The moon witnesses an ungodly number of meteorite strikes every year, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. This video from NASA shows the largest observed explosion on moon from a meteorite that hit the satellite on March 17. The meteorite was the size of a small boulder and hit somewhere in the Mare [...]
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has done some amazing things on the International Space Station, and we have all enjoyed watching the simple experiments he did in space. This video is a revised version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and makes it the first ever music video in space. Commander Hadfield returned to Earth a few [...]
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been on Mars since 2003, and it seems to have completed its “true” mission after a decade on the red planet. The robot has beamed back a picture of a giant dick it drew on the surface of Mars, probably as a message to someone about all the fun the rover’s [...]
This video shows three years of the sun in a time lapse that goes three minutes. Apparently, there’s a lot of beautiful looking stuff going on in the sun. The video shows two photographs for every day, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The idea was to document the Solar Maximum, a time during [...]
Space. It makes everything weird/awesome. Thankfully, we have astronaut Chris Hadfield to demonstrate the effects aboard the ISS.
Photographer Bruce W. Berry created this time lapse of earth, as seen from the International Space Station using a plethora of images from NASA. Images such as those used in the video often come along and are readily available from NASA, but stitching them together to create a view so lovely does require a whole [...]
It might be a while before us humans get to set foot on the red planet, but thanks to modern technology, we can take a good look at it as if we were standing there. Estonian photographer and editor Andrew Bodrov stitched together 407 images captured by Curiosity to create a panorama that gives you [...]
When we can imagine clouds we see in the sky into various shapes, I’m sure we could look at the photographs of nebulae and galaxy clusters through the same lens. Illustrator Chris Keegan plays around with photographs captured by Chandra X-Ray Observatory through the Hubble Telescope and gives them a twist to show the creatures [...]
Armed with a camera and some special filters attached to it, Alan Friedman captures these magnificent shots of the sun from his backyard! The captured images are raw and colorless, because apparently the sun doesn’t like people admiring its beauty up close. After some post-production, which requires a lot of coloring, adjustments and finesse, the [...]
A meteorite shower has made its way across the Ural region of Russia, and in their fury the metorites have injured 250 people and damaged numerous buildings in six cities. Russian officials say the event happened after the disintegration of a large meteor in the Earth’s lower atmosphere, which then proceeded to hit numerous locations [...]
Going on the trail of stars from space, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station captured these beautiful long exposure shots of star trails as seen from the ISS. Don says the photographs represent a time exposure of 10 to 15 minutes, but since modern cameras allow at best a 30 second exposure, these [...]
Fomalhaut System, as NASA incorrectly calls this, is clearly a gigantic eye in space looking straight at us. We just call it a giant eye, since we could not decide if it should be attributed to Sauron, Galactus, God or Arnold from Terminator. In any case, the giant star system is massive in size and [...]
These images captured by satellite Landsat 5 show the Earth in all its glory and awesomeness. Landsat 5 has been in orbit for 29 years, and has orbitted the Earth more than 150,000 times and sent nearly 2.5 million images. Looking at these images, we can be sure there is no artist even half as [...]
Mars, as we know it looks like a barren red planet apparently ignorant of all the fantastical theories us Eearthlings may have of it. Software engineer Kevin Gill decided to visualize what Mars would look like, if it were plush with water bodies and atmosphere. The result apparently, would be strikingly similar to the Earth.
We’ve only recently seen a night-time view of earth as captured by NASA satellites. Well, this is like that, but different. This set shows the same region of the earth, the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula to be specific, and displays what it looks like from space during different phases of the moon cycle. The [...]