When humans from Earth meet aliens on another planet, we’ll probably need a flag to wave out of our spaceship to show them we mean no harm. We’ll probably also need a flag for claiming land on alien planets because it’s going to be hard for land-thirsty humans to leave that alone. So one guy has explored this idea and come up with a nifty flag for us all.
We’re a few years away from civilian space flights, so the next best thing is experiencing the dramatic return to earth through video. Released this week by the European Space Agency, this video features landing footage and interviews with former astronauts to give you an insider’s look at the ‘undocking, reentry, and landing of the […]
How big would a planet be if it was formed by all the water on Earth? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the answer is, well, positively puny. Stretching at just 860 miles across its diameter, this hypothetical planet is unexpectedly small, especially when we think so much about the planet Earth as a water […]
We all have bad days; in fact, today could have been one of them. If it helps, this brilliant website puts the events of today into perspective. It really opened my eyes to the reality that today isn’t forever and if things have not gone the way you want, there many (many) more ‘todays’ to […]
Google recently announced on their blog that they’ve been working with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and TIME to release compilations of Earth images taken from space for the interactive Timelapse project. These compiled images include Lake Urmia drying up, Las Vegas’ urban growth, Dubai’s coastal expansion with its Palm Islands, Alaska’s Columbia Glacier retreat […]
At first glance, these vivid images look like abstract paintings. But look again and you’ll realize that they are actually photographs of earth from space. The satellites used to take these photographs break up the image into ‘spectral bands’, which separate the light (both visible and invisible) into different wavelengths, resulting in these surreal images. […]
The Landsat 5 was the longest-operating Earth observing satellite that orbited our planet over 150,000 times during its 29 years in space. During those 29 years, it captured over 2.5 million images of Earth. Here are some of the beautiful images that the satellite captured during its mission in space.
Taking advantage of the phenomenon know as geosynchronous orbit, artist Trevor Paglen worked with anthropologists, scientists and other artists to construct a photographic disk device that he sent into Earth’s orbit to take trillions of photos over a 15 year period. That’s how I understand it, anyways. The installation is called The Last Pictures and […]