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Vicky Veritas

Vicky Veritas 

Saving the world, one map at a time.

Occupation: Senior Geosystems Specialist

Location: Silicon Valley, California

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Google for Work4,883,487Learn how an international hotel management company with a portfolio of over 50 boutique hotels and resorts uses Google Drive to power growth and innovation across their business.  Commune Hotels and Resorts is a San Francisco-based hotel management company with a portfolio of transformative, boldly innovative boutique hotel, and resort brands including Joie De Vivre, Thompson Hotels, and Tommie.  Commune has a distributed, global team that needed simple, mobile-friendly tools to collaborate and share information quickly. Hear from Mike Blake, CIO, about how Commune uses Google Drive to speed up site development, acquisitions and sales. Ask questions before and during the event by clicking the Q&A button. Join the live broadcast at 11 am Pacific on Tuesday, August 12. We will also share the recording after the event.Enabling Teams with Google Drive2014-08-12 20:00:00770  
Google Lunar XPRIZE636,425This Hangout will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 ( #Apollo45 ) by looking forward---what are the Apollo sites like today? What could be in store for their future? What was it like to be involved with Apollo, and what does it mean for space going forwards? Robert Brand of @118275274570132603581, an Apollo insider, and Google Lunar XPRIZE Judge Derek Webber, a charismatic expert on Apollo legacy, will be discussing the past with host Dr. Pamela Gay as we shed light on adventures for the future.Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangout 006: Exploring Apollo Now2014-07-23 03:00:0086  
Andrij “Andrew” Harasewych465,776http://www.redbullstratos.com/ The countdown has begun for Felix Baumgartner's epic jump from the edge of space. Supported by a team of experts, Felix will ascend in a helium balloon to an altitude of 120,000 ft / 36,576 m where he will take a leap of faith into the unknown in an attempt to become the first person to break the speed of sound during freefall. To follow the progress of this mission - launch date set for the week of 8th October 2012 - and to find out where and when to tune in to watch Red Bull Stratos rewrite history live please RSVP and join the Event. #science   #redbull   #stratos   #sciencesunday   #spacesunday   #skydiving  @109783903175191665261 @107778888097122544837 @101602715616829342034 @105379671042990608528Red Bull Stratos Mission - LIVE2012-10-14 14:00:00662  
Fraser Cain992,085Join us once again as we connect several telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and stream the night sky into your computer. The Moon won't rise until after we wrap up, so it should be a wonderful dark night with great seeing. Most of the planets are down, but Jupiter might make an appearance right at the end of the evening if we're lucky. If you want to get notifications of these events, make sure you circle the @100902337165997768522 on Google+. #vsp-oct13Virtual Star Party - Oct. 7, 20122012-10-08 04:30:00538  
Fraser Cain992,085*If you want to get a reminder of the Virtual Star Party, you need to confirm that you're going.* *Are you going? Click "Yes"* Every week we connect up multiple telescopes into a @100902337165997768522, and showcase the night sky, right here on Google+. We'll point our telescopes at any planets, Moons or deep sky objects up at the time - even the Sun! We'll also have Ph.D. astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what we're looking at. We'll even take requests. _I'm attaching last week's episode so you can get a sense of what this is all about_ If you want to be notified about future broadcasts, make sure you add the @100902337165997768522 to your circles. #virtualstarparty-sep23Virtual Star Party - Sept. 23, 20122012-09-24 04:30:00425  
Fraser Cain992,085It's time again for another Virtual Star Party. Join us in a Google+ Hangout on Air and see a live view from multiple telescopes broadcasting their view of the night sky. You can even make requests.Virtual Star Party - August 12, 20122012-08-13 05:30:00108  
Fraser Cain992,085To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004843  

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2016-07-01 12:57:55 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Multi-colors Tourmaline | #Geology #GeologyPage #Minerals

Location: Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geology Page
www.geologypage.com

Most reshares: 13

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2016-07-28 13:12:00 (2 comments; 13 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

I want to make sure we use all our talent, not just 25 percent. Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live..
~ Mae Jemisen, the first African American woman in space

Women in Science and their courage, perseverance, and love of science by +Maria Popova with wonderful illustrations. Thank you.

Most plusones: 70

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2016-06-25 17:22:39 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

Geology Library 😂 😂 | #Geology #GeologyPage

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2016-07-31 02:57:59 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

A trip through the Mojave sparks a rumination on the climate by our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes​.

___A trip through the Mojave sparks a rumination on the climate by our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes​.

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2016-07-30 22:00:38 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

French photographer, Laurent Baheux, set out to discover America's wild west with his family, and found beauty beyond imagination. His photographs pay homage to America's greatest black and white photographer, Ansel Adams.

Thank you, +Maptia 

French photographer, Laurent Baheux, set out to discover America's wild west with his family, and found beauty beyond imagination. His photographs pay homage to America's greatest black and white photographer, Ansel Adams.

Thank you, +Maptia ___

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2016-07-30 20:47:53 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

They talked about the high price of furniture and rugs,
And fire insurance for ladybugs.
The ladybugs twelve,
At the ladybugs' picnic.

It's a bug's life, Plussers. Not Gus Dirks, but the little ladies certainly belong in Bugsville.

They talked about the high price of furniture and rugs,
And fire insurance for ladybugs.
The ladybugs twelve,
At the ladybugs' picnic.

It's a bug's life, Plussers. Not Gus Dirks, but the little ladies certainly belong in Bugsville.___

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2016-07-30 20:36:30 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

The bugs live life large in Gus Dirks' fantastic land of Bugville. Sadly, their creator took his own life in 1902 at the incredibly young age of 21, but the beauty, wonder and joy of Bugville lives on.

Please enjoy his joyful cartoons here: https://goo.gl/75KhmM

And more on Gus Dirks from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection at Ohio State University: https://library.osu.edu/blogs/cartoons/2012/07/24/found-in-the-collection-gus-dirks-and-bugville/

Thank you, +giacomo bencistà!

Original Bugville cartoon by Gus Dirks (brother of Rudolph Dirks) from the back page of “Judge” magazine, circa 1900
Via: http://thebristolboard.tumblr.com/post/148197385613/original-bugville-cartoon-by-gus-dirks-brother-of___The bugs live life large in Gus Dirks' fantastic land of Bugville. Sadly, their creator took his own life in 1902 at the incredibly young age of 21, but the beauty, wonder and joy of Bugville lives on.

Please enjoy his joyful cartoons here: https://goo.gl/75KhmM

And more on Gus Dirks from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection at Ohio State University: https://library.osu.edu/blogs/cartoons/2012/07/24/found-in-the-collection-gus-dirks-and-bugville/

Thank you, +giacomo bencistà!

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2016-07-30 15:30:47 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

December 13, 2015. Colima Volcano in Mexico erupts with rock showers, lightning, and lava flows. "Lightning in volcano eruptions is generated when rock fragments, ash and ice particles in the volcanic plume collide, producing static charges—just as ice particles do in clouds." (Photo: Sergio Tapiro, Mexico)

Thank you, +Canadian Geographic 

#longweekend activity: Check out the World Press Photo exhibition Canadian War Museum! http://ow.ly/HRxq302K0eE___December 13, 2015. Colima Volcano in Mexico erupts with rock showers, lightning, and lava flows. "Lightning in volcano eruptions is generated when rock fragments, ash and ice particles in the volcanic plume collide, producing static charges—just as ice particles do in clouds." (Photo: Sergio Tapiro, Mexico)

Thank you, +Canadian Geographic 

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2016-07-29 13:48:47 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Yep, I do Plussers. The very colorful art below is by Jack Kirby (1917-1994) an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators working with Stan Lee on characters such as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk.

More on Kirby here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby

More of his art here: http://www.comicartcommunity.com/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=55

Thank you, +giacomo bencistà!

Black light greeting card illustration by Jack Kirby published by Marvel Comics and Third Eye in 1971
Via: http://thebristolboard.tumblr.com/post/107158746918/black-light-greeting-card-illustration-by-jack___Yep, I do Plussers. The very colorful art below is by Jack Kirby (1917-1994) an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators working with Stan Lee on characters such as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk.

More on Kirby here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby

More of his art here: http://www.comicartcommunity.com/gallery/categories.php?cat_id=55

Thank you, +giacomo bencistà!

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2016-07-29 13:37:01 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

The Tectonics of Plastic

Plastic 'continents': Is there a way out?
8 Million Tons of plastic is dumped at sea each year. Becoming 5 massive gyres that pollute the oceans for decades ! Plastic "continents" are not static. Based on the oceanic circulation modelling work conducted in the Pacific, the IRD and CNRS researchers ...___The Tectonics of Plastic

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2016-07-28 13:12:00 (2 comments; 13 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

I want to make sure we use all our talent, not just 25 percent. Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live..
~ Mae Jemisen, the first African American woman in space

Women in Science and their courage, perseverance, and love of science by +Maria Popova with wonderful illustrations. Thank you.

I want to make sure we use all our talent, not just 25 percent. Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live..
~ Mae Jemisen, the first African American woman in space

Women in Science and their courage, perseverance, and love of science by +Maria Popova with wonderful illustrations. Thank you.___

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2016-07-27 13:08:53 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

What would it be like to walk across the ocean floor if there was no water? That is the question posed in a very good post by +Lucas Appelmann​: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-go-on-a-hypothetical-harrowing-hike-across-the-ocean-floor

And although the gif below uses vertical exaggeration, a technique to emphasize vertical relief, it isn't exaggeration to say that you'd better be an experienced mountain climber for your trek. The article also talks about the "abyssal" state of mapping of the ocean floor.

Don't miss the article. There is some great information and beautiful images of the seafloor.

gif from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H6vmLgJHOk

Thank you, +Lucas Appelmann​ 

What would it be like to walk across the ocean floor if there was no water? That is the question posed in a very good post by +Lucas Appelmann​: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-to-go-on-a-hypothetical-harrowing-hike-across-the-ocean-floor

And although the gif below uses vertical exaggeration, a technique to emphasize vertical relief, it isn't exaggeration to say that you'd better be an experienced mountain climber for your trek. The article also talks about the "abyssal" state of mapping of the ocean floor.

Don't miss the article. There is some great information and beautiful images of the seafloor.

gif from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H6vmLgJHOk

Thank you, +Lucas Appelmann​ ___

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2016-07-27 00:48:40 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
~ Sarah Williams, from her poem, The Old Astronomer to His Pupil

Good night, Plussers! Thank you, +Friends of NASA 

Dreaming Upon Moraine Night
Lee: "I can remember a few years ago when shooting up at this rocky peak. I could still see the entire peak without being blocked by a tree. It is now hard to find a clear view. This panorama combines multiple shots."

Credit: Bun Lee
Bun's website: www.bunleephotography.com
Location: Alberta, Canada
Release Date: July 26, 2016

+Bun Lee 

#Astronomy #Space #Science #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Stars #Earth
#Canada #Alberta #Astrophotography #Panorama #Art #Cosmos #Universe___Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
~ Sarah Williams, from her poem, The Old Astronomer to His Pupil

Good night, Plussers! Thank you, +Friends of NASA 

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2016-07-26 15:48:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

To boldly go where no ONE has gone before.
~ Commander Nyota Uhura, Star Trek: Beyond

One Hundred Year Starship

To boldly go where no ONE has gone before.
~ Commander Nyota Uhura, Star Trek: Beyond

One Hundred Year Starship___

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2016-07-26 13:06:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

The 100 Year Starship: A Giant Leap for Humanity

Thank you, +Friends of NASA and +Mae Jemison 

Mae Jemison: 100 Year Starship
Mae Jemison isn't an astronaut anymore, but she's never stopped reaching for the stars. Mae Jemison is a physician, engineer, educator, entrepreneur and the first woman of color in the world to go into space—she was a NASA astronaut for six years. Currently Mae devotes much of her attention to the 100 Year Starship, which she says is "pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow to create a better world today." In her spare moments, Mae is a lifelong and accomplished dancer.

100 Year Starship: http://100yss.org

Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. After medical school and a brief general practice, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 until 1987, when she was selected by NASA to join the astronaut corps. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization. (Source: Wikipedia)

Astronaut Mae Jemison's Official NASA Biography
www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/jemison-mc.html

"The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is an Emmy-nominated web video series and site from the makers of the acclaimed science series, PBS's NOVA. Each episode profiles one of today's leading scientists, and shows what happens when the lab coats come off. Secret Life is produced by Seftel Productions, Inc.

Credit: NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
Duration: 1 minute, 24 seconds
Release Date: Aug 11, 2014

+Mae Jemison 
+SETI Institute 
+Texas Southern University 
+Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
+Denver Museum of Nature & Science 
+Change The Equation 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 
+L'Oreal USA For Women In Science 
+Star Trek 
+Star Trek Community 
+STEM on Google+ Community 
+STEM Women on G+ 
+PBS 
+PBS NOVA 
+NOVA Education
+National Science Teachers Association  

#NASA #Space #Astronaut #MaeJemison #Science #Doctor #Physician #Biomedical #Engineer #Shuttle #Endeavour #AfricanAmerican #Woman #Women #History #Leader #Dancer #RoleModel #Inspiration #USA #UnitedStates #Technology
#Engineering #Math #STEM #Education #Exploration #Interstellar___The 100 Year Starship: A Giant Leap for Humanity

Thank you, +Friends of NASA and +Mae Jemison 

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2016-07-26 12:41:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Oil shale rock fragments were heated using coal fires until the oil within was released. This beautiful picture by +Rodney Campbell shows the brick chimneys, or "retorts" of the Glen Davis Oil Shale Works in New South Wales, Australia, closed in 1952.

An amazing shot, +Rodney Campbell Thank you.

Channelled

Glen Davis, Capertee Valley, Central Tablelands, NSW, Australia
NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 1/60 sec at f/9, ISO 100
http://www.rc.au.net/blog/2016/07/25/firetubes/

One of this trickiest parts (besides not being killed by falling debris) of this is setting up your camera and tripod to be perfectly centred. It requires finessing your tripod and camera. You aim to get the sensor plane level (or perpendicular to the tubes). At the same time aiming to get your camera lens perfectly centred between the four tubes.

It’s painstaking work – and in fact sometimes when you do get it all centred the image looks wrong.

As it was with this image. Because with this spot the remaining portions of the tubes varied in height with that top left one being much closer to the camera. So for this one to look “right” I had to shift off centre :).

#glendavis #capertee
#visitnsw #exploreaustralia #seeaustralia #focusaustralia
___Oil shale rock fragments were heated using coal fires until the oil within was released. This beautiful picture by +Rodney Campbell shows the brick chimneys, or "retorts" of the Glen Davis Oil Shale Works in New South Wales, Australia, closed in 1952.

An amazing shot, +Rodney Campbell Thank you.

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2016-07-21 13:18:20 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

When it was produced in 1526, the American continents had gradually taken shape after Magellan's voyage around the southern tip and Franciscus had done his best to incorporate the latest discoveries of the expeditions that had been pushing northward up its western coastline. North America floundered in a blur of guesswork, depicted as an outgrowth of Asia, and a narrow channel was shown cutting the isthmus to South America, almost foreshadowing the Panama Canal 375 years later.
~ Andrew Taylor, The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionized Geography, writes about the map of Franciscus Monachus, one of the most advanced geographers of his day and a contemporary of, and correspondent with, Gerard Mercator.

More at: https://goo.gl/Ojn8G1

Thank you, +Vladimir Pecha 

Map of the world (c.1527) by F. Monachus (Francis the Monk) showing two halves of the globe that he had constructed, vi‏@Libroantiguo.___When it was produced in 1526, the American continents had gradually taken shape after Magellan's voyage around the southern tip and Franciscus had done his best to incorporate the latest discoveries of the expeditions that had been pushing northward up its western coastline. North America floundered in a blur of guesswork, depicted as an outgrowth of Asia, and a narrow channel was shown cutting the isthmus to South America, almost foreshadowing the Panama Canal 375 years later.
~ Andrew Taylor, The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionized Geography, writes about the map of Franciscus Monachus, one of the most advanced geographers of his day and a contemporary of, and correspondent with, Gerard Mercator.

More at: https://goo.gl/Ojn8G1

Thank you, +Vladimir Pecha 

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2016-07-20 12:58:55 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Map of the Moon from the 1651 New Almagest by Giovanni Battista Riccioli in which he provided names for many lunar features including the Mare Tranquilitatis.

See large zoomable version here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Riccioli1651MoonMap.jpg

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Battista_Riccioli

Thank you, +Vladimir Pecha 

The Sea of Tranquility-where Buzz Aldrin & Neil Armstrong landed on this day in 1969, was named for the first time on this 1651 map! vi‏@bhgross144___Map of the Moon from the 1651 New Almagest by Giovanni Battista Riccioli in which he provided names for many lunar features including the Mare Tranquilitatis.

See large zoomable version here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Riccioli1651MoonMap.jpg

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Battista_Riccioli

Thank you, +Vladimir Pecha 

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2016-07-20 12:42:21 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.
~ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Here's to changing the world. Good morning, Plussers!

In the sunny side of the street #FromSpace 17 July 2016___There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.
~ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Here's to changing the world. Good morning, Plussers!

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2016-07-20 12:29:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Take a moment to rest in the shade of the trees of Old Hawai'i. +Peter T Young brings you their stories.

By the 1830s, forested lands in the Islands were in decline. Due to the cooperation between public and private landowners, and another tax break for conservation of forests on private land in 1909, large scale reforestation, fencing and feral ungulate…___Take a moment to rest in the shade of the trees of Old Hawai'i. +Peter T Young brings you their stories.

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2016-07-20 03:23:18 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

The top two this century. Thank you, +Tam McDonnagh​.

2004 to 1586___The top two this century. Thank you, +Tam McDonnagh​.

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2016-07-18 13:12:48 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

In the deepest part of the ocean live creatures never seen before. This beautiful video brings them to light.

Learn more about the Marianas Trench in this timely post by +Geology Page : http://www.geologypage.com/2015/03/mariana-trench-deepest-part-of-ocean.html

Thank you, +Wayne Radinsky!

Clear and well-lit video from the bottom of the Marianas Trench. An anemone, coral, brittle star, fish, acorn worm, shrimp, and isopod.___In the deepest part of the ocean live creatures never seen before. This beautiful video brings them to light.

Learn more about the Marianas Trench in this timely post by +Geology Page : http://www.geologypage.com/2015/03/mariana-trench-deepest-part-of-ocean.html

Thank you, +Wayne Radinsky!

2016-07-18 12:04:52 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

When all the dreams were glass

The Swan as Dreamt

Came we when all the dreams were glass,
Upon the empyreal mind broke them to nothing.
We gave the world the dimensions of music,
("How delicate, how exquisite", we murmured, smiling,)
And held it to our deepest heart until night,
Then released it gently into stars and walking among stones.

The swan so close it danced with us, to us laughed,
White as a snowy star; and a pear hanging
Almost becomes a silence, almost towers to the end.
Reveries breathe in poignantly, suspend, dissipate,
Across the moon scattered scape, the hand flung
Upon the point that brings us to a little death,
At the sink of flames, a little held of eyes.

1982___When all the dreams were glass

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2016-07-17 00:52:55 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

The spectacular, century-old wall map below exists in myriad prints and is a perfect example of pure booster cartography. Danish artist Francis Lawrence drew this meticulous rendering of each and every building in the booming city. He spent 15 months pounding the mostly unpaved streets of L.A. to make sure his drawing was accurate, and he insisted that the map be large—six feet by three feet to be exact—so all the details would be visible.
~ Glen Creason, Los Angeles Public Library Map Librarian

Don't miss the big zoomable version: http://www.lamag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2016/07/mayormap1909big.jpg

Thank you, +Los Angeles Public Library!

"The spectacular, century-old wall map below exists in myriad prints and is a perfect example of pure booster cartography."___The spectacular, century-old wall map below exists in myriad prints and is a perfect example of pure booster cartography. Danish artist Francis Lawrence drew this meticulous rendering of each and every building in the booming city. He spent 15 months pounding the mostly unpaved streets of L.A. to make sure his drawing was accurate, and he insisted that the map be large—six feet by three feet to be exact—so all the details would be visible.
~ Glen Creason, Los Angeles Public Library Map Librarian

Don't miss the big zoomable version: http://www.lamag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2016/07/mayormap1909big.jpg

Thank you, +Los Angeles Public Library!

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2016-07-15 12:47:47 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

The zero-degree parallel of latitude is fixed by the laws of nature, while the zero-degree meridian of longitude shifts like the sands of time.
~ Dava Sobel, Longitude
Thank you, +Zaine Ridling 

Huy Tran of Nationaltheater Mannheim by Klaus Wegele (2016)
https://goo.gl/E8G912___The zero-degree parallel of latitude is fixed by the laws of nature, while the zero-degree meridian of longitude shifts like the sands of time.
~ Dava Sobel, Longitude
Thank you, +Zaine Ridling 

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2016-07-15 12:33:36 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Peace is in Our Hands

Hands have been always very interesting for me. They are so expressive and unique! They are the living tools of the human brain; that´s why I make hands in my work, as the monumental one that is in Mexico City´s main highway.
~ Glenda Hecksher, Award winning Mexican artist and creator of the sculpture, Peace is in Our Hands, adopted by the Mexican Movement of Peace and Development (MOMPADE) as a national symbol of Peace.

More here: http://glendahecksher.com/English/biographical-note.html

Thank you, +Jamal Masood 

Peace is in Our Hands
#googlestreetview #googlemaps #googleearth #puzzle #sculpture #peace #dove

Can you find Google Street View of this amazing sculpture which is designed in such a way that when the sun is high in the sky, its shadow takes the shape of Dove;

If yes, please visit Fun and Games section of Google Earth Community Forums (http://googleearthcommunity.proboards.com/thread/3078/peace-hands) and post your answer there. Clues and answer will also be posted in that Forum.___Peace is in Our Hands

Hands have been always very interesting for me. They are so expressive and unique! They are the living tools of the human brain; that´s why I make hands in my work, as the monumental one that is in Mexico City´s main highway.
~ Glenda Hecksher, Award winning Mexican artist and creator of the sculpture, Peace is in Our Hands, adopted by the Mexican Movement of Peace and Development (MOMPADE) as a national symbol of Peace.

More here: http://glendahecksher.com/English/biographical-note.html

Thank you, +Jamal Masood 

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2016-07-15 12:14:58 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

The Atlas of True Names takes the etymological roots, or original meanings of place names, translates them to English, and swaps them out on maps of the world. Most names derive from observations of the environment or the physical location of the settlement ( “At the Foot of the Mountain” – Piedmont), or from the characteristics of the people, mythology, or regional leaders that were there (“Great Land of the Tattooed” – Great Britain). Beautiful maps and a great way to explore the territory. Thank you, +Jamez Frondeskias! H/T +Jyoti Q Dahiya!

Image from: http://www.bforbel.com/2014/02/the-world-map-with-place-names-changed-to-their-original-meanings.html

More here: http://www.kalimedia.com/Atlas_of_True_Names.html

Ever heard of a place called "New Enclosed Farmshire" , The Messengers, Steps of the Black One, Land of the Ten Tribes, or even, Unfordable River Town___The Atlas of True Names takes the etymological roots, or original meanings of place names, translates them to English, and swaps them out on maps of the world. Most names derive from observations of the environment or the physical location of the settlement ( “At the Foot of the Mountain” – Piedmont), or from the characteristics of the people, mythology, or regional leaders that were there (“Great Land of the Tattooed” – Great Britain). Beautiful maps and a great way to explore the territory. Thank you, +Jamez Frondeskias! H/T +Jyoti Q Dahiya!

Image from: http://www.bforbel.com/2014/02/the-world-map-with-place-names-changed-to-their-original-meanings.html

More here: http://www.kalimedia.com/Atlas_of_True_Names.html

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2016-07-12 13:16:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Our vision has been pretty consistent: know the Earth, show the way, understand the world... We want to collaborate with the industry and academia because their advances are driving us in ways that we can’t even imagine. Our collective intelligence combined with our contextual information will provide an incredibly rich picture of the answer.
~ Sue Gordon, Deputy Director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, speaks about the efforts to make previously classified imagery and data available for new discoveries.

Data is wonderful, but it’s the people who actually help make sense of that data, insists Sue Gordon, Deputy Director, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), US as she speaks of unclassified GeoInt.___Our vision has been pretty consistent: know the Earth, show the way, understand the world... We want to collaborate with the industry and academia because their advances are driving us in ways that we can’t even imagine. Our collective intelligence combined with our contextual information will provide an incredibly rich picture of the answer.
~ Sue Gordon, Deputy Director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, speaks about the efforts to make previously classified imagery and data available for new discoveries.

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2016-07-12 12:24:39 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

The fascinating story of the Wailupe Naval Radio Station at O‘ahu, and a brief, desperate message sent by Amelia Earhart, possibly the last ever heard from this courageous pioneer.

Thank you, +Peter T Young 

“Navy officials said they received a garbled radio message early today, purported to have been sent by Amelia Earhart, which indicated her plane was sinking.” The signal was picked up by radiomen at the US Naval Radio Station in Wailupe, O‘ahu. The…___The fascinating story of the Wailupe Naval Radio Station at O‘ahu, and a brief, desperate message sent by Amelia Earhart, possibly the last ever heard from this courageous pioneer.

Thank you, +Peter T Young 

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2016-07-11 02:09:24 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Dr. Iain Stewart talks about historic seismicity along the Turkish Anatoly Fault and what it portends for a future earthquake in Istanbul. Professor Stewart also studies the attitudes and sentiments of the people that illustrate the challenges in getting information out to make the public better earthquake prepared.

Thank you, +Alan Parkinson 

Dr. Iain Stewart talks about historic seismicity along the Turkish Anatoly Fault and what it portends for a future earthquake in Istanbul. Professor Stewart also studies the attitudes and sentiments of the people that illustrate the challenges in getting information out to make the public better earthquake prepared.

Thank you, +Alan Parkinson ___

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2016-07-04 15:17:55 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

What we did is we used NASA topography data to map out the landscape, very subtle changes. We started to be able to see where the Nile used to flow.
~ Sarah Helen Parcak, American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert, who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites in Egypt, Rome, and elsewhere in the former Roman Empire.

More on Sarah Parcak from NatGeo here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/sarah-parcak/

#GeoawesomeMapOfTheDay #Map showing how the Nile has changed its course over the past 5000 years via http://ow.ly/8dop301Tty0___What we did is we used NASA topography data to map out the landscape, very subtle changes. We started to be able to see where the Nile used to flow.
~ Sarah Helen Parcak, American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert, who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites in Egypt, Rome, and elsewhere in the former Roman Empire.

More on Sarah Parcak from NatGeo here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/sarah-parcak/

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2016-07-04 15:11:27 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...

Celebrating 240 years of independence with +Peter T Young and America. Happy 4th of July!

Today, Americans celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of…___We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...

Celebrating 240 years of independence with +Peter T Young and America. Happy 4th of July!

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2016-07-03 23:00:07 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

What does the appearance and subsequent extinction of very early butterflies tell us about the odds of convergent evolution? An interesting thought experiment from the Scientific American.

Thank you, +Kyle Crider 

___What does the appearance and subsequent extinction of very early butterflies tell us about the odds of convergent evolution? An interesting thought experiment from the Scientific American.

Thank you, +Kyle Crider 

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2016-07-03 03:07:47 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Clouds cast long shadows as the day draws to an end. Good night, Plussers.

Thank you, +Pierre Markuse.

Earth from Space: Beautiful Clouds and Reflections

In this image you can see some beautiful cloud formations and the sunlight reflecting off of the Earth, taken by NASA astronaut Jeff Williams (https://goo.gl/6Ic0xd) from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Jeff Williams is the Commander of the ISS at the moment (Expedition 48, https://goo.gl/VDWrR9) and is posting pictures from space on his Twitter, follow him here: https://twitter.com/Astro_Jeff

Image credit: Earth from Space NASA/Jeff Williams https://goo.gl/nFVjHW / Edited by +Pierre Markuse 

#science #earth #clouds  #sunglint   #iss #internationalspacestation #jeffwilliams #photography #nasa  #astronaut___Clouds cast long shadows as the day draws to an end. Good night, Plussers.

Thank you, +Pierre Markuse.

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2016-07-03 02:07:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

The maps are getting richer and better. The tools are getting smarter. GIS enabling a smarter world.

Thank you, +Alan Parkinson 

The maps are getting richer and better. The tools are getting smarter. GIS enabling a smarter world.

Thank you, +Alan Parkinson ___

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2016-07-02 16:59:16 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

There are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide, all of which are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards. Smaller and less well-regulated institutions have come and gone, are difficult to keep track of, and are rarely registered with the appropriate Ministry (in which case, I cannot vouch for the standard of education they might offer). Anyone wishing to know whether there is an approved magical school in their region should address an owl enquiry to the International Confederation of Wizards, Educational Office.

Thank you, +Online Maps Blog​.

___There are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide, all of which are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards. Smaller and less well-regulated institutions have come and gone, are difficult to keep track of, and are rarely registered with the appropriate Ministry (in which case, I cannot vouch for the standard of education they might offer). Anyone wishing to know whether there is an approved magical school in their region should address an owl enquiry to the International Confederation of Wizards, Educational Office.

Thank you, +Online Maps Blog​.

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2016-07-02 01:38:42 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

Obviously the xenophobes need to go live with the penguins :-)

Thank you, +Sallie Alys Montuori 

snork!___Obviously the xenophobes need to go live with the penguins :-)

Thank you, +Sallie Alys Montuori 

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2016-07-01 13:25:04 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

This false-color image of Mount St Helens with the snow in blue and the (still) non-vegetated areas in red, pick out the red traces of the lahars (volcanic mudslides) that raced down the mountain in the 1980 eruption. Lovely image, +European Space Agency, ESA 

Today's #EarthFromSpace features this #Sentinel2 image of Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington.

Details: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/06/Mount_St_Helens___This false-color image of Mount St Helens with the snow in blue and the (still) non-vegetated areas in red, pick out the red traces of the lahars (volcanic mudslides) that raced down the mountain in the 1980 eruption. Lovely image, +European Space Agency, ESA 

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2016-07-01 12:57:55 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

A frozen diorama of the skies above and subterranean caves below? Guess again. This spectacular specimen is tourmaline.

More beautiful specimens here: https://goo.gl/SVIy2O

Thank you, +Geology Page 

Multi-colors Tourmaline | #Geology #GeologyPage #Minerals

Location: Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Geology Page
www.geologypage.com___A frozen diorama of the skies above and subterranean caves below? Guess again. This spectacular specimen is tourmaline.

More beautiful specimens here: https://goo.gl/SVIy2O

Thank you, +Geology Page 

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2016-07-01 12:51:09 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

A stacked view of drought borders over time. Solid borders indicate consistent drought edges, while more transparent borders indicate boundaries in flux. Strangely beautiful.

Thank you, +GeoAwesomeness 

#GeoawesomeMapOfTheDay #Map of drought movement, intensity & variability in the contiguous U.S.___A stacked view of drought borders over time. Solid borders indicate consistent drought edges, while more transparent borders indicate boundaries in flux. Strangely beautiful.

Thank you, +GeoAwesomeness 

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2016-07-01 01:58:13 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

"Stratospheric “space” balloons are expected to revolutionize the current satellite industry via an innovative cocktail of low-cost, rapid deployability, and ‘persistent’ geospatial coverage. And all in a way that will enable an ever-growing list of new applications. Or so says World View, an Arizona-based newspace company that is aiming to park what it terms ‘stratollites’ — balloon-borne stratospheric satellites at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere for mission lengths of days, weeks, even months at a time."

Thank you, +Bruce Dorminey​.

Stratollites at the edge of space is one of those technologies that truly does have the potential to disrupt the existing satellite industry in a great way and like all great new tech, we have no clue as to how and when these space balloons will impact our daily lives. Let’s hope it’s all for the good. http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2016/06/30/stratospheric-space-balloons-set-to-revolutionize-global-satellite-industry/#5210be55410b___"Stratospheric “space” balloons are expected to revolutionize the current satellite industry via an innovative cocktail of low-cost, rapid deployability, and ‘persistent’ geospatial coverage. And all in a way that will enable an ever-growing list of new applications. Or so says World View, an Arizona-based newspace company that is aiming to park what it terms ‘stratollites’ — balloon-borne stratospheric satellites at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere for mission lengths of days, weeks, even months at a time."

Thank you, +Bruce Dorminey​.

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2016-06-30 13:13:45 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 21 +1s; )Open 

Number 10 - Practice Gratitude Thank you, Plussers, for 5 great years. Have a happy day!

See normally I'm not into this jobs of posts. They almost end up being crap.
But this one is awesome. Try it, and you will discover that these 10 things are really helping you to see things a bit more positive. And this makes a huge difference.
#happiness #fun___Number 10 - Practice Gratitude Thank you, Plussers, for 5 great years. Have a happy day!

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2016-06-30 13:08:09 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

+Bruce Dorminey writes in Forbes about the Antikythera Mechanism likely built to educate on STEM principles.

Thank you, +Bruce Dorminey 

The Antikythera Mechanism was likely not so much a computer as a sophistical teaching tool for relaying the ancient Greek view of the cosmos at the time. Albeit, a cosmos that was still very much Earth-centered rather than heliocentric. Although heliocentrism was being discussed. http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2016/06/30/antikythera-mechanism-may-have-been-worlds-first-stem-project/#7c0de49510c7___+Bruce Dorminey writes in Forbes about the Antikythera Mechanism likely built to educate on STEM principles.

Thank you, +Bruce Dorminey 

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2016-06-30 12:55:15 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 31 +1s; )Open 

“You have appropriated my map, have you?” said Lincoln. “I have been looking all around for it.” The president put on his spectacles, “and sitting down upon a trunk began to pore over it very earnestly,” as Carpenter later wrote. Lincoln pointed to the position where Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry division of the Army was now fighting Confederate troops. “It is just as I thought it was,” he said. “He is close upon ___County, where slaves are thickest. Now we ought to get a ‘heap’ of them, when he returns.” Much as with the Virginia map, Lincoln used the map to understand the country in a new way—to see where Southerners would be most, and least, eager to fight the North.

The map below shows the distribution of the slave population in the Southern states of the United States, based on the 1860 census.

The Smithsonian brings us a great look at how theinfographic helped build ou... more »

Never hurts to look back

This time it's the +Smithsonian Magazine that checks its rear-view mirror to discover that #datavisualization  has a venerable and lengthy history. A worrying conclusion: Everyday people have tools to chart the info of their lives. Google, for example, recently upgraded its online spreadsheets application so that its users can automatically generate visualizations from any data they put inside. So do the pols and polls but they do so , lacking true understanding.___“You have appropriated my map, have you?” said Lincoln. “I have been looking all around for it.” The president put on his spectacles, “and sitting down upon a trunk began to pore over it very earnestly,” as Carpenter later wrote. Lincoln pointed to the position where Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry division of the Army was now fighting Confederate troops. “It is just as I thought it was,” he said. “He is close upon ___County, where slaves are thickest. Now we ought to get a ‘heap’ of them, when he returns.” Much as with the Virginia map, Lincoln used the map to understand the country in a new way—to see where Southerners would be most, and least, eager to fight the North.

The map below shows the distribution of the slave population in the Southern states of the United States, based on the 1860 census.

The Smithsonian brings us a great look at how the infographic helped build our nation. Thank you, +Michael Cooke!

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2016-06-30 00:41:49 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Thank you, +Terry Westbrook-Lienert 

___Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Thank you, +Terry Westbrook-Lienert 

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2016-06-29 13:06:14 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Tractors and pressors are an integral part of the Chung (so-called "tensegrity") doctrine of space strategy, used to link massive formations of ships of the line into integral structures.

Because I pay attention. Thank you, +Winchell Chung 

Tensegrity FTW!___Tractors and pressors are an integral part of the Chung (so-called "tensegrity") doctrine of space strategy, used to link massive formations of ships of the line into integral structures.

Because I pay attention. Thank you, +Winchell Chung 

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2016-06-29 12:50:38 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

#CASCADIEXIT   Love the flag! Thank you, +Online Maps Blog and +Lucas Appelmann!

___ #CASCADIEXIT   Love the flag! Thank you, +Online Maps Blog and +Lucas Appelmann!

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2016-06-29 12:42:04 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

+Bellerby Globemakers brings us Ecuador in all its splendor. Part 2 tomorrow.

Thank you, +Bellerby Globemakers 

As Jon works on an 80cm Galileo we shall get back to #GlobeFacts Ecuador

Ecuador has many active volcanoes and also, one of the greatest densities of volcanoes in the world

The colors of the flag is yellow for the diversity in the country, blue for the sky and the sea, and red for the blood of those who fought for independence

The national tree of Ecuador is the cinchona tree which produces Quinine, the first drug used to prevent and treat malaria

Guinea pig, known as ‘cuy’, is considered a delicacy in Ecuador, its consumption seen as an ancient tradition

Ecuador is one of 17 megadiverse countries in the world and has the most biodiversity per square kilometre of any nation

The national flower is the rose

Chimborazo Volcano forms the highest point in Ecuador, while the lowest point is formed by Pacific Ocean

#EcuadorFacts continue tomorrow
www.bellerbyandco.com #globemakers___+Bellerby Globemakers brings us Ecuador in all its splendor. Part 2 tomorrow.

Thank you, +Bellerby Globemakers 

2016-06-26 20:26:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Where is the Moon?

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
Come slippers on pavements below,
Where is the moon?- in our window, round as a cake,
It sits on the lake as a boat half filled,
Upon the wall, below the school,
A fool gibbering by the gate.

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
How soon it is lost in the closet of stars,
And then it descends with its lantern
To the clouds' street and every peep
Out the sides of curtains,
Light the roads and signs below.

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
Keeping the children playing by moonlight,
Turning the handles of silver through egress,
It makes as to go, then lingers on snow;
Looks out of eyes that look out of casements,
It abides on the shed tops watching us go.

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
How soon it... more »

Where is the Moon?

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
Come slippers on pavements below,
Where is the moon?- in our window, round as a cake,
It sits on the lake as a boat half filled,
Upon the wall, below the school,
A fool gibbering by the gate.

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
How soon it is lost in the closet of stars,
And then it descends with its lantern
To the clouds' street and every peep
Out the sides of curtains,
Light the roads and signs below.

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
Keeping the children playing by moonlight,
Turning the handles of silver through egress,
It makes as to go, then lingers on snow;
Looks out of eyes that look out of casements,
It abides on the shed tops watching us go.

Where is the moon, the moon, the moon?
How soon it is lost in the closet of stars,
It comes from afar in the train of its raiment,
Descending down steps like ghosts in the ruins,
It pauses at quickens and baptisms of cold,
Washing the stones of the gardens with milk.

2015___

2016-06-26 20:24:40 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

...Falls into moonlight

In a Boat of Mine

In a boat of mine that sails all night
Into a quiet as quiet as blue,
The names that almost are sacred;
The Earth does close like a bird's sound.
Like down, only lilac or wine;
The music of the amber houses rise,
The breath of rain trembled in the branch
And falls into moonlight.

1982___...Falls into moonlight

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2016-06-26 20:18:34 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Noam Chomsky, American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist, talks about the very real possibility of the annihilation of civilization from two major threats, global climate change and nuclear war. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zopnjHBTOps

Wolfgang's Links:

a. It’s Time to Get Serious About Climate Change. Seriously.: https://www.thenation.com/article/its-time-to-get-serious-about-climate-change-seriously/

b. Vasili Arkhipov: was a Soviet Navy officer who prevented a nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only Arkhipov, as Flotilla commander and second-in-command of the nuclear-armed submarine B-59, refused to authorize the captain's use of nuclear torpedoes against the United States Navy, a decision requiring the agreement of all three senior officers aboard. In 2002 ThomasB... more »

It’s Time to Get Serious About Climate Change. Seriously. (Noam Chomsky):

"[...]  We now know that the world was saved from likely nuclear destruction in those frightening days by the decision of a Russian officer, Stanislav Petrov, not to transmit to higher authorities the report of automated detection systems that the USSR was under missile attack. Accordingly, Petrov takes his place alongside Russian submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov, who, at a dangerous moment of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, refused to authorize the launching of nuclear torpedoes when the subs were under attack by US destroyers enforcing a quarantine.

Other recently revealed examples enrich the already frightening record. Nuclear security expert Bruce Blair reports that “the closest the US came to an inadvertent strategic launch decision by the President happened in 1979, when a NORAD early warning training tape depicting a full-scale Soviet strategic strike inadvertently coursed through the actual early warning network. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski was called twice in the night and told the US was under attack, and he was just picking up the phone to persuade President Carter that a full-scale response needed to be authorized right away, when a third call told him it was a false alarm.”

This newly revealed example brings to mind a critical incident of 1995, when the trajectory of a US-Norwegian rocket carrying scientific equipment resembled the path of a nuclear missile. This elicited Russian concerns that quickly reached President Boris Yeltsin, who had to decide whether to launch a nuclear strike.

Blair adds other examples from his own experience. [...]"

Links below!___Noam Chomsky, American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic, and political activist, talks about the very real possibility of the annihilation of civilization from two major threats, global climate change and nuclear war. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zopnjHBTOps

Wolfgang's Links:

a. It’s Time to Get Serious About Climate Change. Seriously.: https://www.thenation.com/article/its-time-to-get-serious-about-climate-change-seriously/

b. Vasili Arkhipov: was a Soviet Navy officer who prevented a nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only Arkhipov, as Flotilla commander and second-in-command of the nuclear-armed submarine B-59, refused to authorize the captain's use of nuclear torpedoes against the United States Navy, a decision requiring the agreement of all three senior officers aboard. In 2002 Thomas Blanton, who was then director of the National Security Archive, said that "a guy called Vasili Arkhipov saved the world". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Arkhipov

c. Stanislav Petrov: On September 26, 1983, just three weeks after the Soviet military had shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, Petrov was the duty officer at the command center for the Oko nuclear early-warning system when the system reported that a missile, followed by another one and then up to five more, were being launched from the United States. Petrov judged the report to be a false alarm, and his decision is credited with having prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the United States and its NATO allies that could have resulted in large-scale nuclear war. Investigation later confirmed that the satellite warning system had indeed malfunctioned. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanislav_Petrov

d. North American Aerospace Defense Command: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Aerospace_Defense_Command#False_alarms

Thank you, +Wolfgang Alexander Moens 

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2016-06-25 17:22:39 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 70 +1s; )Open 

LOL!

Thank you, +Geology Page  Pinging +lynn paden 

Geology Library 😂 😂 | #Geology #GeologyPage

Geology Page
www.geologypage.com___LOL!

Thank you, +Geology Page  Pinging +lynn paden 

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2016-06-23 13:19:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, takes us to Halemaʻumaʻu, the crater on the Big Island that is said to be the current home of Pele. And the goddess doesn't disappoint as we witness fiery creation in action.

Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

I've seen Kilauea a number of times, but nothing prepared me for what we would see in the darkness.___Our favorite Geotripper, +Garry Hayes, takes us to Halemaʻumaʻu, the crater on the Big Island that is said to be the current home of Pele. And the goddess doesn't disappoint as we witness fiery creation in action.

Thank you, +Garry Hayes 

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