Tagged: space

Stunning volcanic eruptions as seen from Space (13 pictures)

This gallery contains a selection of best photos showing Earth’s volcanoes from above. These stunning images were captured from various satellites and crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Because of unique perspective of one of nature’s most awesome and terrifying events these pictures make a huge impression.

M74: The Perfect Spiral

If not perfect, then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island universe of about 100 billion stars, 32 million light-years away toward the constellation Pisces, M74 presentsa gorgeous face-on view. Classified as an Sc galaxy, the grand design of M74’s graceful spiral arms are traced by bright blue star clusters and dark cosmic dust lanes.

Space Colony Art from the 1970s (16 pictures)

Three space colony summer studies were conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s. These artistic renderings conducted with scientists from NASA’s Ames Research Center in 1975 at Stanford University, they have artificial gravity, small mountains, rivers, trees, designed for populations from 10,000 to one million!

Apollo 11 in 100 seconds

The human brain is a remarkably efficient engine of visual processing. Even short 1-second shots can reveal an incredible amount of information, and recall one of the most extraordinary voyages of exploration in human history. Presented here is the first manned mission to the Moon, July 1969, in 100 one-second increments. Take a minute and a half and enjoy the voyage once again.

Seeing photosynthesis from space

NASA scientists have discovered a new way to use satellites to measure what’s occurring inside Earth’s land plants at a cellular level. During photosynthesis, plants emit what is called fluorescence — a form of...

Io’s surface: under construction

Like the downtown area of your favorite city and any self-respecting web site … Io’s surface is constantly under construction. This moon of Jupiter holds the distinction of being the Solar System’s most volcanically active body — its bizarre looking surface continuously formed and reformed by lava flows.