlights 15 of its most popular images of Earth’s noteworthy cities and geological phenomena.
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In case you don’t already have plans for Friday night, the universe has some options for you. Beginning as the moon rises on Friday evening, look to the sky to spot a penumbral eclipse. According to EarthSky, penumbral eclipses make up 35 percent of all lunar eclipses and are a result of the earth passing between the moon and the sun. Viewers in every state except for Hawaii will be able to see the penumbral eclipse. It won’t be as easy to spot as a full lunar eclipse, but the dark shadowing of the moon’s surface should make for a spooky winter sight.
There aren’t a lot of perks when it comes to living in sub-freezing climates. Mostly, you just try to avoid the weather at all costs and wait for things to heat up. But when the temperature gets REALLY low, some strange, beautiful stuff takes place.
Photographer Goran Sliskovic took to the harsh climate of Bosnia and Herzegovina to film a subject using the frigid air to create a thing of beauty.
If you’re not familiar with the Hum, that’s probably a good thing. Because it probably means you don’t have it, or you have it but aren’t aware of it. Back in the late 1970s in Bristol, England, hundreds of residents realized that they were all hearing a constant low-frequency sound that didn’t seem to originate from any particular point, but rather existed all around them.
The fact that the Hum didn’t seem to originate from any one location means that it was impossible to pinpoint the external source or cause. Some believe the Hum is simply a symptom of tinnitus, but that doesn’t explain the recent “popularity” of the Hum, since tinnitus has existed for as long as humans have.