Comet-chasing mission Rosetta: 100 days to wake-up.


The Philae lander at work on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. While Rosetta studies the comet from close orbit, Philae will obtain measurements from the surface. Immediately after touchdown in November 2014, a harpoon will be fired to anchor the lander and prevent it from escaping the comet’s extremely weak gravity. The minimum targeted mission time for Philae […]

James Ayer’s Paintings.


From whitewolfpack.com: James Ayer’s paintings of Native American history are not just the results of a simple act with the stroke of a brush. A lot of time and attention to details are paid by him. His paintings are actually the result of years of research combined with his personal exploration and observation. During this […]

A lonely planet without a star.


From earthsky.org: n international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago—a newborn in planet lifetimes. […]

Let Your Kindness Be Like the Rain! – Pause


From Jackie Spellman on Spiritual Networks: Talib al Habib bio: Talib al-Habib was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Manchester, before moving to South Africa with his family for a ten-year stay. It was here that he met his spiritual guide and began traversing the path of traditional Islam – the methodology […]

Sacred white moose killed by hunters who didn’t know any better.


From now.msn.com: A rare white moose has been killed in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, angering conservationists and the Mi’kmaq First Nation, who hold white animals as being sacred. First Nations hunters say they had known about the white moose for years but had refused to kill it. “We are not to harm them in any […]