NASA’s Lunar Prospector spacecraft launched successfully on its way to the Moon from Launch Complex 46 (LC46) at Cape Canaveral Air Station on Jan. 6, 1998. It was the inaugural launch of Lockheed Martin’s Athena II launch vehicle and the first launch from LC46, operated by Spaceport Florida Authority. Lunar Prospector, built for the NASA Ames Research Center by Lockheed Martin, is a spin-stabilized spacecraft designed to provide NASA with the first global maps of the Moon’s surface and its gravitational magnetic fields, as well as look for the possible presence of ice near the lunar poles. It will orbit the Moon at an altitude of approximately 63 miles during a one-year mission.
an alligator has a tapetum lucidum at the back of each eye, which reflects light back into the photoreceptor cells to make the most of low light. the colour of eyeshine differs from species to species, but in alligators glows red. the length of the alligator can be approximated by judging the distance between the eyes, making this alligator very long.
photo by larry lynch along the riverbed of the myakka river state park in florida, who explains, “between kneeling in several inches of black mud, the heat, humidity, and blood thirsty mosquitos my thoughts were, get the best picture i can and get the hell out.”
alligators with freaking laser beam eyes
I am going to dress up like a Jaeger and fight an alligator. You can’t fucking stop me. Don’t even try.