—Cristina (Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
Love this movie…
La Ley Del Retiro
GIULIA Y LOS TELLARINI - la ley del retiro
ahhh latin music, how i love latin music. and up until now, i don’t think i’ve featured any on here… this song by giulia y los tellarini was featured on the soundtrack to the woody allen movie vicky cristina barcelona (one of my favourite movies, i wrote a little review on it and included it in my 100 favourite post series on my main blog, you can find that write up here) i’ll admit, i don’t know much about giulia y los tellarini, and my research on most of the artists featured on the soundtrack has come up empty handed. but who doesn’t love some spanish guitar, soothing vocals and something to whisk you away to spain. ENJOY.
About two hours after landing on Mars and beaming back its first image, NASA’s Curiosity rover transmitted a higher-resolution image of its new Martian home, Gale Crater. Mission Control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., received the 512 by 512 pixel image, taken by one of the vehicle’s lower-fidelity, black-and-white Hazard Avoidance Cameras - or Hazcams.
This is one of the first images taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a “fisheye” wide-angle lens on the left “eye” of a stereo pair of Hazard-Avoidance cameras on the left-rear side of the rover. The image is one-half of full resolution. The clear dust cover that protected the camera during landing has been sprung open. Part of the spring that released the dust cover can be seen at the bottom right, near the rover’s wheel.
On the top left, part of the rover’s power supply is visible.
Some dust appears on the lens even with the dust cover off.
The cameras are looking directly into the sun, so the top of the image is saturated. Looking straight into the sun does not harm the cameras. The lines across the top are an artifact called “blooming” that occurs in the camera’s detector because of the saturation.
As planned, the rover’s early engineering images are lower resolution. Larger color images from other cameras are expected later in the week when the rover’s mast, carrying high-resolution cameras, is deployed.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech