Astronauts just get the best views. Mike Massimino and Don Pettit captured some breathtaking video footage of the aurora enveloping Earth in space from the International Space Station — and it’s splendid. Tip: the two deliver a droll, run-on commentary with so little wonder in their voices, you’d be better off turning off the sound […]
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 […]
We love it when stuff get a shot at life after life. The Miele Space Station, an architectural structure made out of nothing but disused washing machines, is the perfect poster child for this. With six modules and one head, the Miele Space Stations is mobile, versatile and flexible — apparently it has already done […]
We wouldn’t have guessed it by looking at these images. Charles Morgan Smith’s photographic series Emissio appear to be nebulae in intergalactic space, while they are really iridescent oil spills on road surfaces, with the pictures formed using conventions of Hubble images. Smith’s intention is for the photos to show the relationship between the everyday […]
Google Earth has taken things to new heights. Now mere earthlings can view a 3D Google Moon and Google Mars. Thanks to old photos and satellite shots, we can explore 360 degree views of these strange landscapes from the comfort of home. And the best part? You can get a tour with narration by Bill Nye the Science […]
Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog on Slate never fails to fascinate, and one of his recent posts really jumped out at me. Blame it on the picture that came with it, showing a malevolent-looking 1,250-mile wide behemoth hurricane on Saturn taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. It’s 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on […]
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 […]
Ebay is a strange, strange place — it essentially hosts a bunch of stuff that people have and want to get rid of. Recently I’ve become quite fascinated with looking at its listings of space toys from before 1970. These are future-themed toys from the past, so it makes so much sense to actually see […]
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 […]
Ground control to Major Tom… but first, you need a space helmet. Etsy seller Jenn Mann has created a LED-lined acrylic space helmet that lights up in 16 different colors. The visor opens up and closes all the way to the back if you ever feel the urge to make direct contact with aliens or […]
Colonel Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who uses social media in a very unique way. Living aboard the ISS, Colonel Hadfield photographs images of the Earth from space and tweets them every day from thousands of miles above our little blue planet. You can follow his photographic space adventures on his Tumblr and Facebook […]
NASA recently released a picture which shows variations in the moon’s gravity field measured by its Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) over three months in 2012. The red zones indicate mass excesses, the blue bits mean mass deficiencies, but really, what we get from looking at this image is is that the moon’s kind […]
The incredibly talented Fabian Oefner has been featured on Lost At E Minor not just once, but twice, and for good reason: the Swiss artist is that good. Which means more of his works have caught our eye. We can’t even begin to rave about how he blew the astronomic proportions out of tacky fiberglass lamps to create illusionary giant nebulae in his Outer Space in Studio series by using long exposure shots multiplied in Photoshop. Wow.
It boggles the mind sometimes to think about how beautiful the world is. Made possible with data captured in April and October 2012, this composite image from a NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric satellite shows us just how great we humans can be when what we do co-exists with nature in the form of […]
Wether intentional or not, the layout and design of these cities makes for an interesting aerial view. Some create intricate patters and shapes, while others form recognizable imagery. Take a look for yourself and see what you make out of these photographs.