The Orbiter Endeavour streaks to a landing behind telephone poles, a palm tree, and a metal tower for a landing at Kennedy Space Center ending the STS-127 construction mission to the International Space Station on 31 July 2009.
It is nice to like a variety of foods and this wasp at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area is chewing through these flowers to get at the nectar. Not being strictly vegetarian, those fearsome mandibles can dispatch other insects, especially caterpillars, when the wasp feels the need for meat.
The CRS-17 Falcon 9 booster, still atop the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, is being prepared to be lifted off by crane and onto shore on 5 May 2017. The booster and droneship arrived back in Port late in the afternoon on 4 May from its position just offshore for the booster landing. Click to view more images.
A time exposure shows the launch, at left, of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket taking a Dragon spacecraft loaded with supplies to the International Space Station at 2:48 a.m. on 4 May 2019 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The streaks at right are, at top, the first stage booster performing the entry burn, then a gap as the booster free falls, until starting its engines again, at lower right, to gently land on the […]
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Warm weather is settling on east-central Florida with an almost vengeful humidity and along with this change of seasons come Lovebugs swarming everywhere, especially the roadways where they die in incalculable numbers smashed against speeding cars. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences explains the reasons for this carnage on the highway: Lovebugs are attracted to irradiated automobile exhaust fumes (diesel and gasoline) when the ultraviolet light incident over the highway ranges from 0.3 to 0.4 microns […]
A Scarab Hunter Wasp or, more properly, a Five-banded Tiphiid Wasp. The adults eat flower nectar but their larvae dine on the paralyzed bodies of scarab beetle larvae courtesy of the gruesome prospecting of the female Tiphiid Wasp who seeks out the unlucky scarab larvae in their underground nurseries. This is a male Five-banded Tiphiid Wasp that is showing off his faux stinger which is all for show to scare off predators but is not a real stinger. This lone […]