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Mars orbiter engine firing successful

spaceexp:

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The test-firing of the propulsion engine on India’s spacecraft to Mars for four seconds on Monday went off smoothly, boosting the hopes of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) engineers about the engine’s performance on Wednesday when it will fire for 24 minutes to insert the Mars orbiter into the Red Planet’s orbit.

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Oh man, I’m so glad I follow all of you. I have the right mix of art, science and terrible humor on my dash. It’s perfect for days like today, where I’m bedridden.

Shortfilm about a deaf, black girl who dreams of being a dancer

(Source: feministplayground)

compoundchem:

With autumn on the horizon, this graphic looks at the chemicals behind the myriad colours of autumn leaves; bigger version & download here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-sn

compoundchem:

With autumn on the horizon, this graphic looks at the chemicals behind the myriad colours of autumn leaves; bigger version & download here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-sn

relay314:

BUY MY SHIRT! Or not, but I will!
Energon Splash version: X

YEAH IM GONNA BUY ONE

opheliebaudelaire:

Russia’s Secret Ice Caves

(Source: unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream)

wei723:

Find Dr. Saleon.

taniakerins:

FINISHED. I’ve invented a ‘Daeydoim’ for The Dark Crystal competition. Basically humble cart pulling omnivores that reside on the edge of deserts. They disperse heat through their large dorsal scales and scrape vegetation off trees with their long incisors. Short fighting tusks also enable them to catch river creatures similar to fish and broad hooves make walking on sand easy. They’re commonly used within the Dark Crystal realm for long distance trade and agricultural farming.

fuckyeahdinoart:

Rockin Pterosaur by Kevin-Studios

crownedrose:

Today is so exciting for a ton of fellow palaeontologists, students, researchers, and myself… Dreadnoughtus has finally been published!

The video above gives you guys a bit of history to where this titanosaur was discovered back in 2005. Almost ten years later and it’s finally gone public! With a name like Dreadnoughtus, it’s hard not to want to run around saying its awesome name.

These fossils spent a lot of time being excavated out of the matrix they were found in; around 4 years with multiple labs working tirelessly to clean and repair them. We had to get it done at least in some sort of quick time, right? With such a huge specimen, a lot of man power is required!

I’m so proud and happy for everyone involved that we can now share this gorgeous dinosaur to the public! It’s MASSIVE. The fossils are just mind blowing to look at, and now we continue to move forward with its preservation, education, and further research. It’ll be going back to Argentina next year.

You can read the article about Dreadnoughtus here on Drexel University’s website, and the scientific paper on Nature.com (which some super awesome people I know worked on).