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Colorful Quetzal
Posted in Plants & Animals
Quetzal, sacred to the Aztecs and Mayas. During mating season, the male grows blue and green twin tail feathers three feet (1 meter) long; these tail feathers were worn ceremonially by Mesoamerican rulers and priests.
Celestial Snow Angel
Posted in Astronomy
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.
Necklace Nebula
Posted in Astronomy
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.
Transporting 60 People
Posted in Humanity
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.
Diving With Sea Snakes
Posted in Plants & Animals
In this amazing photo you will see Bryan Fry, one of the world's leading venom experts, inspecting (and being inspected by) a sea snake.
Northern Lights From Orbit
Posted in Astronomy
This photo, taken from the International Space Station, gives a unique perspective of the aurora borealis (Northern Lights).

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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. A Rose For You
6. A Rose For You

(Even the squirrels stop to smell the roses.)
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7. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis
7. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis

(A flower mantis in Kololo, Kampala. )
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8. Supermassive Black Hole
8. 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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9. Tornado Rainbow
9. Tornado Rainbow

(In this spooky shot, a massive tornado is seen forming just behind a scenic rainbow.)
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10. Five Rockets in Five Minutes
10. 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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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. Edison And The Phonograph
3. Edison And The Phonograph

(Thomas Edison and his early phonograph.)
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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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5. Sun compared to Earth
5. Sun compared to Earth

(The Suns size compared to the Earths.)
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6. Magma
6. Magma

(A magnificent photo of a volcanic eruption.)
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7. Space Walker
7. 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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8. Brain Cells & The Universe
8. Brain Cells & The Universe

(One is only millimeters wide, the other billions of light years across. Yet, despite the vast differences, we retain an element of similarity to the cosmos.)
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9. Twin Linear Aerospike XRS-2200 Engine
9. 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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10. Massive Driftwood
10. Massive Driftwood

(Photographer: Phillip Lachman Summary Author: Phillip Lachman This "piece" of driftwood washed up on the beach at La Push, a small community in Clallam County, Washington. On our visit there in early spring, a very strong gale was blowing. Powerful winds accompanied by high tides are required to bring monsters like this ashore. The entire length of the beach was strewn with driftwood of all sizes. La Push, surrounded by the lush forest of the Olympic National Park, is located on the northwest coast of Washington's most westerly peninsula, at the mouth of the Quillayute River. La Push is the home of the Quileute Tribe. Photo details: Camera Maker: FUJIFILM; Camera Model: FinePix S7000; Image Date: 2010:04:05 01:43:01; Focal Length: 22.0mm; Aperture: f/5.0; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 160; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No; Color Space: sRGB)
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