Posts Tagged ‘moon’

Fly Past Neptune’s Moon Triton in this Video Made from Real Pictures Shot by Voyager 2 in 1989

25 years and two days ago today, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft passed right over Neptune’s largest moon Triton. It’s the only spacecraft to have ever done this, and as behoved the situation, it had its camera snapping photos just as quickly as possible so it could record this momentous occasion.

Now, 25 years later, for the first time ever, NASA has combined these photographs into a time-lapse that shows you what Voyager 2 saw as it rocketed past the Pluto-sized moon at 25 kilometers per second.

SpaceBooth Will Help You Take a Selfie in Space… Sort Of

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A Belgian company called SpaceBooth is planning to launch its own little — and we mean really little – satellite photo both before 2015. Its mission? To give you the chance to have your photo taken with the Earth, Moon or stars as the backdrop… for free. Read more…

Google Maps is Officially Out of This World, Will Let You Explore the Moon and Mars

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In honor of the Mars Curiosity Rover celebrating its second year on the martian surface, Google has released an incredible little resource into Google Maps. Now, you will be able to more thoroughly explore the surface of the moon and Mars than has ever been capable before. All from the confines of your seat.

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Beautiful Footage of the Prince of Dubai Silhouetted Against the Supermoon Atop the Burj Khalifa

Update: The video has been removed by FilmDubai who originally uploaded it, we’ll get it back up as soon as/if it is republished.


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Admittedly, this is not photography, but there are so many frames that would be worthy of pulling out of this short real-time 4K visual treat that we thought it was certainly worthy of sharing. Read more…

45 Years After the Moon Landing, We Look Back at the Best Photos from Apollo 11

Apollo 11 goes supersonic as it continues to climb outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Apollo 11 goes supersonic as it continues to climb outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

It was 45 years ago, yesterday, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins took on what is without a doubt one of the most important endeavors in the history of humankind. Packed together into one of the most incredible pieces of engineering to ever exist, the astronauts of Apollo 11 left Earth’s atmosphere, with hopes of being the first humans to ever step foot on the Moon.

To commemorate the accomplishment many thought was impossible – and to those who still do – we have put together a chronological collection of photos documenting the entire journey. Shared by NASA as part of their Project Apollo Archive, these images are just a few from the vast archive of medium format, 35mm, and 16mm frames captured throughout the Apollo missions.

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Video: Modern Day Earthrise in HD, as Seen by the Japanese Lunar Orbiter

Forget sunrises… what we need to see more of on Instagram and our Facebook newsfeeds is Earthrises. Of course, they’re a bit harder to capture, but spectacular footage like this high-definition video shot by the Japanese Lunar Orbiter can give even the most beautiful beach sunrise a run for its money. Read more…

Beautiful Time-Slice and Time-Lapse of the Full Moon Rising Over Los Angeles

Here’s a little bit of photographic inspiration for those of you not currently glued to your television sets watching the World Cup. Last month, LA-based photographer Dan Marker-Moore went out for the second year running in search of the perfect vantage point from which to shoot the full moon rising over the skyline of LA. Read more…

Previously-Unseen Photos Show NASA Using Hawaii as an Apollo Testing Ground

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How are these Apollo 17 astronauts riding around in their buggy on the moon without their spacesuits? You might wonder. Well, they’re not. This photograph, captured in 1971, shows the astronauts taking their buggy for some field training test drives on Hawaii’s Big Island. Read more…

Hey NASA, This is How You Make a Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse

The day after the last lunar eclipse we shared a time-lapse with you to help ease the pain if you hadn’t had a chance to capture the first of this tetrad of eclipses yourself. The time-lapse was put together by NASA and, while it was better than nothing, it left something to be desired.

Fortunately, photographer Andrew Walker of 599 Productions is here to show NASA how it’s done so they can maybe put something better together next time. Read more…

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

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Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse on April 15, I knew I had to shoot it. I had been planning this shot for about two weeks before Tuesday morning.
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