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July 6, 2020

NASA Sunset Simulator

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Geronimo Villanueva, a NASA planetary scientist, created these sunset simulations while building a computer modeling tool for a possible future mission to Uranus, an icy-cold planet in the outer solar system.

To check the accuracy of his tool, Villanueva simulated known sky colors of various planets and moons, some of which are shown in this video.

The simulations show these worlds turning away from the light of the Sun, which is what’s happening when we see a sunset.

As these worlds rotate, photons get scattered in different directions depending on the energy of the photons and the types of molecules in the atmospheres.

The result is a lovely palette of colors that would be visible to those standing on these worlds.

For more information on the sunset simulations, go here.

[via LiveScience]

July 6, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Stealth approach

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Golden Bridge

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From Atlas Obscura:

Pictures of the fantastic Golden Bridge outside of Da Nang, Viet Nam, went viral as soon as they appeared online.

This unique structure, backdropped by beautiful scenery, makes for a stunning sight, as if it was plucked from a fantasy world.

The bridge's principle architect, Vu Viet Anh, said that the goal of the design was to "invoke the sensation of walking along a thread stretching through the hands of God."

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Building the footbridge was an engineering challenge in order to not damage the cliff below and make the structure blend in with the forest around it.

The hands are supported by frames modeled after anatomical structures and covered with decorative fiberglass.

The position of each finger was carefully chosen to invoke the desired effect.

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Know before you go

The Golden Bridge (Cau Vang in Vietnamese) is the newest addition to the Sun World Ba Na Hills amusement park, located about 18 miles west of Da Nang. The walkway is at the top of the Ba Na Hills, accessible by a 20-minute cable car ride up the hill. The entrance fee to the amusement park includes the cable car to the Golden Bridge. The walkway is 3,280 feet above sea level and nearly 500 feet long.

July 6, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Web Design Museum

Website museum

"Discover forgotten trends in web design."

For my money, nothing will ever surpass "Million Dollar Homepage" (below),

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from 2005.

July 6, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Ferrari 1

So beautiful.

Ferrari 2 copy

$507,300: apply within.

July 6, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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