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
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WHALE SHARK and Snorkeller - mouth open feeding. 60ft long
WHALE SHARK and Snorkeller - mouth open feeding. 60ft long.
Australia - Worldwide. North West coast Australia. Ningaloo Marine Park.
Very unusual for diver to be so close with mouth open. Distribution: found in tropical warm oceans and seas, worldwide.
Valerie & Ron Taylor
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Miniature Bicycle - Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Alf Tabb, 83, of Kidderminster, rides his smallest bicycle, which is only 5-and-a-half inches high. He offers 5 to anyone who can ride it, but he has beaten all challengers so far. For 25 years he delivered copes of the London Evening News by bicycle, before moving to Worcestershire to start a cycle business
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