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"When people find out about that they are going to say, 'Who put that there? Who put that there?'" These are the words of Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, in 2009. He was talking about a peculiar and solitary large rock, a monolith, that sits on the surface of the Martian moon Phobos."
Aldrin was right: many people are vexed by the Phobos monolith...
The Phobos monolith is a large rock on the surface of Mars's moon Phobos. It is a boulder about 85 m (279 ft) across. A monolith is a geological feature consisting of a single massive piece of rock. Monoliths also occur naturally on Earth, but it has been suggested that the Phobos monolith may be a piece of impact ejecta. The monolith is a bright object near Stickney crater, described as a "building sized" boulder, which casts a prominent shadow. It was discovered by Efrain Palermo, who did extensive surveys of Martian probe imagery, and later confirmed by Lan Fleming, an imaging sub-contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. (Source: Wikipedia)
Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists. (Source: Wikipedia)
Release Date: September 24, 2016
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Would you replace your lawn mower with a goat?
ABC Rural | http://ab.co/2d8ij62
They do, however, eat everything else. Herb gardens, succulents, leaves off the vines and low hanging tree branches...
You do need a fenced in garden, though - they won't fare as well as a goat against neighbourhood dogs.
The new DC Encyclopedia is out on October 25, but to whet your appetite here are a couple of teaser pages, yoinked from the Amazon listing : First, a bit of Wonder Woman. I really loved writing this one. And a multi-entry spread. Mera! the Metal Men!
After they returned to France, the two men created “Valérian” (later “Valérian and Laureline”), the popular science fiction comics series for which Mézières is best known. It was published from 1967 through 2013. The earliest stories were serialized in “Pilote” before being collected in albums, and there were a total of 23 albums.
Mézières has received multiple awards from the International Comics Convention of the Principality of Asturias, and the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême award at the 1984 Angoulême International Comics Festival. He and Christin have received awards for “Valérian” from European comics conventions, the French Green Party, and the European Science Fiction Society.
At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mezieres.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_M%C3%A9zi%C3%A8res
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/rdnf304tPuq
I'm very much on a "female fronted" kick right now.
- Greg Egan (ology) (current)
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I like the nerdy stuff and sport. Mostly talk about the former, here.
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Science fiction, reading, fitness, rpgs, football, astronomy, paleontology, sport, birds, openminded people, fantasy, horror, music