A technician looks over history’s first satellite prior to its October 5, 1957 launch. Happy anniversary, outer space.
from Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, La Palma, Picture Archives, (via Barbelith).
Some researchers wear their subjects of study underneath their sleeves. I quite like the octopus….
from The Modern Practice of the Electric Telegraph, 1881.
Chaetopoda by Ernst Haeckel. More incredible illustrations by him here.