A mind-bending take on the Universe – it has No Edge and No Center.
A tapestry of footage melded together to tracing the origins of the universe and mankind.
Music: Our Story by MelodySheep
Alex Rivest’s beautiful timelapse of the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station.
From the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD comes a dramatic new video of a space shuttle launch shot by cameras mounted on the solid rocket boosters (SRBs).
This striking high-definition video begins with the shuttle launch and ends with the spent boosters parachuting into the ocean.
Astronomer’s Paradise is the first episode of a Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. The footage is taken from Cerro Paranal located in the Atacama Desert of Chile and home to some of the world’s leading telescopes.
Operated by the European Southern Observatory the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on the Paranal mountain and composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry.
Carbon Based Lifeforms – Arecibo
Extract from the album [ Twentythree ]
Raul Oaida created this LEGO tribute to the end of the space shuttle era. He explains:
The launch took place from central Germany (easy flight clearance) and reached a max altitude of 35000m. A 1600g meteo balloon filled with helium was used alongside a GoPro Hero, Spot GPS and of course Lego Space Shuttle model 3367.
We launched it on the 31st of December 2011, the equipment was recovered via GPS tracking 240 km S-E from a remote area.
1600g Weather Ballon
Rocketmodel parachute – slowing things down on the descent
Spot GPS – for recovery
GoPro Hero – video camera
Kodak Zx1 – video camera which took shit images I couldn’t even use
New Trent – external battery for the GoPro (broke down before leaving for Germany)
Handwarmers – keepin’ it warm at -50 Celsius
40mm Sytrofoam – building the box
Fishingwire – attached the shuttle by 5 wires
LED Beacon – in case of night recovery
Balsa wood – made the camera arm from it to obtain that filming angle.
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.
14 year-old twin brothers Cary and Michael Huang have created an superb interactive visualization of the scale of the Universe. It traces the relative scale of things – from quantum foam to the observable universe.
Music: Frozen Star by Kevin MacLeod