Timelapse: Atacama by Adhemar Duro

Timelapse: Atacama by Adhemar Duro

A collection of night lapses captured at the Atacama desert and at the ALMA Observatory (http://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/alma/). Music: "The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan", by Chris Zabriskie. ATACAMA from Adhemar Duro on Vimeo.  

Mushroom Cloud on Mars Spotted by India’s Orbiter

Mushroom Cloud on Mars Spotted by India’s Orbiter

While the rest of the world was buzzing about the report by NASA scientists that Mars possibly had an ocean with more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean about 4.3 billion years ago, the Mars Orbiter launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was looking at something that happened a little more recently – what…

NASA Research Suggests Mars Once Had More Water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean

NASA Research Suggests Mars Once Had More Water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Scientists have been searching for answers to why this vast water supply left the surface. Details of the observations and computations appear in Thursday’s edition of Science…

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady

Michigan-based photographer Vincent Brady uses an elaborate 4-camera rig and lots of software to capture what he calls Planetary Panoramas. These are somewhat similar to the tiny planet videos we’ve seen the last few months, but the results are quite a bit more dramatic. He shares about his technique: While experimenting with different photography tricks…

22 Facts That Put Our Universe Into Perspective

22 Facts That Put Our Universe Into Perspective

22 Facts That Put Our Universe Into Perspective You know the story of Archimedes, right? According to legend, he was racking his brain trying to figure out a method for determining the volume of an object with an irregular shape. This was basically a homework assignment from King Hiero II. Archimedes was getting into the tub…

Exo-Earths and the Search for Life Elsewhere: A Brief History

Exo-Earths and the Search for Life Elsewhere: A Brief History

Ever since humans first looked up at the night sky, we have wondered whether we are alone in the universe. Dreams of life beyond Earth pervade literature, TV shows and drive Hollywood blockbusters – but the truth of life beyond the Earth continues to evade us. In the coming decades, however, we face the very…

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