AstroBlog Follow Friday & Weekly Stumbles For 2012-01-27

Revisiting the

In 1995, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope took an iconic image of the Eagle nebula, dubbed the “Pillars of Creation,” highlighting its finger-like pillars where new stars are thought to be forming. Now, the Herschel Space Observatory has a new, expansive view of the region captured in longer-wavelength infrared light. Continue reading

Cute Marten Among Flowers

Marten-with-Flowers

I like how this small marten peeks through the flowers and gives us this charming gaze! Its fur varying from yellow to brown is very beautiful, which unfortunately makes them quite valuable to fur trappers. Continue reading

Coyote Pup

Coyote-Pup

Found in America, coyotes – also known as prairie wolves or American jackals – are very productive in metropolitan areas. And the coyote puppies are just amazingly cute! Photo taken by the U.S. National Park Service.

An American Badger

Badger

Badgers are very good diggers and the American ones are often seen hunting with the fast-running coyotes in full cooperation. Badgers live in big families and lead a mostly nocturnal lifestyle. Continue reading