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This is the First-Ever Footage of a ‘Time Crystal’

Scientists in Berlin have managed to capture the first-ever footage of what is known as a space-time crystal. Also known as an STC or "time crystal" for short, these are pulsations in space-time that were originally created in a laboratory setting in 2016.

This Photographer Shot a Wet Plate Portrait Over Video Chat

Photographers around the world have been getting creative to keep their skills sharp during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and widespread home quarantine. While many photographers are experimenting with doing remote photo shoots over video chat, Shane Balkowitsch took it to a new level by capturing a wet plate portrait.

A Multi-Plate, Multi-Lens Daguerreotype Panorama

I’ve been experimenting non-stop with a few new daguerreotype techniques lately, and however promising the results are looking so far, those experiments are slow going. But here’s something I thought up and was able to execute in a relatively speedy manner -- something I believe warrants a look. I don’t believe this method of making a panoramic image has ever been utilized before, so I’m dubbing it the "Antorama."

A photo captured by a NASA probe from within the Sun's corona

This is the First Photo Shot Inside the Sun’s Corona

NASA's Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to explore the Sun's corona (basically its atmosphere), and the robotic spacecraft recently made the closest-ever approach to a star. NASA just shared a remarkable photo share by Parker: the first photo ever shot from inside the Sun's corona.

This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space

NASA has released the first 8K footage ever shot in space. This 3-minute video was captured aboard the International Space Station using a RED Helium 8K camera, and it shows the astronaut residents living, working, and conducting research.

This First-Ever Solar Eclipse Photo Was Shot in 1851

For those in North America, the solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017, could be the most photographed, viewed, and observed eclipse of all time. But back in 1851, cameras were in short supply, and that was the year the very first photograph was taken of a solar eclipse.

This Underwater 8×10 Camera Can Be Yours for Just $5,800

Have you always wanted to try your hand at 8x10 large format film photography... underwater? If you have $5,800 to spend, now's your chance to jump in. An underwater 8x10 camera has just popped up on eBay that purports to be the "first successful underwater 8x10 ever made."