Tag Archives: astronauts

Earthset From The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

“On the Moon, the Earth never rises — or sets. If you were to sit on the surface of the Moon, you would see the Earth just hang in the sky. This is because the Moon always keeps the same … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Science Vs. Cinema: The Martian

How accurate is the science in Ridley Scott’s latest film “The Martian“? Many science fiction films tend to be just that: fiction. Some of them are more fantastical than others, and some are much more grounded in reality. Where does The … Continue reading

Posted in Films, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating Earth’s Beauty

Earth is a truly stunning place to live. A couple of weeks ago, people celebrated Earth Day, and to mark the occasion, NASA released a whole host of phenomenal photographs of the Earth. These images were taken by satellites, research … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

13 Science Myths You Probably Believe

There are some scientific claims that you really should be more sceptical about. BuzzFeed has collected together 13 of these myths, with a short explanation (often with links) as to why these myths are, well, myths. The dozen plus one … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our World From The ISS

Commander Chris Hadfield is scheduled to return to Earth tomorrow (Monday 13th May). I’m sure he’s both looking forward to coming home and being with his family and friends again, and not looking forward to gravity again! I first heard … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments