Made as a commercial for Japanese tissue paper company Nepia, watch Yuki Ariga’s Tissue Paper Animals.
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What did Mars look like 4 billion years ago? The team at NASA’s Conceptual Image Lab have an idea based on the existing evidence:
Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water - a critical ingredient for life. The animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period, beginning with a flyover of a Martian lake. The artist’s concept is based on evidence that Mars was once very different. Rapidly moving clouds suggest the passage of time, and the shift from a warm and wet to a cold and dry climate is shown as the animation progresses. The lakes dry up, while the atmosphere gradually transitions from Earthlike blue skies to the dusty pink and tan hues seen on Mars today.
The animation was released in anticipation of November 18th’s Cape Canaveral launch of MAVEN, Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission. MAVEN will explore the planet’s lost atmosphere.
Previously: flying over a topographically accurate landscapes of Mars, and more NASA.
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In the Inuit mythology, « Tuurngait » are the spirits that play tricks to humans. To succeed, they often adopt the physical appearance of an animal…
Adventure with an Inuit child and a wild bird in Tuurngait, an award-winning film short directed by five students from Arles’ Supinfocom in France. And if you have 3D glasses, put them on and watch this version on YouTube.
There are more great snow videos in the archives — travel through Greenland on a dog sled, sit in hot springs with Japanese Macaques, freeze boiling water in Russia, or learn how to build an Inuit igloo.