ESA posted an awesome video today on the Cryosat orbiter. This satellite gathers information about the thickness or thinning of ice in the polar regions. The video's editing looks like a dossier cutscene from a shooter videogame. To top it off, the music is really cool.
Video Credit: ESA | embedding thanks to YouTube user Duzsmogo
NASA's Earth Observatory Image of the Day is stunning!
"Central Tien Shan, China"
"The Tien Shan—“celestial mountains” in Chinese—is one of the largest continuous mountain ranges in the world, extending approximately 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) roughly east-west across Central Asia." -William L. Stefanov, NASA-JSC
Click to embiggen.
Image Credit: NASA/JSC/ISS
Our Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn just released a new photograph of Saturn's moon Janus sitting in front Saturn's rings.
"Janus in the Way"
"Saturn's moon Janus obscures part of the planet's A ring as the Cassini spacecraft looks toward the main rings and the thin F ring. Janus (179 kilometers, or 111 miles across) appears as a dark oval to the left of the center of the image." -NASA
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Universe Today just posted a beautiful pic in their article:
"Astrophoto: A Mexican Orion"
"This stunning new image of the Orion Nebula has a bit of salsa to it! César Cantú of the Chiledog Observatory in Monterrey, Mexico took this image earlier this month." -Universe Today
Image Credit: César Cantú
Last but not least, Hubble just released this week's new featured image, of Messier 12:
"Cluster’s Deceptive Serenity Hides Violent Past"
"The high concentration of stars within globular clusters, like Messier 12, shown here in an image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, makes them beautiful photographic targets." -NASA/ESA/Hubble
Click to embiggen, this pic is huge!
Image Credit:ESA/Hubble & NASA
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