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Cheetah in Slow Motion

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals on the planet, capable of reaching top speeds of 112 km/h (70 mph) during short bursts. They are famous for their high-speed pursuit of prey across the plains of Sub-Saharan Africa and are frequently featured in nature documentaries.

This female cheetah from the Cincinnati Zoo was recorded using a high-speed camera (1,200 fps) mounted on a sliding rig. She traversed a 100 meter distance in only 5.95 seconds, reaching a top speed of 98 km/h (61 mph). This GIF depicts a 0.4-second segment of that sprint and reveals the rapid leg motion and stability required to attain such high speeds. The cheetah uses its long tail to perform rudder-like steering in order to make sharp turns while chasing prey.

It is estimated that only 7,100 individuals remain in the wild, prompting calls for the cheetah to be classified as an endangered species. Habitat loss, poaching, and the illegal pet trade have all contributed to the significant decline over recent years.

Source: https://vimeo.com/53914149

#ScienceGIF #Science #GIF #Cheetah #Animal #Cat #Feline #Slow #Motion #SlowMo #SloMo #NationalGeographic #NatGeo #Zoo
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I thought this was hilarious... :)
That moment when they want to complain about "how bad they have it"...

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Great music video of the Mercury Transit - videos taken by SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory)
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If you're interested in reading Isaac Asimov's out of print story, "The Last Question" that @chuckliu mentioned on the show, here's a link: http://multivax.com/last_question.html.
Thanks @daniel_egan for link.
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In case you missed it - here's the full #MercuryTransit. For more than seven hours today, Mercury was visible as a tiny black dot crossing the face of the sun. This rare event – which happens only slightly more than once a decade – is called a transit. Although Mercury whips around the sun every 88 days – over four times faster than Earth – the three bodies rarely align. Because Mercury orbits in a plane 7 degrees tilted from Earth’s orbit, it usually darts above or below our line of sight to the sun. As a result, a Mercury transit happens only about 13 times a century. The last one was in 2006, and the next one isn’t until 2019.
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This was too good not to share! x)
The "perfect" gift for the Apple device lover in your family...

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Glenn Reynolds: Don't let U.S. become next Rome - www.usatoday.com
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