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Zomer 1672, 350 jaar geleden, Johan de Witt: 'De saecken alhier loopen, Godtbetert, daegelijx van quaet tot arger, ende het aldergrootste quaet dat ons druckt, is een genoechsaem generaele wiltheyt ende ongehoorsaamheydt van alle de ingesetenen in de steden ende te plattelande'.
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dit toffe kinderboek (ca 7-11 jr) van @astro_andre en mij en met illustraties van paco vink verschijnt in november bij @LeopoldBoeken. #justsaying 🙂📚8c7
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NASA en Rusland sluiten overeenkomst over vluchten naar ruimtestation ISS nu.nl/tech/6212466/n…
Mammatus clouds are cellular patterns of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud, typically a cumulonimbus raincloud. The name derives from the Latin mamma (meaning "udder" or "breast") [source, picka.bel: buff.ly/3cbn5OQ]
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Bioturbation is the mixing of (plant) residues into soils and sediments by biotic activity. It is one of the fundamental processes in ecology. On the left: Layers of leaves and dirt with no soil fauna. On the right: with soil fauna [learn more: vimeo.com/222168889v]
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Een enorme wolk van stof en gas, waar sterren worden geboren en weer sterven, zo'n 7600 lichtjaren van de aarde verwijderd. Dit is de Carina Nebula, vastgelegd door ruimtetelescoop James Webb. Vandaag werden vier kleurenfoto's door NASA naar buiten gebracht. #Nieuwsuur
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Look closely at the "smudges" -- the stretched out swaths seen here as pink-ish streaks. Those are some of the most distant galaxies, with their light stretched and distorted by the gravity of the cluster of galaxies in the foreground, in what we call gravitational lensing. #JWST
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En ook mooi: hier heeft men de beelden van Hubble en James Webb van hetzelfde gebied naast elkaar gezet. Nu kijkt Webb natuurlijk naar warmtestraling, en Hubble niet, maar het verschil is indrukwekkend: petapixel.com/2022/07/11/com…
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Melibe viridis is basically a carnivorous sea slug with a gelatinous vacuum cleaner for a head: in fact the nudibranch has an oral veil that can expand into a "fish net" used to constantly scan and eat its prey [read more: bit.ly/2wkkbBv [gif: ow.ly/vhJp30mHwpq]
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Een narcistische persoonlijkheid is met of zonder diagnose te herkennen aan de manier van communiceren. Ze zetten het machtsspel in voor eigen gewin, ze devalueren, drogredeneren, beledigen, bedreigen, intimideren en terroriseren. De redelijkheid ontbreekt volledig.
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For the 10 year celebration of the landing #OTD of my 2nd ISS mission, expedition 30/31, here the English spoken guided tour. Enjoy the International Space Station in 2012. @esa @ESA_History @esaspaceflight youtu.be/QF2w2Dx_QMs via @YouTube
Vanwege het 10 jaar jubileum van de landing #OTD van mijn 2de missie naar het ISS met expeditie 30/31, hier voor de liefhebbers nogmaals de 70 minuten rondleiding door het ISS anno 2012. Veel plezier. @esaspaceflight @ESA_nl @ESA_History youtu.be/zxJW-vawJBQ via @YouTube
#OTD 10 years ago: 1 July 2012, #ESA's @astro_andre Kuipers 🇳🇱 returned to Earth after his 6-mont#PromISSeSe mission to@Space_Stationon, at that time setting the record for the longest European mission: 194 days in spac@esaspaceflighth@ESA_nln@Spaceexpop@NLSpaceOfficecPD
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Olympus Mons, located on Mars, is the second tallest mountain and largest volcano on any planet in the Solar System. It’s a shield volcano and it roughly covers an area of 300,000 km², here compared with France [source: buff.ly/3hObXaK]
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114 years ago #Today, a bolide exploded over Tunguska, flattening about 80 million trees buff.ly/2929zH9. #AsteroidDay (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of this event [read more: buff.ly/3gfWa1p]
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Ancient Roman garnet intaglio inscribed with the head of Sirius, the Dog Star. The gem dates to the 1st century BC. Around the body, a collar inscribed with artist's signature in Greek ["Gaios epoiei"]. Now on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
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Back on Earth. #OTD July 1st 2012
The European Service Modules that will take @NASA_Orion #ForwardToTheMoon will use solar wings produced in the country that is known more for its windmills than its sunlight. 😉🇳🇱 🛰️ This week we are focusing on the Dutch contributiblogs.esa.int/orion/2022/05/…i@AirbusSpaceppmUQ
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#OTD 29 June 1990, HM Queen Beatrix opened @Spaceexpo in #Noordwijk 🇳🇱 Europe's 1st permanent space museum & visitor centre fo#ESAS#ESTECE@ESA_Techc@ESA_nln@NoordwijkZHZ@koninklijkhuisi@astro_andrer@leiden202222 space-expo.nlGqAS
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On 28 June #Copernicus #Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️ orbited over the Wadden Sea  The low tide 🌊allowed to observe the complex dynamics of the coastal zone around the island of VlielandAHsslI
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Fascinating, to see a picture I never realized I took, 10 years later. twitter.com/JPMajor/status…
The recently discovered bacterium is so large, it can be seen easily with the naked eye. But size isn’t its only astonishing trait on.natgeo.com/3QLtAYG
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If you miss this spectacle, you’ll have to wait until 2040 to get another chance to see it on.natgeo.com/3HQhiKC
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The first direct observation of gravitational waves captured the merging of 2 black holes which emitted 36 septillion yottawatts of power (3.6×10⁴⁹ watts), greater than the combined power of all light radiated by all the stars in the observable universe ow.ly/JGIh30mudbE
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Today is #WorldRainforestDay #Copernicus 🇪🇺🛰️♥️🌳 is proud to contribute to protecting this vi#ecosystemstem#OurPlanetanet #Sentinel2nel2🛰️🇪🇺 image of an area in the Amazonas State of Brafe6h33oxx
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Possibly my new favorite shot of all time. I woke up at 1:30am this morning to capture a rare scene- the sunlit international space station transiting iconic craters over the last quarter moon.
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Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, a recent report has found. The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists [read more: ow.ly/7ed630mqk5G]
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I received a tiny addition to my collection of spaceflight books. An illustrated sci-fi story the size of a matchbox! This great little @MatchBoox is written by Dutch astronaut @astro_andre and illustrated by @LucLucreation. 🚀�#FathersDay20222se
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Nu het weer toch tegenvalt willen de kinderen vast naar de ruimte. Vanmiddag 16:00 voor de allerlaatste keer Space Academy Live! In het prachtige De La Mar in Amsterdam. Spaceacademy.nl @sanderkoenen @sanderkoenen @AVEX_int
Century-old footage of the last known Tasmanian tiger in captivity has been brought to life by colourisation performed by Samuel François-Steininge, offering a tantalising glimpse of the now-extinct creature [read more: buff.ly/3l5L1UU-]
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Mochten de kinderen liever naar de ruimte dan naar het strand gaan dit weekend, reis dan voor de laatste keren mee met @sanderkoenen en mij tijdens Space Academy Live. Zaterdag en zondag 13:30 en 16:00 in het De La Mar in Amsterdam. Spaceacademy.nl
This peak amid the Pacific ocean is taller than it is wide (562 m in elevation vs 300 m across): it looks like a fantasy novel place and it really exists [read more: bit.ly/2bRu2AM]
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Vijf op een rij: Komende weken staan de vijf helderste planeten ’s ochtends op één rij. Kun jij ze allemaal vinden? Lees verder: sonnenborgh.nl/ochtenden-juni… @astro_andre @astrolandNL @mariekebaan @sterrenkunde @AstronomieNL
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This underwater upside down view of synchronized swimmers produces a surreal effect, to say the least [source, full video: buff.ly/3QjfkWM]
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With this award, the pioneering rotorcraft cements its place in aerospace history. For more on the #MarsHelicopter's groundbreaking achievements on the Red Planet, visit go.nasa.gov/3v0J9BN
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Leuk, erg leuk stuk van @Oldfrankishphil over het Nederlands als importtaal in Holland. neerlandistiek.nl/2022/06/het-ne…
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This isn't CGI, it's a real-life creature known as a sea angel (Clione limacina) found in the cold waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans. Credit: Alexander Semenov
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#Copernicus for #AirQuality monitoring 1/2 Yet another #SaharanDust storm is ongoing A part of the dust cloud is moving westwards and should reach the Caribbean Sea over the weekend ⬇️@CopernicusECMWF Aerosol forecast (visualised in @Windycom) for the 3- 6 June period
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In 1896, a bubоnіc plаgue epіdеmic struck Bombay, and the government asked Waldemar Haffkine, developer of the first chоlera vаccіne, to help. After 3 months of unabated work a vаccіne was ready, with Haffkine tеsting it on himself first [read more: buff.ly/3n5JHB7]
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99.9% of your body is only made of 11 chemical elements. More precisely. almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of 6 elements and only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements [source, full video, Beauty of Science: vimeo.com/345393485]
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This clip by Gilles San Martin shows a snail that has been taken over by a parasite, controlling its motor functions and eye stalks. The parasitic worm wants the snail to be eaten by birds, in whose intestines it will reproduce [read more: buff.ly/2ro2Nap]
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The story of the giant virus, named Pithovirus sibericum, that was isolated from a >30,000-year-old radiocarbon-dated sample from the Siberian permafrost in 2014 and was surprisingly found to be still infectious [read more: buff.ly/3dr9K1m]
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Our #Copernicus #Sentinel2🛰️🇪🇺 acquired this beautiful image #Amsterdamdam 🇳🇱 on 15 May 2022 The farmlands 🍅🌱 and the complex network of canals 🚢 surrounding the city are clearly visible from an altitude of 786cMcCrg0KuX
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When she lost her position in her university's anatomy department in 1938 due to fascism's racial laws, Rita Levi-Montalcini set up a laboratory in her bedroom where she discovered the nerve growth factor for which she was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1986 buff.ly/3oHTGga
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The ant's jaws accelerate at 100,000 times the force of gravity. This means they can snap shut 2,300 times faster than a blink of the eye to reach speeds up to 145 mph, exerting forces 300 to 500 times the ant's body weight [read more: bit.ly/2E3QVzH]
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Born 170 years ago #Today, Richard Julius Petri was the microbiologist best known for developing the Petri dish used to culture cells [read more: buff.ly/38yrg60]
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.@NASA's #DARTMission is set to deflect an asteroid soon, but #PlanetaryDefense is a global effort - 150 international scientists are meeting to prepare for @esa's #HeraMission, which will examine the deflected mass & determine if humans can indeed divert threatening asteroids. twitter.com/ESA_Tech/statu…
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