Geometric space art.
Guys you don’t understand how awesome this is. This pattern happens everywhere. It happens on flowers and pinecones absolutely vegetables, it happens all around you. If you don’t think that’s like the realist shit ever i don’t understand you.
Representation of the apparent motion of the Sun and planets as seen from Earth. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1777)
If it involves mountains, breakfast food, coffee or campfires - I’m in.
Watch the gif for 30 seconds, then look at the picture!
This was my favorite one yet
Guys can we talk about how great reversed gifs are
like we have the vacuums
we have the dirty stuff
we have the fixers
we have the ceptioners
and we have my favorite
like these are the greatest things in the world
Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne creates stunning landscape and nightscape photography. Payne uses long exposures and composites to illuminate the dark night skies and to capture the motion of the stars in visually stunning compositions.
NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19.
The comet’s nucleus will miss Mars by about 82,000 miles (132,000 kilometers), shedding material hurtling at about 35 miles (56 kilometers) per second, relative to Mars and Mars-orbiting spacecraft. At that velocity, even the smallest particle — estimated to be about one-fiftieth of an inch (half a millimeter) across — could cause significant damage to a spacecraft.
NASA currently operates two Mars orbiters, with a third on its way and expected to arrive in Martian orbit just a month before the comet flyby. Teams operating the orbiters plan to have all spacecraft positioned on the opposite side of the Red Planet when the comet is most likely to pass by.The European Space Agency is taking similar precautions to protect its Mars Express (MEX) orbiter.
- For more information about the Mars flyby of comet Siding Spring, click here.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech