"The Web of Space" sculpture by John Safer. Credit: Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Artist rendering of the future “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” gallery at the National Air and Space Museum, scheduled to open in 2022. Credit: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
The “Echenique Disc,” a pre-Inka gold ornament recognized as the symbol of the city of Cusco. Photo: National Museum of the American Indian
Oyster habitat in Tred Avon, one of four tributaries biologists surveyed with video cameras. Oyster reefs with more complex, vertical structure offer better habitat for other animals to live and grow. Credit: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
An aerial photo of the Algodón River flowing through a forest of the Amazon Basin in the remote northeastern corner of Peru. Credit: Álvaro del Campo.
Barbara and Warren Winiarski, founders of Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, posing in front of a display of the 1976 Judgment of Paris winning wines in 2008. (Photo by Richard Strauss, courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History National Museum of American History)
Sascha Scott. Courtesy of Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Picturing Women Inventors is presented in both English and Spanish. © Smithsonian Institution
“Resident Alien” by Hung Liu, oil on canvas, 1988. Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art; gift of the Lipman Family Foundation. Copyright Hung Liu.
Angel Rodríguez-Díaz, ‘The Protagonist of an Endless Story,” 1993, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible in part by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1996.19. Copyright 1993, Angel Rodriguez-Diaz
Animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are welcoming a litter of endangered black-footed ferret kits today. This still from the black-footed ferret webcam shows three-year-old female Potpie with a kit born May 19 at 3:41 p.m. Photo Credit: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
Rendering of “Exploring the Planets Gallery” exhibition.
Increased human–animal interactions lead to the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens, which cause about 75% of infectious diseases affecting human health. In this photograph, wild zebras graze alongside a pastoralist and cows in Kenya. Credit: James Hassell/Smithsonian
Credit information: (L) “Barack Obama” by Kehinde Wiley, 2018, oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright 2018 Kehinde Wiley; (R) “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” (detail) by Amy Sherald, 2018, oil on linen, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the generous donors who made these commissions possible and proudly recognizes them at npg.si.edu/obamaportraitstour. Support for the national tour has been generously provided by Bank of America.
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is installed on the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope on Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Marenfeld
Credit: Michael Ackerson, Smithsonian.
Dr. Monique Chism. Credit: American Institutes for Research.
Miss Navajo Nation Distributing Food. Ganado, Arizona, Navajo Nation, Oct. 2, 2020. Photo © Navajo Times, 2020.
A YouthAstroNet participant uses his newly acquired image analysis skills to create a composite image of an exploded star using real data from Chandra X-ray Observatory. Credit: Mary Dussault/Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
Giant panda cub Xiao Qi Ji will be on view for the first time starting May 21. Credit: Roshan Patel, Smithsonian’s National Zoo.
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