I spotted this in the Jacksonville, Florida airport. I had never seen a public meditation room before. Are these common ?
The Washington Post Photo
I took the image below during a trip to New York way back in 2006. The photo was used for an article in The Washington Post last Thursday. The article is about the SEC circuit-breaker rules that are going into effect this week.
Reeling In The Years
Layers And Layers Of Oprah
Martian Skin And Tatoo
This incredible photo of the surface of Mars was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiterâ€™s HiRISE camera. Our very own local astronomer/blogger, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy, points out that:
The important thing to note here is that the sand in the craters of Mars is actually dark grey in color, since itâ€™s made of basalt. The reason it looks red in pictures is because covering the sand is a thin layer of much finer dust, and the dust is whatâ€™s red. When a dust devil moves over the Martian surface, it can pick up the very light dust particles, but not the heavier sand grains. So those blue-grey swirls are tracks where the dust devil has vacuumed up the dust, revealing the darker sand underneath. If you look carefully in the tracks, you can see the sand dune ripples are undisturbed. Only the dust is gone.
I think it is also important to note that by clicking the photo above, you can view a much larger version that shows the martian sand dunes and dust devil tracks in detail.