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It Happened Today – June 16

National Geographic Daily Photo. Photograph by Anthony Davis, Your Shot A caiman rescued by the ARCAS organization in Guatemala gets the eye from a ring of turtles.

National Geographic Daily Photo

Founded in 1989, ARCAS strives to rehabilitate animals seized from poachers and illegal pet traders, eventually releasing most back into the wild. As one of hundreds of travelers fortunate enough to volunteer at ARCAS each year, I spent long, hot, but enjoyable days cleaning and feeding parrots , scarlet macaws, spider monkeys , howler monkeys , and other species under pressure in Central America. (This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.) World Photography Organisation. Old Picture of the Day. Today in History. Historical Events Events 1 - 15 of 193 Today's Historical Events » Famous Birthdays Born Today Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy (1925)

Today in History

Old Pictures. LightBox - From the photo editors of TIME. LIFE - Your World in Pictures. First People of America and Canada - Native American Indians. Turtle Island. Legends, Treaties, Clipart. Photo of the Day Archive. World Press Photo. Pictures, News Photos, Picture Slideshows & More.

New York Times Photojournalism - Photography, Video and Visual Journalism Archives - Lens Blog. Picture Galleries the news in photographs. March 2013: Photo of the Day. Earth Science Picture of the Day. Photographer: Marco Zante; Marco's Web site Summary Author: Marco Zante Shown above is a panorama of the beautiful Italian Alps as viewed on February 15, 2013.

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Monte Viso is the highest summit here, reaching 12,609 ft (3,841 m). This region is known as Parco Naturale della Val Troncea. It's mostly uninhabited by humans but marmots, ibex and chamois can all be found in these highlands. MODIS Website. Image of the day Archive. Images. Botany Photo of the Day. Taisha wrote today's entry.

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 January 3 Apollo 17: A Stereo View from Lunar Orbit Image Credit: Gene Cernan, Apollo 17, NASA; Anaglyph by Patrick Vantuyne Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and check out this awesome stereo view of another world. The scene was recorded by Apollo 17 mission commander Eugene Cernan on December 11, 1972, one orbit before descending to land on the Moon. Earth from Space. This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth.

Earth from Space

The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earth’s clouds. Image of the Day. NASA Earth Observatory Home / Images / Image of the Day Image of the Day Mapping Minerals with Light Apr 17, 2014 Looking beyond visible light highlights the mineral geology surrounding China’s Piqiang Fault.

Image of the Day

Previous Images Left Right Most Popular March | May April 2014. 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.

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?”

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. World News Aggregates.