134 posts tagged science
Crescent Neptune and Triton
Photographer Rüdiger Nehmzow has traveled far and wide to study the visual magnificence of hydro power, where the force of water is turned into electricity.
We Are Not Alone …
In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. The Earth, which is 1.44 billions kilometers away in this image, appears as a blue dot in center right; the Moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off its right side.
80 percent of US children may never see a starry sky
Across the United States, natural darkness is an endangered resource. In his new book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light, Paul Bogard aims to draw attention to the naturally dark night as a landscape in its own right—a separate, incredibly valuable environmental condition that we overlook and destroy at our own peril.
We Are Not Alone
The pair of bright star-like features in the upper panel are not stars at all, but the Earth and Moon! Messenger was at a distance of 98 million kilometers (61 million miles) from Earth when this picture was taken.
Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed. - Armstrong
Happy Moon Landing Day - July 20,1969 at 4:17 and 43 seconds p.m. EDT
This is not our moon
Saturn’s Icy Moon Rhea - NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of Saturn’s moon Rhea on March 10, 2012. The camera was pointing toward Rhea at 26,019 miles
Between Night and Day
Astronaut Andre Kuipers took this image of solar panels glinting in space. He wrote, “For days we’ve been flying along the border between night and day. Beautiful.” The image was taken June 8, 2012.Credit: ESA/NASA