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APOD: Surreal Moon (2014 Aug 14) Image Credit & Copyright: Jerry Lodriguss (Catching the Light) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140814.html Explanation: Big, bright, and beautiful, a Full Moon near perigee, the closest point in its elliptical orbit around our fair planet, rose on August 10. This remarkable picture records the scene with a dreamlike quality from the east coast of the United States. The picture is actually a composite of 10 digital frames made with exposures from 1/500th second to 1 second long, preserving contrast and detail over a much wider than normal range of brightness. At a perigee distance of a mere 356,896 kilometers, August's Full Moon was the closest, and so the largest and most super, of the three Full Moons nearest perigee in 2014 now popularly known as supermoons. But if you missed August's super supermoon, the next not-quite-so supermoon will be September 8. Then, near the full lunar phase the Moon's perigee will be a slightly more distant 358,387 kilometers. That's only about 0.4 percent less super (farther and smaller) than the super supermoon. http://www.astropix.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140814 #APOD

Pictures of the Week 8.21.14

Sunset over Lake Michigan August 7th. The silhouette of Chicago inside the sun. http://t.co/dUC3hiotLZ

APOD: Saturn's Swirling Cloudscape (2014 Aug 06) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140806.html Explanation: Acquiring its first sunlit views of far northern Saturn in late 2012, the Cassini spacecraft's wide-angle camera recorded this stunning, false-color image of the ringed planet's north pole. The composite of near-infrared image data results in red hues for low clouds and green for high ones, giving the Saturnian cloudscape a vivid appearance. Enormous by terrestrial standards, Saturn's north polar hurricane-like storm is deep, red, and about 2,000 kilometers wide. Clouds at its outer edge travel at over 500 kilometers per hour. Other atmospheric vortices also swirl inside the large, yellowish green, six-sided jet stream known as the hexagon. Beyond the cloud tops at the upper right, arcs of the planet's eye-catching rings appear bright blue. http://ciclops.org/ http://www.spacescience.org/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ http://www.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140806 #APOD http://www.ciclops.org/view.php?id=7624 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-149 http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/display.cfm?News_ID=43464 http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsreleases/newsrelease20130429/ http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Cassini_eyes_Saturn_hurricane http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=31277

The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

This week is a doozy for night sky watchers, with arguably the best meteor shower of the year in the Perseids (peaking tonight) and a concurrent supermoon to boot. While there's plenty of opportunity to play the role of bug-eyed meteor paparazzo here on Earth, some of the best views of the …

See 15-Year-Old Kate Upton's First Modeling Photos

From the editors of ELLE.com, Kate Upton's first modeling photos have emerged.<p>Whether she's doing the Cat Daddy or defying gravity in a swimsuit, Kate Upton is oozing sex appeal. The 22-year-old bombshell is one of the most sought after models of the moment, with countless covers on her resume. But …

Lauren Bacall's Most Iconic Photos

Remembering the Hollywood actress and her iconic style.<p>Remembering the Hollywood actress and former <i>BAZAAR</i> cover girl whose iconic style will not be forgotten.<p>Corbis

APOD: A Supercell Storm Cloud Forming over Wyoming (2014 May 21) Video Credit: Basehunters (BasehuntersChasing) Music: Empire (Shakira) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140521.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoO89cqDgJU Explanation: How do supercell storm clouds form? Pictured above is a time-lapse video taken last Sunday detailing the formation of one such violent supercell in eastern Wyoming, USA. Starting as part of a large and dark thunderstorm complex, the supercell comes together along with a large rotating updraft of air known as a mesocyclone. Mesocyclones form during rapid changes in wind speed and direction with height and can produce torrential rain, damaging hail, swirling winds, and sometimes tornadoes. Storm watchers are seen studying, imaging, and ultimately running from the developing storm cloud during the video. During the middle part of the video, the kilometer-wide supercell can be seen swirling ominously with a nearly flat bottom. Toward the end of the video, another swirling supercell cloud forms but then quickly dissipates. http://www.facebook.com/basehunters http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqAWcfd0BJBgCW8iyOLOF3g http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_(Shakira_song) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakira Starship Asterisk* Poll: Have you seen this video before? http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=33429 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140521 #APOD

APOD: Martian Anniversary Selfie (2014 Jun 27) Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140627.html Explanation: June 24th marked the first full Martian year of the Curiosity Rover's exploration of the surface of the Red Planet. That's 687 Earth days or 669 sols since its landing on August 5, 2012. To celebrate, consider this self-portrait of the car-sized robot posing next to a rocky outcrop dubbed Windjana, its recent drilling and sampling site. The mosaicked selfie was constructed with frames taken this April and May using the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), intended for close-up work and mounted at the end of the rover's robotic arm. The MAHLI frames used exclude sections that show the arm itself and so MAHLI and the robotic arm are not seen. Famous for panoramic views, the rover's Mastcam is visible though, on top of the tall mast staring toward the left and down at the drill hole. http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.msss.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140627 #APOD

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The Last "Real" Couture House

The way Daniel Pallas tells it, Atelier Pallas, the petite couture house with over fifty years of history, is the only company that still makes …

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APOD: A Hole in Mars (2014 Mar 09) Image Credit: NASA, JPL, U. Arizona http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140309.html Explanation: What created this unusual hole in Mars? The hole was discovered by chance in 2011 on images of the dusty slopes of Mars' Pavonis Mons volcano taken by the HiRISE instrument aboard the robotic Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently circling Mars. The hole appears to be an opening to an underground cavern, partly illuminated on the image right. Analysis of this and follow-up images revealed the opening to be about 35 meters across, while the interior shadow angle indicates that the underlying cavern is roughly 20 meters deep. Why there is a circular crater surrounding this hole remains a topic of speculation, as is the full extent of the underlying cavern. Holes such as this are of particular interest because their interior caves are relatively protected from the harsh surface of Mars, making them relatively good candidates to contain Martian life. These pits are therefore prime targets for possible future spacecraft, robots, and even human interplanetary explorers. http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mro/ http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140309 #APOD

APOD: Crossing Dingo Gap on Mars (2014 Feb 18) Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS; Digital processing: Damia Bouic http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140218.html Explanation: An important threshold on Mars has now been crossed. Landing in mid-2012, the Curiosity rover is searching for clues of whether life could ever have existed on the red planet. Recent findings of Curiosity include evidence for an ancient (but now dried) freshwater lake, and the non-detection of the biomarker methane in the Martian atmosphere. To continue its investigation, the car-sized rover is on an expedition to roll up Mt. Sharp, the central peak of the large crater in which it landed. Life might have shown preference for water that once ran down the Martian mountain. Two weeks ago, to avoid more dangerous and rocky terrain, Curiosity was directed to roll across a one-meter high sand dune that blocked a useful entrance to Mt. Sharp. Just after the short trip over Dingo Gap was successful, the robotic rover took the above image showing the now-traversed sand mound covered with its wheel tracks. http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://www.msss.com/ http://www.db-prods.net/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140218 #APOD

The Best Awards Show After-Party Pics

Awards shows are always a good time. There's the surprise and anticipation, the witty jokes during the opening monologue, the inevitable slipups, …

Photographer Explores Abandoned Italian Ruins And Takes Stunning Photographs (23 pics)

From the photographer’s website:<p>“<i>Would like to call myself a photographer but i am just a guy with a camera who likes to take pictures. Started out</i> …

The Best Looks From London Fashion Week: Fall 2014

See the standouts from London Fashion Week Spring 2014.<p>London Fashion Week is officially over. BAZAAR broke down the best of the best and selected the top 5 looks from the best collections. Consider it your definitive guide to the runways. Plus, check out our complete Fall 2014 Fashion Week …

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