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Photography, Still & Moving Pictures, Visual Languages/Analyses
Curated by Monica Mirza
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APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day | the NASA - PHOTOS

APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day | the NASA - PHOTOS | Looks - Photography - Images & Visual Languages | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
Monica Mirza's insight:

And here's how I've just learnt the name of Jupiter's moon : Europa (accordingly to the APOD website, the "Gibbous" moon).

I keep on feeling awe-struck each time I contemplate the NASA pics : they make me travel -I think they also may well help us realize we're so much smaller than what we sometimes claim ;)

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The photo above was yesterday's display : you may either visit /follow @apod 's Twitter account, or you simply change the date at the end of their web page hyperlink address... your choice :-)

>> http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131215.html

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Photo Collage of the Sun - NASA | by M. ZHANG

Photo Collage of the Sun - NASA | by M. ZHANG | Looks - Photography - Images & Visual Languages | Scoop.it

Posted by Michael Zhang on July 8, 2013 • 

 

"Our sun can look very different in photographs depending on the wavelength of light you’re trying to capture. [...] NASA recently took a collection of sun photos shot at different wavelengths and combined them into the beautiful photo collage seen above (here’s a higher-res version).

The photographs in the collage were all captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) — the same project that created the “3 years in 3 minutes” time-lapse of the sun that we shared back in April."

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Via Thierry Saint-Paul
Monica Mirza's insight:

Puzzling... dazzling too !

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Linda Denty's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:27 PM

I love the mixture of photographs , science and art here.

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Silvery golden New York City

Silvery golden New York City | Looks - Photography - Images & Visual Languages | Scoop.it
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As Chris Hadfield (NASA) says... the City looks lit up like a bulb : "the Statue of Liberty is clearly visible in the night from above".

It's been a while since when I last hung around on the NASA website... well, it's still and always worth surfing on it : gorgeous photos  :-))

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Perpetual Ocean | NASA Visualisation Studio

Perpetual Ocean | NASA Visualisation Studio | Looks - Photography - Images & Visual Languages | Scoop.it

"This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience. [...]"

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55 Astonishing Images of Earth From Space

55 Astonishing Images of Earth From Space | Looks - Photography - Images & Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Tour the planet via these breathtaking satellite shots from space.
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Dazzling !

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See also: 25 Awe-Inspiring Images of the Milky Way Galaxy

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NASA's Most Mind-Blowing Photos of the Earth at Night

NASA's Most Mind-Blowing Photos of the Earth at Night | Looks - Photography - Images & Visual Languages | Scoop.it
Perhaps this feeling–of being overcome by the vastness of space as well as the triumph of human civilization–is what awes us about satellite images of cities at night.
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The above picture shows "the newer American cities love their neat grids. Los Angeles, the city of highways, has a startlingly organized grid."

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Martian landscapes | The Big Picture

Martian landscapes | The Big Picture | Looks - Photography - Images & Visual Languages | Scoop.it

 

"Defrosting dunes in the north. In northern winter a seasonal polar cap composed of carbon dioxide ice (dry ice) forms in the north polar region. This cap covers a vast sea of dunes at high northern latitudes. In the spring the ice sublimates (evaporates directly from ice to gas) and this active process loosens and moves tiny dust particles. - Since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. [...]

Gee... these photos are dazzling !

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