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File:55 Cancri E – PIA20068 (Animated).gif

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The Wikimedia Commons animated GIF image File:55 Cancri E – PIA20068 (Animated).gif by NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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DescriptionEnglish: This animated illustration shows one possible scenario for the hot, rocky exoplanet called 55 Cancri e, which is nearly two times as wide as Earth.

New data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope show that the planet has extreme temperature swings from one side to the other– and a possible reason for this might be the presence of lava pools.

This planet is tidally locked to its star, just as our moon is to Earth, which means that one side always sizzles under the heat of its star while the other side remains in the dark.

If the planet were covered in lava, then the hot, sun-facing side of the planet would have liquid lava flows, while the colder, dark side would see solidified lava rock.

The hardened lava would be unable to transport heat across the planet, explaining why Spitzer detected that the cold side of the planet is much colder than the hot side.

Such a lava planet, if it exists, would have dust streaming off of it, as illustrated here.

Radiation and winds from the nearby star would blow off the material.

Scientists say that future observations with NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope should provide more details about the nature of this exotic world.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado.

Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech.

Caltech manages JPL for NASA.
Date30 March 2016
Sourcehttps://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA20068_55CNCe_Animated.gif
AuthorNASA/JPL-Caltech
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Asparagus Soup (Spargelsuppe).jpg

What Is It?

The Wikimedia Commons Picture Of The Day for February 21, 2022, Asparagus soup (spargelsuppe).jpg, by Petar Milošević.

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File:Asparagus soup (spargelsuppe).jpg

Description: English: asparagus soup
Panasonic logo (Blue).svg This photograph was taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80
Date: 10 May 2021, 18:59:21
Source: Own work
Author: Petar Milošević

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Joe Rogan Podcasts | GIFs

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it involved Joe Rogan podcasts / PowerfulJRE / The Joe Rogan Experience.

Uploads from PowerfulJRE

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that it involved GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) images.

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Disgust By The Pool

What Is It?

The Wikimedia Commons image File:Disgust by the pool.jpg by Masse.media.

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Description: English: showing a strong disgust emotion
Date: 3 September 2018
Source: Own work
Author: Masse.media

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Leonardo DiCaprio In Romeo + Juliet (1996)

What Is It?

I was looking through some of my old posts when I saw the image above, Romeo + Juliet (1996) | Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet (1996), from The IMDb, in one of them.

I think that it is a nice shot that deserved its own post, and it fits the mood of when they first introduced the character Romeo (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) on the beach in the movie Romeo + Juliet (1996).

Romeo + Juliet (1996) Introduction to Romeo