Friday, July 31, 2015

piral Galaxy NGC 6503[1280 × 1072]


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The ISS and a Colorful Moon


Tonight's Full Moon, the second Full Moon in July, could be called a blue moon according to modern folklore. But this sharp and detailed mosaic, recorded with telescope and digital camera just before July's first Full Moon, actually does show a colorful lunar surface. The colors have been enhanced in the processed image but are real nonetheless, corresponding to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface. Also easy to see especially when the Moon is near full phase, bright rays from 85 kilometer wide Tycho crater at the upper right extend far across the lunar surface. Against the southern lunar highlands above and right of Tycho is an amazingly detailed silhouette of the International Space Station. Seen from Byron Bay, NSW Australia on June 30, the ISS lunar transit lasted about 1/3 of a second, captured with a fast shutter speed in burst mode. via NASA http://1.usa.gov/1OGgFjF

Sky above Reynolds Creek fire in Glacier National Park [OS] [745 × 960]


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Moved to New Zealand. This is the reason I purchased my current camera. Waikato, New Zealand [OC] [1976x3000]


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Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride // Aerial view of the abyss — Marble Canyon of the Grand Canyon National Park — a place where a 310-foot dam was once proposed but eventually turned down due to public outrage and the hard work of many. To see another view of this geological masterpiece, go to @pedromcbride. #chasingrivers #aerial #conservation #Coloradoriver @ecoflight @oars_rafting by natgeo


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Photo by@stephenwilkes: As I shift gears from one location to the next, it’s been nice to make a pit stop at my favorite vacation spot #BlockIsland and relax for a bit. Tomorrow, I’ll head to a new location to shoot my next #DayToNight for @natgeo. Stay tuned to find out where! #summer #vacation #infinitypool #relax by natgeo


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Maya Ubud - Bali ✨๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š✨ Pic by ✨✨@Beaches_N_Resorts✨✨ follow them for more awesome tropical posts!!! by wonderful_places


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Mother and son. Red Lodge, Montana. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder by natgeo


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El Capitan Good morning from Yosemite! Hope you're all having a great day! by kdkuiper


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My second assingment for @NatGeo was a story about #Patagonia Dinosaur hunters. I worked with #RodlofoCoria and several others. One of the main stars of the job was the landscapes of the area. They were hard believe, the color and the scale of the vistas. They helped me to imagine another world, one that might have been home to so many Late #Cretaceous #dinosaurs.@RobertClarkphoto @thephotosociety @Natgeo @instituteArtist #sunset by natgeo


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Photo by / @tbfrost / A clown fish protects his anemone in Yap, Micronesia. Please follow @fonassociation for more behind the scenes photos of our expedition throughout the South Pacific. @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure by natgeo


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“One beautiful thing about advocating for the poor is that feminist ideals are advanced naturally. In order to fight eviction from their homes, women whose patriarchy has kept them secluded have been allowed to emerge into public life. Their husbands have been forced to choose their homes over their idea of honor. Even within my organization, the patriarchy is being broken down. Energetic young females are beginning to share influence with older male members. When you’re in a tough fight for a common cause, you can’t afford to be choosy about where the best ideas are coming from.” (Hunza Valley, Pakistan) by humansofny


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iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder. Lovely light on the field and fence row near Bear Creek, Montana. On assignment for @natgeo in the GYE. by natgeo


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There are certain fabrics — cotton muslin, shiny silk, natural wool — that move Julie Robert (@julie_weaves). “When I touch fabrics, a lot of things appear in my head, like ideas and combinations with other fabrics to create a piece,” says Julie, a textile designer who taught herself to weave on the Internet two years ago. For six months, she practiced every day, undoing and redoing every line to push herself to learn new techniques. Now she makes large, contemporary wall hangings on a loom and teaches weaving classes in Hyรจres, her small coastal town in the South of France, and in other parts of the country. “I get to meet other creative minds and learn a lot myself,” she says. “I’m very shy and it’s a great way to get out of this feeling.” Photo of @julie_weaves by @clement_minair by instagram


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Photo by @ciriljazbec / "Zebra" crossing in Nairobi, Kenya. (A zebra crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing used in many places around the world.) @natgeo by natgeo


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Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // A Rajasthani girl swings while her family and their animals rest in front of a small shrine during the monsoon season. During the monsoon season, the rainfall can vary from heavy downpours to sporadic showers. The rains in Rajasthan in the past weeks have encouraged farmers who are now expecting a bumper crop. by natgeo


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Photo by @BrianSkerry An Oceanic Whitetip Shark swims just below the surface in the blue waters of The Bahamas. A pelagic predator, this species numbers have been dramatically reduced by over fishing and the shark fin trade. Coverage from an upcoming @natgeo story about Oceanic Whitetips. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sharks #bahamas #predators #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #brianskerry #underwater by natgeo


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"There were no paved roads here when I was a boy. We had to walk for 3 days to get to places that only take 2 hours now. There was never any money for school. We had no wealth or property. Beginning at six years old, I cleaned dishes at a restaurant until 9 pm. Then I would go to sleep and start again. All my money went to my parents. I'd hear stories about cities and airplanes, but they seemed like fairy tales. I'd dream of visiting these places, but before I could get too far, I'd be hungry again. So I grew up thinking that the entire world was like our valley. I thought all children lived like me. Then one day when I turned 16, I had the opportunity to visit to the city of Gilgit. I couldn't believe it. I saw a boy eating at a restaurant with his father. He was my age. He was wearing a school uniform. I broke down in tears." (Hunza Valley, Pakistan) by humansofny


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Photo by @ciriljazbec / Hell's Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. In the early 1900s, Mount Longonot erupted, and ash can still be felt around Hell's Gate. The Lower Gorge is the main attraction of the park. Walking in the gorge is an amazing experience; a 2 hour expedition of geological experience of beauty and function, water eroded walls so narrow that they almost block out the sky, several hot and cold waterfalls, hot water springs, and colorful strata and rock formations. @ciriljazbec @natgeo #Hells #Gate #volcano #Kenya #Africa by natgeo


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Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Doing a #salto over piles of #hay is apparently a summer ritual for teenagers in Tajikistan's Pamir mountains! In this remote region, people still use animals for threshing, in this case donkeys. I have traveled a lot with donkeys in the Greater #Himalaya - they are the best companions and can trek over surprisingly hard terrain. More #Pamir images on @paleyphoto. #Tajikistan #mountains #donkey #gymnastic @thephotosociety @natgeocreative by natgeo


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Photo by @stefanounterthiner | An adult white tern (Gygis alba) is preening the partner. During the breeding season, the white tern returns to nesting colonies, form breeding pairs and engages in elaborate courtship displays. One of the most elegant and delicate seabird, the white tern inhabits islands in the tropical and subtropical waters. Photographed at Fregate island, Seychelles. @natgeo @thephotosociety @fregateislandprivate #sea #bird #white #love by natgeo


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@marcusbleasdale I'm heading deep into the #CARcrisis over the next few months in Central African Republic for @natgeo. This conflict has fallen off the international news agenda, but that doesn't mean people are not suffering or human rights abuses have stopped. by natgeo


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Photo by / @drewtrush /Sunrise in Grand Teton National Park. #wy125 #grandteton #gtnp #nationalparks #bigwonderfulwyoming #elk #wildlife #wildlifephotography #photography #nofilter #photooftheday #amazing #instamood #friends #instamood #look #awesome #igdaily @thephotosociety @natgeocreative by natgeo


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Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety It’s a long wait for a good fare at JFK’s Central Taxi Hold lot. According to the 2014 Taxi Factbook, people traveling to and from the city’s airports represent 5% of all taxi trips, and about 10% of all passengers arriving at and departing from #JFK use a taxi. To see more of NYC from the air visit @newyorkairbook by natgeo


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Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // With the sudden cloudbursts, torrential downpours and subsequent flooding, the monsoon season makes everyday activities incredibly difficult. Yet, with the duckweed-covered water lapping gently against the white picket fence and the calm expression on the girl's face, life continues much the same. I took this picture in Bojonegoro, Java, Indonesia. by natgeo


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Sky above Trona, CA [860x1600] (x-post /r/EarthPorn)


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Manam Volcano Erupts off the Coast of Papua New Guinea


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Tried capturing the Milky Way over light polluted skies - Minnesota [2250 x 1500] [OC]


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NASA's Amazing Comet Hunter --"Nobody Dreamed We'd Approach 200 a Year"


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Thirty Percent of Stars Have Migrated Across the Milky Way --"Was Our Sun One?"


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Multiple massive star system Pismis 24-1 in the emission nebula NGC 6357 [3140 x 5057]


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NEEMO Undersea Crew Tests Tools and Techniques For Future Spacewalks


This photograph of NASA astronaut Serena Aunon (@AstroSerena) moving tools and equipment underwater was taken during the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 mission. NEEMO 20 is focusing on evaluating tools and techniques being tested for future spacewalks on a variety of surfaces and gravity levels. via NASA http://ift.tt/1I7kFb3

NASA: Searching for Alien Planets Far From Their Host Star


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Photos of the Week: 7/25-7/31 (35 photos)


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Week In Images


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Nile River Delta and Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, June 1991[1277 x 999]


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Once in a Blue Moon [5703x4744][OC]


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Register to visit ESTEC


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Philae's view of the cliffs at Abydos on Chury. Those are rocks of a friggin comet! I can still hardly believe it. [2730 x 1596]


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Northern Italy


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Heart Nebula - 7500 light years away from Earth [4761x3933]


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Milky Way over Uluru


The central regions of our Milky Way Galaxy rise above Uluru/Ayers Rock in this striking night skyscape. Recorded on July 13, a faint airglow along the horizon shows off central Australia's most recognizable landform in silhouette. Of course the Milky Way's own cosmic dust clouds appear in silhouette too, dark rifts along the galaxy's faint congeries of stars. Above the central bulge, rivers of cosmic dust converge on a bright yellowish supergiant star Antares. Left of Antares, wandering Saturn shines in the night. via NASA http://ift.tt/1H4Flwz

picture of moon taken with Nikon D3100 and Orion starblast 4.5 Equitorial [4608x3072]


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The Full Blue Moon, Tonight!, Riyadh, SA [3110x2073]


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'Raining Stars' over Sprague Lake, CO [OC] [5472x3648]


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Van Morrison - Down the Road


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Journey - Any Way You Want It


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Fleetwood Mac - Never Forget


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Dead Can Dance - Rakim


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Vangelis - Dawn


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