ICYMI – Saturday Morning Edition

Canary. Photo by 4028mdk09.

Light and easy today, still slightly in an induced post-turkey day & leftovers food coma.


Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya “Megalopolis” Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.

USING A REVOLUTIONARY technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, revealing the ruins of a sprawling pre-Columbian civilization that was far more complex and interconnected than most Maya specialists had supposed.

National Geographic

NASA’s Juno spacecraft latest pictures of Jupiter taken Oct 29.

Juno arrived at Jupiter July 2016. It has completed 16 flybys, what are called perijoves – “the point in the orbit of a satellite of Jupiter nearest the planet’s center.” With each successful flyby Juno is able to capture sharper pictures with its high resolution JunoCam.

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval.

This color-enhanced image was taken at 1:58 p.m. PDT on Oct. 29, 2018 (4:58 p.m. EDT) as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 4,400 miles (7,000 kilometers) from the planet’s cloud tops, at a latitude of approximately 40 degrees north.

Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created this image using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager.

JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and to process into image products at: http://missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam.


Jorge! It’s you!

Too much cute!

Talent. This was a post from Gizmodo.

At the Penn St @ Michigan football game on Nov 3, the two schools’ Marching Bands joined forces and put on a heck of a halftime show for their classmates and fans at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI with their performance theme of “Game of Thrones.”

How they managed to choreograph the two schools, to be able to find rehearsal time is amazing.

“Game of Thrones” – November 3, 2018 – The Michigan Marching Band & Penn State Blue Band.

Main Title: Rains of Castamere/Light of the Seven; Reign/Spoils of War; Winds of Winter/Mhysa.

Michigan Marching Band
Published Nov 4 2018

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