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jtotheizzoe:

The Black Marble

NASA has released a jaw-dropping new image collection of the Earth at night, illuminated by constellations of electric humans. These images were collected in 22 days and 312 orbits by the Suomi NPP Earth observing satellite, then stitched together into a continuous, high-resolution image of the planet at night.

Take a look at the high-res zoom of the continental U.S. I’m sort of stunned at how orderly the pattern of dots becomes in the Midwest, a tiny town at the crossroads of every county highway from Chicago to Cheyenne.

NASA has the full details and some wonderful videos on their site. Download your next desktop wallpaper and check out the rest of the world here.

I can’t stop staring!!!


likeafieldmouse:

Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari for Toilet Paper Magazine

“Comprised entirely of photographs that combine high commercial production 
value with challengingly ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination,  
in an interview with Vogue Italy, Ferrari described the project as a ‘mental outburst’ of shared ideas between the two collaborators’ passions and obsessions. The result is a fascinating collection of visual tableaux, though not for the squeamish.” 

 “I like how easily images multiply like rabbits. I hope some of these images can sustain more than 30 seconds of attention––most images can only sustain around ten seconds.” —M. Cattelan

(Source: likeafieldmouse)


jtotheizzoe:

staceythinx:

Illustrations by Moonrunner

About Moonrunner:

Moonrunner is primarily known for its science-based illustrations, especially in such fields as astro-physics, cosmology, dark energy, black holes, the solar system and such stellar phenomena as quasars, star nurseries and pulsars. We have worked with Stephen Hawking, as well as with the scientist/authors of the National Geographic and Scientific American magazines, and also those publishing with Dorling Kindersley, Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Weldon Owen.

Click on the images to see what they represent.

That’s what I call some serious astro-illustration. Be sure to click on the photos above to check out the explanations in the slide show. 


jtotheizzoe:

ikenbot:

Blue Marble: The Other Side
Last week, NASA released its 2012 version of the famous “Blue Marble” image. By using a planet-pointing satellite, Suomi NPP, the space agency created an extremely high-resolution photograph of our watery world.
The photo centered on the western hemisphere, highlighting North and Central America. It went viral and got even more hits on Flickr than the iconic “Situation Room” photo, taken at the time of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
Now, responding to public demand, the agency has created a companion image: this time focusing its lens toward the East and showing Africa, Saudi Arabia and India.

I recall that quite a few people felt left out of the party last week when the Blue Marble 2K12 came out and centered on the Western Hemisphere.
Now we have a bit more of the globe represented. Not all of it, but better? Will this East Coast/West Coast Hemisphere rivalry never end?!
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jtotheizzoe:

ikenbot:

Blue Marble: The Other Side

Last week, NASA released its 2012 version of the famous “Blue Marble” image. By using a planet-pointing satellite, Suomi NPP, the space agency created an extremely high-resolution photograph of our watery world.

The photo centered on the western hemisphere, highlighting North and Central America. It went viral and got even more hits on Flickr than the iconic “Situation Room” photo, taken at the time of the assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Now, responding to public demand, the agency has created a companion image: this time focusing its lens toward the East and showing Africa, Saudi Arabia and India.

I recall that quite a few people felt left out of the party last week when the Blue Marble 2K12 came out and centered on the Western Hemisphere.

Now we have a bit more of the globe represented. Not all of it, but better? Will this East Coast/West Coast Hemisphere rivalry never end?!