Posts Tagged 'The Big Picture'

European Flooding on The Big Picture [pics]

Over the past month, heavy rainfall from different storms across parts of Europe has caused massive amounts of flooding – some water moving slowly across river plains and farmland, some moving swiftly through cities and villages. Dozens have lost their lives, many thousands evacuated their homes, some repeatedly – Poland in particular is suffering its worst flooding in decades. More recently, parts of Spain and France have experienced flash floods that have carried away people and vehicles. Collected here are some images of the flooding in Europe from the past several weeks. (42 photos total)

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2009 – The Year In Pictures [pics]

The Big Picture presents part 1 of 3 of the best of 2009. Watch for part 2 and part 3 tomorrow and the next day.

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Nature Pics – The Big Picture [pics]

Another fine set from The BigPicture. Nature pics for Earth Day.

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North Dakota Flood Pics On The Big Picture

The Big Picture presents some excellent pictures of the flood occurring on North Dakota’s Red River.

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Scenes From Antarctica

Another great photo collection from The Big Picture. This time it is Antarctica. Go to pics.


Hubble Repair Mission Photos

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch next month (October 8th), carrying new instruments, batteries and gyroscopes to the Hubble Space Telescope. This will be the final servicing mission to Hubble, the 30th flight of the 23-year old Atlantis, and one of the final 10 flights of the Space Shuttle program, which will be retired in 2010. Even though Shuttle launches may seem to have become commonplace, their preparation and execution is still a months-long process, requiring the work and diligence of thousands to make sure the aging, complex systems are all in perfect condition for launch. Here are some photos of the ongoing preparations for the launch of this mission, STS-125, some of the people involved in making it work, and the crew, who will assume the risks to help keep Hubble alive.

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