IMAGES OF INTEREST ARCHIVE
Shown on Larry's Other Place in 2008.
Other images are available by year shown: 2007, 2009 & 2010.

Peek-A-Boo Moon . . . Ganymede as it passes behind Jupiter.
Caught by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in April 2007.
For more information: link.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and E. Karkoschka (University of Arizona)

Almost at the top of Short Mountain, in Rothrock State Forest above Water Street, PA.

Dextre at work . . . Dextre is the world's most complex space robot. It's a "Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator," hence it's name.
Built by the Canadian Space Agency, it has arms more than 9 feet long and can attach power tools as fingers.

Here, it's sitting atop the Destiny Laboratory Module of the International Space Station (ISS), completing tasks prior to the the STS-124 mission's deployment of Japan's Kibo pressurized science laboratory.

Image Credit: NASA     For more information: link.

The star is Rigel in the constellation Orion.
For more information from NASA: link.
Image Credit: NASA/STScI Digitized Sky Survey/Noel Carboni

William Howard Taft 11/16/1912: Taft was President from 1909 to 1913 and Chief Justice from 1921 to 1930.
See his Wikipedia article: link.
Picture from the Library of Congress' photostream on flickr.com: link
Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

My brother John, his wife Fran, their 3 children and 7 grandchildren: In Lakeside, Ohio June 2008; from Columbus, Denver and Atlanta.   Count the Crocs.

Teddy Roosevelt Leaving Capitol: From the Library of Congress' photostream on flickr.com: link
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Phoenix Trench on Mars: A new trench on Mars dug by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.
This is the second trench dug by Phoenix. It was done on June 17, 2008 with Phoenix's Robotic Arm.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University/NASA Ames.     For more info: link.

Phoenix and the American Flag on Mars: This image, released on America's Memorial Day, May 26, 2008, shows the American flag and a mini-DVD on the Phoenix's deck, which is about 3 feet above the Martian surface. The mini-DVD from the Planetary Society contains a message to future Martian explorers, science fiction stories and art inspired by the Red Planet, and the names of more than a quarter million Earthlings.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona.     For more info: link.

Saturn's Auroras: Saturn was 810 million miles (1.3 billion kilometers) away when the Hubble Space Telescope took this ultraviolet image of the planet, revealing a vivid auroral display rising thousands of miles above the cloud tops over both of the planet's poles.
Image Credit: NASA     For more info: link.

Our Neighbors: This montage of planetary images was taken by spacecraft managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto is not shown as no spacecraft has yet visited it.

The inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, moon and Mars) are roughly to scale to each other; the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) are roughly to scale to each other.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL.     For more info: link.

Young on the moon: April 20, 1972: Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, jumps up from the lunar surface as he salutes the U.S. Flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity (EVA-1).
Photo taken by Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., lunar module pilot.
For more info: link.

Kaleidoscope of Color: March 26, 2008 8:39PM EDT: Space shuttle Endeavour's drag chute unfurls in a kaleidoscope of color as the orbiter landed in darkness on Runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, bringing to end the STS-123 mission, a 16-day flight to the International Space Station.
Photo Courtesy of Gary Rothstein.
For more info: link.     For info on the STS-123 Mission: link.

Thunderbirds and Endeavour: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly past Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in commemoration of NASA's 50th anniversary. The aircraft had flown earlier to support the Daytona 500, also celebrating its 50th anniversary, and chose to fly over Kennedy on their way to their next assignment.
On the pad, space shuttle Endeavour waits to launch on the STS-123 mission.
Image Credit: USAF/TSgt. Justin D. Pyle

Window on the World: STS-122 pilot Alan Poindexter and commander Steve Frick look out of the starboard window (pilot's side) of space shuttle Atlantis while it was docked to the International Space Station.
The two watched as fellow crewmates Rex Walheim and Stan Love perform the third and last spacewalk of the mission.
Image Credit: NASA

The Blackness of Space: Backdropped against the blackness of space, the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory and associated ESA hardware sit in the aft portion of Space Shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay on the eve of the shuttle's scheduled docking to the International Space Station.
The addition of Columbus to the orbital outpost is one of the primary tasks of the STS-122 mission.
Image Credit: NASA     For more information: link

Martian Panorama:
NASA'S Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this westward view from atop a low plateau where it spent the closing months of 2007.   Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University
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