A portrait of Pluto (foreground) and its largest moon Charon, taken by an instrument on board the New Horizons spaceprobe.
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A portrait of Pluto (foreground) and its largest moon Charon, taken by an instrument on board the New Horizons spaceprobe. View of Pluto and Charon - Photo published on 01 July 2015
eaglehawk neck, australia
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Ocean Waves. Fog (Eaglehawk Neck ,The SouthLand)
The sea. #nature #ocean #water #colors #travel
Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Australia
Cliffs of ocean sea waves °Seascape
eaglehawk neck, australia | nature photography #seascapes
Licuala palm forest at Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Queensland, Australia
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Licuala palm forest at Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Queensland, Australia beautiful design and great example of yin wood,yi wood
Tasmania, Australia The Aurora Australis!
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See the northern lights. [aurora borealis and milky way, Iceland]
Aurora Borealis and Milky Way, Iceland - it's like a night rainbow!
Aurora lights and the stars dancing in the sky
Aurora borealis and milky way, Iceland. Fucking Beautiful
Take me there..... #northernlights #northern #lights #stars #sky #beauty #nature
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aurora borealis and milky way, Iceland; bucket list!
Milky Way - 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Australia
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"12 apostles Great Ocean Road This shot was taken as 2 frames pre and post moonrise on our last night on the Ocean Road. I had planned to try taking a milky way panorama from down at Gibsons Beach but the milky way stars were straight vertical overhead . I took a frame looking south and north instead. This set is the set looking north toward the northern (and less interesting perhaps) part of the milky way. .[Deviant Art Gallery] [Facebook] [Web Gallery] [500px]" - previous pinner
https://flic.kr/p/kwTpHw | Northern Sky | 12 apostles Great Ocean Road This shot was taken as 2 frames pre and post moonrise on our last night on the Ocean Road. I had planned to try taking a milky way panorama from down at Gibsons Beach but the milky way stars were straight vertical overhead . I took a frame looking south and north instead. This set is the set looking north toward the northern (and less interesting perhaps) part of the milky way. .<a href="http://dee-t.deviantart.com/gallery/" rel="nofollow">[Deviant Art Gallery]</a> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/everlookphotography" rel="nofollow">[Facebook]</a> <a href="http://www.everlookphotography.com/" rel="nofollow">[Web Gallery]</a> <a href="http://500px.com/everlookphotography" rel="nofollow">[500px]</a>
Northern Sky - Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Great Ocean Road, Australia | by Dylan Toh on Flickr
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Mystic earth home • photo by John White of South Australia • sand dunes under a cosmic night sky with stars
Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God.ucg.org/Gods/plan/for/mankind
Australia #travel #nature
~~One and Only ~ sunrise, Currumbin, Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia by Bernie Zajac~
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The sun rises over the Australian Gold Coast.
Sunrise at Currumbin Beach~ Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia by Bernie Zajac
~~One and Only ~ sunrise, Currumbin, Gold Coast region of Queensland, Australia by Bernie Zajac~~ #sunrise #sunset #colors
Il sole illumina il cielo al tramonto a Currumbin, nella Gold Coast dell'Australia #viaggi #travel #alba #tramonto #sunset #sunrise #weekendromantico #goldcoast #australia #currumbin
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Australia :: Great Ocean Road Sunrise at Gibsons Steps Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Victoria, Australia #Beautiful #Places #Photography
Australia :: Great Ocean Road Sunrise at Gibsons Steps Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Victoria, Australia Travel the perfect place to organize a tip
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
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Bucket List: Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef off Queensland, Australia - I scuba dived there with a qucik 15 minute lesson back when I was young and brave. And maybe stupid. (er) :-) Thanks to my parents for the trip of a lifetime.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef. Remarkable marine life encounters can be had here with locals such as humpback whales, dwarf minke whales and playful bottlenose dolphins. From a helicopter the view is breathtaking as you fly over and you will understand why it can also be viewed from space. Whether by air, on land or in water once in a lifetime will never be enough of this magical destination! #greatbarrierreef #wondersoftheworld
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the natural wonders of the world. It is the largest living organism in the world and can be seen from space. The reef is a fantastic destination for scuba diving and glass bottom boats.
Great Barrier Reef. Bucketlist
Flowers of Brachychiton tree on rainforest floor, Bunya Mountains, Queensland, Australia
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Flowers of Brachychiton tree on rainforest floor, Bunya Mountains, Queensland, Australia. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. -Moliere, actor and playwright (1622-1673) (photo : Tropical Flowers, Bunya Mountains, Australia)
visitheworld: Fallen flowers on rainforest floor, Bunya Mountains, Australia (by AusBatPerson). I have these in my garden right now.
Shadows in the mist on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia
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Layering in landscape
fog and light
visitheworld: Shadows in the mist on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia (by aycee_2000).
I Like It Natural And Misty...Always In The Country !... http://samissomarspace.wordpress.com
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia. One of the most awesome places.
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Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia | Make a photo book of your beautiful travel photos | #photobook #photography #travel
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia #travel #paradise
Waddy Point #fraserisland #queensland #australia www.fraserisland.net
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia #beach #beaches #islands #island #sunset #sunsets #dock #docks #relax #water #vacation #vacations #getaway #getaways #sand #toes #toesinthesand #destinations #tropical #tropics #warm #warmocean #ocean #sea #seas #clearwater #crystalclearwater #crystalclear #clear #crystal #paradise #tropicalparadise #whitesand #palmtree #palmtrees #saltwater
Beautiful place to hack <3
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia. One of the most awesome places I have been to!!
Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia
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Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia one of the most beautiful places ive been
Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia. #Travel #Beauty #Vacation #Travelsize Visit Beauty.com for more!
Definitely on my bucket list! Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia. I could dream #SummerInspiration #spon
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia -the stuff of dreams.
❖ Fitzroy Island ~ Queensland, Australia
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*Fitzroy Island* Queensland, Australia #beaches #islands #oceans #seascape #photography
Fitzroy Island, Queensland, Australia. Gorgeous beach and clear water!
Fitzroy Island, Queensland, Australia. Yep one for the bucket list!
"Coral Sea Dreaming" (NUDEY BEACH, FITZROY ISLAND, Queensland, Australia) ©Peter Lik, Fine Art Photography
Millau bridge, France. The tallest bridge in the World.
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The beautiful Millau Viaduct, France.I want to go see this place one day.Please check out my website thanks. www.photopix.co.nz
The beautiful Millau Viaduct. It is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France.
Beautiful! Millau bridge, France. The tallest bridge in the World.
The beautiful Millau Viaduct, France. Might be a bucket list race!
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds the world's largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft.
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Washington DC. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds the world's largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft.
Twister in Namibian desert; Original photo here ~ 500px.com/...
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Tornado in Namibia. Storms - Severe Weather - Mother Nature
Update: This was labeled as a tornado, but other pinners say it's actually shadow on a sand dune. Older post: Amazing weather. Tornado in Namibia. National Geographic. Several photos
Tornado in the desert of Namibia. When the last of my babies is grown and leaves the nest I plan on indulging a craving for a particular adventure: stormchasing. As long as I can remember I have had dreams about tornados, and while the personal, close-up encounters leave me with a great deal of reverence and cautious respect, they have also imparted an abiding hunger to chase. I always thought it would lead me to a summer adventure in the midwest for a couple of weeks, chasing with a professional storm team. Seeing this photo my horizons have suddenly expanded. I don't know how frequent this occurrence is in a place like Namibia, and it certainly looks a great deal more ominous, but it's inspired a deep curiosity to learn more. Thanks to Jenn Smith for helping me discover the terrible beauty of this unexpected treasure and potential future adventure from photographer Francesco Middei of National Geographic Italia. -- Eve.
Twister in Namibian desert; Original photo here ~ https://500px.com/photo/45642140/twister-in-namibian-desert-by-dima-chatrov?from=user-SR
Hoag's Object is a mysterious ring galaxy 600 million light years awayin the constellation Serpens. The outer ring is composed largely of hotblue stars, while the core is older red and yellow stars. The space inbetween is almost completely dark. It is thought that this galaxyformed from the collision of two galaxies billions of years ago.Visible near the top of the gap is another ring galaxy, likely muchfurther away.
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A nearly perfect ring of hot, blue stars pinwheels about the yellow nucleus of an unusual galaxy known as Hoag's Object. The "gap" separating the hot blue stars from the yellow older stars may actually contain some star clusters that are too faint to see. Curiously, an object resembling Hoag's Object can be seen in the gap at the one o'clock position. The object is probably a background ring galaxy.
Hoag's Object by NASA: This non-typical galaxy is known as a ring galaxy, and was discovered in 1950 by astronomer Art Hoag, who initially thought it to be a planetary nebula. Serendipitously, from the perspective of our solar system what appears to be an even more distant ring galaxy is plainly visible within the gap between this galaxy's central body of mostly yellow stars and the outer ring of blue stars. via wikipedia. #Ring_Galaxy #Hogs_Object #Astronomy
Hoag's Object: A Strange Ring Galaxy. Explanation: Is this one galaxy or two? This question came to light in 1950 when astronomer Art Hoag chanced upon this unusual extragalactic object. On the outside is a ring dominated by bright blue stars, while near the center lies a ball of much redder stars that are likely much older. Between the two is a gap that appears almost completely dark. How Hoag's Object formed remains unknown, although similar objects have now been identified and collectively labeled as a form of ring galaxy. Genesis hypotheses include a galaxy collision billions of years ago and the gravitational effect of a central bar that has since vanished. The above photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in July 2001 reveals unprecedented details of Hoag's Object and may yield a better understanding. Hoag's Object spans about 100,000 light years and lies about 600 million light years away toward the constellation of the Snake (Serpens). Coincidentally, visible in the gap (at about one o'clock) is yet another ring galaxy that likely lies far in the distance. Credit: R. Lucas (STScI/AURA), Hubble Heritage Team, NASA
Hoag's Object, a galaxy made up of a nearly perfect ring of hot, blue stars rotating around a yellow nucleus. The entire galaxy is about 120,000 light-years wide, which is slightly larger than our Milky Way Galaxy. What appears to be a gap separating the two stellar populations may actually contain some star clusters that are almost too faint to see. Curiously, an object that bears an uncanny resemblance to Hoag's Object can be seen in the gap at the one o'clock position. The object is probably a distant ring galaxy. The blue ring of stars may be the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed nearby about 2 to 3 billion years ago. Hoag's Object is 600 million light-years away in the constellation Serpens.
Trovants--the growing stones of Romania. The stones grow when it rains from the process of concretion.
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Trovants- the growing stones of Romania South of central Romania these stone formations with alien features lie dormant, until it begins to rain. As soon as the last drops of water fall, they resume their process of multiplication. Small oval or round blain-like forms appear on the upper crusts of the previous year stones. People are left astounded and locals are surprised, when after a heavy rainfall these rock formations begin to ‘grow' on their own.
TKnown in Romania as “Trovants” the stones of Costesti, Romania are a type of sandstone concretion that secrete cement and can at times appear to grow as if alive. Consisting of a stone core with an outer shell of sand, after a heavy rain small forms are said to appear on the rocks leading them to be dubbed the “growing stones” by locals. The “Muzeul Trovantilor” or “Trovants Museum Natural Reserve “ was created in 2004 to protect the unusual geological creations.
The natural phenomenon of Trovants: stones that literally grow by themselves. Romania may be known as the land of Dracula, heaped with bloodthirsty vampires and other creatures shaped by Hollywood imagination, but it is also a land where nature has had an interesting activity. Far less known to the world than Dracula, stand an impressive number of stones which quite literally grow by themselves. The stones are real and known as Trovants.Near a village, just south of central Romania a number of stone formations with alien features lie dormant, witnesses to the passing of time; that is – until it rains. Not long after the last drops of water fall, they begin a multiplication process. Small oval or round blain-like forms appear on the upper part of them. Many people are amazed and even locals are impressed when after heavy rainfall these rock formations begin to ‘live.’ Locals have aptly dubbed them, “growing stones.”Trovants have a hard stone core but their shells are made of sand, as most examples have been found in sandy regions. Geologists argue that the rocks are the result of a cementation process that occurred millions of years ago in this region and it is somehow accepted that their creation has its roots in the early diagenesis. Scientifically these stones are sandstone concretions and the weird forms are achieved by an irregular secretion of cement. In 2006 a museum was built to host some of these remarkable pieces. Within the walls and outside of the “Muzeul Trovantilor” (Trovant Museum) in Costesti, a village in the Valcea region, visitors can see various Trovants in different shapes and sizes from small examples to some that are over 10 meters tall.
Penitentes are a snow formation found at high altitudes. They take the form of tall thin blades of hardened snow, or ice, closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the sun. Penitentes can be as tall as a person.
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10 Most Fascinating Natural Phenomena - Oddee.com (amazing nature, natural scences...) Ice Spikes
Penitentes phenomenon First described by Charles Darwin (1839), Penitentes are a snow formation found at high altitudes - tall thin blades of hardened snow, or ice, closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the sun. These pinnacles of snow or ice form above 4,000 metres or 13,120 feet. This natural phenomenon is the result of strong winds that compact the snow into blocks, where the sun then melts them into the shape of blades.
Growing Stones - An Incredible Geological Phenomena - Trovants are geological phenomena which consist in spherical shapes of cemented sand, appeared due to some powerful seismic activity. What makes these trovants unique and mysterious is that are reproducing after coming in contact with water. After heavy raining the stones grow starting with 6-8 millimetres and ending with 6-10 meters. It's really remarkable!
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Known in Romania as “Trovants” the stones of Costesti, Romania are a type of sandstone concretion that secrete cement and can at times appear to grow as if alive. Consisting of a stone core with an outer shell of sand, after a heavy rain small forms are said to appear on the rocks leading them to be dubbed the “growing stones” by locals. The “Muzeul Trovantilor” or “Trovants Museum Natural Reserve “ was created in 2004 to protect the unusual geological creations.
Le mystère des trovants, les « pierres vivantes » de Roumanie
Trovant - living stone
The First Gear Discovered in Nature by William Herkewitz, popular mechanics: The issus nymph, a tiny planthopper (less than 0.1" long), notable for its ability to jump up to 8mph has been shown to have biological gears which lock the legs together, synchronizing their movements...Photo credit: Malcolm Burrows #Insects #Biomechanics #Issus
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Scientists discover bizarre creature with mechanical gears on legs Issus coleoptratus, a plant-hopping insect, is the first living animal known to have functioning gears, scientists say.
Gears are ubiquitous in the manmade world, from wristwatches to car engines, but it seems that nature invented them first. A species of plant-hopping insect, Issus coleoptratus, is the first living creature known to posses functional gears.
This miniature marvel is an adolescent issus, a kind of planthopper insect and one of the fastest accelerators in the animal kingdom. As a duo of researchers in the U.K. report today in the journal Science, the issus also the first living creature ever discovered to sport a functioning gear. Photo: Malcolm Burrows.
A species of plant-hopping insect, Issus coleoptratus, is the first living creature known to possess functional gears, a new study finds. The two interlocking gears on the insect's hind legs help synchronize the legs when the animal jumps. Credit: Image courtesy of Malcolm Burrows
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The heavens declare the glory of God...
The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is 50,000 light years across.
Amazing. Definately one of my favourite looking galaxies out there in the vastness of the cosmos
Space: the final frontier.
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Willamette Wonder - The Willamette meteorite is the largest ever found in North America. A settler named Ellis Hughes found the meteorite in Oregon in 1902 and moved the 15.5-ton iron rock to his own property.