The Engine Burns BlueThis image shows a cutting-edge solar-electric propulsion thruster in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., that uses xenon ions for propulsion. An earlier version of this solar-electric propulsion engine has been flying on NASA’s Dawn mission to the asteroid belt.
This engine is being considered as part of the Asteroid Initiative, a proposal to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it safely to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system where astronauts can visit and explore it. This image was taken through a porthole in a vacuum chamber at JPL where the ion engine is being tested.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
I spend half my time at work on ion propulsion so I’m into this NASA image of the day.
I’ve been waiting for this! Finished set of the EVANGELION PUZZLES & DRAGON collaboration.
It’s Mark 06 and Unit 13 and that broken post from the poster but just like Asuka and the rest, this isn’t Q’s Kaworu… hmm!
Original Flynn Rider designs from Tangled found here
What could have been…
That’s some pretty serious upper body strength.
“My name is Nixiwaka Yawanawá and I am a Yawanawá Indian from Brazil.
I will soon be climbing a mountain in Scotland with some other supporters of Survival International, to raise awareness of the plight of the Awá tribe from Brazil. The Awá are the Earth’s most threatened tribe. Illegal loggers, ranchers and settlers are destroying their forest and chasing away their animals. They are finding it more and more difficult to hunt for food.
The situation is particularly difficult for uncontacted Awá. They depend on the forest for their survival and are vulnerable to diseases brought in by outsiders – a common cold could kill them. Uncontacted Indians near my community in western Brazil are also facing serious threats from illegal loggers.
I’m very excited about climbing the mountain - as I am the first Amazon Indian to climb Ben Nevis! I think it will be a great way for me to highlight the problems that my brothers the Awá are facing.
Please help me to fundraise for Survival, a charity that is working to help my people.”
why the fuck cant we text the police
lets say there is a murderer in ur house and you’re hiding behind your sofa and you do have your phone with you but you can’t call the police because the murderer might hear you
Here in Canada you can
Here in England we just… scream and run
Here in Scotland we paint our faces and run towards the murderer
Here in Australia you are the murderer
Here in Denmark we throw beer bottles at the murder and flee through the window.
Some spectacular Key Animation featuring scenes from Nickelodeon’s “THE LEGEND OF KORRA” Book 1 from series animator, Choi inSeung. © 2013 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Holy shit i love these…. You don’t even know…
I’m just going to enjoy this expression for the rest of my night
Chinese Brigands style.
Untitled prepatory sketch by Jean Delville, for the Palais de Justice in Brussels, c.1911-14
A police officer was killed this week here in Arizona. Today is his daughter’s kindergarten graduation, and because he couldn’t be there, the rest of the force showed up to represent him.
is this the real life