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Awesome Astronaut Guided Tour Of Earth From The ISS

Briefly: NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, shot this awesome video of Earth from the ISS showing some of its most recognisable landmarks. It’s fun to hear their comments as they fly around the Earth at 29,000km/h.


Today's View Of The ISS Shows Once Again How Amazing Earth Is

Briefly: NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this wonderful picture of what he describes as “My favourite views from space — just past sunrise over the ocean.” Gorgeous.


Where Do You Draw The Line Between The Sky And Space?

On his 108-minute flight in 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human being in space, reached a peak altitude of 327 kilometres (203 miles), after blasting off the planet atop a mighty Vostok rocket. After launch shook his tiny capsule violently, Gagarin experienced the feeling of weightlessness, and saw the curvature of the Earth first-hand. By all accounts, he crossed the mysterious border between the Earth and space. Or did he? It has been more than half a century since Gagarin’s historic journey, but there is still no universally accepted definition of where space begins.


This Animation Video Explains Everything You Need To Know About Earth

Kurzgesagt sums up all you need to know about our planet Earth in this nice animation explainer that’s much more easy to understand than school ever was. It shows how fascinating and unbelievable Earth is and makes you realise how seemingly impossible it is for us to be living here. But we’re here!


Scientists Reveal New Vision Of Earth Four Billion Years Ago

The Hadean and Eoarchean epochs were the real hell on Earth. For millions of years, our planet was heavily bombarded by millions of asteroids with “existing oceans repeatedly boiled away into steam atmospheres” until its crust finally solidified. These two new visualizations will help you comprehend this violence.


This Australian Video Is A Satirical Glimpse Of Earth's Dystopian Future

Video: Made by Duncan Elms, this video imagines a future where Earth has been ravaged by wars, cyclones, food shortages, destructive weather and horrible humans and turned into areas of uninhabitable zones. And yet cities would still make bids to host the Olympic Games, even if they’re during a nuclear winter.


Beautiful Time Lapse Is Proof That Nature Is The Greatest Architect

Time does a breathtaking thing on nature. If you let it run its course the face of the Earth changes into beautiful things that don’t even look like they’re from this world.


All The Solid Surfaces In The Solar System Stitched In One Brilliant Map

Briefly: As usual, xkcd wins the internet with another brilliant scientific visualisation: All the solid surfaces (the planetary, moon and asteroid crusts) in the Solar System stitched together as if it all were a seamless flat map. It’s fascinating to see it all from this simple perspective.


Scientists Discover An Entirely New Kind Of Meteorite

At a pink limestone quarry in Sweden, finding meteorite is no big deal — workers have found 101 of them in the past 20 years. But a new space rock discovery has scientists scratching their heads. The meteorite is of a class that’s never before been seen, and it may hold a key to the explosion of life on Earth nearly 500 million years ago.


This Is The Most Earth-Like Planet Discovered Yet

The nearest Earth-like planet is only 16 light-years away from us. It has a mass that is more than five times the mass of the Earth and it orbits a red dwarf star that has half the mass and radius of our sun.


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