Last fall, the Canadian Space Agency asked students to design a simple science experiment that could be performed in space, using items already available aboard the International Space Station. Today, Commander Chris Hadfield
conducted the winner for its designers: two tenth grade students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, in a live feed to their school in Fall River, Nova Scotia. And now, we finally have an answer to the age-old question, What Happens When You Wring Out A Washcloth In Space? [more inside]
Commander Chris Hadfield
!) and Thomas Marshburn
are tweeting photos they are taking from the ISS. [more inside]
The frequently excellent photo-blog The Big Picture
at the Boston Globe has posted a collection of stunning and, well, alien-looking photos of the martian landscape
Earlier today, NASA released the first photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope since it was refurbished last May
- and the results are absolutely stunning.
A space shuttle is fired to sky. People from all around the place
gets a camera and shoots it. They publish the photos on Twitter. Result: Awesomeness
30 Incredible Abstract Satellite Images of Earth
"From 400 miles away, the earth transforms into abstract art. The global landscape is impressionist, cubist and pointillist." Nice NASA images from 2000, downloadable as wallpaper.
by photographer Amy Stein
explores the tension between settled and wild spaces.
is another collection of work dealing with the expectations of public and private space.
More self-explanatory: Women and Guns
and Halloween in Harlem
She also has a fine blog
A hoop, to draw the Earth's shadow:
illustrating yesterday's partial lunar eclipse
with a hoop and some creative camera positioning. Start here
and work your way towards the painter
. Via Spaceweather
. More photos of the eclipse on Flickr
There was a lovely total solar eclipse
over parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia yesterday. See the photo galleries from Spaceweather
, various Flickr users
, and the International Space Station
and The Good Earth
: pretty picture shows. (flash)
Hi-res satellite photos of Earth
Four pages worth, desktop wallpaper sized.