Posts Tagged ‘space’

It’s Official: The First Instagram From Space Has Been Posted

Taking one small step for photography (or is it ‘a photography’?) and one giant leap for Instagram, the first Instagram post from space was posted this past Monday by an astronaut currently residing at the International Space Station. Read more…

NASA Names Its Earth Photo of the Year After ‘March Madness’ Style Tournament

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If you’re more into satellite photography than basketball, then March probably had you following along with an entirely different tournament than most of the US: NASA’s Tournament Earth 2014. Instead of pitting teams against each other, this tournament packed a bracket full of satellite imagery until a clear winner emerged. Read more…

Two Spectacular Photographs of a Volcanic Eruption as Seen from Space by Endeavour

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In September and October of 1994, the space shuttle Endeavour was orbiting 115 nautical miles above Earth while the Kliuchevskoi Volcano was spewing ash and dust into the atmosphere at an alarming rate. Not in any position to do anything about it, the astronauts aboard the space shuttle did the only thing they could do… they took pictures. Read more…

NASA Releases Beautiful Photographs of Lightning Taken from the ISS

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If it ever was a secret, it sure isn’t anymore: we LOVE photos from space. And judging by the response we typically get to sharing them, so do you, which is why we were so excited when we stumbled across these magnificent images of lightning NASA released just a couple of days ago. Read more…

Gorgeous Photo of Martian Dunes Covered in Seasonal Frost

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Captured on January 24th by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this abstract photograph captures almost a mile of Martian sand dunes in just one of the many crater on the planet’s southern region. Read more…

Satellite Time-Lapse Shows the Equinoxes and Solstices from Space

Today is the spring equinox — one of the two days during the year when night is almost exactly equal to day — and in good ol’ fashioned APOD style, the folks at NASA are helping us understand and visualize this phenomenon by zooming out… waaaaay out. Read more…

NASA Releases Beautiful ‘Gravity’-Inspired Photo Set Ahead of Oscar Night

Spoiler Alert: The first paragraph of this article gives away a major part of the movie ‘Gravity.’ Skip past it if you haven’t seen the movie yet.


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“You should see the sun shining on the Ganges. It’s amazing…” says George Clooney in the movie ‘Gravity,’ as his character floats through the cold vastness of space, cool as only a very George Clooney-ish character can be when facing insurmountable odds and indescribable beauty all at the same time.

But while Sandra Bullock’s character had more important things to worry about just that second, chances are anyone reading this doesn’t. And so, ahead of the Oscars where ‘Gravity’ is bound to take home at least a few of the golden statuettes, NASA has released a beautiful photo series to remind us what the view really looks like from space. Read more…

Astronauts Beam Down an Epic Christmas Eve Spacewalk Portrait

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Well, if you’re gonna put a portrait of your mug on Instagram for the whole world to see, this is the way to do it. Taken from outside the ISS during one of the two spacewalks required to replace a faulty water pump, this selfie-like portrait (it is NOT a selfie, contrary to just about every headline you’ll read) was uploaded to NASA’s Instagram account yesterday. Read more…

Houston, We Have a Problem: Astronaut’s Camera Floats Away Into Space

If you’ve gone to see the blockbuster hit Gravity in theaters, you’ll recall several moments when Sandra Bullock’s character nearly lost something into the abyss of space — be it a drill or a screw, everything needs to be strapped down because the slightest movement will send it careening into the unknown.

Well, that was Hollywood, but the real deal did actually happened to astronaut Sunita Williams back in 2006 when her camera just up and floated away from her during a 7-hour space walk. Read more…

Iconic NASA Space Walk Photos Continue to Inspire

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One of the key challenges in environmental portraiture is finding the right balance between subject and setting. Zoom in too close, and you lose the magic of location. Too wide, and it’s not a portrait anymore.

There are times, however, when you have to forget the rules. Like when you’re orbiting 150 miles above the Earth and one of your colleagues is about to take the first ever untethered space walk. Read more…