Category Archives: Space
Whoever is doing the JPL mission films seems to have studied some Pixar films as despite having no music or narration, I was utterly absorbed by this mission overview. I also like how the rover seems somewhat tentative after it’s … Continue reading
This photo of has getting a bit of attention lately and rightly so – it’s something straight off of a 90s-era science fiction book cover. Post-cyberpunk optimism was back for a bit before blowing apart into lots of little subgenres. … Continue reading
The Sahara Desert as viewed by Twittering astronaut Soichi Noguchi. The cover of Slowdive’s Pygmalion.
So in the end it appears that the Weird Giant Spiral of Norway was merely a failed launch attempt of Russia’s beleaguered Bulava ICBM, but for awhile there was some good solid confusion. I didn’t believe it was anything other … Continue reading
The sound of radio emissions from Saturn (listen here) The closing credits to the television show U.F.O.
Like a lot of other people, I first ran across DISH Earth as a mysterious channel next to NASA TV. OK – it’s a picture of the Earth from space. Sure the timecode was changing every 15 seconds, but not … Continue reading
I’ve had the STS-125 video feed going on in the background most of the week, but if I had to pick one video out of all that’s been happening it’s this clip of HST’s release. No Houston, no announcers, just … Continue reading
If I had thought to check earlier (Heavens Above really needs a custom RSS feed) I could have grabbed the requiste time-lapse satellite trail photo, but this underexposed over-enhanced photo will have to do. To the left is the moon. … Continue reading
Asteroid, comet, black hole, anti-matter, UFO crash, or Tesla experiment gone awry, the Tunguska Event is 100 years old today. May you continue to inspire crackpot astronomers and conspiracy theorists for one hundred more.