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Tiny Satellites That Photograph the Entire Planet, Every Day – TEDTalks

Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs’ Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster — by getting smaller. He introduces his tiny satellites — no bigger than 10 by 10 by 30 centimeters — that, when Read MoreRead More

Astronaut – A journey to space

What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, through this journey to space, something astoundingly beautiful and strange at the same time. by Guillaume JUIN I wanted to do something different from Read MoreRead More

Watch Astronauts Suspend a GoPro in a Bubble of Water

During Expedition 40 in the summer of 2014, NASA astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman — along with European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst — explored the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity on the International Space Station. The crew “submerged” a sealed GoPro camera into a floating ball of water the size of Read MoreRead More

Building the Black Hole for Interstellar

What does a black hole look like up close? Filmmakers recruited theoretical physicist Kip Thorne for some help with Christiopher Nolan’s Interstellar KIP THORNE LOOKS into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That’s what it would do.”  This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at Read MoreRead More

Illusion of Space Flight | Shanks FX

To create a spaceship flying through the space, the effects wizards of yesteryear used simple techniques of keeping the model spaceship still, and having the camera move in towards the objects. This would give the illusion that the ship was moving. Watch as Shanks FX try these techniques with the spaceships in his collection!!!  Read More

The First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

A massive ground based telescope based in Chile has produced this first image of a star and planet – the 10-million-year-old planet Beta Pictoris b orbiting the massive star Beta Pictoris. After nearly a decade of development, construction, and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars is pointing Read MoreRead More

A Recreation of the first Earth Rise Photo on Christmas Eve, 1968

In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the most important thing they discovered was Earth. Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Read MoreRead More

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