April 23, 2011
GreenPeace presented this ‘Give Earth a hand’-video on EARTH DAY 2011 (april 22) to make a statement about their worries about how human kind is exploiting ‘their’ planet.
The statement featured with the video is the following:
“This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you.”
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September 11, 2009
An impression from Mars.
‘Fingerprint of God’?
Earlier this year (april) NASA reported a Chandra X-ray observatory including a ghostly blue cloud that resembled a hand with outstretched fingers grasping a ball of fire – the media were joking amused: ‘It’s the hand of God!‘. In the first week of september NASA reported another phenomenon found on planet Mars: a striking range of dunes and craters (see also the photo below) that appears to form a giant cosmic fingerprint on the surface of the Red Planet.
Scientists believe the undulating ground reveals global climate changes that took place on Mars over the past few million years.
The area is in the Coprates region, a large trough that forms part of the Valles Marineris – a system of canyons stretching thousands of miles along Mars’ equator.
The whitish areas could be evaporites – mineral sediments left behind when salt water evaporates. Such deposits would be of great interest as they indicate potential habitats for past martian life.
The detailed image is just one of thousands of pictures recently unveiled taken by Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The images were collected using a High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera during more than 1,500 telescopic observations.
Each full image from HiRISE, taken between April and August last year, covers a strip of Martian ground six kilometers (3.7 miles) wide, showing details as small as one metre, or yard, across. They are the most detailed pictures of the Red Planet’s surface taken from space.
A close up shot of gullies at the edge of the Hale Crater on the red planet Mars: