Category: Photo Of The Day

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Photo of the Day: Milky Way Over Ancient Ghost Panel

Long before Stonehenge was built, well before the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, ancient artists painted life-sized figures on canyon walls in Utah, USA — but why? Nobody is sure. The entire panel of figures, which dates back about 7,000 years, is called the Great Gallery and was found on the walls of Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. The humans who painted them…

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Photo of the Day: Rudy With TMNT

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sean Astin hung out before Saturday’s game at Chavez Ravine. Astin is best-known for his roles as Rudy Ruettiger in the 1993 film “Rudy” and as Samwise Gamgee in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. If the Turtles are looking for a fifth member,…

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Photo of the Day: Venus Transit

The first scientific observation of a Venus transit took place in 1639, and there have been five other transits to watch between then and now. Because of the orbital mechanics of our solar system, Venus can be seen crossing the sun’s disk from Earth in pairs of occurrences separated by…

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Photo of the Day: New York City As Seen From Space

One of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station took this nighttime photograph of much of the eastern (Atlantic) coast of the United States. Large metropolitan areas and other easily recognizable sites from the Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C. area spanning almost to Rhode Island are visible in the scene.…