The dark blue bottom of an iceberg that just rolled over.
This was taken in the Brocéliande forest, in the Bretagne region of France, by Christophe Kiciak.
The engine in the photo, blue with the glow of xenon gas, is being considered to become a part of NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Initiative, a proposed program to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and redirect it to a stable orbit around Earth. Such an asteroid could then be visited and explored by astronauts.
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Every five years, National Trust rangers carry out a puffin census on the Farne Islands, off the northeast coast of England. The beautiful birds return to their breeding grounds on the islands, which offer excellent sources of food, few ground predators, and good protection for nesting. This count carries particular significance because the last survey in 2008, recording 36,500 pairs, indicated that numbers had fallen by a third from the 2003 census.