Monthly Archives: November 2011

Earth from the ISS: time lapse video

Watch this amazing time-lapse video of Earth shot from the low-Earth orbit of the International Space Station. Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

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Crazy storm on Saturn!

NASA’s Cassini probe is currently orbiting Saturn and taking close-up pictures. You can clearly see Saturn’s rings and stripes. About a year ago, on December 5th 2010, a tiny storm was noticed. By January, it had encircled the entire planet. … Continue reading

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A planet is born!

With new telescope technology, we are discovering more and more planets in other star systems. It’s hard to find inner planets because they are so close to their stars that they are blocked by their star’s powerful light. But by … Continue reading

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The world’s lightest material?

Scientists have invented a way of manufacturing hollow tubes of metal using nanotechnology. The tubes have walls a thousand times thinner than a human hair. The material is so lightweight, it can be placed on top of a dandelion without … Continue reading

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A shadow on the sky!

Since I just posted about an amazing photo of a volcano, I thought I’d post these cool pictures of Mt. Ranier casting a shadow up on the sky! It only happens when the sun rises farther to the south as … Continue reading

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Amazing photo of a volcano

This amazing photo of the Puyehue-Cortón Caulle volcano eruption was one of Natural Geographic’s favorite photos last month. Notice how lightning is attracted to the plume of ash and smoke. Very cool.

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Was human life on Earth almost destroyed by a comet 130 years ago?

Mexican astronomer José Bonilla noticed hundreds of fuzzy objects passing in front of the sun in August 1883. At the time, Bonilla had no idea what he was looking at. All he knew was that over a period of about … Continue reading

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