NASA 2017-05-18 22:29:59


Shrouded in clouds today in 1969, this image was taken by the crew of Apollo 10 as they began their lunar journey. From 36,000 nautical miles away, this full disk view of our home planet shows the crew’s vantage point from space.

The crew members on Apollo 10 were astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, commander; John W. Young, command module pilot; and Eugene E. Cernan, lunar module pilot. Astronaut Young remained in lunar orbit, in the Command and Service Module (CSM) “Charlie Brown”, while astronauts Stafford and Cernan descended to within nine miles of the lunar surface, in the Lunar Module (LM) “Snoopy”. Credit: NASA

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National Geographic 2017-03-15 12:31:16


Photographs by Simon Norfolk @simonnorfolkstudio
Mes Aynak is a significant archaeological site 40km (25 mi) outside Kabul, Afghanistan. The area contains the country’s largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with hundreds of Buddhist statues, stupas and a monastery complex. In 2007 a lease was sold to a Chinese state-owned mining company to exploit the copper reserves beneath the site.
Here 2 images: The ‘Chinese camp’, an entire town built by the developers of the copper mine, here photographed unoccupied, and a view of Mes Aynak looking down into the main ‘bowl’ of the site, sometimes called the Lower Town.
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National Geographic 2017-03-09 14:02:40


A selection of Photographs by Simon Norfolk @simonnorfolkstudio
Mes Aynak is a significant archaeological site 40km (25 mi) outside Kabul, Afghanistan. The area contains the country’s largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with hundreds of Buddhist statues, stupas and a monastery complex. In 2007 a lease was sold to a Chinese state-owned mining company to exploit the copper reserves beneath the site.
Here a selection of Archaeological objects from the dig, kept in the National Museum of Afghanistan, juxtaposed with portraits of some of the labourers excavating the site. Many workers are ambivalent about the history they’re helping bring to light, feeling no personal connection to a pre-Islamic past. It doesn’t help that the Taliban have threatened some workers, accusing them of promoting Buddhism. Still, there’s admiration for the achievements of the past. “My forefathers were Muslim,” says one labourer and Afghan Army veteran who gave his name only as Javed. “But we know a lot of generations passed through this land. When I’m working, I’m imagining that here was a civilisation, …kings here. Yes, this is Afghanistan also.” Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.
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National Geographic 2017-03-07 06:45:19


Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio
Mes Aynak (Pashto: ‫مس عينک‬‎, meaning “little source of copper”) is a significant archaeological site 40km (25 mi) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan. The site contains the country’s largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddhist statues, stupas and a monastery complex. In 2007 a lease was sold to a Chinese state-owned mining company to exploit the copper reserves beneath the site.
Site 003: Kafiriat Tepe Monastery (which translates as ‘Hill of the Unbelievers.’) An otherwise beautifully preserved seated figure of Buddha – the head is lost and thieves have burrowed into the chest searching for treasure.
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National Geographic 2017-03-05 09:07:18


Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio
Mes Aynak (Pashto: ‫مس عينک‬‎, meaning “little source of copper”) is a significant archaeological site 40km (25 mi) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan. The site contains the country’s largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddhist statues, stupas and a monastery complex. Archaeologists are only beginning to find remnants of an older 5,000-year-old Bronze Age site beneath the Buddhist level, including an ancient copper smelter. The site’s orientation on the Silk Road has yielded a mixture of elements from Iran, China and India. In 2007 a lease was sold to a Chinese state-owned mining company to exploit the copper reserves beneath the site.
Here, a stupa at Site 007 looking south. This site is currently outside the Red Zone so archaeological work here has been delayed in favour of more urgent areas.
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WorldstarHipHop 2017-02-23 19:31:05


18 years ago today, #TheRoots released their fourth studio album #ThingsFallApart featuring the songs #YouGotMe, #Dynamite, and #ActToo! What’s y’all favorite track off this album?! 🔥💯 @TheRoots @QuestLove #Classic #HipHop #History #WSHH

WorldstarHipHop 2017-02-23 16:48:21


18 years ago today, #Eminem released his second studio album #TheSlimShadyLP featuring the songs #MyNameIs, #GuiltyConscience, and #RoleModel! What’s y’all favorite track off this album?! 🔥💯 @Eminem #Classic #HipHop #History #WSHH

taraji p henson 2017-01-15 18:19:13


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