THE NEW AGE OF EXPLORATION   Leave a comment

Picture of Earth from Apollo 11

 

Picture of footprints in East Africa

 

Picture of Apollo 15 mission on the Moon

Picture of Cory Richards after an avalanche

 

Picture of Cory Richards reaching the summit of Gasherbrum II

 

Picture of camp at Nyirangongo volcano

 

Picture of Earth from Apollo 11

Ever since our species left Africa some 60,000 years ago, the urge to push beyond what’s known—to discover new lands and opportunities—has shaped human culture. And that impulse is still strong.
As we celebrate the National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary, we’re kicking off a year of stories about the new age of exploration. In this issue we consider the origins of our restless spirit; we examine new realms of life at the microscopic scale; we reach deep into the universe, searching for worlds like our own; we urgently document nature’s diversity, even as it vanishes before our eyes. Exploration is alive.

VIEW OF EARTH FROM APOLLO 11. PHOTO: NASA

Picture of footprints in East Africa
 
Picture of Apollo 15 mission on the Moon
 
Picture of Cory Richards after an avalanche

Picture of Cory Richards reaching the summit of Gasherbrum II

 
Picture of camp at Nyirangongo volcano
 

Picture of divers encountering a southern right whale

Picture of Ben Stookesberry and kayak descending Rio Alseseca

Picture of a paraglider in Lut Desert, Iran

Picture of a cheetah, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Posted July 9, 2013 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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