Tagged: Earth

Moon, Venus and Planet Earth

In this engaging scene from planet Earth, the Moon shines through cloudy skies following sunset on the evening of September 8. Despite the fading light, the camera’s long exposure still recorded a colorful, detailed view of a shoreline and western horizon looking toward the island San Gabriel from Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.

25 Reasons Why Coal Energy Needs To Be Replaced

In the United States alone, 40% of their energy comes from coal. Of course, coal’s main attractiveness is its affordability, but it could be argued that the consequences of using coal far outweigh its low price.

Check out these 25 reasons why coal energy needs to be replaced and you decide whether coal’s use is warranted or outdated. And yes, we definitely want to hear from you on this one, so leave your comments right below this post.

Sea Change: A Tidal Journey Around Britain by Michael Marten (18 pictures)

‘Sea Change’ is a study of the tides around the coast of Britain. The views in each diptych are taken from identical positions at low water and high water, usually six or eighteen hours apart.

The tide comes and goes twice each day, but even when one spends a whole day by the sea it’s easy to miss how dramatic tidal change can be.

A Landing on Planet Earth

With parachute deployed and retro-rockets blazing, this spacecraft landed on planet Earth on September 11 (UT) in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

Capturing the moment, the well-timed photograph was taken from a helicopter flying over the landing site.