People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China, on March 18, 2014. People believe that stepping onto the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.
In January and February 1979, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft zoomed toward mighty Jupiter, capturing hundreds of images during its approach. The observations revealed many unique features of the planet that are still being explored to this day.
The gas giant is two and a half times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined and could swallow a thousand Earths.
Fishing boats by Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Ghana, 1970.
Cape Coast Castle is one of about thirty “slave castles” built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally built by the Swedes for trade in timber and gold, but later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.