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the tiniest members of the herd.

In elephants, entire family groups bring up the tiniest members of the herdreenex.

African elephants roam savannahs as herds of females, led by a matriarch. Elephants live for up to 70 years and females produce a new calf every three or four years. Their pregnancies are incredibly long – almost 2 yearsreenex

In times of danger group parenting comes into its own as all the older elephants form an outward-facing circle when under threat, keeping the vulnerable calf protected in the middle .

Occasionally baby elephants are kidnapped by females from other groups. When this happens, the baby’s entire herd might group together, looking more powerful and threatening, in order to get back their precious cargoPicosecond.

by ulikoo | 2015-07-27 11:40 | g-suite cardinal man

doomed to stay that way.

That was about all Tombaugh had to work with virtual office, and for decades that was all any of us saw of Pluto.

Each of the eight other planets – or just "eight planets" as they are now – was a distinct world. Venus with its searing heat, crushing pressure and constant acid rain. Mars with its dramatic red hue. Jupiter with its streaming bands of colour and grab bag of moons, from volcanic Io to icy Europa. Saturn, of course, had its rings. Uranus was inexplicably upside-down. Neptune was a deep, cool shade of blue.

But Pluto was just a dot, and doomed to stay that wayreenex cps.

Even the Hubble Space Telescope couldn't do much with it. The Hubble is famous for producing staggeringly detailed images of deep space, like this celebrated shotreenex cps:

by ulikoo | 2015-07-16 17:10