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Good morning with a picture of some beautiful Islay light:

November afternoon light at Gruinart, Isle of Islay

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November afternoon light at Gruinart, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a picture of some beautiful Islay light:

Dramatic November afternoon light in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Dramatic November afternoon light in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with some Islay beach reflections:

November morning reflections on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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November morning reflections on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with some beautiful Islay light:

Dramatic light at the wreck of the Patti, Isle of Islay

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Dramatic light at the wreck of the Patti, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a different Islay sunset view:

Coastguard Cottages at a November sunset, Isle of Islay

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Coastguard Cottages at a November sunset, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with some beautiful Islay light:

Moody light in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Moody light in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with some beautiful Islay winter light:

Golden November light in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay

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Golden November light in Machir Bay, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay sunset view:

Light and shadow in the Saligo dunes at sunset, Isle of Islay

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Light and shadow in the Saligo dunes at sunset, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a picture of some beautiful Islay winter light:

Waves and spray in the golden winter afternoon sun, Isle of Islay

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Waves and spray in the golden winter afternoon sun, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a picture from a beautiful Islay evening:

Saligo Bay waves in the gloaming, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog

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Saligo Bay waves in the gloaming, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with some early morning light from Islay's neighbour Jura:

Early morning light at the Bay of Small Isles, Isle of Jura | Islay Pictures Photoblog

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Early morning light at the Bay of Small Isles, Isle of Jura
 
Good morning with a picture of some dramatic Islay light:

Dramatic light in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog

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Dramatic light in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay
 
Yay! The Planetary Society's Lightsail 2 has deployed it's solar sail. Now to see how it performs.
On July 23rd, a tiny spacecraft in orbit around Earth unfurled a thin sheet of mylar that’s the area of a boxing ring. The result is a reflective sail that rides not on wind, but on light from the Sun to propel the vehicle through space.
[...]
Over the course of the next month, LightSail 2 will perform something of a dance in orbit, twisting its sail back and forth to ride on sunlight. As it approaches the Sun, the spacecraft will keep its sail edge on toward the light. Then, once it’s directly in front of the Sun, it will twist and face the sail toward the Sun. “It’ll work very much like a sailboat, where you push, twist, and pack into the ‘wind,’” Nye said. “And then you twist and take advantage of sailing ‘downwind.’” If all goes well, the sunlight will push on LightSail 2, and the spacecraft’s orbit will rise slightly as it whips around the Earth.
[...]
Eventually, this orbit raising will lead to the spacecraft’s demise. LightSail 2 will only be able to raise its orbit on one side of the Earth, and each time the orbit gets higher on that side, the orbit gets lower on the other. In about a year, LightSail 2 will pass close enough to Earth that it will be dragged into the planet’s atmosphere, burning up during its descent.

However, its fiery demise won’t be a tragedy since LightSail 2 is only intended to prove that this type of in-space propulsion can work. If it manages to do that, The Planetary Society plans to share its solar sail technique with other spacecraft developers that are looking for innovative ways to maneuver vehicles through space. A solar sail could be used for something as simple as maintaining a spacecraft’s position in orbit, or it could be amplified for something as complex as sending cargo to Mars.
#PlanetarySociety #LightSail #Technology #Exploration #Light #Propulsion
 
Yay! The Planetary Society's Lightsail 2 has deployed it's solar sail. Now to see how it performs.
On July 23rd, a tiny spacecraft in orbit around Earth unfurled a thin sheet of mylar that’s the area of a boxing ring. The result is a reflective sail that rides not on wind, but on light from the Sun to propel the vehicle through space.
[...]
Over the course of the next month, LightSail 2 will perform something of a dance in orbit, twisting its sail back and forth to ride on sunlight. As it approaches the Sun, the spacecraft will keep its sail edge on toward the light. Then, once it’s directly in front of the Sun, it will twist and face the sail toward the Sun. “It’ll work very much like a sailboat, where you push, twist, and pack into the ‘wind,’” Nye said. “And then you twist and take advantage of sailing ‘downwind.’” If all goes well, the sunlight will push on LightSail 2, and the spacecraft’s orbit will rise slightly as it whips around the Earth.
[...]
Eventually, this orbit raising will lead to the spacecraft’s demise. LightSail 2 will only be able to raise its orbit on one side of the Earth, and each time the orbit gets higher on that side, the orbit gets lower on the other. In about a year, LightSail 2 will pass close enough to Earth that it will be dragged into the planet’s atmosphere, burning up during its descent.

However, its fiery demise won’t be a tragedy since LightSail 2 is only intended to prove that this type of in-space propulsion can work. If it manages to do that, The Planetary Society plans to share its solar sail technique with other spacecraft developers that are looking for innovative ways to maneuver vehicles through space. A solar sail could be used for something as simple as maintaining a spacecraft’s position in orbit, or it could be amplified for something as complex as sending cargo to Mars.
#PlanetarySociety #LightSail #Technology #Exploration #Light #Propulsion
 
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