Tagged: space

Perfect Timing As Airplanes Fly Past The Sun and Moon by Sebastien Lebrigand (10 pictures)

Remember the Pan Am passenger plane that flew through space in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well now a photographer named Sebastien Lebrigand has created the same effect without hiring a special effects company. Lebrigand accomplished the feat through the use of a special telephoto lens designed for astrophotography and incredible timing. He has managed to capture amazing images that create the illusion that normal airplanes are flying past the sun and moon. Some of the most jaw-dropping are posted here.

Winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 (10 pictures)

Feast your eyes!! Every year of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition provides incredible images of our night sky — whether they are striking pictures of vast galaxies millions of light years away, or dramatic images of the night sky taken much closer to home — and this year is no different. The awards were just announced at a special presentation at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England for this fifth year of the competition, which is run by the Observatory in association with Sky at Night Magazine.

25 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About The Sun

We see it every day (unless you live near one of the poles, in that case you have our condolences). But how much do we actually know about? Ok, so you probably know at least a few things. It’s big, orange…wait a minute. You’re already wrong. The sun isn’t orange. And it’s not yellow either.