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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. Tornado Rainbow
7. Tornado Rainbow

(In this spooky shot, a massive tornado is seen forming just behind a scenic rainbow.)
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8. Albert Einstein
8. Albert Einstein

(It is a picture of Albert Einstien's head.)
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9. A Rose For You
9. A Rose For You

(Even the squirrels stop to smell the roses.)
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10. Fire in The Sky
10. Fire in The Sky

(A powerfully stunning photo of a crimson lighting storm and massive, dramatic, cloud formations.)
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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. 15 Fun Facts About The Universe
3. 15 Fun Facts About The Universe

(There are 15 cool pieces of space trivia for you to amaze your friends with!)
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4. Challenger In A Blanket Of Fog
4. Challenger In A Blanket Of Fog

(Amazing image of Challenger poking out from a blanket of fog.)
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5. Space Walker
5. 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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6. Solar Photosphere
6. Solar Photosphere

(Image of an active solar region taken on July 24, 2002 near the eastern limb of the Sun. The image highlights the three-dimensional nature of the photosphere when seen at these large angles. The structures in the dark sunspots in the upper central area of the image show distinct elevation above the dark "floor" of the sunspot. The height of the structures has been estimated by Dr. Bruce Lites of the High Altitude Observatory to be between 200 and 450 km. The smallest resolvable features in the image are about 70 km in size. There are also numerous bright "faculae" visible on the edges of granules that face towards the observer. (Prof. Goran Scharmer/Dr. Mats G. Lfdahl/Institute for Solar Physics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences))
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7. Sun compared to Earth
7. Sun compared to Earth

(The Suns size compared to the Earths.)
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8. Endeavour Docked At The ISS
8. Endeavour Docked At The ISS

(A good view of the space shuttle docked at the international space station as the Earth lies below. )
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9. Sun Blows A Smoke Ring
9. Sun Blows A Smoke Ring

(This stunning image of the sun, with a massive smoke cloud hovering above its surface, was taken on March 3rd by amateur astronomer Alan Friedman.)
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10. Twin Linear Aerospike XRS-2200 Engine
10. 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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