Tag: earth

Jul 8, 2020

How the Ancient Greeks Figured Out the Earth wasn’t Flat (and solved the circumference too)

How the Ancient Greeks Figured Out the Earth wasn’t Flat (and solved the circumference too)

Carl Sagan explains how the ancient Greeks knew the Earth was round and calculated its circumference over 2,000 years ago.

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Jul 7, 2020

Just a Beautiful Photo of Earth Taken in 1967 from 18,000 km Away

Just a Beautiful Photo of Earth Taken in 1967 from 18,000 km Away

Taken from an altitude of 18,000 km by an automatic camera aboard Apollo 4

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Jun 15, 2020

This is What a Sunset on Earth Looks Like From Space

This is What a Sunset on Earth Looks Like From Space

Photo by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst

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Jun 8, 2020

If You Stabilize the Sky Instead of the Ground You Get Surreal Views of Earth Like This

If You Stabilize the Sky Instead of the Ground You Get Surreal Views of Earth Like This

Astrophotographer Bartosz Wojczyński created this fascinating timelapse of the Earth’s rotation

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Oct 3, 2019

This Real-Time Visual Shows How ‘Slow’ Light Travels in the Vastness of Space

This Real-Time Visual Shows How ‘Slow’ Light Travels in the Vastness of Space

I love how elegantly a simple visualization can explain concepts like these

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Sep 16, 2019

Something Quite Familiar Lurks in the Deepest Darkest Depths of the Ocean

Something Quite Familiar Lurks in the Deepest Darkest Depths of the Ocean

But of course

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Aug 4, 2019

The Aerosols of Earth

The Aerosols of Earth

Airborne particles like sea spray, smoke, and dust, visualized.

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Apr 20, 2019

Lil Dicky Wrote a Love Song to Earth With a Ridiculous Amount of Cameos

Lil Dicky Wrote a Love Song to Earth With a Ridiculous Amount of Cameos

Featuring: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, SIA, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, and Kris Wu

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Feb 13, 2019

What the World Looks Like From the International Space Station

What the World Looks Like From the International Space Station

A 4K timelapse tour of Earth as seen by astronauts onboard the ISS

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Jan 8, 2019

I Have No Words for This Astronaut POV of an ISS Spacewalk

I Have No Words for This Astronaut POV of an ISS Spacewalk

Okay two words, Holy Crap

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