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Tropical Storm From Space
Posted in Astronomy
A photo shot from Atlantis while it was docked at MIR.
Titan
Posted in Astronomy
Composite view of Titan built thanks to Cassini's images taken on 9 October and 25 October 2006. Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Lightbulb Burning Out
Posted in Miscellaneous
A photograph of a filament burning out in a lightbulb.
Volcanic Eruption and Aurora Borealis
Posted in Earth Sciences
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.
Mammatus Clouds
Posted in Earth Sciences
A bizarre cloud formation. Click here for more information.
Venus and the Moon
Posted in Astronomy
The two brightest objects in the night sky appeared to go right past each other last week. On the night of May 19, Earth's Moon and the planet Venus were visible in the same part of the sky, and at closest approach were less than one degree apart.

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1. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis
1. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis

(A flower mantis in Kololo, Kampala. )
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Category: Plants & Animals
2. Iberian Lynx
2. 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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Category: Plants & Animals
3. Five Rockets in Five Minutes
3. Five Rockets in Five Minutes

(In late March, NASA launched five rockets in five minutes in order to study the motion and properties of high-atmospheric winds.)
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Category: Astronomy
4. Transporting 60 People
4. 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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Category: Humanity
5. A Rose For You
5. A Rose For You

(Even the squirrels stop to smell the roses.)
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Category: Astronomy
6. ATV-3 Approaches Space Station
6. ATV-3 Approaches Space Station

(ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle Edoardo Amaldi approaches the International Space Station to deliver 6596 kg of fuel, air, oxygen, scientific equipment, spare parts and crew supplies. The two spacecraft docked at 00:31 CEST ( 22:31 GMT) on March 29 2012.)
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Category: Astronomy
7. Neanderthal Hand Axe
7. Neanderthal Hand Axe

(This Mousterian hand axe was primarily used as a butchering tool, though likely came in handy for other purposes as well. It was shaped from a jasper chert and was found in France before making its way into Educated Earth's collection.)
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Category: Humanity
8. Siberian Tigers
8. Siberian Tigers

(Many conservation programs have been established to save the critically endangered Siberian tiger, whose numbers have dwindled to mere hundreds in the wild.)
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Category: Plants & Animals
9. Necklace Nebula
9. Necklace Nebula

(The "Necklace Nebula", also called PN G054.2-03.4, is the exploded aftermath of a giant star that came too close to its Sun-like binary companion. The two stars that produced the Necklace Nebula live in a relatively small orbit about each other. They have a period of 1.2 days and a separation on the order of 5 times the radius of the Sun. )
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Category: Astronomy
10. Celestial Snow Angel
10. Celestial Snow Angel

(Just in time for the holidays, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular view of a star-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy that looks like a snow angel in deep space. A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the center of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is colored blue in this image. )
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Category: Astronomy

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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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Category: Technology
2. Arc Welding
2. Arc Welding

(The arc welding process.)
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Category: Technology
3. Edison And The Phonograph
3. Edison And The Phonograph

(Thomas Edison and his early phonograph.)
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Category: Technology
4. Microprocessor
4. Microprocessor

(Macro shot of an Intel 80486DX2 die in its packaging. The actual size of the die in the center is 12×6.75 mm.)
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Category: Technology
5. Magma
5. Magma

(A magnificent photo of a volcanic eruption.)
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Category: Earth Sciences
6. Sun compared to Earth
6. Sun compared to Earth

(The Suns size compared to the Earths.)
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Category: Astronomy
7. Closeup Of The Great Red Spot
7. Closeup Of The Great Red Spot

(This high resolution photograph takes you up close to Jupiter's giant red spot, a colossal storm larger than 3x the Earth.)
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Category: Astronomy
8. Sonora Borealis
8. Sonora Borealis

(Sunset through the contrail of a rocket launched from Vandenberg Air-force Base near Los- Angeli's viewed from a mountain ridge in Tucson AZ.photo by Peaquod. )
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Category: Miscellaneous
9. Space Walker
9. 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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Category: Astronomy
10. 1000 Year Old Explosion
10. 1000 Year Old Explosion

(The megastar explosion that created the Crab Nebula was so bright it was visible to the naked eye. In 1054 humans recorded sightings of this megastar explosion.)
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Category: Astronomy