Iceland is otherworldly from the ground and it’s even more so from the air. These aerial photos by Sandro Santiolis
(Source: The Huffington Post)
Holy shit our lungs are crazy
APOLLO 17 ASTRONAUT WITH AMERICAN FLAThe voyage of Apollo 17 marked the program’s concluding expedition to the moon. The mission lifted off after midnight on Dec. 7, 1972 from Kennedy Space Center and touched down on the lunar surface on Dec. 11. The crew spent almost 75 hours on the lunar surface, conducted nearly 22 hours of extravehicular activities (EVAs), and traveled almost 19 miles in the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). During lunar lift-off on Dec. 14, Apollo 17 Mission Commander Eugene A. Cernan remarked that the astronauts were leaving as they came, “with peace and hope for all mankind.” In this photo, taken during the second EVA on Dec. 12, 1972, Cernan is standing near the lunar rover designed by Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Image credit: NASA/MSFC
Mercury shrinking more than thought
Latest views of the planet settle a decades-old argument about its evolution.
The planet closest to the Sun has shrivelled much more over its lifetime than previously thought, scientists have found.
Studies of Mercury show that it has shrunk by about 11 kilometres across since the Solar System’s fiery birth 4.5 billion years ago. As the planet cooled and contracted, it became scarred with long curved ridges similar to the wrinkles on a rotting apple.
A reminder that there is an image of the sunset seen from Mars.
Take a moment to realize that this is the result of a robotic motor vehicle travelling millions of kilometres of space, successfully landing on the surface of another planet and communicating with Earth from there.
Captured by NASA’s Spirit rover in 2006.
and then there is this, slight addendum and hope to what I just wrote :)
Blumenthal is playing at this same time. I suppose it’s a sign if you believe in that sort of thing. Now matter what reason, it’s the perfect companion song to this photograph right now.
Bill Nye’s Open Letter To President Obama
"Mr. President, be bold and embrace a vision of planetary exploration at NASA"
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