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Breathtaking Time-Lapse Videos of Earth Taken by ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst From the International Space Station

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a compilation of breathtaking time-lapse videos of Earth taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst during his time aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The videos highlight incredible views of auroras, cities at night, and even segments of the exterior of the ISS like the Canadarm2 in action. Gerst lived […]

Spectacular timelapse shows the International Space Station at work

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst used his 166 days aboard the International Space Station to build an enormous high-resolution time lapse sequence featuring more than 12,000 photos of the planet, the atmosphere and the...Show More Summary

This Light Show From the ISS Is the Best Christmas Display You’ll See All Season - So when aliens drive by, they'll be SUPER impressed.

2 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

The European Space Agency released this video earlier this week, which compiles more than twelve thousand images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst into six minutes of beautiful planetary timelapse. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Rosetta postcard: Could you jump from these cliffs?

While Philae rests quietly on the dark surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter is continuing to snap amazing images of the comet's nucleus and beam them back to Earth.

Thirty Five Years Ago Today

Europe made its bid to get in on the space race and prepare for inter-planetary supply management with the first successful launch of the Ariane rocket. Developed by the European Space Agency, it was a four stage vehicle designed to put two telecommunications satellites at a time into orbit. While it wasn’t a big step […]

Watch ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst’s Timelapse Of Earth Taken From Space in 4K

  During a 6-month long Blue Dot Mission aboard the International Space Station, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst took tens of thousands of photos. 12,500 of which were used to create this astonishing timelapse of earth from above. Periodically, Gerst would use an intervalometer to snap photos for him while he worked on other important tasks. Now, a [...]Show More Summary

Watch this stunningly beautiful ultra HD time-lapse video from the International Space Station

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

If you’re a fan of epic ultra high definition time-lapse videos from space — and really who isn’t — then you’ll be happy to know that Christmas arrived early and Hannukah is right on time. The European Space Agency has stiched together more than five months of astronaut Alexander...

This gorgeous timelapse video shows the Earth from space

While on the International Space Station earlier this year for the six-month Blue Dot mission, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst would set cameras to automatically take photos at regular intervals. The result is 12,500 images of sunrises, clouds, auroras, city lights, and the Milky Way that have been combined into a stunning timelapse video. --Catherine Garcia More

Picdump – December 19, 2014

A luminescent lake (Plitvice National Park, Croatia) Clear Day on the West Highland Way – Scotland Digital Elevation Model of the Contiguous United States Ferrari Testa Rossa The European Space Agency reports that this image, captured by the Planck spacecraft, is among the first to reveal the shape of the Milky Way’s magnetic field.   […]

NASA's IMAGE and Cluster missions reveal origin of theta auroras

Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the sun's effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to the joint European Space Agency and NASA's Cluster mission combined with data...Show More Summary

City lights from space

Images from the European Space Agency show what cities around the world look like at night from space

Venus Express mission ends as fuel runs out

The European Space Agency's (ESA) eight-year Venus Express mission has come to an end. Having already extended its lifespan to four times that originally planned, the unmanned orbiter has exhausted its fuel during a final attempt to further prolong its usefulness. Show More Summary

Top Ten Weirdest Science Stories Of 2014

2014 was a pretty great year for science. A probe from the European Space Agency physically landed on a moving comet for the first time. Lockheed Martin made a significant technology breakthrough relating to nuclear fusion power. Oh, and the world’s biggest-ever dinosaur, the “Dreadnoughtus”, was discovered. Show More Summary

CryoSat records small decrease in Arctic ice volume

The European Space Agency’s CryoSat mission has returned its latest map of Arctic sea ice volumes, recording a slight decrease in thickness over previous measurements. The data flies in the face of the established downward trend, but...Show More Summary

Google Takes a Look Back on the Major Events of 2014 With ‘A Year in Search’

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Google takes a look back on the major events of 2014 with “A Year in Search“–which covers search trends like the European Space Agency’s historic Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the invention of the HENDO hoverboard, and the ALS ice bucket challenge among others. In a blog post about the “Year in Search,” Google also revealed […]

We Now Have No Idea Where Earth’s Water Came From

Earth’s water had to come from somewhere, and conventional wisdom says that it was brought to us in the early days of the solar system by icy comets. Now, new data from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta craft reveals that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko doesn’t have the same kind of...

ESA sending crude oil into space

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency is shipping crude oil into space. This may seem like a poor market strategy, but there's method behind this petroleum madness. The space agency is sending a set of small, highly-pressurized containers of crude oil into orbit as part of an experiment aimed at learning how oil behaves in deep underground reservoirs... Show More Summary

Rosetta sheds light on origin of Earth's oceans

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The oceans are a mystery in more ways than one, but you might not expect the answers to come from a pack of electronics and a comet. But that's what the European Space Agency (ESA) says about the unmanned Rosetta probe orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Show More Summary

ESA ATV tests new docking technology

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Georges Lemaitre captured the International Space Station (ISS) in a new light in August, as it fired up a set of experimental sensors that may form the basis of the next generation of automated docking systems. Show More Summary

Rosetta finds clues about source of Earth's water

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe shows comets are an unlikely source of Earth's oceans

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