The video was created by a group called Planetary Collective who, to paraphrase their site a bit, area group of filmmakers working with cosmologists, ecologists, and philosophers to highlight big questions.
To summaries the video, when Astronauts go to space they have a overview of the whole planet. Once it happens they have this profound feeling of being connect to the planet and how it is protecting us from the void of space, noting that if the planet becomes, as the video puts it, sick we become sick. This phenomenon is be dubbed the Overview effect.
NASA had released restored photos of the first 1950s space program, Mercury, and the second 1960s program, Gemini. The photographs have captured some of the amazing steps that lead to the 1969 moon landing, such as the first every space walk, first rendezvous of spacecrafts and the first ever docking. Have a look through the photos as the quality is outstanding, just download the original 4410×4600 pixel size and admire the detail. Click on the image bellow to see what I mean!
Gemini VI-A and it’s first rendezvous.
Here are some photos of Astronaut Ed White on his Gemini 4 spacewalk, making him the first man to do a space walk. He was photographed by his co-pilot Jim McDivitt. Unfortunately Ed White died in a rehearsal of the launch countdown procedure for the Apollo program.
An email went around work today and had this link attached within it. It explains how the Russian photographer, Alexey Kljatov, creates amazing snowflake photos. He basically botchs together his Helios lens to his Canon A650, allowing him to do marco photos on snowflakes. Here are some examples taken from the blog in question.
I stumbled upon this awesome article a while ago. It doesn’t just give you the 6 discoveries but it explains why it can’t be explained and why it is such a mystery. Personal favourite: The Antikythera Mechanism.
It seems like someone strapped on a GoPro to an Eagle and got it to fly around, what a silly idea! Who has ever wondered what it was like to fly like a bird? It’s not like there are songs suggesting that very thing! Anyway, check out the video, it truly amazing. I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing that kind of footage on the ol’ telebox.