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Still Photos of Jupiter Taken by the Juno Spacecraft Set in Motion by Sean Doran

Still Photos of Jupiter Taken by the Juno Spacecraft Set in Motion by Sean Doran

May 29, 2017

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Christopher Jobson

NASA’s Juno spacecraft launched in 2011, arriving at Jupiter in July of 2016 to begin a series of what will eventually be 12 orbits around the Solar System’s largest planet. The path selected for this particular mission is a wide polar orbit, most of which is spent well away from Jupiter. But once every 53 days Juno screams from top to bottom across the surface of the gaseous planet, recording data and snapping photographs for two hours. More



Photography Science

Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon

Timelapse Video Captures Rare Full Cloud Inversion Inside the Grand Canyon

May.17.17

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Kate

Although rare, full cloud inversions are something we know well here, covering the same phenomena over the last few years both here and here. This particular timelapse video by filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic captures how beautifully the descending clouds imitate waves when trapped within the Grand Canyon, undulating against the uppermost edges of the natural wonder’s deep valley. More



Photography Science

An Elegant Flower Time-Lapse Three Years in the Making

An Elegant Flower Time-Lapse Three Years in the Making

May.9.17

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Christopher

As a companion piece to his 2012 short film “Fall,” filmmaker Jamie Scott spent the last three years filming a massive variety of flowers in this seemingly endless parade of buds opening into blooms titled “Spring.” The entire film was shot on a small mini-stage inside the wardrobe of his New York home, and the results are stitched together into this seamless time-lapse. The visuals and music were created in tandem with composer Jim Perkins who received edits and wrote the music accordingly. More



Art Science

Meet the Milky Way: A Timelapse Video Shot From the Cockpit of a Swiss Airliner

Meet the Milky Way: A Timelapse Video Shot From the Cockpit of a Swiss Airliner

May.1.17

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Kate

Sales Wick is an airline pilot, photographer, and film producer based in Switzerland who photographs the journeys of his many international flights on his website BeyondClouds. For his video Meet the Milky Way, Wick created a timelapse of his nighttime trip from Zurich to Sao Paulo, capturing the starry sky and the glowing Milky Way straight ahead. The video was recorded in August during one of the few nights where shooting stars can be seen racing across the sky, and during the video several can be observed traveling across the screen. More



Design Science

Hand-Painted Planetary Push Pins

Hand-Painted Planetary Push Pins

Apr.24.17

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Christopher

Tokyo-based industrial designer Duncan Shotton (previously) is known for his unique approach to houseware and stationery design, where he takes common objects from pencils to bookmarks and conceives of a novel twist. His latest creation is a series of push pins designed to look like the solar system called Planet Pins. The set includes the 8 planets (sorry Pluto fans) and an optional moon pin cast in concrete. More



Art Photography Science

An Intricate Cross-Section of the Brain Depicted With Thousands of Layers of Gold Leaf

An Intricate Cross-Section of the Brain Depicted With Thousands of Layers of Gold Leaf

Apr.17.17

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Kate

Taking nearly two years to complete, artist and neuroscientist Dr. Greg Dunn, along with his collaborator Dr. Brian Edwards, have mapped the neurons in the brain for a series of images titled Self Reflected. Produced through a technique they call reflective microetching, the two cross-disciplinary artists track the neural choreography in the mind, creating brilliant images that glow with a metallic luminescence. More



Amazing Science

A Remarkable Time Lapse Video of Cell Division in a Frog Egg

A Remarkable Time Lapse Video of Cell Division in a Frog Egg

Mar.21.17

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Christopher

No, this isn’t digital. Filmed by documentary filmmaker Francis Chee, this amazing video captures the microscopic view of a frog egg as it begins to divide from two cells into millions over a period of about 33 hours. It’s astounding to think that each and every one of us started off just like this. More



Art Design Science

A Fold Apart: A NASA Physicist Turned Origami Artist

A Fold Apart: A NASA Physicist Turned Origami Artist

Mar.17.17

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Christopher

In 2001 NASA physicist Robert Lang quit his job to focus on his one true passion: creating original origami designs. With a deep understanding of mathematics and materials, Lang’s folding designs have been incorporated into everything from spacecraft to airbags. His works aren’t limited to functional objects, he’s also produced a wide range of original artworks that have been exhibited around the world. The Great Big Story recently sat down with Lang for this brief interview. More



Design Science

3D-Printed Solar Systems, Moons and Planets for Your Desktop

3D-Printed Solar Systems, Moons and Planets for Your Desktop

Mar.1.17

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Christopher

The folks over at London-based Little Planet Factory make tiny 3d-printed planets and moons you can sit on your desktop or hold in your hands. Designs include everything from entire solar systems to collections of moons, individual planets, and even science fiction creations like a theoretical terraformed Mars globe. More



Photography Science

Dramatic View of a NASA Rocket Launch over Alaska

Dramatic View of a NASA Rocket Launch over Alaska

Jan.27.17

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Christopher

Early this morning NASA launched an experiment to measure nitric oxide in the polar sky from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. Staff photographer Jamie Adkins captured this amazing view. More



Photography Science

A Giant Naturally Occurring Ice Circle Appears Briefly in a Washington River

A Giant Naturally Occurring Ice Circle Appears Briefly in a Washington River

Jan.10.17

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Christopher

This weekend, word spread via Facebook that a large circle of ice was spinning in small river just outside of Seattle. After seeing a quick video of it in her feed, photographer Kaylyn Messer jumped in her car and was fortunate to witness the incredible sight of this gargantuan ice disc as it spun in the current of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. More