Archive for the ‘Earth and beyond’ Category

Northern lights

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Would be nicer to actually be there, but for those of us who can’t, this live stream is the closest we can get: Aurora Sky Station live camera

Close encounter

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Impossible to spot with the naked eye, but exciting enough to make you want to look up at the sky tomorrow. To give you an idea on how close to earth this is, it will pass through the zone of geosynchronous satellites!

Source: Small Asteroid to Whip Past Earth on June 27, 2011

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Just wow…

Via popsci

Grimsvotn Volcanic Eruption

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Half a gigabyte of grey dust

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Looking for a closeup of the moon? Here’s half a gigabyte for your enjoyment, thanks to LRO. Resolution is 0.5 meter per pixel, so this’ll keep you occupied for a while ;)