Leland Melvin

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How Quickly Are The Pillars Of Creation Being Destroyed?

The Eagle Nebula is a large, active, star-forming region located 7,000 light years away.<p>Near its heart, beside a massive collection of new stars, lie the Pillars of Creation.<p>Imaged in breathtaking detail in 1995, a 20-year follow-up was done, showcasing additional details, larger field-of-view, and …


NASA’s Curiosity Rover Photographed from Space by Orbiter

Trundling along the rocky terrain of lower Mount Sharp, the lonely Curiosity rover was recently photographed from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance …



Astronaut Leland Melvin and award-winning rap artist Common came together at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to discuss the …

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Space Science

Leland Melvin Celebrated for Work Championing Women

Leland Melvin, the NFL football player turned NASA astronaut, now spends his days inspiring women and minorities to pursue careers in STEAM fields …

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Senators To Trump Administration: Do Not Hurt Workforce By Cutting NASA Education Funding | Tim Kaine | U.S. Senator for Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) …

Elaine Duigenan Photographer and Artist London

Elaine is a photographer and artist (London). She is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York and has work in The V&A and Museum of Fine Art in …

The Gordon Parks Foundation

Voices In The Mirror: Gordon Parks Foundation Scholars<p>The Gordon Parks Foundation<p>April 15 - June 3, 2017<p>Save The Date: The Gordon Parks Foundation …

Old Boat


This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>Astronaut Ed White floats in …



Paper Stone Light #STEAM Design


Our planet from Atlantis. Happy #earthday2014 #steam

MILKY WAY OVER JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK Image Credit & Copyright: Manish Mamtani. DanSpace77.com for larger view, information and links to more of Manish’s work. This image comes to us from world class photographer, Manish Mamtani and it’s a stunning view of the Milky Way galaxy; our star city, as seen from Joshua Tree National Park, California. This is a place that I used to love stopping at as a young Marine as I would travel from Camp Pendleton to 29 Palms “29 Stumps” but I’ve never seen it like this. Shot with a full spectrum camera we see the galaxy in a whole new light, literally. I believe, that if I’m not mistaken a full spectrum camera is a combination of visible, infrared and ultraviolet light which broadens your photographic horizon considerably. These cameras can be purchased or modified from standard cameras. I wouldn’t recommend making modifications yourself unless you know exactly what you’re doing. That can lead to some pretty expensive mistakes…..not that I know….I’m just saying. Joshua Tree National Park is over three quarters of a million acres (bigger than Rhode Island) spanning Riverside and San Bernardino counties, CA. A National Monument since 1936, it officially became a National Park in 1994 after Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act. Aside from the stunning views, Joshua Tree boasts great hiking and rock scrambling opportunities as well as some great names such as “The Old Woman Rock” “North Horror Rock” and “Skull Rock.”

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"When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and stranger." 🎨🌎

City of Arts and Science

Half French, half Spanish, 100% 'Grammer. @alexstrohl #stayandwander #explorealberta

"Unstable soil"

A tractor tire lies in a farm field on Montana's Fort Belknap Reservation, home of the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine people. @natgeo

Spectacular Places

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Moonrise Fraser Valley BC

Black Nature

For the series I chose landscapes that are beautiful and simple, yet not quiet comforting, the scenes are dark, cloudy and lonely. A happy picture where everything is in it's right place is boring, relaxing maybe, i don't care for that. When an image is unsettling and one does not feel completely …


26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

<b>The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.</b><p>Posted on November 17, 2014, 19:24 GMT<p>1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.<p>NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov<p>2. And this is where you live in your neighborhood, the solar system.<p>3. Here's the distance, to scale, between the …


Photographer Michel Rajkovic Captures the Magic of Landscapes with Long Exposures

Michel Rajkovic is a fine art photographer based in Asnieres, France. He travels the world and captures photos of time passing through landscapes by …