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A Star Trail Timelapse of the Perseid Meteor Shower
A photographer named David from Hood River, Oregon, went out this weekend and photographed the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower. He then turned 400 of the photos into this star trail timelapse that contains several of the shooting stars he saw.
“I’m a 39-year-old Operations Manager from Hood River, Oregon by day and a very amateur photographer by night,” David tells PetaPixel. “I enjoy landscapes and astrophotography and try to take my camera with me whenever I go camping.”
David drove up a forestry road 10 miles east of Mt. Hood in Oregon and set up his Sony a6000 and Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens shooting 15-second exposures at f/2 and ISO 1000. The shutter was being triggered by Sony’s PlayMemories Time-lapse app.
photography  astronomy  perseid  video 
2 days ago by rgl7194
Jillian Scudder – Medium
Read writing from Jillian Scudder on Medium. PhD in astrophysics, currently working at the University of Sussex. I study galaxy collisions and write @astroquizzical.
astronomy  physics  blogs 
3 days ago by orlin
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will investigate the mystery of the sun’s corona - Vox
The Parker Solar Probe will try to solve the decades-old “coronal heating problem.”
astronomy  space  nasa  Science 
4 days ago by jorgebarba
Visions of the future
Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality. As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future.
art  design  nasa  posters  space  astronomy 
4 days ago by terry
NASA’s TESS spacecraft begins its search for exoplanets
TESS is a follow-up to Kepler, a spacecraft that has spent the last nine years searching for Earth-like exoplanets near Sun-like stars. Though it may be on its last legs, Kepler has already found 2,650 confirmed exoplanets and even more are expected to be discovered from the data it has collected. But Kepler was designed to focus on a small section of the sky and while it spotted many exoplanets, a lot of them were very far away from Earth. TESS, however, will eventually map about 85 percent of the sky and it will attempt to spot exoplanets a bit closer to Earth -- which allow other telescopes to study them more thoroughly.
astronomy  science  space  nasa 
4 days ago by terry
TESS - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
In a two-year survey of the solar neighborhood, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 stars for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances.
science  astronomy  space  nasa 
4 days ago by terry
Dark-sky status awarded to Northumberland Park area
The International Dark Skies Association (IDA), based in Tucson, Arizona, granted it gold status, which is the highest accolade it can bestow. Steve Owens, dark skies consultant and chair of the IDA's development committee, said: "The quality of Northumberland's night sky, and the huge efforts made by local communities to preserve them, make Northumberland Dark Sky Park a gold tier site, and one of the best places to stargaze in Europe."
astronomy  science  space 
4 days ago by terry
Kielder Observatory - A magical & unique visitor attraction
Kielder Observatory is one of the most remarkable places to visit in the whole of the UK. A public astronomical observatory which is second to none, under some of the darkest skies in the world where you'll find "infinite inspiration" and wonders you could never have imagined!
science  space  astronomy 
4 days ago by terry
Meteor showers as seen from space
(Make sure to check the "follow earth" view after looking at the whole thing!)
space  astronomy  cool 
4 days ago by bobrhyn
Meteor showers as seen from space
3D visualization of NASA meteor shower data. Scientifically accurate and fully interactive.
astronomy  meteors  science  space  visualisation 
5 days ago by garrettc

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