Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Art museum banners that block harmful air pollutants, a medical student's guide to symptoms on darker skin and more from around the web

Malta’s Virtual Underwater Museum Launched by the Malta Tourism Authority, University of Malta and Heritage Malta, the virtual Underwater Malta museum offers viewers access to 10 archaeological sites, ranging from seven to 361 feet below the surface. Shipwrecks, sunken planes, submarines and various other treasures are on display, and each entry is viewable in 3D with additional details embedded within clickable tabs. The collection is …

Three Spacecraft Head to Mars

This summer, three unmanned spacecraft—the Perseverance (US), Tianwen-1 (China) and Hope Orbiter (United Arab Emirates)—are making the journey to Mars in order to explore. Helicopters, rovers, infrared spectrometers, cameras and other equipment aboard each craft will be controlled from Earth and all the data gathered will add to our ever-growing understanding of the red planet. The New York Times, via NASA, provides graphics for each …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Japan's 1,000-year-old cherry tree, Shel Silverstein's houseboat, NASA's remote teams and more from around the web

Japan’s 1,000-Year-Old Cherry Tree Blossoms Again In Japan’s Miharu (a town in the Fukushima Prefecture), a 1,000-year-old cherry tree continues to blossom. While there are no tourists flocking to see it this year, the tree—known as the Takizakura—is as glorious and mesmerizing as ever for those who live nearby. One such individual is Sidafumi Hirata, who has visited the tree since his childhood and is …