Red Bull Stratos

In case you missed it yesterday: After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Felix reached a […]

Suncalc 3D

SunCalc 3D is an HTML5 application with a 3D panoramic view of the sky that shows how the Sun moves during a particular day for a given location, along with important sunlight times such as sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk. SunCalc 3D calculates sun data on the fly, uses Canvas for rendering, and Geolocation, Google […]

Descent of ESA’s Huygens’ probe at Titan

This movie, built with data collected during ESA Huygens’ mission at Titan on 14 January 2005, shows the operation of the DISR camera during its descent up to touch-down. The almost 4-hour long operation of DISR is shown in less than five minutes – 40 times the actual speed up to landing and 100 times […]