That is not to say, photography that is really good. It’s photography of stars. It’s great to see what a digital SLR and a tripod can do.
TPM has the “nine best videos” of the meteor that hit this morning. I listened to this one with headphones the first time, and was jolted out of my seat. I can’t imagine what it was like on the ground: http://youtu.be/MKx97csfPy0 Careful, be sure your volume isn’t turned up.
There’s something breathtakingly poetic about this story.
I can only imagine what this one’s worth now.
Anton Jankovoy’s photo from the Mardi Khola valley, Nepal. One in 5 of us never see the Milky Way.
Kottke.org will be replaying the live CBS broadcasts of the landing and the first steps on the Moon, in “real time,” later today. Tune in here at 4:10 pm EDT for Walter Cronkite’s live broadcast of the landing, and again at 10:51 pm EDT for the epochal first step.
The HST took this visible-light photo of an extrasolar planet — the first ever — orbiting the star Fomalhaut.
3 a.m. found me lying on my back on a tennis court, watching the northern sky for the Perseids meteor shower. We saw a handful, and it was good. But it’s also why I’m not writing a longer post.