Tag: earth

August 11, 2014 at 5:57 am

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Using publicly available photographs taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, Bruce W. Berry edited this incredible timelapse sequence. All footage was color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized and then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec by Berry. Music: “Manhatta” composed & performed by The Cinematic Orchestra Images…

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July 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Photograph by NASA [12 December 2006] Backdropped by a colorful Earth, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction resumes on the International Space Station. The landmasses depicted are…

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July 20, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Picture of the Day: This Was Taken Exactly 45 Years Ago

Picture of the Day: This Was Taken Exactly 45 Years Ago

Photograph by NASA [Taken 20 July 1969] Earth Rise as Seen From Lunar Surface: This incredible image of the Earth rise was taken during lunar orbit by the Apollo 11 mission crew in July of 1969. The first manned lunar mission, Apollo 11 launched aboard a Saturn V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space…

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July 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm

A Walter White Bobblehead Got Sent to Space and Came Down as Heisenberg

A Walter White Bobblehead Got Sent to Space and Came Down as Heisenberg

Using a helium balloon, a Walter White bobblehead was launched into space, reaching speeds of 95 mph (153km/h), temperatures as low as -65F (-54C), and attaining a maximum altitude of 85,000 feet (25,908m) before crashing back to Earth as Heisenberg 😉 The feat was made possible by the team at tvtag

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June 23, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Picture of the Day: The First Image of Earth from Another Planet

Picture of the Day: The First Image of Earth from Another Planet

THE FIRST IMAGE OF EARTH FROM ANOTHER PLANET Photograph by NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M This is the first image ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its…

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April 22, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Picture of the Day: A Satellite View of Earth on Earth Day

Picture of the Day: A Satellite View of Earth on Earth Day

A SATELLITE VIEW OF EARTH ON EARTH DAY Satellite Image by NASA NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at 11:45 UTC/7:45 a.m. EDT. The data from GOES-East was made into an image by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight…

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March 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

NASA Celebrates ‘Cosmos’ Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

NASA Celebrates 'Cosmos' Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

This past Sunday (9 March 2014) marked the premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new 13-part Cosmos is a 21st-century follow-up to the landmark 1980 series hosted by famed astronomer Carl Sagan, who passed in 1996. The reboot was written by Ann Druyan (Sagn’s widow) and Steven…

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March 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm

NASA Toasts Gravity with Amazing Series of Real-Life Images from Space

NASA Toasts Gravity with Amazing Series of Real-Life Images from Space

In advance of tonight’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, NASA toasts Gravity—which has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture—with an amazing 31 picture gallery of real-life images from space. The album was uploaded this weekend to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Flickr page, which consistently provides some of the most awe-inspiring images you…

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January 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

This Astronomical Watch Shows Our Solar System Orbiting the Sun

Midnight Planétarium is an incredible timepiece that features six bejewelled planets in our solar system accurately rotating around our Sun. The watch was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Christiaan van der Klaauw. After three years of work, Midnight Planétarium was unveiled at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie…

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December 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Picture of the Day: The Space Selfie

Picture of the Day: The Space Selfie

THE SPACE SELFIE Photograph by NASA On Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in the second of two U.S. spacewalks, spread over a four-day period, which were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International…

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