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NASA’s Mars helicopter just hit a major milestone

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://bgr.com/2021/02/23/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-2020-mission-2/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFb8JRYEFTSrLm3xBr6_DQWEc_Gag The Perseverance rover is the star of the Mars 2020 mission, but the Mars Ingenuity helicopter is one heck of an opening act. · The helicopter rode to Mars while strapped to the belly of the large rover, and NASA has big plans for the tiny aircraft.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, and founder of San Francisco’s City Lights bookstore, has died …

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/lawrence-ferlinghetti-poet-painter-and-founder-of-san-francisco-s-city-lights-bookstore-has-died-aged-101&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEDhoXYVgegj9y2OJ0ZHdBg_KKhSA Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, painter, and founder of San Francisco’s City Lights bookstore, has died, aged 101. Throughout his life, he continued to paint …

Monday Interesting Finds – 4/29/19

Paintings of icebergs from the summer of 1859 by American landscape painter Frederic Edwin …

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://themorningnews.org/p/paintings-of-icebergs-from-1859-by-frederic-edwin-church&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF0578aTqGLLYSzx6UsjJa7167zeg I love these birds for their beauty, the way birders love actual birds, for the exalted brushstrokes of their wingspans that lift us from the drudge of …

You need to see the only full moon in February this weekend

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.inverse.com/science/full-moon-february-2021-snow-moon&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF33mD18w4P6PPKKnOMOyAsLQtAsA The “Snow Moon” will appear at its brightest on Saturday. Here’s when to look. NASA.

Listen to the Mars wind blow in these 1st sounds from the Perseverance rover

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.space.com/perseverance-rover-first-mars-sounds-audio&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE-vmCoRLLOYSxUHPm0Li_Lkz0TqA “Really neat — overwhelming, if you will,” Dave Gruel, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, said during a news conference on Monday (Feb. 22). The audio was unveiled during that briefing, as was jaw-dropping video Perseverance …

Grand Rapids museum preserves murals painted on boarded up windows after riot

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2021/02/grand-rapids-museum-preserves-murals-painted-on-boarded-up-windows-after-riot.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGVFwNo_2yrzx7YEwr9Qf8R2o3XpA Sotelo, who’s artist name is ASMA SPEEKS, spray painted “I can’t breathe” in graffiti-style letters on Fountain Street NW near Ottawa Avenue NW. The …

Wednesday Finds

‘It was worth saving’: An iconic Phoenix mural has been painted over. Here’s what we know

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/arts/2021/02/23/central-phoenix-mural-rose-johnson-painted-over/4549379001/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGAWNQjMvn-ilT9IOpTzlnWcb5A7Q For years artists hoped to save an iconic mural painted by the late artist Rose Johnson in central Phoenix. Ultimately, those hopes ended when the …

New “metalens” shifts focus without tilting or moving

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.sciencecodex.com/new-metalens-shifts-focus-without-tilting-or-moving-667546&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEAOqxw36Je7p7Bqk5zAduH7mIPwg Polished glass has been at the center of imaging systems for centuries. Their precise curvature enables lenses to focus light and produce sharp images, whether the object in view is a single cell, the page of a book, or a far-off galaxy. Changing focus to see …

A politician who said politicians shouldn’t run NASA wants to run NASA

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/02/a-politician-who-said-politicians-shouldnt-run-nasa-wants-to-run-nasa/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEX5Y8l4nW-Gp3DduMPIFIaTGwRrg Enlarge / Then Rep. Bill Nelson (D-Fla., at bottom) undergoing zero-gravity training onboard a KC-135 along with other astronaut trainees in 1985. On his right is schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe, who died along with seven other crew members in the Challenger …

Rock paintings and the learners who didn’t learn

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-opinion/columnists/rock-paintings-and-the-learners-who-didnt-learn/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGmZGBeyYplh41vqSZSKlZ3-rGncQ These are the custodians of Zimbabwe’s magnificent legacy, of paintings one or two thousand years old. What would their paintings today be?

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