Tag Archives: Bad Astronomy

Throwback Thursday #7 – Kepler

In last week’s Throwback Thursday, we focused on Darwin and the species on our planet. This week we’re focusing on the Kepler spacecraft and the new planets it has discovered. Back in 2011, Kepler discovered several planets orbiting within the habitable zone … Continue reading

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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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Rosetta

“On August 3rd, the Rosetta spacecraft’s narrow angle camera captured this stunning image of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 10 years and 6.5 billion kilometers of travel along gravity assist trajectories looping through interplanetary space, Rosetta had approached to … 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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