This takes some serious rigor to get shots like this. Titled “Tempest Milky Way”, Randy Halverson’s masterpiece won Best Overall at the 2011 Chronos Film Festival.
Pretty incredible stuff. Hard to believe this happens to quickly!
In case you did not know, SpaceX recently completed their mission to attach to the ISS. Seems pretty easy? Well this is significant because it is the first privately developed space craft to do so. It is truly a turning point in our history, as private companies are now exploring and considering space exploration. Soon, you could take a trip to space. Maybe even the moon! Sign me up!
Alex Rivest has a PhD in Neuroscience from MIT. Oh, and he’s competiting to be a NASA astronaunt. Oh, and one more thing, he’s put together this beautifully artistic time lapse of earth as seen from the International Space Station. You see tons of aurora, the flickering of lightning from storms on the earth and the bright lights of the world’s largest cities. He also has a blog post that answers a lot of questions you may have after watching the video. You can find it here. Enjoy!
If you haven’t seen History Channel’s “The Universe” I highly recommend the first few episodes that cover the planets in our solar system. My personal favorite is the first episode about the sun. Here’s a clip to get you intrigued.
This “sunquake” was caused by a solar flare so massive that the opposing force of the discharged particles slapped the surface of the sun. Cooooool. I mean… Hotttttt.