February 11 marked the two-year anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite, an event that signaled the continuation of an Earth observation project that began in the early 1970s. To celebrate the occasion, the team has released a vast composite image that stretches unbroken from Sweden to British Columbia.
The images were taken using the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 back on 2014’s summer solstice – June 21, 2014 – a point at which the Sun doesn’t duck below the Arctic horizon for more than 24 hours. Collecting the images at that point in the year allowed the satellite to capture the region’s ice in various stages of melting.
The entire flyover stretches for a spectacular 6,800 km, with a width of 200 km. It begins in Finland and Sweden, crosses Greenland, North America and Canada’s Nunavut and Northwest Territories, concluding off the shore of British Columbia.
February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. The imagery is also captivating, allowing one to watch the constant ballet of solar material through the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.
Turn up the sound. Set resolution as high as you can. A stunning video.
Here’s the news article link. Good thing the dashcam didn’t have audio recording. Might have saved some scary sounds from the driver.
“Pixel” is a live show that combines dance choreography with interactive, 3D projection mapping. The show features 11 dancers and recently debuted at Maison des Arts de Créteil in France. In this highlights video we see excerpts from the 60 minutes performance which was directed and choreographed by Mourad Merzouki.
Wow! Something to watch for if the show travels to your neck of the prairie.
Our source warns — This motion picture has been employed in enhanced interrogation programs.
Featured twice on ABC’s Good Morning America – song is “Christmas Can Can” by Straight No Chaser. This is my first year decorating and this is my first sequence ever. I built almost everything from scratch using wood and acrylic. I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont), hence the massive instruments! The guitar is 17′, the piano is 19′ — Tom BetGeorge
Video recorded during NASA’s Orion return through Earth’s atmosphere provides viewers a taste of what the vehicle endured as it returned through Earth’s atmosphere during its Dec. 5 flight test.
Way cool. Wish I was onboard.
I really love this stuff. I’m the only member of my extended family here in New Mexico who hasn’t ever been a pilot. But, I always wanted to be one – when I was a kid.
Thanks, Om Malik