1,000,000 mile Year long Earth Timelapse

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Last year NASA launched it’s Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite with an EPIC camera on board.  It’s stayed on the Lagrange 1 point, 1,000,000 miles from the earth towards the sun.  Lagrange points are interesting aspects of space, I’ll let you learn about it on your own time.  Taking a photo every 2 hours for … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Mars

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On the 69th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, I bring you news of this mushroom cloud formation discovered on Mars.  It was taken last year by the Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter and I’ve been sitting on this news ever since then.  Forgive me. It looks like a mushroom cloud doesn’t it.  It also … Continued

The Milky Way, From an Airplane

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At one point in time, I tried to start up a website for people to share photos they took from airplane windows.  I never had a chance to finish it which is a shame because it could have been cool.  Anyway, Alessandro Merga one-upped every wing-shot I ever took with one of the Milky-Way.  He … Continued

1.6 Million Sunrises

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The International Space Station just recently celebrated it’s 100,000th orbit across the globe.  Every day they get 16 sunrises, so this scene has played out about 1.6 million times over the last 17 or so years. Good Morning! Sunrise bursting on the scene followed by beautiful ocean sun glint. We get 16 of these every … Continued

Crazy Engineering

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NASA’s JPL has a video showing real quick how they plan on making a satellite to block out the sun. It’s not exactly a Mr. Burns type situation, yet, instead the idea is to block the light of the sun (or suns) to better find exo-planets orbiting other stars.The design is interesting, but the implications for … Continued

Meteor Explosion Time Lapse

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Last December Californian photographer Nao Tharp went to Red Rock Canyon State Park in the Mojave desert to take a time-lapse of the Geminid meteor shower.  He never expected he would capture a meteor exploding in an orange plume of dust.  He did though.  You can see in the video above he plays back the … Continued

DIY Satellite Ground Station

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3-D printing, cheap electronics, and the sheer number of things up in space means that now is a booming time to try and connect to the satellites. The SatNOGS project aims to make it small, mass-producible satellites that can be easily, and cheaply put into LEO.  The new problem is that this rush of satellites … Continued

Super Moon Eclipse

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I’m sure you probably heard by now, but yesterday there was a lunar eclipse, which is when the sun, the earth, and the moon are all aligned perfectly.  This causes the moon to take on a reddish hue, hence it’s common name of “Blood Moon.”  Yesterday we were also treated to what is called a … Continued

National Parks from Space

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This game is ridiculous, trust me.  I got 3 of the 11, and one was Crater Lake, which shouldn’t have even been an option.  What’s the park above?  It could be anything, it’s just a generic photo of the earth from space, circa NASA Landsat 7, 2007. Do you know what park it is yet? … Continued

An Amazing Alien Airshow Alliteration!

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The Sci-Fi Air Show is an interesting cross between actual reality, and virtual reality.  Model maker and former ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George is the person in charge of it all.  The idea here is that instead of static models of conventional aircraft, actual scale models used in Sci-Fi films are photographed, scaled up, … Continued