quinta-feira, janeiro 22, 2004

Marte: vista aérea

Vista aérea de Valles Marineris (ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/G Neukum)
Fotografia do vale Valles Marineris, enviada pela sonda orbital Mars Express, da Agência Espacial Europeia.

As cores são reais, a resolução é da ordem dos 12 metros, e foi tirada a 275km de altitude. Para saber mais.

Com coisas assim para se deslumbrar e estudar, como é possível que ainda haja quem tenha vontade de perder tempo com astrologias, feng shui e quejandos?
"In North America the black bear was seen by [Samuel] Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale."
Darwin, Charles; "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (On the origin and transitions of organic beings with peculiar habits and structure)