Monday, April 27, 2015

Cherry Blossoms

SS0618 Prunus serrulata 'Pink Perfektion'
The cherry tree, or prunus serrulata, blossoms in Spring. The tree is native to the Himalayas but grows in temperate zones of the Nothern Hemisphere including Europe, West Siberia, South Korea, China, Japan, and the United States.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hubble Space Telescope Anniversary

Edwin Hubble

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. Orbiting at about 350 feet, with a view unobstructed by the Earth's atmosphere, the observatory has yielded 25 years of insights and spectacular images of our solar system and beyond.

Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula