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Good afternoon with an Islay coastal view:

Saligo beach, waves and rocks view, Isle of Islay

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Saligo beach, waves and rocks view, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a nice Islay coastal panorama:

Ardnave Point and Nave Island panorama, Isle of Islay

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Ardnave Point and Nave Island panorama, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay landscape detail:

Small burn flowing over mossy stones, Isle of Islay

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Small burn flowing over mossy stones, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay beach panorama:

Rocks at low tide on southern Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Rocks at low tide on southern Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay coastal view:

Saligo dunes and cliffs view, Isle of Islay

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Saligo dunes and cliffs view, Isle of Islay
 
Late good morning with a picture of some Islay beach walkers:

Walkers on southern Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Walkers on southern Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
Good afternoon with an Islay coastal scene:

Gulls, waves and rocks on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Gulls, waves and rocks on Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a bit of Islay history:

Rubha a’ Mhill, where the wreck of the Wyre Majestic used to be, Sound of Islay

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Rubha a’ Mhill, where the wreck of the Wyre Majestic used to be, Sound of Islay
 
Late good morning with an Islay coastal landscape view:

Cut in the cliffs at the southern end of Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Cut in the cliffs at the southern end of Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay coastal landscape view:

Rocks, sands and dunes at Saligo, Isle of Islay

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Rocks, sands and dunes at Saligo, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay coastal view:

Rocks on a Loch Gruinart beach at Ardnave, Isle of Islay

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Rocks on a Loch Gruinart beach at Ardnave, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay loch coastal view:

View back into Loch Gruinart, Isle of Islay

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View back into Loch Gruinart, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a picture of an Islay river:

Saligo River flowing over rocks, Isle of Islay

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Saligo River flowing over rocks, Isle of Islay
 
Late good morning with another Islay coastal view:

Big rocks below the dunes at Saligo, Isle of Islay

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Big rocks below the dunes at Saligo, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay beach scene:

Rocks, pool and beach at southern Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay

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Rocks, pool and beach at southern Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a beautiful Islay coast view:

Saligo Bay coastal view, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog

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Saligo Bay coastal view, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a nice Islay beach scene:

Waves, rocks and beach in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog

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Waves, rocks and beach in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a different Islay beach scene:

Stones on Saligo Bay beach, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog

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Stones on Saligo Bay beach, Isle of Islay
 
They are serious about the "Don't Touch the Pristine Moon Rocks" rule. And 80% is still pristine material. An article (with video) on the facility holding the moon rocks.
Only five people in the world get to routinely handle these precious pebbles, sample processor Charis Krysher tells me. She’s one of them. But even Krysher and the lucky few can’t touch the samples directly. To pick up an Apollo rock, Krysher must either use stainless steel tweezers or slide her fingers into a third set of gloves made of Teflon.
[...]
All this effort is to protect the 382 kilograms of rocks, core samples, pebbles, sand and dust lifted from the moon during the six Apollo landings from 1969 through 1972. Those priceless samples are still offering fresh details about how the moon — and the entire solar system — formed and evolved. The rocks have revealed the rough ages of all the rocky planets’ surfaces and informed debate about whether an ancient reshuffling of the outer planets caused a bombardment of meteorites on Earth (SN Online: 9/12/16).
[...]
Since those first bits of moon arrived, NASA has sent about 50,000 individual samples to 500 research labs in more than 15 countries. Even with all that sharing, upward of 80 percent of the original haul is still untouched. Keeping with NASA’s hypercareful approach, nearly 15 percent of that lot is stored in a vault at the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M., a roughly 1,300-kilometer drive from Houston.

Designers also constructed this boxy, beige building in Houston, which opened in 1979, with certain disasters in mind. The structure is hurricane-resistant, and the pristine sample lab is one story above ground level to avoid flooding."
#Space #Moon #Geology #Rocks #MoonRocks #Research
 
They are serious about the "Don't Touch the Pristine Moon Rocks" rule. And 80% is still pristine material. An article (with video) on the facility holding the moon rocks.
Only five people in the world get to routinely handle these precious pebbles, sample processor Charis Krysher tells me. She’s one of them. But even Krysher and the lucky few can’t touch the samples directly. To pick up an Apollo rock, Krysher must either use stainless steel tweezers or slide her fingers into a third set of gloves made of Teflon.
[...]
All this effort is to protect the 382 kilograms of rocks, core samples, pebbles, sand and dust lifted from the moon during the six Apollo landings from 1969 through 1972. Those priceless samples are still offering fresh details about how the moon — and the entire solar system — formed and evolved. The rocks have revealed the rough ages of all the rocky planets’ surfaces and informed debate about whether an ancient reshuffling of the outer planets caused a bombardment of meteorites on Earth (SN Online: 9/12/16).
[...]
Since those first bits of moon arrived, NASA has sent about 50,000 individual samples to 500 research labs in more than 15 countries. Even with all that sharing, upward of 80 percent of the original haul is still untouched. Keeping with NASA’s hypercareful approach, nearly 15 percent of that lot is stored in a vault at the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M., a roughly 1,300-kilometer drive from Houston.

Designers also constructed this boxy, beige building in Houston, which opened in 1979, with certain disasters in mind. The structure is hurricane-resistant, and the pristine sample lab is one story above ground level to avoid flooding."
#Space #Moon #Geology #Rocks #MoonRocks #Research
 
Good afternoon with an Islay beach impression:
Water running over Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photo #photoblog #beach #landscape #coast #rocks #water
Water running over Kilchoman beach, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a picture of Islay waves rolling in:
Watching waves from behind rocks, Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #beach #rocks #waves #landscape #SaligoBay
Watching waves from behind rocks, Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with a picture of some Islay waves:
November waves and rocks in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
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November waves and rocks in Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay
 
Good morning with an Islay beach, rocks and dunes view:
Between rocks and dunes at Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay | Islay Pictures Photoblog
#Islay #Scotland #picture #photoblog #beach #rocks #dunes #coast #landscape
Between rocks and dunes at Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay
 
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