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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

Saturn’s Rings in 4K – Trailer

First official teaser for “In Saturn’s Rings”, a giant screen space film for IMAX®, giant screen and fulldome theaters distributed by BIG & Digital, coming spring 2014. The film is 100% created using only flat 2D photographs (often hundreds or thousands per frame) stitched together for massive hundred megapixel+ resolutions that are scaled and zoomed Read MoreRead More

The Beauty of Space Photography

Space presents a fantastic mystery to human life. Unfathomably large, with characteristics that defy our experience and understanding, the stars have perplexed and amazed humanity for our entire recorded history, and likely before. In the present, astrophysicists and astronomers are aggressively studying the universe in an attempt to solve critical scientific and philosophical questions. One Read MoreRead More

Chris Hadfield’s Snapshots from Space

Throughout his ISS mission, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been taking some of the most incredible photos of Earth ever seen. In this video, the Station Commander takes us to the best seat in the house to gaze at the visual splendour of the Earth. He shares his techniques and his passion for capturing the Read MoreRead More

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