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The Orion nebula, captured by amateur astrophotographer Robert Fields.

The Orion nebula, captured by amateur astrophotographer Robert Fields.

Photo: Impact Crater At Lonar, India.
Lonar lake was initially believed to be of volcanic origin, but now it is recognized as an impact crater created by the hypervelocity impact of either a comet or a meteorite.
Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres (3,900 ft) and is about 137 metres (449 ft) below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) in diameter. The circular depression bears a saline water lake in its central portion. The crater’s age is usually estimated to be 52,000 ± 6,000 years (Pleistocene), although a study published in 2010 gives an age of 570,000 ± 47,000 years.

Photo: Impact Crater At Lonar, India.

Lonar lake was initially believed to be of volcanic origin, but now it is recognized as an impact crater created by the hypervelocity impact of either a comet or a meteorite.

Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres (3,900 ft) and is about 137 metres (449 ft) below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometres (5,900 ft) in diameter. The circular depression bears a saline water lake in its central portion. The crater’s age is usually estimated to be 52,000 ± 6,000 years (Pleistocene), although a study published in 2010 gives an age of 570,000 ± 47,000 years.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.
Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.
The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Sightsmap is a neat use of Google Maps data.

Sightsmap.com shows the places people like, based on the number of panoramio photos at each place in the world. The dark areas have few photos, the red areas have more and the yellow areas have a large number of photos geotagged.

The hottest places have markers linking photos, streetview, wikipedia, wikivoyage, foursquare and google plus articles about the site. The place names are selected by the wikipedia readership numbers and foursquare checkins. Area populations are based on the geonames database.

Video: 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower.

This 350 frame timelapse sequence was captured over Lassen Peak in Northern California, during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

Check out this giant, zoomable image of Tokyo.
IIt took photographerJeffrey Martin two days of shooting over 8,000 photos, and four months of editing to create the 600,000 pixel wide interactive image, which would measure 50 by 100 metres if printed at full resolution.
The full, zoomable image is up here at io9.

Check out this giant, zoomable image of Tokyo.

IIt took photographerJeffrey Martin two days of shooting over 8,000 photos, and four months of editing to create the 600,000 pixel wide interactive image, which would measure 50 by 100 metres if printed at full resolution.

The full, zoomable image is up here at io9.

Saturns moons captured from Cassini spacecraft.
The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora remind us of how different they are when they appear together, as in this image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Pandora’s small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape like its larger sibling, Mimas. Researchers believe that the elongated shape of Pandora (50 miles, or 81 kilometers across) may hold clues to how it and other moons near Saturn’s rings formed. 
The image was taken in blue light with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2013. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 690,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) from Mimas. Image scale is 4 miles (7 kilometers) per pixel.

Saturns moons captured from Cassini spacecraft.

The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora remind us of how different they are when they appear together, as in this image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Pandora’s small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape like its larger sibling, Mimas. Researchers believe that the elongated shape of Pandora (50 miles, or 81 kilometers across) may hold clues to how it and other moons near Saturn’s rings formed.

The image was taken in blue light with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2013. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 690,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) from Mimas. Image scale is 4 miles (7 kilometers) per pixel.

Photo: Earth, viewed from Saturn.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn’s rings and a distant Earth on July 19. This is only the third time Earth has been captured in a photo from the outer solar system.
Earth is 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away in this image.
In a magnified portion of the image, Earth’s Moon is visible as well:

Photo: Earth, viewed from Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn’s rings and a distant Earth on July 19. This is only the third time Earth has been captured in a photo from the outer solar system.

Earth is 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away in this image.

In a magnified portion of the image, Earth’s Moon is visible as well:

Thermal Imager for iPhone/Android gets crowdfunded.

The Mu Thermal Camera can be attached to an iPhone or Android device, and allows users to see in the infrared spectrum anything between -86 to 192 degrees Fahrenheit (-66 to 90 Celcius).

The device was recently successfully funded on Indiegogo, with the makers now hoping to use the money to get the device into mainstream electronics stores for a shelf price of around US$325.2

Seven Summits becoming available on Google Street View.
Some of the most famous mountains in the world have been captured with Street View cameras and are available to check out now. Included in the list is Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia).
Find them on Google Maps yourself of go check out this gallery.

Seven Summits becoming available on Google Street View.

Some of the most famous mountains in the world have been captured with Street View cameras and are available to check out now. Included in the list is Aconcagua (South America), Kilimanjaro (Africa), Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Everest Base Camp (Asia).

Find them on Google Maps yourself of go check out this gallery.

James Webb Telescope Model at South by Southwest
As big as a tennis court and as tall as a four-story building, a full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope model was on display from March 8-10 at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to Hubble and the largest space telescope to ever be built.

James Webb Telescope Model at South by Southwest

As big as a tennis court and as tall as a four-story building, a full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope model was on display from March 8-10 at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. 

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to Hubble and the largest space telescope to ever be built.