Tag: space

Jan 6, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pillars of Creation Redux

Picture of the Day: Pillars of Creation Redux

Photograph by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Although NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken many breathtaking images of the universe, one snapshot stands out from the rest: the iconic view of the so-called “Pillars of Creation.” The jaw-dropping photo, taken in 1995, revealed never-before-seen details of three giant columns of cold…

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Dec 14, 2014

Jaw-Dropping Compilation of Nature Timelapses in Ultra HD

Jaw-Dropping Compilation of Nature Timelapses in Ultra HD

WANDERMENT is the result of a 12-month collection of 4K time-lapse sequences captured by the artists at Upthink Lab, an award-winning production house dedicated to time-lapse cinematography. From meandering streams and forest-dwelling organisms to the grandeur of high mountains above tree-line, this short film wanders through the contrasting wilderness of Alaska, North Carolina, Georgia…

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Dec 1, 2014

Wanderers – Short Film About Space Exploration Narrated by Carl Sagan

Wanderers – Short Film About Space Exploration Narrated by Carl Sagan

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where…

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Nov 13, 2014

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

On 12 November 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such a feat has been achieved. Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 and travelled 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014. [source] The…

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Nov 6, 2014

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

Astronauts Put GoPro Inside Water Bubble and Film the Results

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size…

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Nov 5, 2014

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

After a ten-year journey Rosetta and Philae have finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta and the ESA spent the last few weeks studying the comet to find the best place for Rosetta’s lander, Philae, to land. If all goes according to plan, Philae will land on a site named Agilkia on November 12,…

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Nov 5, 2014

Dropping a Bowling Ball and Feather Under the Conditions of Outer Space

Dropping a Bowling Ball and Feather Under the Conditions of Outer Space

Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space. The facility is home to the largest vacuum chamber in the world. The clip is a preview from Human Universe: Episode 4 on BBC Two.…

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