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High Altitude Balloon Burst

The photo shows the remains of a high altitude balloon just after it burst far above the Thessalian Plain of northern Greece. This was Greece’s first suborbital photography project. The project that launched the balloon is referred to as SlaRos (Tesla,Ikaros); the mission is called Stratonauts. Mount Olympus is beneath the clouds at top left – to the left of the balloon is the Aegean Sea.

LG Makes Job Applicants Think the World Is Ending

Imagine coming in for a job interview, bright and ready to prove yourself and earn a living, when things take a turn for the worst and a meteor destroys your city. The job applicants all sit down for an interview in an office where LG‘s new HDTV is set up to look like a window out onto the city. Hidden cameras capture their reactions as a meteor slowly enters the “window’s” field of view and impacts the city’s center.

What do you think? Is it a fun prank, or distasteful terrorization?

Detail of the Kamchatka Peninsula

Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon   Detail view of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. This is a false-color satellite image, acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer...