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September 19, 2011

A nocturnal timelapse of the view from the ISS, featuring lighting and lightning:   This is probably the best button to press     ↑    

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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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In space, no one can hear your gyroscopes

December 22, 2009

In a thoroughly exciting/depressing (depending on your perspective) article, Joseph Shoer has written up his thoughts on the realities of space combat - and it's not all about dogfights and laser beams. Instead, it's about spherical warships firing physical projectiles from a variety of orbits. Need to change direction? Save your thrusters - you have a giant […]

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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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