вторник, 10 октября 2017 г.

Fragment of a Letter, Islamic ArtMedium: Ink on papyrusGift of…


Fragment of a Letter, Islamic Art


Medium: Ink on papyrus


Gift of George F. Baker, 1890

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/444404


Hair pin, Greek and Roman ArtMedium: SilverThe Cesnola…


Hair pin, Greek and Roman Art


Medium: Silver


The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/243104


Siphon nozzle, Egyptian ArtMedium: BronzeRogers Fund and Edward…


Siphon nozzle, Egyptian Art


Medium: Bronze


Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/559489


Miquelet Pistol, Arms and ArmorMedium: Steel, silver, ivory,…


Miquelet Pistol, Arms and Armor


Medium: Steel, silver, ivory, leather, chern


Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/30511


Shield of Sir John Smythe (1534–1607), Arms and ArmorMedium:…


Shield of Sir John Smythe (1534–1607), Arms and Armor


Medium: Steel, gold


Rogers Fund, 1904

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/25413


Fossil skulls create confusion in human family tree. Science…


Fossil skulls create confusion in human family tree.


Science published a paper describing the first complete and best preserved hominid skull ever found, discovered with four different skulls and associated with primitive stone tools and extinct animal remains. They were excavated at Dmanisi cave in Georgia, dated to the Pleistocene 1.8 million years ago and have sparked a controversy over our evolutionary past.

Beautiful Bisheh waterfall in Iran’s Zagros mountains





Beautiful Bisheh waterfall in Iran’s Zagros mountains


Double rainbow above Siccar Point and Hutton’s unconformity,…






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Double rainbow above Siccar Point and Hutton’s unconformity, Scotland!


Hungry Bird 


Hungry Bird 


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New Star Wars trailer revealed – but is the Force still strong with this one?

by Keith M. Johnston


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A long, long time ago, in a galaxy not that far away, the trailer for Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace opened with the promise that “every generation has a legend”. Although it was not ultimately the film many fans were looking for, that trailer was very well received and – after Lucasfilm responded to fan demand and made it available online – it inadvertently ushered in a new era of online trailer viewing and audience commentary.


Almost 20 years later, the new Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi trailer faces a different pressure. While the trailer reveals (and obscures) much about the forthcoming feature, it also needs to steady the nerves of fans who are concerned about the health of the long-running Star Wars franchise.


With directors leaving (or being replaced) on the upcoming Han Solo and Episode IX films, and the release date of Episode IX put back to December 2019, The Last Jedi trailer must steady the (space)ship – and set the stage for Disney to make a lot of money.


Where Does the Sand Come From?


NASA – Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) logo.


Oct. 10, 2017



This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today. Discovered in images from the Context Camera, this region exhibits dark material that is being eroded from dark layers in the bedrock of a semicircular depression near the boundary of the Southern highlands and the Northern lowlands. Downslope lineations support the notion that these dark sediments are derived locally, and did not accumulate here by coincidence because of the winds.


The grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Earth and Mars have a hazardous existence because of the way that they travel. Wind-blown sand is lifted above the surface of each planet before crashing onto the ground and bouncing in a sequence of repeated hops, a process called saltation.


Sand grains can also roll along the ground as they are blown by the wind, and they are also jostled by other sand gains that are similarly flying across the surface. All of these repeated impacts tend to wear down the sand grains, smoothing them into a more spherical shape and breaking off small fragments that supply the vast dust deposits of Mars. This process (known as comminution) ultimately destroys sand grains and limits the length of time that the particles exist. The fact that we see active sand dunes on Mars today requires that sand particles must be resupplied to replace the grains that are lost over time. Where are the modern day sources of sand on Mars?



Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

The University of Arizona, Tucson, operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington.


Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO): http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/main/index.html


Image, Text, Credits: NASA/Tony Greicius/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona.


Greetings, Orbiter.ch


“The Merchant Listens to the Workman Playing Cymbals”, Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna

“The Merchant Listens to the Workman Playing Cymbals”, Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna


Glass pendant in the form of a demonic mask

Glass pendant in the form of a demonic mask


Scarab Ring

Scarab Ring


Female figure wearing jewelry, Ancient Near Eastern ArtMedium:…


Female figure wearing jewelry, Ancient Near Eastern Art


Medium: Ceramic


Rogers Fund, 1959

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/324856


Microlith

Microlith


met-drawings-prints: Mother and Child and a Female Figure by…


met-drawings-prints:



Mother and Child and a Female Figure by Narcisse-Virgile Diaz de la Peña, Drawings and Prints


Medium: Graphite


Gift of Katherine Ticknor Heintzelman, 1966

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/336866



Иризация облаков в Гватемале вечером 08 октября 2017 года….







Иризация облаков в Гватемале вечером 08 октября 2017 года.


Последствия природного пожара в калифорнийском городе...

Последствия природного пожара в калифорнийском городе Санта-Роза.


У Днестра на Буковине археологи нашли захоронение младенца...




Біля Дністра на Буковині археологи знайшли поховання немовляти 4 століття (ФОТО)
У Днестра на Буковине археологи нашли захоронение младенца 4 века (ФОТО)


Во время исследований у реки Днестр на Буковине археологи нашли детское захоронение, датированное IV веком нашей эры.
Как сообщает Научно-исследовательский центр “Спасательная археологическая служба” на своей странице в Фейсбуке, с 20 июля по 20 августа этого года состоялся очередной, уже пятый, сезон полевых исследований стекольного мастерской III-IV вв. н. е. у села Комаров Кельменецкого района Черновицкой области, которые проводит совместная украинского-нимецькоа археологическая экспедиция.
За месяц раскопок на могильнике и поселении обнаружили ряд археологических объектов, три из которых принадлежали к черняховской культуры (III-IV вв. Н. Э.), А один – в эпоху раннего железного времени (VII-VI вв. До н. е.).
На могильнике исследовано погребение ребенка под каменным заведением. Младенец был похоронен на южной окраине древнего могильника и ориентировано головой на запад. Остатки девочки в погребальной яме были перекрыты каменными плитками. В области шеи найдено мелкий бисер из синего стекла. Захоронение произведено во второй половине IV века н.э.
На поселении также открыты остатки двух производственных сооружений. Одна из них была непосредственно связана с обработкой стекла. Здесь же обнаружено большое количество конструктивных остатков, связанных с самим сооружением – глиняная обмазка от стен, плинфа (античная строительный кирпич), камни; отходы выплавки стекла (шлаки, всплески стекла); бракованную и готовую продукцию стеклоделов (обрезки стекла, игорный жетон, обломки кубков, кувшинов и др.).
Рядом с этим объектом зафиксировано и исследовано гончарный горн с передгорновою ямой. Замечательная сохранность тепло-технического сооружения (собственно горна), в котором происходил обжиг глиняной посуды, позволила получить новые данные о конструкции этих высокотехнологичных сооружений варварского населения позднеримских времени. В горниле и передгорновий яме (рабочее помещение мастера-гончара) найдено большое количество обломков гончарной посуды местного Черняховского образца и импортных римских амфор. Кроме того, с объекта происходит также большое количество обломков стекла, пряслица и другие находки.
http://molbuk.ua/chernovtsy_news/136272-bilya-dnistra-na-bukovyni-arkheology-znayshly-pokhovannya-nemovlyaty-4-stolittya-foto.html


Gaming Piece, Islamic ArtMedium: GlassPfeiffer Fund,…


Gaming Piece, Islamic Art


Medium: Glass


Pfeiffer Fund, 1972

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/452333


Terracotta situla (bucket), Greek and Roman ArtMedium:…


Terracotta situla (bucket), Greek and Roman Art


Medium: Terracotta


Gift of the American Society for the Excavation of Sardis, 1926

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/252592


Одежда гуннов. Шелк, войлок, мех, шерсть. 1 век до н.э....


Одежда гуннов. Шелк, войлок, мех, шерсть. 1 век до н.э. Северная Монголия. Ноин-Ула. Государственный Эрмитаж, Санкт-Петербург.


met-islamic-art: Tiraz Fragment, Islamic ArtMedium: Linen and…


met-islamic-art:



Tiraz Fragment, Islamic Art


Medium: Linen and silk


Rogers Fund, 1955

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/451205



met-drawings-prints: Card Number 162, Jennie Newton, from the…


met-drawings-prints:



Card Number 162, Jennie Newton, from the Actors and Actresses series (N145-5) issued by Duke Sons & Co. to promote Cameo Cigarettes by W. Duke, Sons & Co., Drawings and Prints


Medium: Albumen photograph


The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/647320



Powder Horn, Arms and ArmorMedium: Horn (cow), brass, woodThe…


Powder Horn, Arms and Armor


Medium: Horn (cow), brass, wood


The Collection of J. H. Grenville Gilbert, of Ware, Massachusetts, Gift of Mrs. Gilbert, 1937

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/29584


Потрясающая туманная радуга вблизи города Бисмарк, штат...


Потрясающая туманная радуга вблизи города Бисмарк, штат Северная Дакота, США.
Октябрь 2017 года.


© Marshall Lipp


Лава вулкана Килауэа (Гавайи, 09.10.2017).© EpicLava/ Yvonne Baur…











Лава вулкана Килауэа (Гавайи, 09.10.2017).


© EpicLava/ Yvonne Baur


Inkwells

Inkwells


Горящая Санта-Роза ( Калифорния, США, 9.10.2017)…









Горящая Санта-Роза ( Калифорния, США, 9.10.2017)


Лес после пожара (Калифорния, США, 9.10.2017)…


Лес после пожара (Калифорния, США, 9.10.2017)


Missing Matter Found, But Doesn’t Dent Dark Matter “But…










Missing Matter Found, But Doesn’t Dent Dark Matter



“But this doesn’t eliminate the need for dark matter; it doesn’t touch that undiscovered 27% of matter in the Universe, not in the slightest. It’s another piece of that 5% that we know is out there, that we’re struggling to put together. It’s just protons, neutrons, and electrons, existing in about six times the abundance within these filaments as compared to the cosmic average. The fact that this filamentary structure contains normal matter at all is further evidence for dark matter, since without it there’d be no gravitationally overdense regions to hold the extra normal matter in place. In this case, the WHIM traces the dark matter, further confirming what we know must be out there.”



It’s no secret that if we look at the matter we see in the Universe, the story doesn’t add up. On all scales, from individual galaxies to pairs, groups and clusters of galaxies, all the way up to the large-scale structure of the Universe, the matter we see is insufficient to explain the structures we get. There has to be more matter, both normal (atom-based) matter and dark (non-interacting) matter, to make our theory and predictions match. In a wonderful new pair of papers, two independent teams have detected the warm-hot intergalactic medium along the large-scale structure filaments in the Universe. With six times the normal matter density, this accounts for a significant fraction of the missing normal matter in the Universe! It’s estimated that 50-90% of the baryons in the Universe are part of the WHIM, and this could be the first step towards detecting them. But it doesn’t touch or change the dark matter at all; we still need it and still don’t have it.


What’s the full story on the discovery of the missing matter? Find out over at Starts With A Bang on Forbes!


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