astrodidact
astrodidact:

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For the first time, a phenomenon known as a glory was imaged on another planet: Venus. A glory produces a halo of colors of the rainbow in concentric circles that surround a bright center when light is backscattered by water droplets in clouds. Venusian clouds contain sulfuric acid, which could also cause light to reflect backwards and produce a glory. The Venus Express orbiter was situated between Venus and the Sun at a distance of about 6000 km from the planet when the glory was observed having a width of about 1200 km. With the intensity being higher than expected, there may be chemicals other than sulfuric acid involved in producing the glory.Glories can often be produced when the shadow of an object is cast upon clouds, with the halo appearing to surround the shadow. An observer must be between the Sun and the clouds upon which the shadow has been cast in order for the phenomenon to be seen. It is common to observe a glory from a plane when the Sun casts a shadow on the clouds below.Not only may this phenomenon reveal more about the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Venus, but it has provided a spectacular glimpse of a glory on a world other than our own for the very first time.http://www.geek.com/science/space-rainbow-photographed-in-full-for-first-time-over-venus-1587500/

astrodidact:

via All Science, All The Time/fb

For the first time, a phenomenon known as a glory was imaged on another planet: Venus. A glory produces a halo of colors of the rainbow in concentric circles that surround a bright center when light is backscattered by water droplets in clouds. Venusian clouds contain sulfuric acid, which could also cause light to reflect backwards and produce a glory. The Venus Express orbiter was situated between Venus and the Sun at a distance of about 6000 km from the planet when the glory was observed having a width of about 1200 km. With the intensity being higher than expected, there may be chemicals other than sulfuric acid involved in producing the glory.

Glories can often be produced when the shadow of an object is cast upon clouds, with the halo appearing to surround the shadow. An observer must be between the Sun and the clouds upon which the shadow has been cast in order for the phenomenon to be seen. It is common to observe a glory from a plane when the Sun casts a shadow on the clouds below.

Not only may this phenomenon reveal more about the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Venus, but it has provided a spectacular glimpse of a glory on a world other than our own for the very first time.

http://www.geek.com/science/space-rainbow-photographed-in-full-for-first-time-over-venus-1587500/

earwolf

earwolf:

Get Fit Now with Bill Carter

On today’s episode, Andy Daly & Matt Gourley have chosen a unique interactive podcast experience in a pilot hosted by 91-year-old Personal Trainer to the Stars Bill Carter. Bill will lead you through the steps needed for the workout of a lifetime, he’ll chat with his good friends Victor the Giant & Rochelle the Elf, former Wrestler/Governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura will make an appearance to challenge the listener, and everyone will answer some questions from Twitter about fitness. Plus, you’ll be treated with the world premiere of the greatest workout song ever to be written since “Eye of the Tiger” by the one and only Spyryt.

Click here to listen!

 

This was a workout! Listen to this episode and listen to The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project!

thecomedybureau

AUSTIN - I’ll be at SXSW Comedy this year doing my Jesse Ventura live panel show 7:30pm SAT 3/8 at The Hideout with Matt Besser and a few crazy guests. Also find me at Comedy Bang Bang, The Meltdown, The Creek and the Cave Presents and more all weekend 3/8 - 3/10!

thecomedybureau:

Bill Cosby, Pete Holmes, Greg Proops, Tim Meadows, TJ Miller, Nate Bargatze, James Adomian, Fred Armisen, Karen Kilgariff, Matt Besser, Scott Aukerman, Jerrod Carmichael, Todd Barry, Chris Gethard, Eugene Mirman Byron Bowers, Good Neighbor, Drennon Davis and The Imaginary Radio Program, The Grawlix, Jake Weisman, ASSSSCAT, Midnight Run with Andy Haynes, Comedy Living Room, The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani and so many more are all coming down to Austin, TX in Mar. 8th-15th for SXSW.

You did read that awesome line up that includes Bill Cosby is coming to SXSW, right? Good, get your tickets/passes now.

February/March: Seattle, Portland, Kirkland, Olympia & Chicago!

What does the Pacific Northwest have in common with Chicago? Almost exactly nothing, except for some great comedy scenes - that will include me as a traveling headlining guest in the next two months!

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Check twitter and my website for more updates, but here’s what I’ve cobbled together so far:

SEATTLE: Doing a bunch of shows around town later in February with a lot of very funny friends, including Early Late Show with Yogi Paliwal FRI 2/21 at Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre, PLUS Henrietta Comedy MON 2/24 at **CONOR BYRNE PUB** in Ballard! You must attend one or both.

OLYMPIAJalapeño Productions presents moi, SAT 2/22 at The Royal Lounge! We will be drunk and road-trippy.

PORTLAND: The kickass show Funny Over Everything SUN 2/23, this time at Curious Comedy Theater. You know what I’m talkin’ about! (God I hope so.)

KIRKLAND: After really only what I think of as a short break, I will return to the Seattle area, this time the superfun Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland, with several headlining shows THU 3/13 - SAT 3/15! 

CHICAGO: You know what they say about March - in like a lion out like an Adomian! Returning to the very fun Zanies Comedy Club for almost a full week of shows, including Adam Guerino’s pioneering Queer Comedy show on TUE 3/25, followed by nine more shows at Zanies WED 3/26 thru SUN 3/30!

AUSTIN: Surprise! I’m booked for the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival in April! 

Otherwise I’ll be in L.A. like a real schmo.

Oh, PS: Here’s the awesome poster featuring ten of my podcast characters/impressions as drawn by Alex Kelly - I will be selling these along with my standup album LOW HANGIN FRUIT at all these shows for low, low prices - unless I forget them in the hotel room like I sometimes do!

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