Wow – there are some cool pictures out today!
The first is a picture of NASA’s Phoenix Lander in its decent to the Martian surface, as taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter:
The second picture is of a rare portrait of Elizabeth I as a young girl. According to this article from the BBC, the portrait was “found in the Duke of Buccleuch’s collection at Boughton House”, and was painted between 1650 and 1680, after a (now lost) original dating to the 1550s. Prior to this find, there were only two known portraits of the Queen as a young girl; now the world has three. Elizabeth is to the far right in this picture, flanked by her father, her brother, and sister (click to enlarge):
And lastly, enjoy another beautiful picture of Amy Winehouse: