Jeff’s Earth – Amazing HD Video from ISS

On his most recent trip the International Space Station (Expedition 48),recently-retired NASA astronaut Jeff Williams has recorded a great HD video of Earth using an Ultra High Definition video camera. Here in the video titled “Jeff’s Earth” below, he shares some of those images and talks about the beauty of the planet, the variety of things […]

Leaving Solar System at the Speed Of Light

Our Solar system is big, and vast, despite it is really small compared to our galaxy, not to mention the complete universe. To put this into a perspective, you can think of yourself as a photon emitted by the Sun. It takes about 8 minutes to reach the Earth after a photon has been emitted […]

Great American Total Solar Eclipse 2017

There will be a total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, and the United States will be the best country to watch. It will be also the first total solar eclipse to go coast to coast in the U.S. in 99 years. From Oregon to South Carolina, 70-mile Moon-shadow will race across the U.S. […]

Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars

Recently, NASA published an amazing image of Earth (and Moon) taken on November 20, 2016, by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera(1) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter(2). The image is so incredible that we can see even the continents and clouds of Earth.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Earth Images Taken From the International Space Station in 2016

Here are the top ten most beautiful Earth photos taken by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2016.

How Mars would look if it still had water

What if Mars still had liquid water on its surface and a thick atmosphere filled with clouds, like Earth? How would it look like? Software engineer Kevin Gill of JPL (NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory) wondered this and prepared an image using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)(1) and Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA)(2). The […]

Scale of the Solar System (and the first flybys of planets)

Previously I posted two articles titled “If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel – A Tediously Accurate Map Of The Solar System“, and “A Scale Model of Solar System Drawn in the Desert and the Result is Stunning“. Since the human brain cannot deal with the really large numbers, these articles provide an amazing way to […]

A Year of Earth From a Million Miles Away

A year after returning its first image, NASA’s EPIC camera, a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope attached the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) shows us an entire year of Earth from almost one million miles away. The result is the amazing video below. With the voice of Jay Herman, EPIC lead scientist.

NASA Releases 360 Degrees Interactive Image of Mars

In February 2016, NASA has released an interactive 360 degrees image of Mars, and you can see it on the popular video uploading site youtube. You can see our neighbor planet’s surface with your own eyes, in ultra HD! The component images of this scene were are taken at downwind face of “Namib Dune” on […]