Posts Tagged ‘moon’

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures Photo of New Moon Forming Around Saturn

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In what is a rare and rather historical event, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a fuzzy image of what scientists believe is a new moon forming from the particle rings surrounding the planet. Read more…

NASA Releases a ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse in Case You Missed Last Night’s Show

This year, I was ready. I had gathered the necessary equipment, made sure I scheduled in time for an afternoon nap and did my research so I would be ready for this whole ‘blood moon’ thingy. Then: disaster.

If you were in the Jackson, MS area yesterday you’ll know that the entire day (and in fact the night before) was spent being battered by both a fierce thunderstorm and constant updates from the National Weather Service letting you know that the flash flood warning had been extended… again. Read more…

Photogs Take Note: A Blood Moon Eclipse is Set to Take Place Early on April 15th

On April 15th, a rather rare astronomical event is taking place: the “blood moon.” While technically nothing more than a lunar eclipse, this particular event will the first of four lunar eclipses to happen over the course of the next two years. Read more…

NASA Photos Give Us a Behind the Scenes Look at the Apollo 11 Training Exercises

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Yes, it’s April Fools’ Day, but this photo and those below aren’t fakes. These are the real deal. Not that kind of real deal, though. These are photographs taken during training simulations in Houston, three months before these gentlemen, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, actually stepped on the moon. Read more…

This Enormous Mosaic of the Moon’s North Pole is the Size of a Football Field at 300dpi!

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We’re not sure how high-res you usually like your lunar photos, but we’re darn near certain NASA has gone leaps and bounds beyond that with their latest mosaic. At 681 gigapixels, this mosaic image of the Lunar north pole is by far the highest-resolution image of this area that has ever been created. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Photo of Teary-Eyed Neil Armstrong Taken Right After He First Walked on the Moon

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Here’s a small piece of history that’ll get you going and inspired to take on the week: a photo of Neil Armstrong taken only moments after he returned from first walking on the moon. A teary-eyed Armstrong looks at the camera, rendered speechless by what he has just experienced.

It’s a beautiful portrait taken by Buzz Aldrin after they returned to the Lunar Excursion Module, and beautifully captures the emotions he later put into words when he said, “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Check it out in high-res here.

(via PictureCorrect)


Image credits: Photograph by Buzz Aldrin/NASA

Magic Lantern RAW Video Used to Expose the Moon and Saturn in the Same Shot

The time-lapse above by photographer Colin Legg does a great job of showing off the power of Magic Lantern RAW video while capturing a cool astronomical phenomenon at the same time. Read more…

Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Its First Photo of Earth from the Surface of the Red Planet

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Someday, when the first humans walk on Mars — after they’ve taken a commemorative “one small step for man” selfie, of course — they will turn their iPhone 27′s back towards Earth and snap a photo of their home planet that might look something like the image above. Read more…

The Only Camera NASA Ever Brought Back from the Moon Will Soon be Auctioned Off

Update: According to collectSPACE, this might not have been the only camera brought back from the moon. Check out the update at the bottom for details.

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A total of fourteen Hasselblad cameras made it to the moon on the Apollo missions; but of those 14, only one ever made it back. And now, that one camera is going to go home with a lucky (and rich) collector pending an auction at WestLicht in Vienna on March 21st. Read more…