I’m surprised no one has made this idiotic statement today. Pleasantly surprised, although the day isn’t over yet.

I’m surprised no one has made this idiotic statement today. Pleasantly surprised, although the day isn’t over yet.

npr:

nprradiopictures:

Satellites are powerful tools. They beam our TV signals, phone calls and data around the planet. They help us spy, they track storms, they power the GPS signals in our cars and on our phones. But they also send back striking, totally disarming images of planet Earth.

This set of images is all about showing off the “beauty of the Earth,” says Lawrence Friedl, the director of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program and the editor of a project called Earth As Art.“We want people to look at these images and say, ‘How did nature do that?’ “

The project, which NASA has released in iPad and book form, spans the world, from cold peaks to desolate deserts to ocean islands. But these aren’t your typical snapshots.

Earth As Art: ‘How Did Nature Do That?’

Photo Credit: NASA

These pictures are crazy cool. Check ‘em out. -L

Yes, our satellite images make use of false color, and you might think that is cheating somehow. But ultimately, nature is the artist, and the art is beautiful.

(Source: lookatthisstory)

ecocides:

Aurora Borealis, Norway | image by Raymo-Photography

I have GOT to see one of these in person some day.

ecocides:

Aurora Borealis, Norway | image by Raymo-Photography

I have GOT to see one of these in person some day.

science-et-fiction:

Émile Bayard, gravure extraite de « Autour de la Lune », in Jules Verne, Voyages extraordinaires, Éd. Pierre-Jules Hetzel, 1870

Love, love, LOVE vintage science fiction art.

science-et-fiction:

Émile Bayard, gravure extraite de « Autour de la Lune », in Jules Verne, Voyages extraordinaires, Éd. Pierre-Jules Hetzel, 1870

Love, love, LOVE vintage science fiction art.

fuckyeahnebulas:

Heart Nebula

Have a nerdy V-Day everyone!

fuckyeahnebulas:

Heart Nebula

Have a nerdy V-Day everyone!

laughingsquid:

Memorable Photos from 125 Years of National Geographic Society

I like the reflections in the helmet visor.
Lights on Flickr.
Took a little trip to the Georgia coast over the holidays. This photo was taken on New Year’s Eve at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. We stayed in the building visible in the background to the right. The way they had the live oaks decorated looked amazing.

Lights on Flickr.

Took a little trip to the Georgia coast over the holidays. This photo was taken on New Year’s Eve at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. We stayed in the building visible in the background to the right. The way they had the live oaks decorated looked amazing.

Moon & Jupiter on Flickr.A bit tardy, but I took this photo shortly after sunset on the night Jupiter was conjunct the full moon and it was a gorgeous sight.

Moon & Jupiter on Flickr.

A bit tardy, but I took this photo shortly after sunset on the night Jupiter was conjunct the full moon and it was a gorgeous sight.

Cherokee Falls on Flickr.Autumn hiking in northwest Georgia.

Cherokee Falls on Flickr.

Autumn hiking in northwest Georgia.