Holy Mother Earth, or Phra Mae Thorani. Mae Thorani is a Thai and Laotian Earth mother figure found beneath the Buddha in statues and paintings. She is shown wringing the waters of detachment out of her hair that drowns demons sent to detract the Buddha.
"Down at Houston we could argue like hell," Joe Shea recalled. "But afterwards we would be out in the parking lot and look up at the moon and say, 'you really want to go there?' " And the answer was always yes.
Earth Space Tour - Realistic animated Earth views from space.
Behold the Stormy Beauty of Stars Forming
The infrared image looks like a zillion extraterrestrial fireflies.
Two Diverse Hubble Views of the Same Stellar Nursery
These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images compare two diverse views of the roiling heart of a vast stellar nursery, known as the Lagoon Nebula.
NGC 6240 is a pair of merging galaxies approximately 400 million light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus. It spans 300,000 light-years and has an elongated shape with branching wisps, loops and tails. While most galaxies hold only one supermassive black hole at their center, NGC 6240 contains two — and they’re circling each other in the last steps before crashing together.
James Webb, NASA director, holds a model of the Apollo CSM. Dr. Joseph Shea, NASA Office of Manned Space Flight, holds a model of the lunar excursion vehicle. (July 11, 1962)
♥ The Milky Way Galaxy - every dot is a Sun. via the Two Micron All Sky Survey using, in part, the Very Large Telescope.(sha chong Hwang - In the Atacama Desert in Chile) ♥ In honor of 39000 pins in my favorite board " Cosmos - The Universe " ♥