Posts Tagged ‘spacephotos’

NASA Officially Joins Instagram, Already Uploading Awesome Space Photography

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Although there’s no shortage of accounts on Instagram where you can see some great space photography courtesy of NASA, the space agency just upped the ante by officially joining the social photo sharing platform itself. Read more…

Company Plans to Send 28 Tiny Satellites Into Space to Collect Aerial Photos

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There are a couple of different types of imaging satellites currently orbiting our planet. On one end of the spectrum are specialized satellites that gather very high-resolution imagery in which you can identify objects as small as 3 feet across. On the other are the lower resolution satellites that beam down photos of larger areas.

California company Planet Labs wants to fill the space in-between, by providing an affordable middle-of-the-road option for companies interested in using it. To that effect, they’re planning on launching 28 tiny, mid-resolution satellites called “Doves” into space before the year is out. Read more…

Artist Uses Photoshop to Bring Beautiful Shapes out of Celestial Photography

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By using Photoshop on photos taken by NASA at the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, London-based illustrator Chris Keegan is able to create beautiful images of people and creatures out of deep space nebulae.

The process begins a lot like those summer days as a kid lying in the grass and picking shapes out of the clouds — just replace clouds with celestial imagery. Once Keegan has picked out a shape, he takes the image into Photoshop and strengthens that shape until it will be recognizable to everyone. Read more…

Shoot, Share, and Explore Satellite Photos of Earth with Stratocam

If you’ve always wanted to be an astronaut photographer shooting images of Earth from a window of the International Space Station, Stratocam is an app for you. Created by Paul Rademacher, it allows you to snap your own photographs inside Google Maps’ satellite view of our planet. You can also view and rate other people’s photos, and browse the highest rated images from around the world.
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Cassini Space Probe Photos Remixed

Designer Chris Abbas took a large number of black and white photographs captured on NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn and created this strange and hypnotic video that provides a pretty unique way of looking at space.

(via kottke.org)