HMI4096 by Jason Mann

This image is today's image of the Sun from the HMI instrument aboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Look at the full image, and zoom in on one of the sunspots. The dark part of a spot is the umbra, the less-dark area is called the penumbra. The umbra has the strongest and most homogeneous magnetic field; pretty much 3000G +/- 500, and pretty much going directly outward from the "solar surface". The penumbra, on the other hand, is made up of fine strands, some very inclined and lying close to the solar surface, some less inclined and heading up into the corona; some stronger and some weaker, but generally around 1000G. The structure in the penumbra has been likened to two combs (like for your hair) shoved together with some tines going horizontally, the others going vertically, in between each other. 

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Man Gave Names to All the Animals, August 7th, 2011 by Jason Mann

18.  Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is like him." 19. So the Lord God formed out of the ground each wild animal and each bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. 20. Man gave names to all the animals, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild creature; but for the man f no helper was found who was like him. 21. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place. 22. Then the Lord God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man. 23. And the man said: "This one, at last, is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called woman, for she was taken from man." 24. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh. 25. Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame.

Butterfly, Horse, Lizard, Fish, Protozoa and Zoophyte, Crustacea, Turtle, Snake, Alligator, Frog, Sheep, Iguana, Praying Mantis, Calamary, Hammer-Head Shark, Tennessee Walker, Hermit Crab, Coral, Mammals, Rhinophryne, Porifera, Actinoida, Crab Spider

Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 8:38 AM by Jason Mann

January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year (350 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Saturday, Monday, or Wednesday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Sunday or Tuesday (56).

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