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Soyuz Docks At The ISS
Posted in Astronomy
In this stunning photo you will see a Russian Soyuz capsule approaching a docking port at the International Space Station.
The Earth From The Moon
Posted in Astronomy
In this historic photo (taken during Apollo 17) Mission Commander Eugene A. Cernan adjusts the U.S. flag deployed upon the Moon. Above him hovers the Earth, a small blue crescent in an otherwise bleak sky. Credit: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection.
Facts About Space Junk
Posted in Astronomy
At any given time there are roughly ten million pieces of Human-made junk in Earth's orbit. Needless to say, this cloud of debris can be very dangerous for anyone wishing to operate above the atmosphere.
Shuttle Landing Seen From The Space Station
Posted in Astronomy
This photo of STS-135, the final space shuttle mission, re-entering the Earth's atmosphere was taken by a crew member aboard the International Space Station.
Sand Dunes of Skeleton Coast
Posted in Earth Sciences
This photo, likely taken on Namibia's Skeleton Coast, shows seemingly endless rows of sand dunes.
Cougar On The Hunt
Posted in Plants & Animals
This photo, taken by Marlus Almeida, shows a cougar (puma concolor) waking through tall grass in search of food.

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1. Solvay Conference - 1927
1. Solvay Conference - 1927

(The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry, are located in Brussels. They were founded by the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay in 1912, following the first world physics conference. - 1911 Conseil Solvay.

This photo was taken on October 1927 during the Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world's leading physicists met to discuss the newly created quantum theory. The leading figures were Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr.

Einstein, disenchanted with Heisenberg's "Uncertainty Principle," remarked "God does not play dice." Bohr replied, "Einstein, stop telling God what to do.")

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2. Australian Sunrise
2. Australian Sunrise

(Captivating sunrise seen from Nudgee Beach, Queensland, Australia.)
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3. Drug Classification Chart
3. Drug Classification Chart

(This image breaks down the majority of common drugs and stimulants into tranquillizers, depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens and shows you how much it falls into each category.)
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4. Iberian Lynx
4. Iberian Lynx

(Although not targeted by hunters the Iberian Lynx is a category 1 endangered species which means that there are less than 100 in the wild. Their main staple diet is the hare. Most of the ones killed, lose their lives in traps set for other animals. )
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5. Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel
5. Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel

(Its body is 14-20cm long and the tail length is 10-14cm. It weighs 150-220g. It is nocturnal, and during the day it rests in holes in trees. It eats seeds, fruit, tree leaves, buds and bark. It faces threats from habitat destruction. )
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6. Supermassive Black Hole
6. Supermassive Black Hole

(In 1987, a 30-million-Sun black hole was found independently by Canadian astronomer John Kormendy and US astronomers Alan Dressler and Douglas Richstone. Many more have been found since then. This is a simulation of a black hole.)
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7. A Rose For You
7. A Rose For You

(Even the squirrels stop to smell the roses.)
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8. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis
8. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis

(A flower mantis in Kololo, Kampala. )
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9. Tornado Rainbow
9. Tornado Rainbow

(In this spooky shot, a massive tornado is seen forming just behind a scenic rainbow.)
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10. Transporting 60 People
10. Transporting 60 People

(This poster hangs in the Planning Office in the city of Munster, Germany. It very graphically demonstrates the need for an effective transit strategy by showing how much space it takes to move 60 people via cars, buses, and bicycles.)
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1. Optical Fiber
1. Optical Fiber

(An optical fiber (or fibre) is a glass or plastic fiber designed to guide light along its length by total internal reflection.)
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2. Arc Welding
2. Arc Welding

(The arc welding process.)
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3. Edison And The Phonograph
3. Edison And The Phonograph

(Thomas Edison and his early phonograph.)
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4. Microprocessor
4. Microprocessor

(Macro shot of an Intel 80486DX2 die in its packaging. The actual size of the die in the center is 126.75 mm.)
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5. Volcanic Eruption and Aurora Borealis
5. Volcanic Eruption and Aurora Borealis

(In Iceland in 1991, the volcano Hekla erupted at the same time that auroras were visible overhead. The green auroral band occurred fortuitously about 100 kilometers above the erupting lava.)
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6. Space Walker
6. Space Walker

(A close up photo of an astronaut in the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle. Click here for the high-resolution.)
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7. Twin Linear Aerospike XRS-2200 Engine
7. Twin Linear Aerospike XRS-2200 Engine

(The test of twin Linear Aerospike XRS-2200 engines, originally built for the X-33 program, was performed on August 6, 2001 at NASA's Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. The engines were fired for the planned 90 seconds and reached a planned maximum power of 85 percent. NASA's Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle Program , also known as the Space Launch Initiative (SLI), is making advances in propulsion technology with this third and final successful engine hot fire, designed to test electro-mechanical actuators. Information learned from this hot fire test series about new electro-mechanical actuator technology, which controls the flow of propellants in rocket engines, could provide key advancements for the propulsion systems for future spacecraft. The Second Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle Program, led by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is a technology development program designed to increase safety and reliability while reducing costs for space travel. The X-33 program was cancelled in March 2001.)
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8. Brain Neurons
8. Brain Neurons

(An up close detailed view of a neuron in our brain. )
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9. Sun compared to Earth
9. Sun compared to Earth

(The Suns size compared to the Earths.)
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10. A Rose Of Galaxies
10. A Rose Of Galaxies

(The beautiful image above shows a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The image was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. Researchers believe the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one. Arp 273 lies in the constellation Andromeda and is roughly 300 million light-years from Earth. Image compliments of NASA)
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