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Gary Johnson
Works at Computational Science Solutions
Attended United States Air Force Academy
Lives in Fort Collins, CO
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Look closely! Our Curiosity Mars rover and its tracks are visible in this view from orbit, acquired on April 11 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is near the largest butte in the lower left quadrant of the image, at about a two o'clock position relative to the butte. It appears bright blue in the exaggerated color of this image. Curiosity entered the area included in this image on March 12, along the tracks visible near the upper left corner.

The multi-layered location filling much of the left half of this image is called "the Kimberley." Curiosity's science team chose it, based on other HiRISE images, as a potential gold mine for the rover mission. Black gold, that is, as organic material that, if found at the Kimberley could be a biomarker (sign of past life) -- the holy grail of Mars exploration.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

#mars #marscuriosity #msl #hirise #uarizona #planets #space #nasa #science

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Burrowing Owl
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Athene cunicularia
Burrowing Owls have bright eyes; their beaks can be dark yellow or gray depending on the subspecies. They lack ear tufts and have a flattened facial disc. The owls have prominent white eyebrows and a white "chin" patch which they expand and display during certain behaviors, such as a bobbing of the head when agitated.
Adults have brown heads and wings with white spotting. The chest and abdomen are white with variable brown spotting or barring, also depending on the subspecies. Juvenile owls are similar in appearance, but they lack most of the white spotting above and brown barring below. The juveniles have a buff bar across the upper wing and their breast may be buff-colored rather than white. Burrowing Owls of all ages have grayish legs longer than other owls.
Males and females are similar in size and appearance, and display little sexual dimorphism. Females tend to be heavier, but males tend to have longer linear measurements (wing length, tail length, etc.). Adult males appear lighter in color than females because they spend more time outside the burrow during daylight, and their feathers become "sun-bleached". The burrowing owl measures 19–28 cm (7.5–11.0 in) long, spans 50.8–61 cm (20.0–24.0 in) across the wings and weighs 140–240 g (4.9–8.5 oz).As a size comparison, an average adult is slightly larger than an American Robin (Turdus migratorius).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrowing_Owl
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an another dogtooth violet at the foot of Mt. Takao, Tokyo. :)
またまたカタクリ、前ポストのカタクリは厚化粧で品がなかったので、今回はアッサリ目で♪

lens: kern macro switar 50mm/f1.4
camera: olympus om-d e-m5
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Mimulus guttatus... the Common monkey-flower, is a yellow bee-pollinated annual or perennial herbaceous wildflower that grows along the banks of streams and seeps in western North America.

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A Mother Lowland Gorilla and her newborn baby
This is Julia looking a bit tired and fiercely protective of her new baby (which some wealthy benefactor can name for a large enough donation).
   I have already nicknamed the baby "Zoe" because it's my favorite name and saying "Zoe in the Zoo-ey" makes me smile.
   I can see the world of parenting in Julia's eyes and it took me back to those very early days every parent can relate to. I actually showed her a picture of my two and said  "See. Look what happens."
I'm pretty certain Julia smiled.

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Education
  • United States Air Force Academy
    Astronautics & Engineering Science, 1962 - 1966
  • California Institute of Technology
    Aeronautics, 1966 - 1967
  • von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
    Computational Fluid Dynamics, 1974 - 1975
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Applied Science, 1975 - 1979
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Founder, Computational Science Solutions
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• Program management of high performance computing, computational science, information technology, and education & training activities • Advocacy, development, and management of high performance computing centers • Development of education and research programs in computational engineering and science • National science and technology policy development
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  • Computational Science Solutions
    Founder, present
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New York City, NY - Colorado Springs, CO - Pasadena, CA - San Bernardino, CA - Dayton, OH - Berkeley, CA - Hamburg, Germany - Brussels, Belgium - Hampton, VA - Hartford, CT - Cleveland, OH - San Diego, CA - Durham, NC - Washington, DC