Profile

Cover photo
Dan Hively
Lived in Lewisville, ID
265 followers|146,838 views
AboutPostsPhotos

Stream

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Jupiter and left to right the moons Callisto, Ganymede, Io and Europa shot March 30, 2015 at 12:30 am ADT (1682x782, 1.3 megapixel)
Distance from Earth 707,576,000 km
127 mm SCT @ f12
Neximage 5   @ 1.3 mp
Stack of 400 image per exposure in Registax
2 exposures combined in GiMP 2.8
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
It’s perhaps one of the most famous images in astronomy. But now, with the addition of ultraviolet light the renowned image is even better than ever. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field displays nearly 10,000 galaxies across the observable Universe in both visible and near-infrared light. The smallest, reddest galaxies are among the youngest known, existing when the Universe was just 800 million years old.

To get a perspective of the area of sky that is covered in this image, just hold up a grain of sand at arm's length. That tiny little spot is the area of sky that the Hubble space telescope focused on and contains over ten thousand galaxies.

A Universe Full of Surprises
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102009286

Click on this link to see a pan and zoom video version of the new image:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peqCfW8hSzQ#t=0

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI).
6 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Chile Volcano Plume Explodes With Lightning

Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said.
11 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The Last Of The Breed -- Fort Collins, Colorado
The number of managed honey bee hives in the U.S. has declined by 50 percent since 1950. The annual rate of loss of honey bee hives has now reached 30 percent. At least 9.2% of Europe’s wild bee species now face extinction, and another 5.2% will soon join them, and the population of once widespread bumblebee has fallen 80% in just a decade, as farmers razed clover-rich grasslands.

Why are bees faring so badly? Scientists studying the problem believe a combination of factors could be responsible, including pesticide exposure, reduction of habitat due to agriculture and other human development, an inadequate food supply and a new virus that targets bees' immune systems.

Regardless of the cause, this decline in bee population is grievously worrisome. The US Department of Agriculture has estimated that honeybees contribute some 20 billion to the economy every year, and Europe's International Union for Conservation of Nature estimates that pollination by bees — both wild and domesticated — is worth €22 billion annually in Europe.

What can you do? Plant bee-attracting flowers and plants, educate yourself about bees and the problems they face, and get involved in conservation efforts to re-stabilize bee populations. If nothing else, please help by NOT simply ignoring the problem and hoping that it will just magically sort itself out - spread the word and help raise awareness at the very least.

Maurice Maeterlinck, in his book The Life of the Bee, said that "if the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live." I don't know if that's precisely true or not, but I do believe that if we lose our bees the consequences will be dire indeed.

Thanks for reading and considering.

For ++In Praise of Polllinators curated by +Dusty Gedge, and +BugsEveryday / #BugsEveryday  curated by +Chris Mallory, and  #FloralFriday / +FloralFriday created by +Tamara Pruessner and co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James, and  #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Krystina Isabella Brion +Melania Pierce +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk +Wayne Lu +Iva Pas, and +FLOWER POWER / #FlowerPower  curated by +Edith Kukla, and +//flower colors// curated by +angelic labru, and  #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Terrie Gray +Stefanie Schächtel +Igor Schevchenko +Ernest Fdez. +Thies Groden, and  #Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All ), and  #macromaniacs for +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann, and  #macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau  and +Albert Vuvu Konde +Jean-Pierre Malézieux and +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik, and the +Breakfast Club / #BreakfastClub  curated by +Gemma Costa...
40 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
265 people
Kristen Jennifer's profile photo
BBFS Family History's profile photo
Matt Asay's profile photo
Chris Crisafulli's profile photo
Allan Shand's profile photo
Mormon Life Hacker's profile photo
HelamanGallery.com's profile photo
Mormons on Google+'s profile photo
Jamie Hively's profile photo

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
1 comment on original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The Wilson's Bird-of-paradise

It is a passerine bird of the Paradisaeidae family living in Indonesia in the hill & lowland rainforests of Waigeo & Batanta Islands off West Papua. The diet consists mainly of fruits & small insects. Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range & exploitation, the Wilson's Bird-of-paradise is evaluated as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

#birds   #birdphotography  
58 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is pretty cool!
Of the 10,000-plus staff at the Government Code and Cypher School during World War II, two-thirds were female. Three veteran servicewomen explain what life was like as part of the code-breaking operation during World War II.
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Jalada Prasad, about six-month-old male Indian one-horned rhino runs around his enclosure on his debut to the public at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India, Friday, March 27, 2015. The forest guards rescued Prasad when poachers at Jaldapara forest in north Bengal killed his mother in November 2014. He was brought to the zoo in January 2015 and was kept under strict vigil and nourishment, according to a zoo spokesperson. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
#beethursday +Bee Thursday by +Dorothy Pugh

Morning!  I captured this image on Sunday.  My neighbor has an Apricot tree that she lets me photograph and also get Apricots from.  The Honey Bees were busily flying from blossom to blossom and I was able to capture this one doing just that.  It got down to freezing last night and the grass was crunchy this morning so I hope the flowers were set on well enough that the tree will have fruit.  Last year it only produced one apricot due to a freeze.  Hope you enjoy the image and have a great day!


#bees   #spring   #spring2015   #springfever   #springflowers   #macro   #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #macro4all   #nature   #naturephotography  
44 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hively

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Astronomy Picture of the Day

2015 March 27

NGC 2403 in Camelopardalis

Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150327.html

Magnificent island universe NGC 2403 stands within the boundaries of the long-necked constellation Camelopardalis. Some 10 million light-years distant and about 50,000 light-years across, the spiral galaxy also seems to have more than its fair share of giant star forming HII regions, marked by the telltale reddish glow of atomic hydrogen gas. The giant HII regions are energized by clusters of hot, massive stars that explode as bright supernovae at the end of their short and furious lives. A member of the M81 group of galaxies, NGC 2403 closely resembles another galaxy with an abundance of star forming regions that lies within our own local galaxy group, M33 the Triangulum Galaxy. Spiky in appearance, bright stars in this colorful galaxy portrait of NGC 2403 lie in the foreground, within our own Milky Way.
19 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
265 people
Kristen Jennifer's profile photo
BBFS Family History's profile photo
Matt Asay's profile photo
Chris Crisafulli's profile photo
Allan Shand's profile photo
Mormon Life Hacker's profile photo
HelamanGallery.com's profile photo
Mormons on Google+'s profile photo
Jamie Hively's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Wizard of Software
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most!
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Lewisville, ID - Xenia, OH - Provo, UT - Ogden, UT - Medway, OH
Links
YouTube
Contributor to