Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Deputy Secretary Hayes, Director Jarvis to Announce Significant Donation and Plans for Washington Monument Restoration
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Tomorrow, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will announce a generous donation that will partially fund the restoration of the Washington Monument from the damage caused by the August 23, 2011 earthquake. Hayes and Jarvis will be joined by the philanthropist, President of the Trust for the National Mall Caroline Cunningham, National Park Foundation President Neil Mulholland, and Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorials Parks Bob Vogel who will also discuss future restoration plans for the Monument.
David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service Director
Caroline Cunningham, President, Trust for the National Mall
Neil Mulholland, President, National Park Foundation
Bob Vogel, Superintendent, National Mall and Memorial Parks
Washington Monument Donation and Restoration Announcement
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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