A Balancing Act
Seen above colossal rocks perched in precarious poses right next door to the San Andreas Fault.
It's not the rocks' balancing act that is perplexing, it's how the rocks have managed to stay that way with such an aggressive maker of powerful earthquakes just a few miles away.
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The Growing Green
The Appalachian Mountains themselves are still colored brown because trees at higher, and thus cooler, altitudes were likely still in bloom and had not yet begun to produce leaves, according to a NASA statement.
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Bona Fide Beauty
"The quality of photos keeps getting better each year," Wang, who has been judging the contest since its inception, said in a statement. "Judging becomes more difficult when you have so many wonderful pictures to choose from."
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Buzzing About the News
Herpetologist Robert Fisher of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center found two bumblebee geckos in Sohoniliu Village on Manus Island in May 2010.
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Citizens on Alert
The eruption covered about 30 communities with ash, ranging from a light dusting to up to 7 centimeters (2.8 inches), according to Wired's Eruptions Blog.
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The two male and two female piglets were born on March 27. The first baby was running around before the last one was delivered.
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ISS crew members have a unique perspective on the Earth below them, flying at an altitude high enough to take in whole features and regions of the planet, but near enough to still make out interesting details.
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The storm system is being generated by the collision of two air masses. Where these two different types of air meet, the ideal conditions for convection, and thus severe thunderstorms, is created.
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