imagesphotogall: Milky Way and Stone Tree Image Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias) Explanation: What's that next to the Milky Way? An unusual natural rock formation known... as Roque Cinchado or Stone Tree found on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. A famous icon, Roque Cinchado is likely a dense plug of cooled volcanic magma that remains after softer surrounding rock eroded away. Majestically, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy is visible arcing across the right of
imagesphotogall: Red colour flowing into the waters of Sydney, taken by coquetboy. fireworks sidney Colourful light shower, taken by twentyeight. Glasgow Ciity Council annual fireworks display, tak...en by John McBride. fireworks1 Olympic 2008 opening ceremonies in Beijing, taken by beastandbean.
ilmondodeidolci: Stars are sometimes born in the midst of chaos. About 3 million years ago in the nearby galaxy M33, a large cloud of gas spawned dense internal knots which gravitationally collapse...d to form stars. NGC 604 was so large, however, it could form enough stars to make a globular cluster. Many young stars from this cloud are visible in the above image from the Hubble Space Telescope, along with what is left of the initial gas cloud. Some stars were so massive they have already evolved and exploded in a
imagesphotogall: Explanation: Innermost planet Mercury would probably not be a good location for an interplanetary winter olympics. But new results based on data from the Mercury orbiting MESSENGER... spacecraft indicate that it does have substantial water ice in permanently shadowed regions within craters near its north pole. The possibility of ice on Mercury has been entertained for years, inspired by the discovery of radar bright, hence highly reflective, regions near the north pole. Highlighted in yellow in thi
imagesphotogall: Here, the four remaining ducklings feed from a tray set out in the courtyard. After the mother made an attempt to take her ducklings across a busy intersection one evening, staff m...embers discovered that she had been fed at her nearby nesting site and was trying to return there. In order to keep the ducks from heading into the street, Curry began putting out food for them. City Wild Life, one of the organizations advising the Society on duck care, provided special food that is served in a shallow
imagesphotogall: The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world.... Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. The National Geographic Society's logo is a yellow portraitframe – rectangular in shape – which appears on the margins surrounding the front
imagesphotogall: A brightly colored clown frogfish shows off its stuff on a reef near Bali, Indonesia. Members of the frogfish family typically keep a much lower profile, relying on the art of camo...uflage—even changing colors—to stay hidden in their reef homes. Frogfish boast an array of stripes, spots, warts, and other skin anomalies that allow them to impersonate surrounding rocks or plants.
lacucinadisusan: castillo-del-morro-santiago-de-cubaCuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is an island country in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de... la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city.
ubuntulandia: The fossils are testimonies from the past. They evidence the existence of organisms in other geological eras and they are present at different levels in the earth layers. The fossi...lization process, which takes place along millions of years, consists basicaly in the replacement of the remains of an organism components by minerals. This way, the fossils have the same shape as the original organism or bone but they are no longer made of the same material. They are heavier and their co
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