WHO’S PUMPED FOR THIS SERIES!!!??
This spring, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. It’s an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey, hosted by Carl Sagan.
Alka-Seltzer… IN SPACE.
When aliens in galaxies 70 million light years away look through a telescope at Earth, they see dinosaurs.
The beauty of Space Engine.
- Is free to download and play.
- Recreates a cubic 10x10x10 gigaparsec area of the known universe that’s open to exploration from corner to corner.
- Contains a large catalogue of actual astronomical objects, including galaxies, stars, planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and black holes, with more intended to be added in the future.
- Procedurally generates galaxies, stars, planets, moons, and other objects not known to us according to reasonable probabilities. When exploring, you never quite know what you’re going to find.
- Includes 10,000 catalogued galaxies, possibly billions more procedural galaxies, many trillions of stars, and even more planets and moons to explore. You can spend your entire lifetime looking at every single star system and never even make it to the next galaxy.
- Gives you the ability to travel through space at any speed from 1 meter per second to 1 gigaparsec per second, allowing you to swing across superclusters, leap through galaxies, warp between stars, hop between planets, and glide over moons.
- Presents the cosmos with stunning graphics and detail, from the gravitational lensing of black holes and neutron stars to the shadows of rings across planetary atmospheres.
Space Engine is also a work in progress and is still in the process of being updated. It also requires a powerful PC to run well and is prone to crashes which may be mostly fixed by using the “interleaved” LoaderMode and restarting the program often.
All things considered, Space Engine is a wonderful piece of software and will no doubt lead to many hours lost in space.
You can download Space Engine at the official site:
this is my favorite post of all time
that escalated quickly
Never gets old.
This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the Perspective of Mars. You are literally looking at your home from the Perspective of another planet. Epic times indeed
group photo everyone
hey i look really good in this one
FUCK I BLINKED
IM IN THE SAME PICTURE AS
this fucking website
What China’s smog looks like from space
Smog has become such a problem in China that pilots may soon be forced to master landing in low-visibility conditions.
I’ve been a little neglectful of this blog lately i totally didn’t realize the amount of followers I have. Hey guys!!!
Black Hole bending light.
this is fucking terrifying
literally a fucking hole in space and time
This image was taken by Messenger spacecraft around 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) away from Earth. Our home planet and Moon seem so close that they look somewhat like a binary star.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. 2011. Full description here.
Stars Bursting In The Night Sky
Australian photographer Lincoln Harris collection ‘Star trails’, surreal swirls in the sky, created from a multitude of long-exposure shots and the effect of the Earth’s rotation.
The hunter’s moon—also known as sanguine moon—is the first full moon after the harvest moon, which is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox.
Here the Moonlight Illuminates Ice crystals in the upper atmosphere to give a rainbow halo effect around the Moon. Also known as a Lunar Corona.
Taken last night in my Garden with a Canon 550D and Canon 100-400 L is lens.
Credit James Dyson
Location Warrington Cheshire England