When wind blows over sand on Earth, it can produce two types of patterns: small ripples or large dunes. On Mars, there also appears to be a unique category in the middle: large ripples, with crests separated by a meter or more (seen here in this Curiosity rover “selfie”). Researchers discovered the pattern when the NASA rover stopped at a set of dunes in Gale crater in late 2015 and early 2016, and they first reported the discovery in March at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas. In a paper published online today in Science, they say the formations are fluid drag ripples, similar to those seen underwater in streambeds on Earth, and that their size is controlled by the thickness of the martian atmosphere. That means that the ripples, if preserved as patterns after the sand turns to stone, could be a “paleobarometer.” The scientists found ripple patterns in ancient rocks that are slightly smaller than the ones found across the planet today. That, they say, suggests that the ancient atmosphere was slightly thicker.
<p><img src="http://c67.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2067/IMG8549.jpg" alt="first_img" />Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead LATEST STORIES Thailand’s top scorer Ananti no match for Gilas defense China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes is keeping faith with the frontcourt combination of Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo despite their lackluster start against Thailand on Tuesday.“That’s going to be our money combination: June Mar and Andray,” said Reyes, who is confident that his two giants will eventually flourish playing together at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Swing Out Sister back to PH this April “But we’ll continue to play them together because we want them to get used to playing together for the bigger picture. That gives us a lot of options when we play teams that are bigger but not as quick,” he added.Reyes said the tandem of Blatche and Fajardo can be risky against quicker big men but it also has a high reward.“There’s always a tradeoff with size and speed, but the good thing with June Mar and Andray is they have size and outside shooting because of Andray’s skills and June Mar takes care of the inside. He doesn’t get in the way of Andray, and Andray doesn’t get in the way of June Mar. That’s a good combination for me,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments With the Thais, somehow, matching up size-wise against Fajardo and Blatche, both struggled to get their offense going and Gilas had to settle with an 18-14 score at the end of the first quarter.The Philippines’ overwhelming talent, however, was just too much for Thailand to overcome as Blatche and Fajardo still came away with decent numbers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundBlatche wound up with 11 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, while Fajardo had a near double-double with nine points and 11 boards in a 108-53 blowout victory.Andray Blatche. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net“We know that they’re going to struggle against quicker bigs and that’s why we still want to continue playing them. We know Thailand will use that as the strategy at the start of the ball game,” Reyes said. “They were not just beating us to the basket but also beating us to offensive rebounds because of the length of their bigs.” MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in<img src="http://b53.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2053/IMG7389.jpg" alt="last_img" /></p>
<p><img src="http://a28.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2028/IMG14407.jpg" alt="first_img" />Michael Stephens clocked a personal best 10.30 seconds in the men’s 100m heat, to advance to the next round as the joint fastest qualifier at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Tuesday. Stephens, who got the time after winning his heat at Ratina Stadium, will be joined by the other Jamaican in the event, Michael Bentley, who stopped the clock at 10.34 seconds in his second place run in his heat, to also secure a lane in tomorrow’s semi-finals, which start at 9:50 a.m. Wayne Pinnock, 7.76m, had the second best mark of all qualifiers to the men’s long jump final and will push for the gold medal along with team-mate Shakwon Coke, 7.55m, who was also impressive in qualifying and moving on to the medal round, which takes place at 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday. In women’s 800m qualifying, both Shaquena Foote, 2:07.75, who finished fifth in her heat and Chrissani May, 2:09.88, who was fourth in her event, booked their places in the next round, which takes place at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Stacey-Ann Williams will line up in the heats of the women’s 400m, which get underway at 8:50 a.m. today.<img src="http://a31.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2031/IMG10776.jpg" alt="last_img" /></p>
<p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG18217.jpg" alt="first_img" />Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Ticha Penicheiro was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on June 8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Cignal-Ateneo bags 2019 PBA D-League title, rips CEU in Game 4 Penicheiro also shared success secrets with the young ballers that will help them excel on court and out. Here are some of Ticha’s success tips for young and old alike.Proper nutritionIn her active years, Ticha played basketball all year round, playing in the WNBA in summer and played in Europe in winter. With that kind of grind, keeping her body in shape with proper nutrition and a good exercise routine helped her become the super athlete that she is.“Our body is like a car, you have to put gas in your car. You have to put good gas otherwise it’s not going to work right,” she said. “So you must feed your body right. If your body is not healthy, you cannot play at the highest level.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao LATEST STORIES Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I don’t eat red meat. I don’t eat fried foods. I like sweets but I’m really conscious about it and then it’s working out and doing weights. I think the most important thing is you gotta’ drink water.”Family is importantTicha grew up in a basketball-loving family. Her parents gave her a basketball when she was five. Since then Penicheiro’s family has been on her side all the way — in victories and “lessons learned.”“For me, family is everything. I left Portugal to go to the United States. It was not easy. Without my parents’ blessing to go and unconditional love, I’m definitely not where I am today.”READ: 4 young Filipino ballers make it to Jr. NBA Global ChampionshipShe credits her success most to the unconditional love that her family gave her.“I heard that sometimes it is not cool for little girls in the Philippines to play basketball. But I think parents should let their kids pursue whatever they want to do and whatever makes them happy. For as long as they are happy, it should be a good thing.”Dream big, work hardAlthough Ticha played in the USA, she also represented her country numerous times in international tournaments and excelling everywhere she played. All the success, the awards and accolades, she said, are fruits of big dreams and hard work.“Don’t be afraid to dream big and follow through with hard work to make your dreams a reality. Remember that fulfilled dreams won’t happen overnight. Nor will it happen just because you have a dream.“You have to put in the work and never give up. With hard work, anything is possible. The key ingredient in any success in life is to dream big, work hard and believe in your dreams.” MANILA, Philippines—A WNBA Champion, four-time All-Star and Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, Ticha Penicheiro’s glowing resume speaks for itself.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted When she left Portugal at the age of 19 to study in the United States, it was a leap of faith that turned her basketball dreams into reality. Playing for Old Dominion University (ODU) from 1994 to 1998, she was something the collegiate league had never seen before. She led her team –wizard-like–to the 1997 NCAA Championship, and left her mark in the league as ODU’s all-time steal leader and second in assist.READ: Ticha Penicheiro’s new career has Hall of Famer focusing on futureFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn 1998 she was drafted second overall in the WNBA and continued her intelligent, pesky play with signature flashy-but-high precision passes for the Sacramento Monarchs. Later she joined the LA Sparks and Chicago Sky. Again, she led the WNBA in assists from 1998 to 2003 and again in 2010. She was part of the All-WNBA First Team twice from 1999 to 2000 and Second Team in 2001.This soon-to-be Hall of Famer was in Manila recently to help coach young basketball players in the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska. Together with Cleveland Cavaliers rookie, Collin Sexton, Ticha trained and taught Jr. NBA participants basketball fundamentals and basketball skills. She inspired especially the young girls to love the game and pursue their dreams by believing in themselves and never giving up.<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG133.jpg" alt="last_img" /></p>
<p><img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG14763.jpg" alt="first_img" />MACAU—Former world title contender Froilan Saludar is off to a rousing start in his new weight class after knocking out Japanese prospect Tsubasa Murachi for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific super flyweight title Sunday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.Saludar (31-3-1) stopped the 22-year-old Murachi (4-1), who fought in his first title bout, 54 seconds into the eighth round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Terrific 12: Depleted San Miguel falls to Zhejiang in battle for 3rd Huge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ MOST READ ‘People evacuated on their own’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption After a slow start in the first round, Saludar picked up the pace and sent Murachi to the canvas in the seventh and eighth rounds before the referee stopped the bout.This was Saludar’s first fight in the 115-lb division and he has since moved on from a sixth-FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4round knockout loss to Sho Kimura in July 2018.Saludar, who scored his 22nd knockout, has now won three in a row.<img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG9397.jpg" alt="last_img" /></p>