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Van Trump Park - Evening at Mt. Rainier - Buttercups and anemones herald the first wave of floral color in the early summer at Van Trump Park, one of the sub-alpine meadows on the south side of The Mountain. Photographers find a great variety of subject material on the steep trail to this lovely scene: Comet Falls leaps 320 feet over two impressive precipices, old-growth Douglas-fir forests give way to lush subalpine meadows, and mountain goats often cavort in the upper reaches of the Van Trump meadows. - by Ron Warfield PhotoTripUSA
Brown Mustang Horse, walking in bushes - Animal Picture Archive.
Pinnacle Peak at Sunset - Pinnacle Peak provides rock-climbing opportunities for visitors and a focal point for photographers in the Tatoosh Range. Its craggy summit is composed of erosion resistant welded-tuff, a very hard volcanic rock formed when ancient volcanoes spewed volumes of hot pumice and debris over the landscape. The individual lumps of pumice were hot enough to remelt when they fell back to earth. Sunset brings out the warm ocher colors in this and other Tatoosh Range peaks. - by Ron Warfield - PhotoTripUSA.
Triton: Neptune's Largest Moon Credit: Voyager 2, NASA - Explanation: One hundred and fifty three years ago, on October 10th, 1846, William Lassell was observing the newly discovered planet Neptune. He was attempting to confirm his observation, made just the previous week, that Neptune had a ring. But this time he discovered that Neptune had a satellite as well. Lassell soon proved that the ring was a product of his new telescope's distortion, but the satellite Triton remained. The above picture of Triton was taken in 1989 by the only spacecraft ever to pass Triton: Voyager 2. Voyager 2 found fascinating terrain, a thin atmosphere, and even evidence for ice volcanoes on this world of peculiar orbit and spin. Ironically, Voyager 2 also confirmed the existence of complete thin rings around Neptune - but these would have been quite invisible to Lassell! Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA) NASA Technical Rep.: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply. A service of: LHEA at NASA/ GSFC & Michigan Tech. U.
Morgan_Horse -proud_pose_on_grass - Animal Picture Archive.
Wild Brown Horses and White Horse - Pack Running - Animal Picture Archive.
2BelgianHorses2-GreatManes - Animal Picture Archive.
White Maned Belgian Horses - Animal Picture Archive.
Arabian Dapple-Gray Horse -Running by a cliff wall - Animal Picture Archive.
WildHorses - Camargue Horses, Herd, Running In Stream - Animal Picture Archive.
Polaris: The North Star Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka - Explanation: Polaris is quite an unusual star. First, Polaris is the nearest bright star to the north spin axis of the Earth. Therefore, as the Earth turns, stars appear to rotate around Polaris, making it the North Star. Since no bright star is near the south spin axis of the Earth, there is currently no South Star. Thousands of years ago, Earth's spin axis pointed in a slightly different direction, and Vega was the North Star. Although Polaris is not the brightest star on the sky, it is easily located because it is nearly aligned with two stars in the cup of the Big Dipper, and is the last star in the handle of the Little Dipper. In the above picture, Polaris is the brightest star on the right, above the fleeting streak of a Perseid meteor. The surface of Polaris slowly pulsates, causing the star to change its brightness by a few percent over the course of a few days. This rare Cepheid variability of Polaris is, oddly enough, itself changing. Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA) NASA Technical Rep.: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply. A service of: LHEA at NASA/ GSFC & Michigan Tech. U.
Andalusian Gray Horse on the beach - Animal Picture Archive.
Brown Horse - running on the plains - Animal Picture Archive.
Black Horse, Domestic,-standing on hindlegs - Animal Picture Archive.
SpottedWhiteHorse-Running - Animal Picture Archive.

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