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Curiosity rover’s gorgeous pictures from the surface of Mars
NASA’s Curiosity rover has begun sending back its first high-resolution photographs of Mars, and they’re pretty stunning. The craft successfully landed on the Red Planet earlier this month, after dramatically descending into Mars’ Gale Crater. Curiosity’s early photos were grainy and dim, but they’ve since been replaced with notably sharper, full-color shots, capturing a Martian landscape that’s both surreal, yet somehow familiar. The set is undoubtedly headlined by a massive, high-resolution panorama of the rover’s landing spot, taken by Curiosity’s Mastcam. The craft’s environment seems rocky, hazy, and, as NASA points out, remarkably similar to the desert topography across the southwestern US.
One Man, One Dog, and the Facebook Photo That Touched Thousands of Hearts
Thursday, 9th August 2012
This is 19-year-old Schoep being cradled in his father’s arms in the warm waters of Lake Superior. The arthritic dog falls asleep every night after he is carried into the lake where the buoyancy of the water soothes his aching body.
The man’s friend is professional photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson who took this photo during one of their therapeutic evening swims. She posted it on Facebook and it went wildly viral, with thousands of people sharing it and 28,294 comments (and counting).
“I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John,” says the Bayfield, Wis., photographer. “I have known them, for six years, and seen Schoep age.”
“John lives his life in a kind way. He rescued this dog as a puppy, they have gone everywhere together ever since.”
Hannah specializes in relationship photos, like married couples and families — and pets with their owners. Visit her website, StonehousePhoto.com, or see her photos on Facebook: facebook.com/WisconsinWeddingPhotography.
Baby rhinos get second chance in South African orphanage
Almost 300 rhinos have been poached across South Africa since the start of the year, after 448 were killed last year.