1. Views Of A Geisha. Maikos, or apprentice geishas, observe an annular solar eclipse with solar viewers at a shrine in Kyoto, western Japan, on May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the Earth in a rare astronomical event on Monday - an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. (REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun)

    Views Of A Geisha. Maikos, or apprentice geishas, observe an annular solar eclipse with solar viewers at a shrine in Kyoto, western Japan, on May 21, 2012. The sun and moon aligned over the Earth in a rare astronomical event on Monday - an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire. (REUTERS/Yomiuri Shimbun)

  2. jtotheizzoe:

Here’s a website you’ll want to keep an eye on for the next few days: Visualizing America’s Wind Patterns.
I’ve always thought the live, animated wind maps there were beautiful, one of my favorite science visualizations. But Sandy’s swirling, massive footprint of stormy chaos (in that map view I just captured) is turning the whole eastern half of the country into “Starry Night”!
Whoa.

    jtotheizzoe:

    Here’s a website you’ll want to keep an eye on for the next few days: Visualizing America’s Wind Patterns.

    I’ve always thought the live, animated wind maps there were beautiful, one of my favorite science visualizations. But Sandy’s swirling, massive footprint of stormy chaos (in that map view I just captured) is turning the whole eastern half of the country into “Starry Night”!

    Whoa.

  3. gifhound:

Bobak FTW! NASA successfully landed the rover Curiosity on Mars today causing the internet to fall in love with Curiosity’s mohawked (sp.) flight director Bobak Ferdowsi. The Atlantic reports that’s Ferdowsi dawns a new hairdo for each mission he’s a part of.
[Source: The Atlantic]

    gifhound:

    Bobak FTW! NASA successfully landed the rover Curiosity on Mars today causing the internet to fall in love with Curiosity’s mohawked (sp.) flight director Bobak Ferdowsi. The Atlantic reports that’s Ferdowsi dawns a new hairdo for each mission he’s a part of.

    [Source: The Atlantic]

  4. View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

    View from International Space Station at night 

    (Images taken from ISS. Video created and edited by Knate Myers. Music by John Murphy, taken from the soundtrack for Sunshine.)

  5. The Death of a Honeybee. This image is a one in a million shot of a honeybee’s abdominal tissue trailing behind its body after it stung a man. According to the Sacramento Bee, “UC Davis Communications Specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey in the Department of Entomology said she’s taken at least 1 million photos of honeybees in her lifetime,” but it was this snapshot that captured the top prize “in an Association for Communication Excellence competition.” [via]

    The Death of a Honeybee. This image is a one in a million shot of a honeybee’s abdominal tissue trailing behind its body after it stung a man. According to the Sacramento Bee, “UC Davis Communications Specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey in the Department of Entomology said she’s taken at least 1 million photos of honeybees in her lifetime,” but it was this snapshot that captured the top prize “in an Association for Communication Excellence competition.” [via]