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Fox takes a nap on Ottawa city bus

An OC Transpo employee made the cute discovery at a bus parking garage on Industrial Avenue in Ottawa's east end on Sunday morning.

Photo via #busfox via the Twitterverse.

This little fox was found sleeping on one of the back seats of an Ottawa city bus Sunday morning. Cute, eh? Apparently, the bus had been parked inside a garage for maintenance, and the fox got inside through an open door. Employees of the bus company couldn’t help but snap a few pics, which have been making a big splash on Twitter this week.

Rising Milky Way, laser light show, Singapore, July 21

The Milky Way, and a laser light show, over Singapore July 21, 2014.  Photo by Justin Ng.  For more about this photo, visit Justin Ng's blog.

The Milky Way, and a laser light show, over Singapore. Photo by Justin Ng.

Justin Ng captured this beautiful scene last night (July 21, 2014) It’s another of his “impossible” shots – that is, photos that inspire more astrophotographers in light-polluted cities to unveil the beauty of the elusive Milky Way galaxy.

At twilight … 15 best photos

Photo: Joe Randall

Photo: Joe Randall

Twilight is the time of day between daylight and darkness, whether after sunset or before sunrise. The sun is below the horizon, but its rays are scattered by Earth’s atmosphere to create twilight’s pinks, purples, and blues.

These photos all came from our Facebook friends. You’ll love them!

lnside the mysterious Yamal crater

The crater, which is 70 meters deep, has an icy lake at its bottom.  Photo by Andrey-Naumenko via Siberian Times.

The crater, which is 70 meters deep, has an icy lake at its bottom. Photo by Andrey-Naumenko via Siberian Times.

The mysterious crater on the Yamal peninsula, discovered by helicopter last week, is not as wide as original aerial estimates suggested. It is now thought to be about 30 meters wide, in contrast to original estimates of up to 100 meters. However, the crater is now known to be up to about 70 meters deep, and it’s seen to have an icy lake at its bottom, with water cascading down its eroding permafrost walls.

We love sunflowers! Your best photos

Alabama sunflower by Jenna Wingate

Alabama sunflower by Jenna Wingate

We asked you to post your sunflowers pics, and wow! You posted many great photos of sunflowers from all over. Thanks, everyone!

You’ve got to see these mammatus clouds

Josh Blash caught these mammtus clouds illuminated by lightning over Rye, New Hampshire on July 4, 2014.

View larger. | Josh Blash caught these mammatus clouds illuminated by lightning over Rye, New Hampshire.

Josh Blash called this photo “Mammatus Illumination,” and he wrote:

Here is a lightning shot I took around 12 a.m. on July 4, when storms were moving off the New Hampshire coast. I couldn’t see it at the time, but after looking at my photos I believe these are mammatus clouds being illuminated by lightning.

Best photos of Apollo 11 and first footsteps on moon

Apollo 11:  First human steps on the moon.

Apollo 11: First human steps on the moon.

July 20, 1969. On this date, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed their moon module on a broad dark lunar lava flow, called the Sea of Tranquility. Six hours later, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to walk on the moon.

Don’t believe it? Try this video: Why the Apollo moon landings could not have been faked.

Small step for man, giant leap for mankind

Neil Armstrong descending to the moon's surface on July 20, 1969.

As he stepped onto the lunar surface, Armstrong said, “That is one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

The world watched on television as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969. It was the first time humans walked another world.

Virga is rain that doesn’t reach the ground

Virga over west Texas by Deborah Byrd.

Virga over west Texas by Deborah Byrd.

We’ve all seen virga, but maybe not known what it’s called. Virga is rain that evaporates before it hits the ground. It often appears in streaks or shafts extending from the bottoms of clouds. You often see virga over a desert, where low humidity and high temperatures can cause rain to evaporate shortly after being released by clouds. Or you might see virga at high altitudes; in fact, the precipitation often starts out in the form of ice crystals. Virga is commonly seen in the U.S. West and above the Canadian Prairies, in the Middle East, Australia and North Africa. At some northerly latitudes, too – as in the photos from Sweden on this page – virga sometimes paints the sky above.

Supermoon, July 12, 3:16 a.m.

Moon early in the morning on July 12, 2014, a few hours before the crest of its full phase.  Photo by Spencer Mann.

Moon early in the morning on July 12, 2014, a few hours before the crest of its full phase. Photo by Spencer Mann.

We received so many wonderful photos of last night’s moon, the July 2014 supermoon! It reached the crest of its full phase this morning at 6:25 a.m. CDT. (11:25 UTC). Spencer Mann in North Oaks, Minnesota captured this photo just 3 hours before full moon.