Pale Blue Dot, Voyager 1 image
This unique narrow-angle color image is of the Earth, dubbed 'Pale Blue Dot', is a part of the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by Voyager 1. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. From Voyager's great distance Earth is a mere point of light, less than the size of a picture element even in the narrow-angle camera. Earth was a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Coincidentally, Earth lies right in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the sun. This blown-up image of the Earth was taken through three color filters -- violet, blue and green -- and recombined to produce the color image. The background features in the image are artifacts resulting from the magnification.
© NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) perching on a branch. This bird is very small, with a length of only 13-15 centimetres including its very long tail. It is found in most of Europe and Asia. Photographed in Dorset, UK, in January.
© COLIN VARNDELL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Whale Shark - In baitball, fish shoal
DSE-74 WHALE SHARK - in bait ball Ningaloo Reef, W. Australia Rhincodon typus Whale Shark is the largest fish. ItÕs a harmless, filter-feeder. The baitfish form a tight school around the whale shark as refuge from predators, in this instance from Jacks / Travally (Caranx sp.) which were attempting to feed on the baitfish. Douglas David Seifert Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way.
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