Coming up on New Year’s Eve, earthlings tend to celebrate milestones of the year passed, as well as look expectantly toward the future. Here, Planetsave brings you some of the … [Read full article]
Would you like to chase satellites, print out custom sky charts whenever you wish, and locate real-time iridium flares without a telescope or binoculars? Heavens Above has just the features … [Read full article]
PlanetSave would be remiss if we didn’t say something today to recognize that 45 years ago humans first set foot on another celestial body. Launched on an expendable multistage liquid-fueled Saturn V rocket … [Read full article]
A completely new bacterial life form that appears to inhabit only space agency ‘clean rooms’ has been classified after more than three years of investigation and analysis. Microbial lifeforms that … [Read full article]
When it comes to citizen space travel, Richard Garriott de Cayeux doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk (or space walk?)…um…Let’s just say he knows of that which he … [Read full article]
There’s been considerable press on the aftermath and economic impact of hurricane Sandy (and no doubt more to come following the ‘nor’easter’ that just hit the east coast) including data … [Read full article]
This video filmed from the International Space Station is really striking. This is the view that the astronauts living there see everyday. It’s definitely worth a watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip2ZGND1I9Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player The video … [Read full article]
NASA Television will air the Venus Transit live, as it occurs, on June 5th 5:30PM EDT, showing the shadow of Venus moving across the surface of the sun. This … [Read full article]
For many of us, we’re never going to see an aurora. We simply live too far away from the poles. We might be able to make do with photos people have taken from the ground, but even that doesn’t match up with the video and image below, which show the aurora australis over Antarctica on September 11, 2005.
Many of us will never see an aurora with our own eyes, so we resort to videos and images on the internet. One of the most amazing I’ve ever seen is this series of still images collated into a timelapse video taken from the International Space Station on September 17.
Captured on June 27 of this year by the crew on the International Space Station, this photo of the Massachusetts coastline was taken at an angle, allowing for the sunglint shown prominently in Cape Cod Bay.
Taken aboard the International Space Station, this beautiful photo shows the boot of Italy lit up at night, outlining what would otherwise have been indistinguishable from the black sea around it.
Today’s photo is another astronaut photograph on June 2, 2011, by the crew of the International Space Station, showing the entire Okavango “delta” in Botswana.