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scienceisbeauty:

Today marks the 45 anniversary. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the “Eagle”, to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Columbia” in lunar-orbit.
Credit: NASA
Source: Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)

scienceisbeauty:

Today marks the 45 anniversary. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the “Eagle”, to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Columbia” in lunar-orbit.

Credit: NASA

Source: Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)

scienceisbeauty:

Front pages after moon landing, from Poynter.

"Mathematics is the only good metaphysics."

-

Lord Kelvin

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crookedindifference:

4quarius:

It might look like someone taking their life into their own hands, but thankfully this lake is the only place in the world where you can swim safely amongst millions of jellyfish.

In ‘Jellyfish Lake’ on the Pacific island of Palau, swimmers can take a dip surrounded by thousands of the normally harmful marine animals which have all lost their sting.

The lake was once connected to the Pacific Ocean, but when the sea level dropped, the jellyfish became isolated in the algae-rich lake and have not had to defend themselves from predators.

As a result, their population has thrived, and the eight million jellyfish now in the lake have all lost their sting.

Tourists can now swim alongside the jellyfish in the 12,000-year-old lake, one of around 200 saline marine lakes now identified worldwide.

Article source 

Photo sources: Jody MacDonald, Darryl Lai

I’ve swam there. It’s incredible.

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molecularlifesciences:

Development of a frog

molecularlifesciences:

Development of a frog

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benjamingrimes:

Blood Moon eclipse. Next time I’m going to rent a longer lens.
4/15/14

benjamingrimes:

Blood Moon eclipse. Next time I’m going to rent a longer lens.

4/15/14

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ratak-monodosico:

1898 photograph of Thomas Dickert and Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt’s model moon, which was constructed of 116 sections of plaster on a framework of wood and metal. Location: Chicago’s Field Columbian Museum.

ratak-monodosico:

1898 photograph of Thomas Dickert and Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt’s model moon, which was constructed of 116 sections of plaster on a framework of wood and metal. Location: Chicago’s Field Columbian Museum.

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humanoidhistory:

NASA animates the space journey of a Mercury spacecraft in the early 1960s film The Mastery of Space.

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