Dawn Journal: From HAMO to LAMO and Beyond | The Planetary Society

Dear Omnipodawnt Readers,Dawn draws ever closer to the mysterious Ceres, the largest body between the sun and Pluto not yet visited by a probe from Earth. The spacecraft is continuing to climb outward from the sun atop a blue-green beam of xenon ions from its uniquely efficient ion propulsion system. The constant, gentle thrust is reshaping its solar orbit so that by March 2015, it will arrive at the first dwarf planet ever discovered. Once in orbit, it will undertake an ambitious exploration of the exotic world of ice and rock that has been glimpsed only from afar for more than two centuries.

via Dawn Journal: From HAMO to LAMO and Beyond | The Planetary Society.

wwf – Borneo’s wildlife

Found only in Borneo Borneo is estimated to be home to more than around 210 mammal species including 44 endemic – meaning they are not found anywhere else in the world, 420 birds 37 endemic, 100 amphibians and 394 fish 19 endemic. Just in the 220,000 km2 region in the mountainous centre of the island known as the Heart of Borneo, there are 10 primate species, over 350 bird species, and 150 reptile and amphibian species.At least 15,000 plant species, of which over 5,000 are endemic and exist nowhere else in the world, can be found in the swamps, mangroves, and lowland and montane forests of the island. The Heart of Borneo is home to around 10,000 of these.

via wwf – Borneo’s wildlife.