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December 22, 2009

We've come a long way since Powers of Ten... (Also see the AMNH videos that this one is responding to for some more amazing visualizations.) (via Infosthetics)

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More on solar coverage

September 2, 2009

Maybe there's something in the water today - no sooner had I finished estimating the Earth's solar radiation than this popped up on Cool Infographics: The map was created by the Land Art Generator Initiative to show the amount of solar panel coverage required to power the Earth for one year. Very interesting, and this […]

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Tanning in perspective

September 2, 2009

Information is Beautiful tipped me off to this poster from GOOD: Skeptic that I am, I immediately questioned the headline as propaganda. The Sun very well may produce that much energy, but how much of it reaches the Earth - in other words, how much of it can actually be harnessed? This makes for a […]

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The black and white marble

July 16, 2009

From The Big Picture's coverage of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission - this stunning black and white photo was taken as the astronauts made their way home. One of my favorites in the collection.

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Planet Earth is blue

July 8, 2009

This video is absolutely amazing. Filmed by cameras attached to the solid rocket boosters of the space shuttle Atlantis, it records the flight from liftoff to splashdown:

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