Tag Archives: earth

looking back

In case you missed it, last week Cassini took some great photos of Earth and its moon while the sun was eclipsed behind Saturn. Beauty way to go, eh. I put up a few of my favourite photos of earth … Continue reading

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where are my horizons?

Recently, while standing at the beach on a calm day, I was asked how far away the horizon is. How far can we see? How far away is a ship on the horizon and is the earth curved enough that … Continue reading

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the view from above

The photo of “earthrise” taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders has been described by many, including Life magazine, as one of the most influential photos of all time. It has been credited with vitalizing the environmental movement. It sure … Continue reading


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Back in December, when we had our last lunar eclipse, I went off on a rant about the phrase “dark side of the moon.” I pointed out the absurdity of this phrase given that the same side of the moon … Continue reading

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Video: night flight over the earth

What do you do with your “spare time” when working on the International Space Station? How about shoot some time-lapse video and set it to music. Here is a rough cut of the latest piece that Ron Garan is working … Continue reading

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