April 24, 2014

‘Lost’ Michelangelo painting found in Oxford

A Michelangelo or Venusti? There is nothing like an academic cat fight to get scholars in a tizz.

Italian scholar Antonio Forcellino claims a painting hanging on the wall for years in an Oxford University hall is a 'lost' painting by Renaissance master Michelangelo. The painting has now been removed from Campion Hall, the home of the Jesuit academic community in Oxford and sent to the … [Read more...]

NZ Christchurch earthquake mapped from space

Alos Earth Observation Satellite - my what large solar panels you have.

Last months devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand has been mapped from space using new radar imagery. The shallow magnitude 6.3 tremor killed over 200 people and shattered a modern city just geting back on its feet after a 7.1 earthquake in September 2010. Data gathered by the … [Read more...]