At the heart of this film is Rosetta, ESA’s real mission to rendezvous with, escort and land on a comet. A mission that began as a dream, but that after decades of planning, construction and flight through the Solar System, has arrived at its goal. Its aim? To unlock the secrets hidden within the icy […]
The ISEE-3 was launched to study the Sun in 1978, but ended up redefining space flight. Now it’s on a new mission to become citizen science’s first spacecraft, with data accessible by everyone. Very cool mission, with a very neat website. A must watch. A Spacecraft for All: The Journey of the ISEE-3 →
When I’m looking at data, I’m looking for little “Aha!” moments that I can point to, and say “Look here, something happened,” and then try to explain. Often those small moments can help lead a reader into the graphic, or help to explain the whole. And then he switches over to Mars Rover and Kepler […]
In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the most important thing they discovered was Earth. Apollo 8 (Wikipedia) →
Leap Motion + Stars + WebGL + Canvas + Audio + … Star Canvas →
Timelapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The summit is at an altitude of nearly 14,000 ft and is the premiere site for astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere. In case you’re wondering about the lasers: read the faq about the video.
An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100,000 nearby stars. 100,000 Stars →
How far is it to Mars? →