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Gravity data details Ceres wandering pole

Gravity data details Ceres wandering pole

Science
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Ceres, the solar system's innermost dwarf planet, features a wandering pole, new research confirms. Using gravity data collected by NASA's Dawn mission, researchers at the Planetary Science Institute were able to map density variations in Ceres crust, revealing topographical anomalies best explained by a polar reorientation. "The topography shows the remnants of an equatorial ridge compatible with the position of the paleo-equator," researchers wrote in a paper published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. The axis around which a planetary body spins affects the density of the body's outer layers, including the crust. When the axis shifts and poles reorient themselves, crustal or topographical anomalies can emerge. On Ceres, scientists found evidence of a former e...
Chanje Kunda: The poet using pole dancing to explain particle physics

Chanje Kunda: The poet using pole dancing to explain particle physics

Entertainment
Poetry, pole dancing and particle physics don't often meet. But they do in a new theatre show by a performer who wants to reclaim the way the female body is portrayed.Poet, playwright and performance artist Chanje Kunda took lessons in several forms of dance to prepare for her latest one-woman show Superposition - ballet dancing, contemporary dancing, pole dancing and lap dancing.The latter two are normally performed in certain clubs for certain men, but Kunda is reinventing them for her own positive purpose."I wanted to explore female sensuality and eroticism because female sensuality within the media has been commodified and cheapened and exploited, and I wanted to try and find new ways as a feminist to be able to celebrate that," she says.It was her movement director who suggested she h...