Tag Archives: Earth

The Topography Of Tears

What do human tears look like under the microscope? Rather beautiful, actually. Rose-Lynn Fisher has created a wondrous mix of science and art, by looking at her tears through a microscope. The results appear like aerial shots of Earth, with rivers, roads, cities, fields, … Continue reading

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Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year

Today, June 24th 2014, marks the day that NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on Mars for one whole Martian year (687 days). The above video talks about the Curiosity mission, the results they’ve achieved, and the challenges they’ve faced. It’s incredibly … Continue reading

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NASA – Earthrise

“In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the … Continue reading

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Falling To Earth

“What would it be like to fall to Earth from really high up? A new record for the highest jump was accomplished in 2012 by Felix Baumgartner. Surpassing the previous record of 31.3 kilometer plummet, Baumgartner, in a commercial venture, jumped off a floating balloon … Continue reading

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A Brief Timeline Of Everything

Title says it all really. This is an extremely condensed brief timeline of the history of our universe and planet. Wonderful music by Lindsey Stirling, great visuals, and just a beautiful video. It also contains the most astounding fact that … Continue reading

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Lindsey Stirling – Elements (Dubstep Violin)

Lindsey Stirling – Elements (Dubstep Violin). Another beautiful dubstep violin tune from Lindsey Stirling. Titled Elements, it’s to do with the four original elements, earth, air, fire, and water. Not the periodic table of elements, which would be a different … Continue reading

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Sand Creatures

What do you get when you throw sand into the air and capture the image using a high speed camera? Sand creatures. That’s what you get. This is precisely what Claire Droppert has done. She threw clumps of wet sand … Continue reading

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If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

If the moon were only 1 pixel, what would our solar system look like to scale? 1 pixel equates to 3474.8 km. The answer, as I’m sure you’re aware, is a whole lot of nothing. And by nothing, I mean … Continue reading

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Floating In Space

Eight years ago, in 2006, what you can see in the animated GIF to the left happened. A space suit got flung out into space. Don’t panic though! No one was inside. This special suit, called SuitSat1, was fully repurposed … Continue reading

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Here Is Today

Here is today. But how does today relate to the rest of time? By clicking through the various stages, you can see where today lies this month, this year, this century, this millennium, this epoch, this period, this era, and … Continue reading

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