A Japanese construction company is proposing to solve the energy problems facing Japan, and ultimately the entire planet, by turning the Moon into a solar power plant.
Shimizu Corp, which is based in Tokyo, wants to lay a belt of solar panels 350 kilometres wide around the equator of the Moon and relay the resulting constant supply of energy to “receiving stations” on Earth by laser or microwave transmission.
The proposed “Luna Ring” would be capable of sending 13,000 terawatts of power to Earth. In 2011, the United States generated just 4,100 terawatts of power, the company says. (Photo: Shimizu Corporation)
It was a dirty job, but Bjarni Mikkelsen, a marine biologist at the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, had to do it.
After two whales died this week near the Faroe Islands, the government wanted to use one of the skeletons in the National Museum. So Mikkelsen began the first step of cutting the animal’s gut open. But little did he expect that it would explode in his face.
“The animal was more than two days old when we took it so we knew there would be some pressure on the inside, but nothing like what happened,” he told the Daily Mail.
Brilliant. carlagannis recreates Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights replacing all the tortured souls with tortured emoji characters!
Have some space backgrounds! Resolution: 700x1050px (which should be large enough for most phones)
All images from NASA’s Hubble website (x) and edited by me