First Picture of the Earth and Moon in a Single Frame
This picture of the Earth and Moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded September 18, 1977, but NASAs Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth. The moon is at the top of the picture and beyond the Earth as viewed by Voyager. In the picture are eastern Asia, the western Pacific Ocean and part of the Arctic. Voyager 1 was directly above Mt. Everest (on the night side of the planet at 25 degrees north latitude) when the picture was taken. The photo was made from three images taken through color filters, then processed by the Image Processing Lab at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Because the Earth is many times brighter than the Moon, the Moon was artificially brightened by a factor of three relative to the Earth by computer enhancement so that both bodies would show clearly in the prints. Voyager 1 was launched September 5, 1977 and Voyager 2 on August 20, 1977. JPL is responsible for the Voyager mission.
Cable laying in Hong Kong
Cable laying in Hong Kong, as part of the laying of the Cable and Wireless South-East Asia Commonwealth telephone cable (SEACOM Stage I) linking Hong Kong, Jesselton, and Singapore. This photograph shows the shore-end cable being guided into it's trench. May 1964. PHO///4718.
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1964, Asia, Beach, Boat, Cable, Cable And Wireless, Commonwealth, Hong Kong, Jesselton, Sea, Seacom, Shore, Singapore, Staff, Telephone
Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas)
XOS3058138 Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas) by Gogh, Vincent van (1853-90); 72x92 cm; Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Netherlands; (add.info.: Vincent van Gogh painted at least 18 paintings of olive trees, mostly in Saint-RA©my-de-Provence in 1889. At his own request, he lived at an asylum there from May 1889 through May 1890 painting the gardens of the asylum and, when he had permission to venture outside its walls, nearby olive trees, cypresses and wheat fields.
This painting, 'Olive Orchard', is generally considered to have been influenced by Utagawa Hiroshige's 'Maiko Beach' (Harima, Maiko on hama), 1853, and is therefore belongs to Van Gogh's Japonaiserie paintings.); Dutch, out of copyright
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