Tag Archives: Phil Plait

The ESO Observatories: Atacama Transitions And Landscapes Under The Southern Sky

This is a simply superb piece of time lapse photography, taken by Christoph Malin. It is set at the ESO Observatories in the Atacama Desert, which is known for its super clear night skies. And what skies they are! It’s breathtaking seeing the … Continue reading

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How The Sun Sees You

This video by Thomas Leveritt makes you wonder, makes you smile, and makes you think. Using an ultraviolet lens, people were filmed and got to see what they looked like in UV, just like how the sun would see you. It’s amazing … Continue reading

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Kings Time Lapse

“Kings” is an excellent time lapse video by Gavin Heffernan. It was shot over 3 days and two nights at the stunning Kings Canyon National Park. The effort really paid off, as we’re treated to some sublime landscape shots, beautiful … Continue reading

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Optical Illusions

Everyone loves optical illusions. If you don’t… well, I don’t have to finish that sentence because every loves optical illusions! There are many awesome illusions floating around the web, and I’m sure you’ve seen the majority of them. Here, I … Continue reading

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Cassini’s 10th Anniversary

Cassini has been orbiting Saturn for ten years. In that time, it has taken some truly phenomenal photographs. I’ve already posted about a couple of them (In the shadow of Saturn & Saturn from above), as well as a montage of … Continue reading

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#JennyAsks; The Internet Wins

What would you answer to the simple question of: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?” Perhaps humour? Generosity? Easy-going-ness? There are many sensible ways to answer that question. However, when the asker is … Continue reading

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Falling, Spinning, Landing, Eaten

This video of a camera falling from an airplane is surreal, funny, dizzying, and awesome all at once; but that’s not what is remarkable about it. The incredible thing is, this video is real (Bad Astronomy). Phil Plait provides an in depth … Continue reading

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