Tag: rare

Jun 25, 2014

World’s Only Documented All-White Humpback Spotted Off Sydney Coast

World’s Only Documented All-White Humpback Spotted Off Sydney Coast

Migaloo, the world’s only documented all-white humpback whale, was recently spotted off the coast of Sydney, Australia. It’s only the fourth time in 18 years the ultra rare, all-white whale has been seen in the waters surrounding New South Wales. Migaloo was first sighted in 1991 and its age is unknown. Whale watchers fortunate…

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Jun 23, 2014

Picture of the Day: The First Image of Earth from Another Planet

Picture of the Day: The First Image of Earth from Another Planet

THE FIRST IMAGE OF EARTH FROM ANOTHER PLANET Photograph by NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its…

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Jun 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Birth of a Star

Picture of the Day: The Birth of a Star

Photograph by ESA/Hubble & NASA In this incredible image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, we are witness to the birth of a star. This new Hubble image shows IRAS 14568-6304, a young star that is cloaked in a haze of golden gas and dust. It appears to be embedded within an intriguing swoosh…

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Jun 11, 2014

Bee Trapped in Spider’s Web Gets Rescued by Another Bee

Bee Trapped in Spider’s Web Gets Rescued by Another Bee

Amazing footage shows a bee caught in a spider’s web, seemingly doomed until another bee swoops in and stings the spider. These are bumblebees so they do not lose their stinger and die afterwards (that’s a honey bee). What’s unclear is if the second bee was actually coming to assist or merely happened to…

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May 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Strokkur Geyser on the Verge of Eruption

Picture of the Day: Strokkur Geyser on the Verge of Eruption

Photograph by HANSUELI KRAPF In this perfectly timed photo we see Strokkur, a famous geyser in Iceland, on the verge of eruption. Located in the geothermal area beside the Hvítá River (in the southwest part of the country, east of Reykjavík), Strokkur erupts about every 4–8 minutes and can reach heights of 15–20 meters…

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Apr 28, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Multiple Exposure Blood Moon

Picture of the Day: The Multiple Exposure Blood Moon

THE MULTIPLE EXPOSURE BLOOD MOON Photograph by NASA/JSC From open prairie land on the 1625-acre Johnson Space Center site, a Johnson Space Center photographer took this multi-frame composite image of the so-called “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse in the early hours of April 15. The eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the…

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Apr 15, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

Picture of the Day: The Blood Moon

THE BLOOD MOON Photograph by NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014. Depending on local weather conditions (it was cloudy and overcast for many), the public got a spectacular view looking into the…

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