New 3-D Map of Massive Galaxies and Distant Black Holes Offers Clues to Dark Matter and Dark Energy

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2379, Educative
    New 3-D Map of Massive Galaxies and Distant Black Holes Offers Clues to Dark Matter and Dark Energy



    [The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) has released the largest-ever three-dimensional map of massive galaxies and distant black holes, which will help astronomers explain the mysterious [dark matter] and [dark energy] that scientists know makes up 96 percent of the Universe]. – SDSS-III...

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    Shanghai 1947–1949

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3454, Educative
    Shanghai 1947–1949



    Photos from 虹桥故事's photostream. Attention! From Chinese to English translated by Google!

    Photo: 1948年3月,外滩,便衣警察棒打偷拿棉花的老太。 (In March 1948, the Bund, plainclothes police officers wreck stole cotton Granny)...

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    The Biggest Most Long-lasting Saturnian Storm

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2934, Educative
    The Biggest Most Long-lasting Saturnian Storm



    An incredible view of daytime lightning on Saturn during one of the biggest storms the ringed planet has ever seen has been captured by a NASA spacecraft.

    Photo: The huge storm which generated the lightning strike on Saturn can be seen in the top right of this image. (Photo by NASA)...

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    Thor's Well in Cape Perpetua

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3212, Educative
    Thor's Well in Cape Perpetua



    For at least 6,000 years Native Americans hunted for mussels, crabs, sea urchins, and clams along the coast near Cape Perpetua. Evidence of their lives can still be found in the huge piles of discarded mussel shells that lie along the shore near the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center...

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    Giant Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 5969, Educative
    Giant Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata)



    Cyanea capillata is the largest known species of jellyfish. Its range is confined to cold, boreal waters of the Arctic, northern Atlantic, and northern Pacific Oceans, seldom found farther south than 42°N latitude. Similar jellyfish, which may be the same species, are known to inhabit seas near Australia and New Zealand. The largest recorded specimen found, washed up on the shore of Massachusetts Bay in 1870, had a bell (body) with a diameter of 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) and tentacles 120 feet (37 m) long.Lions mane jellyfish have been observed below 42°N latitude for some...

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    Early 20th-century Russia in Color Photos by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3684, Educative
    Early 20th-century Russia in Color Photos by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky



    [Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky (August 30 1863 Russian Empire – September 27, 1944 Paris, France) was a Russian chemist and photographer. He is best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: Dinner during haying. Russian Empire, Novgorod province, county Cherepovets, 1909. (Photos by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky via US Library of Congress and Prokudin-Gorsky.org)

    P.S. All pictures are presented in high resolution. To see Hi-Res images – just TWICE click on any picture. In other words, click small picture –...

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    Rainbow Eucalyptus

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2212, Educative
    Rainbow Eucalyptus



    Eucalyptus deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the Rainbow Eucalyptus, the Mindanao Gum, or the Rainbow Gum. It is the only Eucalyptus species found naturally in the Northern Hemisphere. Its natural distribution spans New Britain, New Guinea, Ceram, Sulawesi and Mindanao....

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    Antelope Canyon : Arizona USA

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 3968, Educative
    Antelope Canyon : Arizona USA



    Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon or The Crack; and Lower Antelope Canyon or The Corkscrew....

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    Yao Ethnic Women Keep Long Hair Tradition Alive

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3678, Educative
    Yao Ethnic Women Keep Long Hair Tradition Alive



    [The Yao nationality is a government classification for various minorities in China. They form one of the 55 ethnic minority groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China, where they reside in the mountainous terrain of the southwest and south]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: A woman combs her hair at the Huangluo Village of the Yao ethnic group in Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 15, 2012. The Huangluo Village of the Yao ethnic group locates at the Longji Terraces in Heping Town of Longsheng County in Guilin. Women here have the...

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    Kliluk the Spotted Lake Canada

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2616, Educative
    Kliluk the Spotted Lake Canada



    Originally known to the First Nations of the Okanagan Valley as Khiluk, which was- and remains today revered as a sacred site producing therapeutic waters. During World War I the minerals of Spotted Lake were used in manufacturing ammunition. Later the area came under the control of the Ernest Smith Family, for a term of about 40 years. In 1979 Smith attempted to create interest in a spa at the lake. The First Nations responded with an effort to buy the lake; in October 2001 they finally struck a deal. First Nations arranged the purchase of 22 hectares of land for a total of $720,000,...

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