On Feb. 1, 2014, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata tweeted this view of a crescent moon rising and the cusp of Earth’s atmosphere. Distinct colors are visible because the dominant gases and particles in each layer of the atmosphere act as prisms, filtering out certain colors of light.
Image Credit: NASA
1:24 pm • 8 March 2014 • 478 notes
Parking Lot Maple Plantings, East St. Louis, Missouri, 2010
Alex S. MacLean
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4:35 pm • 1 March 2014 • 3,359 notes
The Smithsonian's Awesome Vintage Images of Women In Science
Since 2009, the Smithsonian Archives has posted photographs showing women scientists and engineers at work. Here are some images from their archives.
Anna Chao Pai, working on developmental genetics and cross-breeding special strains of mice.
6:03 pm • 18 February 2014 • 1,324 notes
Transit of earth across the Sun, seen from Mars.
From Popular scientific recreations, by Gaston Tissandier, London, 1883.
10:26 am • 11 February 2014 • 1,420 notes