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Incredible Images of our Amazing Star: 5 Years & 2,600 Terabytes

Incredible Images of our Amazing Star: 5 Years & 2,600 Terabytes

By Ben | science, space

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is celebrating its fifth year of continuously observing the Sun. [&hellip

Flying through the Solar System at the speed of light

Flying through the Solar System at the speed of light

By Ben | science, space

It turns out the solar system is really, really big. From the video description: "In [&hellip

The solar system's solid surfaces

The solar system's solid surfaces

By Ben | infographics, maps, space

I'm not sure if "human skin" really counts as a solid surface...but... [click to embiggen] [&hellip

Saturn is Beautiful.

Saturn is Beautiful.

By Ben | photography, science, space

Holy Saturn, Batman! In perhaps one of the most beauteous pictures ever, this image was [&hellip

Every SciFi Spaceship Ever (to scale)

Every SciFi Spaceship Ever (to scale)

By Ben | pop culture, space

Okay, it might not have like...two. But it's pretty amazing nevertheless. Be sure to click [&hellip

The Pale Blue Dot: The 2013 Cassini Edition

The Pale Blue Dot: The 2013 Cassini Edition

By Ben | photography, space

On July 19, 2013, NASA's Cassini spacecraft took images "using the red, green, and blue [&hellip

What Other Planets Would Look Like if they Were as Close as the Moon

What Other Planets Would Look Like if they Were as Close as the Moon

By Ben | science, space

The Moon is approximately 1/2 a degree in diameter when you look at it from [&hellip

Earthquake Astrophotography Light Painting

Earthquake Astrophotography Light Painting

By Ben | photography, science, space

What happens when you combine a long-exposure photograph of Jupiter and the Galilean moons with [&hellip

Wringing out Water from a Washcloth in Zero G

Wringing out Water from a Washcloth in Zero G

By Ben | science, space

My initial thoughts on what would happen were pretty wrong- though once I saw the [&hellip

Streamlines Visualize Gravitational Fields

Streamlines Visualize Gravitational Fields

By Ben | infographics, science, space

From matthen: "Streamlines exposing the structure of a gravitational field surrounding multiple masses. Streamlines run in the direction [&hellip

The NorthEastern United States at Night

The NorthEastern United States at Night

By Ben | photography, space

  by ISS Expedition 30, NASA via 

If the Earth Were 100px Wide, How Far Away is Mars?

If the Earth Were 100px Wide, How Far Away is Mars?

By Ben | infographics, space

A fun little interactive website that gives you a sense of the vastness of space. [&hellip

Sitting Ringside with Rhea

Sitting Ringside with Rhea

By Ben | space

  Taken by the Cassini spacecraft in April 2011, the Saturnian moon Rhea sits on [&hellip

Spacebat: A Tribute

Spacebat: A Tribute

By Ben | animals, inspirational, internet culture, space

by Diego Camarotta, via

The Solar System to Scale (includes some TNOs)

The Solar System to Scale (includes some TNOs)

By Ben | art, infographics, science, space

Includes the dwarf planets Pluto, Huamea, MakeMake, & Eris, but bafflingly excludes Ceres. via reddit, [&hellip

Exoplanets Are As Plentiful As Weeds

Exoplanets Are As Plentiful As Weeds

By Ben | infographics, science, space

"NASA's Kepler mission has already found more than 100 planets, along with strong hints of [&hellip

The Helical Model of the Solar System (is probably crap)

The Helical Model of the Solar System (is probably crap)

By Ben | science, space

So, I saw this beautiful & interesting GIF via the twitter: . Intrigued, I hunted [&hellip

Mars Curiosity takes its Profile Pic

Mars Curiosity takes its Profile Pic

By Ben | science, space

This is totally Curiosity's version of the duck face. APOD: 2013 February 22 - Curiosity [&hellip

A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey - YouTube

A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey - YouTube

By Ben | science, space, Uncategorized

from The Sloan Digital Sky Survey, animated Miguel Aragon with Mark Subbarao and Alex Szalay [&hellip

Curiosity Rover Discovers Shocking Evidence of Life! :-)

Curiosity Rover Discovers Shocking Evidence of Life! :-)

By Ben | funny, science, space

via boingboing.net

Keep Calm & Land on Mars

Keep Calm & Land on Mars

By Ben | pop culture, science, space

via blog.makezine.org

Crater Lake Under the Stars

Crater Lake Under the Stars

By Ben | nature, photography, space

via vimeo.com Beautiful time-lapse. Suddenly I have an urge to go West this winter

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