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Choice cuts from the “ТЭЦ-5” location tag on instagram wherein ‘influencers’ pose and preen against the backdrop of what would appear to be the pristine turquoise waters of the Indian ocean but is – in fact – the ash dump pond of Heating And Electrical Station Number 5 in Siberia.

Last month, the company warned visitors not to enter the calcium salt and metal oxide contaminated waters, to little effect.

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Five days before this image was captured over Norway in 2012, a large coronal mass ejection occurred on the sun, throwing a cloud of fast moving electrons, protons, and ions toward the Earth. To wit:

Although most of this cloud passed above the Earth, some of it impacted our Earth’s magnetosphere and resulted in spectacular auroras being seen at high northern latitudes. Featured here is a particularly photogenic auroral corona captured above GrotfjordNorway. To some, this shimmering green glow of recombining atmospheric oxygen might appear as a large eagle, but feel free to share what it looks like to you. Although the Sun is near Solar Minimum, streams of the solar wind continue to impact the Earth and create impressive auroras visible even last week.

(Image: Bjørn Jørgensen)

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Behold: the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept – a ‘vision’ of Bentley’s planned all-electric ultra luxury grand tourer recently revealed via a live stream.

Despite being 5.8 metres long and weighing in at 1.9 tonnes (relatively light for a Bentley), the real-life EXP will do 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 300km/h and a 700km range on a full charge.

Price as yet tba but if you have to ask…

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