Gloria Glo Smith

6 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Following | @GLOSings | Keep up with Gloria Glo Smith on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Gloria Glo Smith”

Despite some relentless clouds, photographer John Chumack (www.galacticimages.com) managed to capture two spectacular photos of the massive, Earth-facing sunspot AR 1785. See a close-up here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/897w "I took these shots from my backyard in Dayton, Ohio on July 7, 2013, in between a couple of sucker holes in the clouds, the first time we had even seen the sun in a week," Chumack wrote in an email.

Intermediate spiral galaxy NGC 6744 gleams in this image from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer. NGC 6744 lies in the constellation of Pavo about 30 million light-years away. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/8939

This 97-Year-Old Creates Beautiful Artwork in MS Paint

Talk about making it hard on yourself: Hal Lasko, a legally blind 97-year-old, is using Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 to create art.<p>MS Paint, …

Comet ISON is already blasting out huge amounts of gas and dust, new observations by a NASA spacecraft show. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/8a43 Images taken on June 13 by NASA's infrared Spitzer Space Telescope reveal that dust and carbon dioxide gas are streaming off Comet ISON, forming a tail about 186,400 miles (300,000 kilometers) long, researchers said.

How to put a human on Mars

This content is best viewed with Javascript enabled. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions.<p>Distance from Earth to: Mars<p>56 million km<p>The mission<p>One of Earth's closest neighbours, Mars is still some 56 million km away at its closest alignment, a journey of at least nine months. Rovers have landed …