By Meilan Solly SMITHSONIAN.COM This interactive tool enables users to hone in on a specific location and visualize how it has evolved between the Cryogenian Period and the present Some 240 million years ago, the patch of land that would one day become the National Mall was part of an enormous supercontinent known as Pangea. […]Read more "This Map Lets You Plug in Your Address to See How It’s Changed Over the Past 750 Million Years"
BY ALAN DYER This weekend, on the evening of January 20, 2019 for North America, the Full Moon passes through the umbral shadow of the Earth, creating a total eclipse of the Moon. No, this isn’t a “blood,” “super,” nor “wolf” Moon. All those terms are internet fabrications designed to bait clicks. It is a total […]Read more "Photographing the Total Eclipse of the Moon"
Here’s a number of still photos I took on Monday August 21 2017 between 1:30 to 3:30pm EST outside of Washington DC. The highest degree of coverage happened at 2:42pm EST with 81.7% coverage. My setup was fairly simple using my Sony point-and-shoot camera, old tripod and a free set of Solar glasses I recently […]Read more "An Eclipsing Slideshow, August 21 2017"
by NASA and Jeff Riegel NASA has just revamped their entire website making it even more visually appealing than ever before. I sometimes download NASA’s free imagery from their website for a TV show I work on, Earthoteric, but found it taunting at times to find what I’m looking for. But now I can easily […]Read more "That’s Some Out-of-This-World Visuals!"
December 26, 2013 By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent The biggest digital camera in the world was recently launched into space to produce the most detailed map of our galaxy ever created The £630 million Gaia Space Telescope will take three dimensional pictures of more than a billion stars in the Milky Way in an attempt […]Read more "1 Billion Pixel Camera can distinguish a single hair from 430 miles away!"