Thursday, July 9, 2009
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Explanation: This starry night sky sparkles above the Black Hills of South Dakota and the United States’ Mount Rushmore National Park. The historic site features enormous sculptures of four US presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, carved into the southeast face of granite cliffs. Above the monumental symbols of the country’s independence and early history, the night features stars and constellations familiar to northern skygazers around the world. Most noticeable are the stars of Ursa Major and the asterism known as the Big Dipper, almost resting upright along the cliff edge near picture center. Follow the arc of the Big Dipper’s handle to get to Arcturus, the bright yellowish star in the lower left corner. Of course, a line extending through the dipper’s two right most stars points to the upper right toward Polaris, planet Earth’s North Star.

via apod:

Explanation: This starry night sky sparkles above the Black Hills of South Dakota and the United States’ Mount Rushmore National Park. The historic site features enormous sculptures of four US presidents; George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, carved into the southeast face of granite cliffs. Above the monumental symbols of the country’s independence and early history, the night features stars and constellations familiar to northern skygazers around the world. Most noticeable are the stars of Ursa Major and the asterism known as the Big Dipper, almost resting upright along the cliff edge near picture center. Follow the arc of the Big Dipper’s handle to get to Arcturus, the bright yellowish star in the lower left corner. Of course, a line extending through the dipper’s two right most stars points to the upper right toward Polaris, planet Earth’s North Star.

Monday, July 6, 2009
New Zealand

New Zealand

Friday, July 3, 2009

Would you trust a glass floor that’s an inch and a half thick when suspended 103 stories in the air? People in Chicago today can find out at the Sears Tower, which opened its new set of glass balconies for public viewing. “The Ledge,” as they’re collectively called, hangs 1,353 feet in the air. With transparent walls and ceilings, visitors say its like floating in the sky, and the view is, of course, spectacular. Don’t worry, those glass floor can withstand five tons, but just to be safe, jumping up and down is probably not a good idea.
 
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Would you trust a glass floor that’s an inch and a half thick when suspended 103 stories in the air? People in Chicago today can find out at the Sears Tower, which opened its new set of glass balconies for public viewing. “The Ledge,” as they’re collectively called, hangs 1,353 feet in the air. With transparent walls and ceilings, visitors say its like floating in the sky, and the view is, of course, spectacular. Don’t worry, those glass floor can withstand five tons, but just to be safe, jumping up and down is probably not a good idea.
Click the photo to see more.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
An albino baby turtle swims with green sea babies turtle in a pond at Khram island, about 30 km (19 miles) from Pattaya, east of Bangkok June 17, 2009. Special care is given to around 15,000 green and hawksbill baby turtles hatched and housed at the navy’s conservation center each year. Once the baby turtles’ shells are big and strong enough to protect them from various predators at about six-months-old the young turtles are released to the sea. Picture taken June 17, 2009.

An albino baby turtle swims with green sea babies turtle in a pond at Khram island, about 30 km (19 miles) from Pattaya, east of Bangkok June 17, 2009. Special care is given to around 15,000 green and hawksbill baby turtles hatched and housed at the navy’s conservation center each year. Once the baby turtles’ shells are big and strong enough to protect them from various predators at about six-months-old the young turtles are released to the sea. Picture taken June 17, 2009.

Monday, June 29, 2009
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Saturday, June 27, 2009
Astronauts aboard the international space station captured this striking view of Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Island chain, northeast of Japan, on June 12. 

Volcanologists are excited about the picture because it captures several phenomena that occur during the earliest stages of an explosive eruption.

Click the photo to see the high resolution copy.

Astronauts aboard the international space station captured this striking view of Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Island chain, northeast of Japan, on June 12.

Volcanologists are excited about the picture because it captures several phenomena that occur during the earliest stages of an explosive eruption.

Click the photo to see the high resolution copy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009
The horror…

The horror…




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