1) Nefertari holding out her sekhem-sceptre presenting offerings in front of the God Atum. 2) Nephthys and Isis stand either side of a ram-headed God painted green like Osiris, hieroglyphs write
“Osiris rests in Ra” (left) “Ra rests in Osiris”. Beyond the yellow division Nefertari stands looking to the left with her hands held out.
Tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens,
QV66, Luxor, Egypt. Photograph by kairoinfo4u | flickr
Big news from 40 light-years away (235 trillion miles). Our Spitzer Space Telescope revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, all of them have the potential for water on their surfaces.
Take a look inside the cockpit of our high altitude ER-2 aircraft as it descends for landing at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. This month, scientists used used the aircraft to collect data on coral reef health and volcanic emissions and eruptions. Flying at 65,000 feet, above 95 percent of Earth’s atmosphere, the ER-2 has a unique ability to replicate the data a future satellite could collect. Data from this mission will help in developing a planned NASA satellite mission to study natural hazards and ecosystems called Hyperspectral Infrared Imager, or HyspIRI.
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet. It’s similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, but represents many of the same concepts. The name Wadjet is derived from “wadj” = green, hence “the green one”, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as “uraeus” from the Egyptian “iaret” = risen one from the image of a cobra rising up in protection. Wadjet was one of the earliest of Egyptian deities who later became associated with other goddesses such as Bast, Sekhmet, Mut, and Hathor.