Brieanna S. Mele

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The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

Bandit's Roost, 1888 - a picture from the past

The investigative journalist and self-taught photographer, Jacob August Riis, used the newly-invented flashgun to illuminate the darkest corners in and around Mulberry Street, one of the worst slums in Manhattan. His images, which highlighted the plight of poor immigrants in the area, were …

Another image of Fantastic Mr. Fox 🐺 It was such a memorable encounter with this little guy. I turned the corner and saw him next to a stopped pickup truck in the middle of the road. The snowmobilers told me that he was friendly, and boy were they right. I freaked out, parked, and swiftly grabbed my camera. I sat in the middle of the road for 10 minutes with him. No cars, not a soul around, just me and Mr. Fox. Life changing! The two fox photos are iPhone, excited to share the DSLR images! #northandeast

APOD: M83 Star Streams (2014 Jan 17) Image Credit & Copyright: R. Gendler, D. Martinez-Delgado (ARI-ZAH, Univ. Heidelberg), D. Malin (AAO), NAOJ, ESO, HLA - Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140117.html Explanation: Big, bright, and beautiful, spiral galaxy M83 lies a mere twelve million light-years away, near the southeastern tip of the very long constellation Hydra. This deep view of the gorgeous island universe includes observations from Hubble, along with ground based data from the European Southern Observatory's very large telescope units, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan's Subaru telescope, and Australian Astronomical Observatory photographic data by D. Malin. About 40,000 light-years across, M83 is popularly known as the Southern Pinwheel for its pronounced spiral arms. But the wealth of reddish star forming regions found near the edges of the arms' thick dust lanes, also suggest another popular moniker for M83, the Thousand-Ruby Galaxy. Arcing near the top of the novel cosmic portrait lies M83's northern stellar tidal stream, debris from the gravitational disruption of a smaller, merging satellite galaxy. The faint, elusive star stream was found in the mid 1990s by enhancing photographic plates. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M83-Starstream.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140117 #APOD

The courage to stay in one place

He took me to a brewery, to a place I will never go again. The memory of his hand brushing against my knee is connected to a piece of me that still …

Australia's science agency apologises after failing to create dragon eggs

Australia's science agency apologies for failing to create a dragon after a 7-year-old asks the scientists to "make a dragon for me"<p><b>Australia</b>'s national science agency has apologised to the nation for failing to invent "a dragon or dragon eggs" after a seven-year-old girl, Sophie Lester, wrote a …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Unique Ice Formations at Abiqua Falls

If you’re like many photographers, you take a break from outdoor picture-taking when the temperature plummets. Holiday festivities make for plenty of …

Venice by night...

APOD: Sharpless 308: Star Bubble (2013 Dec 24) Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Husted http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131224.html Explanation: Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. Cataloged as Sharpless 2-308 it lies some 5,200 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon. That corresponds to a diameter of 60 light-years at its estimated distance. The massive star that created the bubble, a Wolf-Rayet star, is the bright one near the center of the nebula. Wolf-Rayet stars have over 20 times the mass of the Sun and are thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova phase of massive star evolution. Fast winds from this Wolf-Rayet star create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of evolution. The windblown nebula has an age of about 70,000 years. Relatively faint emission captured in the expansive image is dominated by the glow of ionized oxygen atoms mapped to violet hues. http://www.crabnebula.us/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131224 #APOD

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Sunrise in the snowy woods

Sunset in the Alps

Mist with the beginning sunset