Hallucigenia
Patricia Damiano
In life this weird-looking fossil was Hallucigenia, a creature like a worm – although the spines, head and legs might suggest otherwise.
Image: M.R. Smith/Smithsonian Institute
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In life this weird-looking fossil was Hallucigenia, a creature like a worm – although the spines, head and legs might suggest otherwise.


Image: M.R. Smith/Smithsonian Institute

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Rosetta`s comet 67P

Stunning close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the ‘base’ of the ‘body’ section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded today, 6 August. The image clearly shows a range of features, including boulders, craters and steep cliffs.
The image was taken from a distance of 130 km and the image resolution is 2.4 metres per pixel. 
Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
Source: ESA

Rosetta`s comet 67P

Stunning close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the ‘base’ of the ‘body’ section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded today, 6 August. The image clearly shows a range of features, including boulders, craters and steep cliffs.

The image was taken from a distance of 130 km and the image resolution is 2.4 metres per pixel. 

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA



Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death (with detail)

Tibet - 18th century - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Yamantaka, Destroyer of the God of Death (with detail)

Date: early 18th century

Culture: Tibet

Medium: Distemper on cloth

The Metropolitan Museum of Art



Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort
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Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort
Date: 1522–50
Culture: Nepal
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort

fishstickmonkey:

Achala, Destroyer of Ignorance, with Consort

Date: 1522–50
Culture: Nepal
Medium: Tangka, gouache on cotton
Dimensions: Image: 34 1/8 × 25 7/8 in. (86.7 × 65.7 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Metropolitan Museum of Art



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gregorycolbert:

Still off the grid exploring the music of nature.This is day two hundred and thirty.

gregorycolbert:

Still off the grid exploring the music of nature.
This is day two hundred and thirty.

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) The Lady of the sun, 1498
wolfhalden:

The Lady of the sun, 1498 - Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528) The Lady of the sun, 1498

wolfhalden:

The Lady of the sun, 1498 - Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)



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Hallado nuevo género y especie de pez de hace 145 millones de años

griseus:

NUEVO GENERO Y ESPECIE DE PEZ ENCONTRADO EN ESPAÑA

El investigador David Didier Bermúdez-Rochas, de la Universidad de Cantabria, en colaboración con un investigador de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ha descubierto un nuevo género y especie de pez de hace 145 millones de años en España. Este es su aspecto

La nueva especie debe su nombre genérico Camerichthys lunae a la Cuenca de Cameros, territorio geológico que abarca parte de las provincias de Soria, Burgos y La Rioja.

El único ejemplar conocido de esta especie conserva la práctica totalidad del cráneo en perfecta articulación, así como la parte anterodorsal del cuerpo, donde se preservan parte de la aleta dorsal y numerosas escamas, que son mucho más robustas que las de los principales grupos de peces actuales.



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Amsterdam Torture Museum (+)
unexplained-events

The Witches Chair — 18th CenturyA torture device that caused death by causing extreme blood loss

Amsterdam Torture Museum (+)

unexplained-events

The Witches Chair — 18th Century
A torture device that caused death by causing extreme blood loss



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artist: Tara Jaggi
Goliath BeetleGoliathus orientalisDone for Scientific Illustration class with ink on bristol while working with a specialist in the field of Entomology.
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artist: Tara Jaggi

Goliath Beetle
Goliathus orientalis

Done for Scientific Illustration class with ink on bristol while working with a specialist in the field of Entomology.

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Robert Fludd. Utriusque Cosmi Maioris Scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica. 1617.

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(Fuente: magictransistor)

Surface of the Moon, photographed by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 9th July 2010.
Shadowed terrain at 80°N 280°E, just northwest of Poncelet A Crater (Jean-Victor Poncelet, 19th century French engineer and mathematician).
Detail of combined left and right M133307837 NAC pair.
Image credit: NASA/GSFC/ASU. Composite: AgeOfDestruction. 
Via  ageofdestruction

Surface of the Moon, photographed by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, 9th July 2010.

Shadowed terrain at 80°N 280°E, just northwest of Poncelet A Crater (Jean-Victor Poncelet, 19th century French engineer and mathematician).

Detail of combined left and right M133307837 NAC pair.

Image credit: NASA/GSFC/ASU. Composite: AgeOfDestruction. 

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Inorganic Flora by Mocoto MurayamaOficial site
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Inorganic Flora by Mocoto Murayama

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humanoidhistory:

The solar eclipse of December 22, 1870.

humanoidhistory:

The solar eclipse of December 22, 1870.

(Fuente: Wikipedia, vía scientificillustration)


Umbo (Otto Umbehr) - Mouche, ca. 1930


Umbo
(Otto Umbehr) - Mouche, ca. 1930

(Fuente: regardintemporel, vía b-a-d-reputation)