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Here's the latest installment of appealing visual content with some scientific heft: 老域名出售

That heavily-cratered object is Saturn's moon, Hyperion. There are two papers in today's Nature describing the moon, which is largely water and carbon dioxide ice. For whatever reason, in Hyperion's case, that combination made for an extremely porous body, one which preserves impact craters in great detail. For a better glimpse of the bizarre, swiss cheese surface of the moon (and lots of other neat stuff), go to the Casini imaging home.

The underlying data's not really scientific, but for a sense of the power that good visualization techniques bring to otherwise dry information, check this out: its a visualization of all the flights traveling in the North American airspace. It's remarkably hypnotic, and actually informative, as it lets you detect bursts of activity as they track the time differences across the US. I find that the burst of overnight flights sent off to Europe is fun to watch.

That's it for Earth in this edition, however. Next up: Mars. The HiRISE mission put the highest resolution camera ever in orbit around the red planet, and now its output has been made available to anyone with a web browser. Happy surfing!

Last stop in this edition: Jupiter, specifically its moon Io. The New Horizons probe grabbed a bit of acceleration from Jupiter to speed its trip to Pluto, and tested its optics as it went. They work very well, as evidenced by this animation of still frames that captured one of Io's volcanoes blowing matter into space on the sunny side of the moon.


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