Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to make a photo of his helmet visor during the mission’s third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide’s helmet visor), flight engineer, completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) that was hampered last week by a possible misalignment and damaged threads where a bolt must be placed. They also installed a camera on the International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2. The bright sun is visible at left.. Learn more.
Dutch F-16 Fighting Falcon in the livery of the F-16 Demo Team. Photo taken during the 2011 NATO Days in Ostrava. The pilot is Capt. Tobias Schutte (Hitec) representing the 323rd Squadron of the RNLAF.. Learn more.
European Wildcat in her environment in the Wisentgehege Springe game park, near Springe, Hanover, Germany. Learn more.
Archiepiscopal library, located in the museum inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito, located in the Historic Center of Quito, capital of Ecuador. The construction of the catholic temple began in 1562 and it was consecrated 10 years later. The collection of the library includes hundreds of works of theology and liturgy, some of them from the 16th century, and most from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.. Learn more.
Thudufushi, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll), Maldives, was developed into a 70 room 4 star plus resort in 1990.. Learn more.
Purana tigrina is a species of cicada in the genus Purana found in Southeast Asia. This is a newly emerged female. After moulting, they will find a suitable place and hang vertically. Their wings need to be inflated with fluid and their skin will harden prior to making the maiden flight.. Learn more.
Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.. Learn more.