Alan Shepard waits to become the first American in space, Cape Canaveral, 1961.
Photograph by NASA.
MOON MOSAIC — A gorgeous image of the Moon from Noel Carboni via NASA: “No single exposure can easily capture faint stars along with the subtle colors of the Moon. But this dramatic composite view highlights both. The mosaic digitally stitches together fifteen carefully exposed high resolution images of a bright, gibbous Moon and a representative background star field. The fascinating color differences along the lunar surface are real, though highly exaggerated, corresponding to regions with different chemical compositions.” (NASA)
Modestly attired Japanese women wade into water to bathe, October 1928.
Photograph by Kiyoshi Sakamoto, National Geographic.
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