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Vanguard II Satellite
Posted in Astronomy

A historic newsreel from 1959 on the "Weather Eye", Vanguard II Satellite. This machine was designed to measure the distribution of cloud-cover over the daylight portion of the Earth for a period of 19 days, and to measure atmospheric density.
STS-121 Space Shuttle Discovery Backflip
Posted in Astronomy

The Space Shuttle Discovery flips over to allow the International Space Station crew to photograph the heat shield to check for damage.
Waxy Monkey Frog Lubes Itself Up
Posted in Life On Earth

In the forests of Argentina, the Waxy Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) rubs itself up with wax excreted by glands in the frog's skin.
Giant Japanese Salamander
Posted in Life On Earth

The Japanese Giant Salamander (Andrias japonicus) is the second largest salamander species in the world, only just barely beaten out by the giant Chinese salamander. It averages a meter in length and can weigh up to 25 kg.
Zooming From A NASA Satellite
Posted in Astronomy

This video, put to the song 'Breathe', zooms in on the World Trade Center in NYC (pre-9/11), Chicago, Hollywood, San Francisco, The Amazon, Seattle, and Washington DC using NASA footage.

Latest Images

1. Purple Spiny Flower Mantis
Purple Spiny Flower Mantis (Image)

(A flower mantis in Kololo, Kampala. )
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2. Neanderthal Hand Axe
Neanderthal Hand Axe (Image)

(This Mousterian hand axe was primarily used as a butchering tool, though likely came in handy for other purposes as well. It was shaped from a jasper chert and was found in France before making its way into Educated Earth's collection.)
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3. ATV-3 Approaches Space Station
ATV-3 Approaches Space Station (Image)

(ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle Edoardo Amaldi approaches the International Space Station to deliver 6596 kg of fuel, air, oxygen, scientific equipment, spare parts and crew supplies. The two spacecraft docked at 00:31 CEST ( 22:31 GMT) on March 29 2012.)
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4. Five Rockets in Five Minutes
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(In late March, NASA launched five rockets in five minutes in order to study the motion and properties of high-atmospheric winds.)
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5. Siberian Tigers
Siberian Tigers (Image)

(Many conservation programs have been established to save the critically endangered Siberian tiger, whose numbers have dwindled to mere hundreds in the wild.)
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6. A Rose For You
A Rose For You (Image)

(Even the squirrels stop to smell the roses.)
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7. Colorful Quetzal
Colorful Quetzal (Image)

(Quetzal, sacred to the Aztecs and Mayas. During mating season, the male grows blue and green twin tail feathers three feet (1 meter) long; these tail feathers were worn ceremonially by Mesoamerican rulers and priests. )
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8. Celestial Snow Angel
Celestial Snow Angel (Image)

(Just in time for the holidays, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular view of a star-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy that looks like a snow angel in deep space. A newly-formed star called S106 IR is shrouded in dust at the center of the image, and is responsible for the surrounding gas cloud’s hourglass-like shape and the turbulence visible within. Light from glowing hydrogen is colored blue in this image. )
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9. Necklace Nebula
Necklace Nebula (Image)

(The "Necklace Nebula", also called PN G054.2-03.4, is the exploded aftermath of a giant star that came too close to its Sun-like binary companion. The two stars that produced the Necklace Nebula live in a relatively small orbit about each other. They have a period of 1.2 days and a separation on the order of 5 times the radius of the Sun. )
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10. Transporting 60 People
Transporting 60 People (Image)

(This poster hangs in the Planning Office in the city of Munster, Germany. It very graphically demonstrates the need for an effective transit strategy by showing how much space it takes to move 60 people via cars, buses, and bicycles.)
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