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.
The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS) Parking Office, in close collaboration with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology, Information and Business Services, the Office of Law Enforcement and Security and Bureau / Office parking coordinators, administers the parking policy, parking space allocations, distribution of parking permits, and parking rules and regulations for the Main Interior Building (MIB), South Interior Building (SIB) and the Federal Reserve Martin Building (FRMB). Critical information related to parking at these three facilities is included in the links that follow:
The OFAS Parking Office maintains a designated number of short-term parking spaces for official visitors and temporary employee parking. The majority of these spaces are located at the SIB and FRMB. For more detailed information on the process for requesting this type of parking, please select the link below:
If you are interested in finding out about ridesharing possibilities, a ridesharing bulletin board is located in the MIB 1300-east corridor and additional assistance may be obtained in the Parking Office, room 1323-MIB, OFAS