India’s first mission to Mars, the Mars Orbiter (Mangalyaan) crossed the distance of the moon’s orbit this morning, making it the farthest object sent into space by India. A few days ago, the spacecraft looked back, and sent a postcard back home. This is the first image of Earth taken by the Mars Color Camera […]
The suit Neil Armstrong wore when stepping onto the moon was made using cutting edge technology of that time. A good part of that technology and suit construction came from a bra manufacturer in Dover, Delaware. The suit had to live up to a whole range of specifications, a very important one being that it […]
This spectacular image is the result of the eruption of a magnetic filament of solar material. Captured in late September, the image shows a 200,000 mile long filament that erupted through the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. The ‘canyon of fire’ was formed where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the eruption. NASA image of […]
Astrophysics professor Kristine Larsen used clues and hints scattered through the books of J.R.R. Tolkein to create this model of the solar system of the Lord of the Rings universe. As is clearly visible, the solar system takes much inspiration from our own, except a few changes and the different names.
These fantastic views of what appears to be a wonderland have been captured by European Space Agency (ESA). Coming across as some very stunning views, these images present a satellites-eye-view of our planet.
These beautiful images of the irregular and weird landscapes on Mars have been captured by the HiRISE probe. Mounted on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, HiRISE has sent back nearly 30,000 images of our red neighbor, some of them from the expected alien landscapes of a different world. A selection of 150 of these images has […]
Earth and Sky Observatory in New Zealand sits at a height of 1029 meters (3375 feet) above sea level atop Mount John. Flanked by the township of Lake Tekapo, the observatory has one of the clearest astronomical views in New Zealand, taking a look at galaxies and a night sky that is only available from […]
A man made object has exited the boundaries of our solar system for the very first time. NASA says the 36 year old Voyager 1 spacecraft is now out of our solar system, and at a distance of 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun. There have been several claims over the past […]
Starry Light is a handcrafted lamp with the hemispherical shade carved into a pattern so it projects the images of constellations and stars to its background. The lamp features constellations from the Northern Hemisphere’s equinoxes and solstices, although the creators do accept custom builds so you could get one built specifically for your location.
German firm ZA Architects has come up with a concept idea for the colonization of Mars. Since the first step to building a colony there is to have habitable areas, or at least shelters, the concept suggests that such shelters or caves be built underground. The idea is to send minimal resources from Earth, except […]