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?

Amitava Kumar on painting to remember the Delhi riots

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://lifestyle.livemint.com/news/talking-point/amitava-kumar-on-painting-to-remember-the-delhi-riots-111614053313377.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGxGKc22n4Yudp25xFAH3_E5r_sFA An exclusive interview with the writer about his new painting to mark the 23 … violence in Delhi and the making of his upcoming book of paintings.

Have we found proof of alien civilization?

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.kitchenertoday.com/the-big-story/have-we-found-proof-of-alien-civilization-3449844&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF-j1H6WxxVkwpe63dfh3GXHYysSA You remember it, even if you’ve forgotten how to pronounce it. Oumuamua was a cigar-shaped object that passed through our inner solar system and mystified plenty of scientists. It didn’t fit any of the categories we have for space debris,. about 9 hours ago …

Cygnus resupply ship bolted to ISS Unity Module

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Cygnus_resupply_ship_bolted_to_ISS_Unity_Module_999.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjhkNWEwOGZjMjBkZTUxYzc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHOb8jtOjsZtu8QAxuOMlF21aC-LQ The Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft was berthed to the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:16 a.m. EST Monday morning and subsequently bolted into place. Cygnus will remain at the space station until May, …

‘This guy is Saint Michael and is over 600 years old’: Sculptures, paintings, poster nabbed in art heist

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/2/22/22296221/sculptures-paintings-poster-nabbed-in-art-heist&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiMTVlYTZiM2IxZGNhOGQ6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH4mlkDW44qqWNoyuRzMwOePdigsA Prosecutors charged Garcia with wire fraud last summer and accused him of selling stolen paintings, sculptures and rugs. Marilyn Rothschild, of …

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