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OMG, how cute are these babies! Check out the one getting his num-nums at the back. It was 4:05 am in Spain (where this cam is located) when I recorded this.
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Amazing . . . I couldn't have said it better.
 
With thanks to +Dante Fernandez A good piece to send to friends, relatives and workmates.
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Our lovely home & its companion.
 
Earth and Moon seen from +Mercury (183 million kilometers)

On most days, the Earth Observatory presents our planet in close-up, filling the camera with its oceans and mountain ranges, clouds and rivers. But occasionally, NASA helps us all take a step back to see the big picture of our place in the solar system and universe. Such a view was recently beamed back by NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft.

Looking back from its orbit around Mercury, MESSENGER captured this view of Earth and the Moon on May 6, 2010. The spacecraft was 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) from Earth at the time, farther than our average distance from the Sun (150 million kilometers, or 93 million miles) because Mercury and Earth were at different places in their orbits around the Sun. The image was taken by the spacecraft's Wide Angle Camera (WAC) on the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS).

The view was a happy coincidence for the MESSENGER science team, as the probe was looking for vulcanoids, small rocky objects that have been postulated to exist in orbits between Mercury and the Sun. From the spacecraft’s view, Earth and the Moon are located near the boundary of the constellations Libra and Scorpius.

MESSENGER is the first spacecraft to fly by Mercury since Mariner 10 in 1974-75. It is not, however, the first to get a long-distance shot of Earth. In 2003, the Mars Global Surveyor spied Earth and its Moon in the same frame, while the Spirit Rover on Mars snapped the first shot of our planet as viewed from the surface of another planet. In 2006, Cassini sent back snapshots from 1.5 billion kilometers (930 million miles) from Earth as the spacecraft orbited Saturn. And the operators of the venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft pieced together a family portrait of the entire solar system in 1990, spying Earth from more than 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) away.

May 6, 2010

Image Credit: MESSENGER science team, NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Explanation of the image from: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=45710
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Awe-inspiring!
 
Cool perspective! A unique view of our planet +Earth from the International Space Station.
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Beautiful girl, beautiful music . . . but, dubstep?
 
Violin Dubstep
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Foster Friess: Good Ol' Boy-- perfecting the Neanderthal comedy act. Oh, wait-- Neanderthals have enough troubles without this being pinned on them.
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This is so cool!
 
If you could hover over the United States and see wind flowing across the country, what would that look like? Thanks to some talented research scientists at +Google, we don't have to wonder anymore.
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Fascinating depiction of the World Ocean currents.
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Easy for non-tech person, efficient, can record streaming web cams with no problem.
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Now, this is creative . . .
Turns out that mushrooms - great in soups and salads - also make decent packaging material.
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Retired from career as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
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A favorite quote; I wish I always lived up to it:

"Find compassion for others in your own transgressions."
   Gregg Krech -- Naikan: Hidden Gifts Revealed


I enjoy streaming wildlife cams & have been 'addicted' to a few that are located in Estonia for nearly 2 yrs now. See recommended links if you want to check it out. Keep in mind the several hour time difference (8 hrs in my case) so when it is daylight there it's some portion of the night here in the USA. I also really enjoyed the Decorah, IA, bald eagle streaming cam this summer. Activities in these nests & forest areas can be very interesting if you appreciate nature.

I also enjoy ambient & electronic music. I like most music, actually. A couple of favorite ambient/electronic sites are listed to the right. 





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I went back to college at "an advanced age" & completed my Bachelor of Science in General Psychology. Then on to graduate school for a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance (mental health track). Worked as an LPC, mostly with substance abuse clients, until I retired.
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  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
    Counseling & Guidance-Mental Health, 2002
  • Missouri Western State University
    General Pyschology, 1998