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The Scale of the Planets – [GRAPHIC]

The relative scale of the Planets in our Solar System – as shown through fruits!

Graphic by Avi Solomon.

(h/t boingboing)

Space Travel Video

Rosetta’s Incredible 12-year journey – [VIDEO]

Earlier this week the Philae probe bounced down to the comet 67P and began sampling its makeup. Unfortunately, it now looks like the probe has gone to sleep after its batteries ran out. While the Philae mission is amazing on its own, the journey of its mothership Rosetta is even more astonishing (as shown by the animation below).

This animation tracks Rosetta’s journey through the Solar System, using gravity slingshots from Earth and Mars to reach its final destination: Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta made three flybys of Earth, on 4 March 2005, 13 November 2007 and 13 November 2009, and one of Mars, on 25 February 2007. Rosetta has also visited two asteroids, taking extensive close-up images of 2867 Steins on 5 September 2008 and 21 Lutetia on 10 July 2010. Once the spacecraft is woken up from deep space hibernation on 20 January 2014, it will head for rendezvous with the comet in May.

(h/t boingboing)

Art Earth Space Time-lapse Video

The Night Sky – [TIME-LAPSE]

The beauty and expansiveness of the night sky can be mesmerizing. Two short time-lapses from Michael Shainblum (“Existence“) and Randy Halverson (“Horizons”) perfectly illustrate this majesty which we too often take for granted. Expand to full screen and enjoy.

(h/t slate)

Art Space Video

The Beauty of Space Photography – [VIDEO]

The PBSoffbook series presents a film on the Beauty of Space Photography:

Images of space communicate the grandeur of the universe, and spark essential curiosities about what may be out there waiting for us once we make our way into the stars.


1) “My World” by CMA Music
2) “Et Cetera” by Hike
3) “Back to Life” by Dexter Britiain
4) “Blissful Ignorance” by Dexter Britain
5) “Startrek Theme (RAC Remix)” by RAC

Earth Space Time-lapse Video

Curiosity’s Mars Mission – [TIME-LAPSE]

A time lapse video from the Curiosity Rover, created with the Raw Images available at http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw.

Created by using only Full Data Product from the Front Left Hazcam and covers the period between Sol 0 (August 8th, 2012) and Sol 281 (May 21st, 2013).

(h/t mashable)

Funny Images Infographic Innovation Space

Simple Rocket Science – [FUNNY]

Rocket science in the 100 most frequently used words.
Up Goer Five

(via xkcd)

Earth Time-lapse Video

Our World in 90 Seconds – [VIDEO]

A tapestry of footage melded together to tracing the origins of the universe and mankind.

Music: Our Story by MelodySheep

Art Earth Time-lapse Video

ISS Startrails – TRONized – [TIME-LAPSE]

Journalist Christoph Malin created this stunning time-lapse video of star trails (in the vein of the 1982’s “TRON” movie), with imagery captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

ISS Startrails – TRONized from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

This Video was achieved by “stacking” image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station (see also fragileoasis.org/blog/2012/3/on-the-trails-of-stars/). These “stacks” create the Star Trails, but furthermore make interesting patterns visible.

Music: “Eileen” by Lee Rosevere add “Window #3” by Two Bicycles.

Time-lapse Video

Meteor Shower Over Joshua Tree – [TIME-LAPSE]

Nature photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee documents last month’s Perseid meteor shower, before a backdrop of California’s Joshua Tree National Park and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

(via broadsheet)

Travel Video

ATLANTIS: The Last Roll-Out – [VIDEO]

The Last Roll-Out from photographer Philip Andrews, his father Scott and Stan Jirman following the preparations for the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in July 2012.

The Last Roll-Out from Philip Andrews on Vimeo.

Below is a short film from Telegraph.co.uk on Atlantis and 30 years of the NASA Space Shuttle program. It cost over $196 billion, covered 870 million kilometres and claimed the lives of 14 astronauts.

(h/t broadsheet)