A rainbow that looks more like a nuclear bomb explosion

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Look, up in the sky. It’s an atomic bomb explosion… It’s a magical wormhole to a unicorn dimension… No, it’s a rainbow pileus cloud! The image of the oddly shaped rainbow was captured by Peter Lowenstein and posted on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.

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A Galactic supernova with a very mathematical figure

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 19 December 2013

Galactic supernova or Lumpy Space Princess? You decide. 3C 397, also known by its harder to memorize alternate name G41.1-0.3, is a Galactic supernova with a very mathematical figure. We’re not rocket scientists here, so here’s NASA to explain, ‘Researchers think its box-like appearance is produced as the heated remains of the exploded star – […]

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Perpetual Ocean by NASA: a natural psychedelic music visualizer

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Video on Thursday 14 November 2013

This time lapse video feels like an animated music visualizer. The imagery is quietly stunning and peaceful. I guess the earth always seems more serene when viewed from outer space. Thanks to NASA for capturing loads of videos displaying the oceans currents, we can combine them all to create a psychedelic music visualizer video straight from […]

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Breathtaking long-exposure and multiple-exposure NASA photography

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 14 October 2013

Science blog It’s Okay To Be Smart singled out these extended-exposure and multiple-exposure beauties from the archives of NASA photography, and we have to say, science does move in beautiful strokes.

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Yes, NASA will pay you to laze in bed for 70 days

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 1 October 2013

Now this is truly a dream job for the new age: lie in bed for 70 days at NASA’s state-of-the-art bed rest facility of its Flight Analogs Research Unit in Galveston, Texas and get paid. While it sounds a lot less desirable once you find out the real purpose of the study — it will […]

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Remarkably gorgeous images of disasters, seen from space

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell just how deeply steeped disasters have set in until we take a huge step back and look. In this case, NASA’s images from space are especially key photographic eyewitnesses, whether it’s Hurricane Sandy wrecking havoc to northeastern US states in 2012, or the recent haze from Indonesia’s Sumatra fires surrounding […]

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NASA’s brilliant response to 7-year-old boy who wants to go to space

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Wednesday 24 July 2013

This is brilliant: when 7-year-old Dexter Walters scrawled a handwritten note to NASA saying he would like to be an astronaut and go on a Mars mission one day, NASA’s public outreach division wrote back with a charming response that concluded with, ‘keep reaching for the stars’. They also included a bunch of full-color stickers, […]

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Solar-powered airplanes are taking off in the US

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Wednesday 5 June 2013

The Wright brothers had no idea what they were getting into when they finally completed the first flight with their rickety wood and canvas contraption. But now, 110 years later, we’ve brought the concept of airplanes to a whole new level. Imagine riding in a plane that no longer fights the laws of nature but […]

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Timelapse GIFs of satellite photos show Earth changing over three decades

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 22 May 2013

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 […]

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Driving records on alien terrains

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 21 May 2013

In honor of its Opportunity rover which has been doing some intensive Mars sightseeing for close to a decade, NASA came up with a infographic chart that showed the distances that have been embarked on by its other vehicles on terrains out there in space. The Opportunity has roved 35.760 kilometers around the rim of […]

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Photo of the biggest gamma ray burst ever in the universe

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Gamma Ray bursts were first stumbled upon back in the 1960s. They built telescopes to pick up on secret thermonuclear tests by the Soviets and Chinese, but they also began picking up on Gamma Rays generated from huge explosions in outer-space. Though this confounded scientists at the start, they now accept that these explosions go […]

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Three years of the sun in a three minute time lapse video

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Thursday 2 May 2013

This incredible video was made by NASA and shows three years of the sun in just three minutes. Each day is captured in two images, and throughout this video, you can see how the sun’s activity has increased in just three years. The video also shows interesting solar phenomena including two partial eclipses of the […]

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Vintage NASA Space Program Posters to be auctioned off

Demi He Contributor

By Demi He in New Design on Monday 8 April 2013

NASA may have an outstanding space program, but they’re not too bad in the design department either. During the 1960s, hundreds of manuals, guidebooks, covers, and posters were created to promote NASA and their events. The posters are filled with vintage typography, classy artwork, and retro colors. The covers are set to be auctioned off […]

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Earth as Art: photos of earth from space look like abstract paintings

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 27 February 2013

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. […]

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are dining in outer space

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 30 January 2013

The Fox Is Black pointed us to a part of the NASA website that has been unknown to us till now: it’s dedicated to the Space Food Systems Laboratory and includes a link to a fascinating photo gallery showing just what culinary delights NASA’s space crew partake in.

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