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Chicago Park District Dec. 2012: The City in a Garden book

Yerkes Observatory - History

Yerkes Observatory in 1892<p><b>July</b> <br>On July 1, George Ellery Hale, a 24-year-old astronomer working in his own private observatory, receives a letter from …

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Chicago Past



Posting images related to Chicago history and late 19th/early 20th century architecture. Occasional posts using my own photography (please check out …

Chicago: The City to See in '63

1960’s Chicago: cars zooming down Lake Shore Drive, crowds heading into the Opera House, people observing artworks in the Art Institute, and …


1897 Madison and State Street Corner, Chicago

1860 – 1871 Pre-Fire

<i>“Street in Chicago”, 1863<br>Foot of Water Street</i><p>Buildings erected before 1871 were products of the brick mason and carpenter. The architects at the time …


Close-up views of large hurricane on Saturn

This massive hurricane at Saturn’s north pole may have been churning for years.<p>Hurricane season has begun on Earth, but Earth isn’t the only world …


NASA spacecraft captures hurricane the size of Australia on video

A massive hurricane at Saturn's north pole is coming into sharper focus than ever before thanks to new close-up imagery and video released today by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The storm, which has cloud speeds up to 330 miles per hour and an eye that's 1,250 miles wide — about 20 times the …

Saturn Shows Off A Massive Spinning Vortex: 'The Rose'

NASA is calling it "The Rose." By any other name, it's a mammoth storm on Saturn's north pole. Its eye spans an estimated 1,250 miles — 20 times the size of an average hurricane's eye on Earth. Winds in the Saturn storm's eye wall are believed to be four times as fast.<p>The stunning image of the …

Who knew a monstrous Saturnian hurricane could look so lovely?

The eye of a super-hurricane at Saturn's north pole looks like a peaceful red rose in a fresh bouquet of pictures from NASA's Cassini orbiter. But don't be fooled: That rosy appearance is merely due to the false colors ascribed to infrared wavelengths.<p>This storm's eye measures 1,250 miles (2,000 …

Watch NOVA video of February 15 meteor explosion over Russia

It entered Earth’s atmosphere over Russian on February 15, 2013 and exploded in the atmosphere, injuring over 1,000 people.<p>Deborah Byrd created the …