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LIFE Valentine’s Day Print Sale: Own an Iconic Photograph From the Archives See Photos of Skiing’s Early Days as a Popular American Pastime By TIME Staff | Feb. 2, 2016 By Eliza Berman | Jan. 28, 2016 This Is What The Bachelor Might Have Looked Like 50 Years Ago By Eliza Berman | Jan. 26, 2016 Celebrated Photographer David Douglas Duncan Turns 100 By Liz Ronk | Olivier Laurent | Jan. 23, 2016 See Vivid Vintage Photos of California Gold Rush Territory By Eliza Berman | Jan. 22, 2016 Celebrate National Hugging Day With History’s Most Enthusiastic Huggers By Eliza Berman | Jan. 21, 2016. First People of America and Canada - Native American Indians. Turtle Island. Legends, Treaties, Clipart.

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Botany Photo of the Day

We were both challenged to find the bona fide botanical name for this taxon, and had to give up (no results in the USPTO database, for one), so we left it as a black-fruited selection (read more below). Taisha writes: The past two days in Vancouver have been quite warm and enjoyably sunny--prompting many to get out into the garden. Some have begun planting seeds indoors or in greenhouses, and it won't be long until we can directly seed outdoors. Today, we have a photo of some caryopses of Zea mays. For those in the temperate northern hemisphere who are anticipating growing plants from seeds soon, I thought I would help explain some oft-used seed terminology.

Certified organic (with an emphasis on Canada, as definitions and regulations are different depending on country): Organic seeds are seeds that are harvested from a plant grown in a way that meets organic regulations. © Joseph W. Dougherty/ECOLOGY.ORG. Science Photography. Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover the cosmos!

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2015 December 19 Star Streams and the Whale Galaxy Image Credit & Copyright: R Jay Gabany (Blackbird Observatory) Collaboration: David Martínez-Delgado (University of Heidelberg), et al.

Explanation: NGC 4631 is a spiral galaxy found only 25 million light-years away, toward the well-trained northern constellation Canes Venatici. Seen ege-on, the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way. Earth from Space. Image of the Day. Month in Space: January 2011 - Picture Stories. Realtime Image Gallery. Science Space Photo of the Day. When the lamp is shattered, The light in the dust lies dead.

Science Space Photo of the Day

When the cloud is scattered, The rainbow's glory is shed. These words, which open Shelley’s poem "When the Lamp is Shattered," employ visions of nature to symbolize life in decay and rebirth. It's as if he had somehow foreseen the creation of this new Gemini Legacy image, and penned a caption for it. What Gemini has captured is nothing short of poetry in motion: the colorful and dramatic tale of a life-and-death struggle between two galaxies interacting. All the action appears in a single frame, with the stunning polar-ring galaxy NGC 660 as the focus of attention. Polar-ring galaxies are peculiar objects.

Models of how polar-ring galaxies form offer two general formation scenarios: 1) a piercing merger between two galaxies aligned roughly at right angles, or 2) when the host galaxy tidally strips material from a passing gas-rich spiral and strews it into a ring. Image Gallery. Martian Rock and Dust Filling Studied with Laser and Camera Scientists used the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in June 2014 to examine a Martian rock "shell" about one inch (two to three centimeters) across, embedded in fine-grained bedrock and with a dust-filled hollow interior.

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Image of the the Day - Gallery. NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio. Here’s why the Mars Curiosity camera is so outdated. When we first saw pictures from NASA’s Curosity mission to Mars, many of us asked, “That’s it?”

Here’s why the Mars Curiosity camera is so outdated

Yes, the images weren’t as detailed as we wanted, but they were from another planet, so we happily gobbled them up. But why does the Mars rover feature paltry 2-megapixel sensors on its main imaging cameras? The decision stems from planning of the rover’s systems back in 2004, Malin Space Science Systems project manager Mike Ravine told Digital Photography Review. The planning team selected the 2-megapixel sensor on Curiosity for several reasons. First, it had to produce a reasonable amount of data for transmission back to Earth via a UHF transmitter. “We developed all four cameras around a common architecture, so the choice of sensor was hedged across all of them,” Ravine said.

In light of advanced camera technology featured on today’s smartphones, Ravine seems slightly disappointed the images on Mars aren’t more breathtaking. You can view more photos from Curosity at NASA.gov. World News Aggregates.