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Perseid meteors peak over the next few nights

August 11, 2012 | By

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks over the next night or two, so this is the best time to go out and look. I have a guide on how to observe the shower and a couple of links, too, but first indulge me a moment to talk about meteor showers. The Earth orbits the Sun, […]

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Amazing moonset video taken from space!

January 31, 2012 | By

Thanks to astronaut Ron Garan on Google+, I was alerted to some amazing footage of the Moon setting as seen by astronauts on board the International Space Station. I uploaded it to YouTube and added some comments to show you something really cool… [Set it to high-def and make it full screen!] Astonishing, isn’t it? […]

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An astronaut's away-from-home movie: Fragile Oasis

November 21, 2011 | By

Astronaut Ron Garan’s photography is a common feature here at BA Central, and although his still photos are incredible, he hadn’t tried time-lapse photography until his last trip up to the space station. He took a series of images and he himself created a video from them, called "Time Lapse From Space – Literally. The […]

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The twice reflected Moon light

November 19, 2011 | By

American astronaut Ron Garan may be the single best promoter of space exploration we have today, if only because of his breathtaking photographs of the Earth from space. In July 2011, as he orbited our planet in the International Space Station, he took this gorgeous shot of the crescent Moon, setting over the Earth’s silhouetted […]

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The Moon, waxing poetic

October 22, 2011 | By

Space Shuttle astronaut Ron Garan should be familiar to regular BA readers; I’ve featured a lot of the photos he’s taken from space here on the blog. He’s been posting more of them on Google+, and he just put up this gorgeous shot of the Moon over the limb of the Earth: Spectacular! [Click to […]

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Sounds of a meteor shower

October 3, 2011 | By

In August, I wrote about how you can listen to meteors: radar bounced off their ion trail can be converted to sound, making eerie, creepy noises. Via astronaut Ron Garan comes this video of recordings made by the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas during the Perseid meteor shower. It’s very, very cool: […]

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A new day, from space

September 21, 2011 | By

Imagine sitting in a gossamer structure 100 meters long, 400 kilometers off the Earth’s surface, and hurtling through space at nearly 30,000 kilometers per hour. Now imagine facing east while doing so, looking out the window, and seeing this: ISS astronaut Ron Garan took this shot on Saturday morning, August 27, 2011, as the Sun […]

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Expedition 28 from the ISS lands safely in Kazakhstan

September 16, 2011 | By

Last night, a Soyuz TMA-21 capsule carrying three members of the space station’s Expedition 28 crew landed safely in Kazakhstan: Among them was American Ron Garan, who has been taking devastating pictures of the Earth from the station. I mentioned this in an earlier post, but it bears repeating: the Russian space agency says they […]

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The Hunter, the station, and the southern lights

September 15, 2011 | By

Astronaut Ron Garan has been on board the International Space Station since April 2011. Tonight, at midnight Eastern (US) time, he will land back on Earth with two of his crewmates. While on the ISS he took a huge number of breath-taking photos of the Earth. One of the very last he shot was this […]

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Moon over Afghanistan

August 25, 2011 | By

Posted without comment: the waning third quarter Moon over Afghanistan, as seen by astronaut Ron Garan on board the International Space Station: [Click to embiggen.] You can follow Ron on Twitter and see these amazing pictures as he posts them. Image credit: NASA. Technically, I saw this on Nancy_A’s Twitter stream before I saw it […]

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