by TSF Crew
On Monday, Zoo Brno in the Czech Republic gave its 6 young Red Coati cubs a routine vet check. The cubs received vaccinations and tiny microchips to identify them. The litter of young Coatis includes 4 males and 2 females. These South American members of the Raccoon family, known also as Brazilian Aardvarks, are active both day and night and prefer to sleep in elevated treetop nests. (via zooborns)
Huge Solar Flare to Hit the Earth as the Sun Erupts.
- A massive solar flare will hit Earth on Thursday and Friday, bringing with it the threat of power and GPS blackouts but also improving the chance of seeing the northern lights. The burst of charged particles which has been released by the Sun and is rushing towards Earth is the biggest since August and comes as the Sun begins the most active stage of its 11-year cycle. The sun erupts with one of the largest solar flares of this solar cycle in this NASA handout photo taken on March 6, 2012.
NASA said the first of the two flares on March 6-7 - classified in the potent X class and facing directly at the Earth - was the biggest this year and one of the largest of this cycle known as the solar minimum, which began in early 2007. In fact, it was second only to a stronger one that erupted in August. The sun erupts with one of the largest solar flares of this solar cycle in this multi-coloured NASA photo taken on March 6, 2012. This flare was categorised as an X5.4.
- This image dated 3 October 2011 shows a quiet corona and upper transition region of the Sun.
- This image dated 13 February 2011 shows sunspot 1158 unleashing the strongest solar flare so far, an M6.6-category blast.
The secret life of the harvest mouse: cute pictures by Jean-Louis Klein and Marie-Luce Hubert. | The Telegraph.
Excidium & Excidium II by Gerald Reisinger
Starting with a goofy portrait of his father’s photocopied face artist Miquel Endara embarked on an ambitious stipple drawing, using 3.2 million dots from assorted Micron pens to recreate the image on paper.
by Jeff Luker.
“Self Portrait 1889” remade by Seth Johnson. Original by Vincent Van Gogh.