Category: PICTURE OF THE DAY

Jan 5, 2017

Picture of the Day: Spewed From a Volcanic Eruption

Picture of the Day: Spewed From a Volcanic Eruption

“Tephra” is fragmental material produced by a volcanic eruption regardless of composition, fragment size or emplacement mechanism

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Jan 4, 2017

Picture of the Day: Welcome to Hollyweed

Picture of the Day: Welcome to Hollyweed

To celebrate the legalization of marijuana in California, Zach Fernandez made some temporary modifications to the famous sign

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Jan 3, 2017

Picture of the Day: An Avalanche on Mars as It was Occurring

Picture of the Day: An Avalanche on Mars as It was Occurring

In an incredible feat of technology and timing, the HiRISE camera captures an avalanche from above as it was occurring

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Dec 22, 2016

Picture of the Day: Snow in the Sahara for First Time in 40 Years

Picture of the Day: Snow in the Sahara for First Time in 40 Years

The rare event was captured by Karim Bouchetata, just outside of the small Algerian town of Ain Sefra

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Dec 21, 2016

Picture of the Day: The Linear Dunes of the Namib Sand Sea from Space

Picture of the Day: The Linear Dunes of the Namib Sand Sea from Space

The Namib Sand Sea is a World Heritage Site and the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog

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Dec 20, 2016

Picture of the Day: Peeta Goes BIG in Campobasso, Italy

Picture of the Day: Peeta Goes BIG in Campobasso, Italy

Peeta goes BIG in Campobasso, Italy for the 2016 ‘Draw the Line’ street art festival

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Dec 15, 2016

Picture of the Day: A Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

Picture of the Day: A Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

In a historic find, the tail of a 99 million year old dinosaur is seen intact and perfectly preserved in amber; including bones, soft tissue, and feathers. The finding was reported in the latest issue of the science journal, Current Biology.

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Dec 13, 2016

Picture of the Day: Foggy Nights, Long Exposure Lights

Picture of the Day: Foggy Nights, Long Exposure Lights

My favorite photo from Andreas Levers’ ongoing series “At Night”

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Dec 12, 2016

Picture of the Day: Outdoor Lights After a Snowstorm in Chicago

Picture of the Day: Outdoor Lights After a Snowstorm in Chicago

A set of outdoor lights becomes encased in snow, creating an unexpectedly beautiful glowing effect

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Dec 8, 2016

Picture of the Day: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto, Japan

Picture of the Day: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji is a Zen Buddhist temple and World Heritage Site in northern Kyoto first built in 1397

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