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NASA video compilation of satellite imagery released

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has just released a “best-of” video compilation of satellite footage from 2012, featuring the year’s most important data captures. The footage consists of beautiful photographs, time lapses and computer generated visualizations.

Eiffel Tower and low rainbow photographed by Bertrand Kulik

Photographer captures rare Eiffel Tower and rainbow shot

Humans have created the Eiffel Tower. It is a beautiful structure, visited by millions of people each year. On the other hand, nature is simply amazing. It produces great displays, such as rainbows.When these two work together, they can produce epic sights, and photographer Bertrand Kulik was there to capture one of them.

Photographer compiled a 4-gigapixel Mars panoramic photo using images sent back by the Curiosity Rover

Curiosity Rover sends back images to create 4-gigapixel Mars panorama

A photographer, who is renowned for this panoramic photos, has compiled 407 images of Mars, sent back by the Curiosity Rover. The car-sized robot captured those pictures over a period of 13 Martian days. Andrew Bordov has stitched them all together into an impressive 4-gigapixel panorama of the Red Planet.

frying pan bottom photographed to look like strange red planet

Celestial frying pan bottoms by Christopher Jonassen

35 year old Norwegian artist Christopher Jonassen amazes with “Devour”, a stunning collection of photographs that present worn-out frying pan bottoms as strange planets from another galaxy. The beautiful series was inspired by French writer Jean-Paul Sartre, who said that “to eat is to appropriate by destruction”.

The latest Vixen Polarie Star Tracker is now available for astrophotographers

Become an astrophotographer with the latest Vixen Polarie Star Tracker

Astrophotography is getting traction. So far it has been very hard to take photos of the stars because the equipment is very expensive. However, technological advancements in optics have allowed companies like Vixen to release mounts for DSLR cameras which come in handy when taking photos of the stars.

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Earth’s beauty “tweeted” from the lens of an astronaut

Canadian astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield has shared some extraordinary photographs of Planet Earth. He is currently on-board the International Space Station (ISS) in a five-month mission. He is also the first Canadian Commander of the ISS and has a keen eye for photography.

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