NEOWISE COMET IN CANADA - Amazing Reflection Timelapse Footage - C/2020 F3For licensing contact reid.zandbelt(at)gmail.com I haven't got much sleep the last two nights. I heard about this new comet called NEOWISE and packed my stuff for a night out near Calabogie, Ontario, Canada to try and document it. Luckily the skies were clear and got an amazing timelapse of the comet rising with an awesome reflection off the still lake. I was going to stay another night but was too excited to edit these timelapses so I headed home. I went out again this morning to see if I could get another timelapse of it rising over a corn field. Luckily the weather cooperated again and could see it just before the sun came up over the corn field. Then stayed for the sunrise which didn't disappoint at all.
This is ESABehind the scenes: posterThis is ESA's poster is the visual component of the brochure, which takes you on a journey through ESA’s activities, showcasing how ESA is making space work for the benefit of humankind. The poster encapsulates these achievements in one dynamic image. But integrating our diverse space activities, including past, present and future missions, into one cohesive colour...4
Core Concept: Lava tubes may be havens for ancient alien life and future human explorersSometimes, there’s more to a lava flow than meets the eye. Beneath a fresh, sterile, and steaming hot surface, molten rock can still be chewing its way into the ground, carving caves that can stretch dozens of kilometers. On Earth, such lava tubes (once cooled) are a challenge for spelunkers. On the moon and Mars, these features are piquing the interest of planetary geologists, astrobiologists, and explorers. Lava tubes on the moon and Mars—larger than this one in Iceland’s Surtshellir-Stefanshellir lava tube system—could provide habitat for spacefaring colonists as well as opportunities for geological exploration. Image credit: Under Earth Images/Dave Bunnell. Besides providing a window into geological history, lava tubes offer environmental conditions that are relatively stable and likely to be more hospitable than those found on a planet’s surface. This may make the tubes appealing to life-forms of all sizes, from microbes to spacefaring colonists from Earth. If Mars ever hosted life, it may have moved into such refugia as the planet evolved and surface conditions became increasingly harsh. Indeed, some researchers suggest that microbial life may yet hang on in the Red Planet’s underground havens. “On Mars and other places, lava tubes have the potential to have made the difference between life and death,” says Pascal Lee, a planetary researcher at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. Wherever lava tubes are found, they’ll be scientifically exotic, says Lee. And if a mission to another world is designed to explore such an underground feature as well as the surface, “it’ll be like getting two planets for the price of one,” he notes. Lava tubes can form almost anywhere molten rock streams from the ground. Steady flows of low-viscosity lava are the most likely to form lava tubes. They can form in a way akin to how rivers …1
SEOSAT-Ingenio ready for shipment to KourouThe Spanish high-resolution land imaging mission, known as SEOSAT-Ingenio, is currently at the premises of Airbus in Madrid, Spain and is ready to be packed and shipped to Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana – following the mission’s latest successful tests and final technical review. This is another significant milestone in preparing the Earth observation satellite’s ride into orbit on a Vega rocket.2