Alan Friedman works full time as a greeting card designer but pursues his love of astronomy in the evenings from an observatory he has erected in his own backyard in Buffalo, New York. These brilliant photos are captured using a small telescope and Hydrogen Alpha filter which acts as a lens and streams images in the same way as a webcam would. Each photo is made out of thousands of frames of images that are then combined and adjusted in color and tonality to create a final high res photograph.
The Norwegian island of Spitsbergen is known for its Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located about 810 miles (1,303 km) from the North Pole. This secure seedbank preserves various plant seeds, duplicates or “spare” copies of seeds from gene banks from around the world, in an underground cavern. If the seeds are lost in gene banks, the Seed Vault will provide insurance, and in case of large-scale crises it will provide a shelter for them.
These are Twitter photos from the space shuttle Atlantis. These incredible photos were taken by Astronaut Ron Garan during Atlantis’ last flight.
These are the pictures taken by a Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin during the 25th Expedition to the International Space Station. The Photos are simply amazing.
These are transparent specimens of sea life. Iori Tomita is an artist and an undergrad who studies ichthyology. His work is the New World Transparent Specimens created through a lengthy process that uses dyes, enzymes, and preservatives. He is trying to show people the hidden side of natural beauty that they might miss normally.
You aren’t the only one surprised that this gargantuan airplane can take flight. Someone has to have faith in 80s Ukrainian engineering, considering this aircraft was built in the 1980s at the Antonov Development Lab. Known as “Mria” or “a dream” this huge flying building can carry a Mack truck and holds up to 250 tons, which makes it the best flight to take for an epic party.
These stunning photos of International Space Station astronauts taking a leisurely spacewalk, from a variety of different missions including the latest one, will take your breath away. Replete with Earth’s bright blue sky as a backdrop, each photo gives a new meaning to floating in space. Several things are for sure, astronauts cannot be scared of heights and they have a great view from work.
UPD: This is Shweeb and it may be the future transport used to move around the city. It is a bike monorail pedal-powered. Yes, as in you’ll have to peddle it. It is only a concept now but Google Inc. has already invested $1 million dollars in it believing this may be transport solution for the cities.