Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Triton


Nat Geo had bits on planets and moons...Triton one...and I thought to look it up!...sharks came on next...now close calls....a girl in French well...now a photog in a cage surrounded by Polar Bears....that's not Nature...brb....


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Triton's axis of rotation is also unusual, tilted 157 degrees with respect to Neptune's axis, which is in turn inclined 30 degrees from the plane of Neptune's orbit.[2] The net result of these two axial tilts is that Triton's rotational axis lies in the plane of Neptune's orbit, and hence during Neptune's year each pole points almost directly toward the Sun, much like Uranus'. As Neptune orbits the Sun, Triton's polar regions take turns facing the sun, probably resulting in radical seasonal changes as one pole then the other moves into the sunlight.




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Dizzy orbits!


Now a photog has built his own rainforest nest to capture Harpe pics of a young one growing in its nest...that is cool...took fourteen years!


I'm sleepy..long day...time to curl up!


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glimpses that would make me less forlorn;

Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;

Or hear old Triton blow his wreath├Ęd horn.


Wordsworth




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the whole poem..


The World is Too Much with Us


The world is too much with us; late and soon,

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;

Little we see in Nature that is ours;

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,

The winds that will be howling at all hours,

And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,

For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be


So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, (2)

Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;

Have sight of Proteus (3) rising from the sea;

Or hear old Triton (4) blow his wreathed horn.




DavidDavid

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