Posts Tagged ‘galaxy’

NASA Zooms Into Stunning Hubble Photo to Show You a Galaxy that’s Falling Apart

There’s nothing like a Hubble Space Telescope image to break up all of the law and stock photography-related news (and there has been a LOT in the last 24 hours). Then again, this video and image aren’t the most peaceful NASA has ever released, given they show a galaxy tearing itself apart as it hurtles through a particularly harsh part of our universe. Read more…

New ‘Moment’ Smartphone Lenses Claim Unmatched Image and Build Quality

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Considering the plethora of smartphone lens add-ons on the market, it will probably surprise you to learn that new kid on the block Moment and their two lenses for iPhone and Galaxy devices achieved full funding in just ONE DAY. They did this with one simple promise: that these lenses are the world’s best lenses for your phone. Period. Read more…

Tilt-Shift Effect Applied to Photographs of the Cosmos to Create a ‘Tiny Universe’

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Photographs of galaxies far far away rarely convey just how large what you’re looking at really is — after all, how can you even fathom something that is measured in light years across. But these photos of the cosmos do an even worse job. By applying the tilt-shift effect in post, these photos show galaxies and nebulae look like they could fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Read more…

Striking 13-Photo Composite Captures Two Galaxies and a Comet in the Same Image

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We’ve found reason to share Czech astrophotographer Miloslav Druckmüller‘s breathtaking work once before when we showed you his composite of a total solar eclipse. Now he’s back with another composite image that shows a nightscape the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before. Read more…

Samsung’s New Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Comes Toting a 1.9MP Wristband Camera

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Samsung finally made its move into the world of smartwatches earlier today when the company announced the all new Samsung Galaxy Gear. But where the watch didn’t surprise reviewers and testers in many respects, one thing did catch most by surprise: the watch comes with its own built-in camera. Read more…

Portraits Created from Pictures of Space Taken by the Hubble Telescope

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Spanish visual artist Sergio Albiac is offering the world a chance to meld with the universe in an innovative project that combines portraiture with images from the Hubble space telescope.

Albiac calls his “Stardust” project “an experiment in generative portraiture.”
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Samsung Announces the Galaxy NX: An Android-Powered Mirrorless Camera

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Samsung today officially announced its new Galaxy NX mirrorless camera, the Android-powered mirrorless camera that leaked onto the web one week ago. The Galaxy NX is the world’s first interchangeable lens camera that features 3G and 4G wireless connectivity.
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Beautiful 360° Time-Lapse of the Galactic Center

We’ve featured astrophotographer Stéphane Guisard‘s beautiful time-lapse work capturing the stars once before when he put together the time-lapse of the comet Lovejoy rising above the Andes mountains. His most recent video, however, takes a much larger field of view, and teaches us a little bit about our place (or rather placement) in the Milky Way all at the same time. Read more…

Animation Shows How the Galaxy Shapes in Space Photos Come About

Space collisions are massive, unbelievably powerful events. When two galaxies collide — that is, when their gravitational fields start interacting with one another — the resulting billion-year-long process contorts and twists the galaxies into the fascinating shapes we’ve seen in photographs taken by powerful space telescopes.

The above video is a supercomputer simulation of two galaxies going through a many-hundred-million-year-long collision. As the galaxies merge into the known stages of collision that have been photographed by Hubble, the video is paused and replaced with a photograph of that stage taken IRL. Read more…

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S4, A Phone with a Emphasis on Camera Tricks

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At a launch event in NYC last night, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship smartphone: the Galaxy S4. It’s a phone that looks remarkably similar to its predecessor, and one that is heavily geared toward photography. Having just launched a smartphone-style compact camera, the Galaxy Camera, Samsung appears to have stuffed many of the same technologies and features inside this latest smartphone.
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