I do not have any knowledge about the nitty-gritty of sapce, save what we learnt in our school days. But I do like to read all that comes across for lay readers like us. An that is why I am inclined to take up this from TIME….
“The Hubble Space Telescope is completing its 22nd year in space. In honor of that birthday, here are 22 of its most striking images—a tiny fraction of the things it’s seen and the images it’s sent home in its long and productive life”
I also do wish to record a great service being rendered by Dr. J J Raval. He has been writing articles, in Gujarati, on quite complicated subjects that can make all th esense to lay readers. In this way, he is bringing in The Space nearer to the next generation of Gujaratis. He has also set up Indian Planetary Society “to popularize Planetary Science, Solar Physics and Astrophysical Science among children, students and the general public.”
TIME and their photographers have done a marvelous job of capturing essence of the personalities in the three portraits I have chosen to publish here, out of their many other “TIME’s Best Portraits of 2011“.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the General Secretary of Burma’s National League for Democracy.
Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State. From “10 Questions,” June 6, 2011, issue.
Here are two very stunning photographs, quite vocally telling the story of labors and pains that the participants at the Annual Republic Day parade undergo:
“January 17, 2012. Indian soldiers from the Border Security Forces, atop of camels, stand at attention in front of the Presidential Palace during a ceremony in preparation for the annual Beating Retreat in New Delhi, India.”
And another one…..
“January 18, 2012. Paramilitary soldiers of the Indian Border Security Force wait under a tree with their camels amidst winter morning fog before the start of Republic Day parade rehearsals in New Delhi, India.”