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Growing and Blowing – 12 October 2019

Around the world at the moment people are calling for change, to how we impact the planet and how we maintain our lifestyle. While celebrating my darling wife’s birthday today we took a road trip past the wind farm at Mt Mercer in Central Victoria. This wind farm is large, and in sight of the newest central Vic wind farm at Ballan. In contrast to carbon heavy electric generators, think big coal, gas and the nuclear option I’ve never seen power generating plant surrounded by food grade product.  Until today.

Hope that you enjoy the images.

Mount Mercer wind farm. Electricity generation on a working farm. The Canola is getting close to harvest ready, unaffected by this type of generator.
Mount Mercer wind farm. Electricity generation on a working farm. The Canola is getting close to harvest ready, unaffected by the enormity of the this type of generation scheme.

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Science – here is why I love it so

NASA… I love them. For exploring, and for sharing what they discover on their journeys.

Even more importantly i love the fact that since it is in the public domain citizen filmmakers and scientists can make use of those images in unique and in this case wondrous ways.

Juno takes a handful of still photographs each time it passes Jupiter, each of which are made available to the public thanks to the NASA image, video and audio site. Sean Doran stitched together the images from Juno’s last transit (the images were coloured by Gerald Eichstädt) to create an approximation of what it looks like to fly around the giant planet.

Latest view of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno spacecraft from Enneagon on Vimeo.

Music added by Avi Solomon. Crank up the sound, and maximise the video!