Orbital Gallery Oleg Kotov

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2452, Educative
    Orbital Gallery Oleg Kotov



    Kamchatka

    Oleg Valeriyevich Kotov was born October 27, 1965, in Simferopol, Crimean oblast in Ukrainian SSR. After a career as a physican assigned to space program, he joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He has flown two long duration spaceflight on the International Space Station logging just short of a year in space. Kotov is currently assigned to the Soyuz TMA-10M/Expedition 37/Expedition 38 long duration spaceflight scheduled for 2013-2014....

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    Heterochromia in Animals: Pets With Different Colored Eyes

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 5851, Educative
    Heterochromia in Animals: Pets With Different Colored Eyes



    [In anatomy, heterochromia refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris (but also of hair or skin). Although infrequently seen in humans, complete heterochromia is more frequently observed in other species, where it almost always involves one blue eye]. – Wikipedia (Photo by StooMathiesen)...

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    Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2531, Educative
    Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland



    Legend.

    Legend has it that the Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. One version of the legend tells that Fionn fell asleep before he got to Scotland. When he did not arrive, the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him. To protect Fionn, his wife Oonagh laid a blanket over him so he could pretend that he was actually their baby son. In a variation, Fionn fled after seeing Benandonners great bulk, and asked his wife to disguise him as the baby. In both versions,...

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    Village Gasadalur Faroe Islands

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 3427, Educative
    Village Gasadalur Faroe Islands



    Gásadalur is located on the west-side of Vágar, Faroe Islands, and enjoys a panoramic view over the island of Mykines....

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    Dramatic changes spotted in HD 189733b exoplanet atmosphere

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2816, Educative
    Dramatic changes spotted in HD 189733b exoplanet atmosphere



    This artists rendering illustrates the evaporation of HD 189733bs atmosphere in response to a powerful eruption from its host star. NASAs Hubble Space Telescope detected the escaping gases and NASAs Swift satellite caught the stellar flare. (Credit: NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center)...

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    Monkey Orchid

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 4337, Educative
    Monkey Orchid



    The Monkey orchid (Orchis simia) is an orchid species of the Orchis genus. It is known for its pungent odor, which some say is similar to that of feces....

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    Moscow USSR 1969

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2601, Educative
    Moscow USSR 1969



    Red Gates Tower, Moscow, 1969...

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    Puerto Princesa Underground River

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2473, Educative
    Puerto Princesa Underground River



    The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. The river is also called Puerto Princesa Underground River. The national park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the northern coast of the island. It is bordered by St. Paul Bay to the north and the Babuyan River to the east. The City Government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park since 1992. The park is also known as St. Pauls Subterranean River National Park, or St. Paul Underground River. The entrance...

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    Japanese 130 Years Ago Part III. Photos By Kusakabe Kimbei

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3537, Educative
    Japanese 130 Years Ago Part III. Photos By Kusakabe Kimbei



    Traveling Chairso n Hakone Road. (Photo by Kusakabe Kimbei)...

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    World War II – Conflict Spreads Around The Globe

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3384, Educative
    World War II – Conflict Spreads Around The Globe



    These Arab recruits line up in a barracks square in the British Mandate of Palestine, on December 28, 1940, for their first drill under a British solider. Some 6,000 Palestinian Arabs signed up with the British Army during the course of World War II. (AP Photo)...

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