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Ricoh Teamed Up with JAXA to Capture 360° Photos and Videos in Space – Photography Article

Ricoh Teamed Up with JAXA to Capture 360° Photos and Videos in Space Camera maker Ricoh and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released some beautiful 360° images and video captured with a modified Ricoh Theta from the International Space Station (ISS). This collaboration began back in 2018, when Ricoh and JAXA teamed up to alter a Theta S camera so that it could withstand the temperature and radiation that it would need to put up with in the…

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500px Blog » 35 awe-inspiring space photos in honor of Stephen Hawking – Photography Article

Legendary theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking—”whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease,” noted the Chicago Tribune—died Wednesday. Along with numerous academic and scientific accomplishments, Hawking was celebrated for inspiring public interest and passion for space and science. Bask in these space and night sky photos, curated by 500px Content Team Manager Heather Balmain, and Operations Manager Becky Weir, in honor of one of the greatest minds of our time. … This is only…

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This Video Was Made from 400,000 Photos of Comet 67p Taken by Rosetta – Photography Article

From 2014 to 2016, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft followed the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p) around space: collecting scientific data, sending a probe to its surface, and capturing some 400,000 photographs of the comet. This cinematic video was made from those photos. The short film above was created by Motion Designer Christian Stangl and Composer Wolfgang Stangl, who worked together to combine and score “digitally enhanced real-footage from the probe” that was released by the ESA once the mission was…

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Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones Star in Eagerly Anticipated Sci-Fi Thriller ‘AD Astra’ – Photobook Photography Article

To the Stars! Ad Astra premieres at the 76th Venice Film Festival and releases in Saudi Arabia Cinemas 19th September. AD ASTRA, releasing throughout Saudi Arabia on the 19th September, is  a sci-fi thriller set in the future starring Brad Pitt as an elite astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. Ad Astra, which means ‘to the stars’ in Latin…

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Working with Airbus at the Goodwood Speed Festival 2019 – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Feature image © Airbus/ Jan Wood. Used with permission. As part of our continued capture of the new Mars rover, we recently built a tailored viewing solution for a special Airbus exhibition at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019. Two of our camera systems are currently installed at the aerospace pioneer’s Stevenage base, capturing as final assembly of the robotic vehicle – officially known as the Rosalind Franklin rover – is taking place ahead of its exploratory mission to Mars in…

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Why choose time-lapse capture for transport developments? – Time.Lapse Photography Article

With the likes of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail hitting the headlines recently, it’s clear that major investments are being made to improve transport across the UK. How effective is time-lapse photography at showcasing major developments like these? With the recent announcement that the new Prime Minister pledges to back Northern Powerhouse Rail, transport developments remain a priority for the UK. This comes a few weeks after the wider Northern Powerhouse proposal – a government initiative to boost the economic…

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This is How Scientists Colorize Hubble Photos of Deep Space – Photography Article

Every mind-blowing deep space photograph captured by the Hubble space telescope that you’ve ever seen started out black-and-white. So how do we get those amazing technicolor images of the Pillars of Creation or the Bubble Nebula? This short video explains how scientists manage this feat. The video was put together as part of VOX Video Lab, and anybody with a working knowledge of color photography can probably skip over the first couple of minutes. At first, the video explains the…

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Documenting legacies of space travel with photography – Time.Lapse Photography Article

Above: credit to NASA for this feature image. Cameras have been there at every step of our discoveries in outer space. We consider the significance of photographic technologies beyond earth. The Apollo 50th celebrations occurring earlier this month marked Apollo 11’s historic flight to the moon back in 1969. Since then, space exploration has continued to flourish, with broader investigations of other planets in our solar system too. Photographing the lunar legacy The lunar legacy that has since followed American…

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Time-lapse video catch-up – what you might’ve missed – Time.Lapse Photography Article

With so much content flooding the Internet, it is easy to miss things. Here’s a few of our favourite time-lapse videos fresh from the past seven days. One of the main perks of time-lapse photography is that it grants speed to progress; images are captured at a much lower, regulated frame rate than when viewed together in sequence, thus creating the illusion that time is ‘lapsing.’ This is just as effective working close-up with your subject as it is when…

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NASA Captures the Galaxy’s Biggest Fireworks Show – Photography Article

As photographers in the US are gearing up to capture photos of 4th of July fireworks, NASA has released a gorgeous “fireworks” photo of its own. It’s a shot of a “the galaxy’s biggest ongoing stellar fireworks show” that started 170 years ago. Eta Carinae is a doomed super-massive star 7,500 light-years away that went through a “Great Eruption” in the 1840s that made it the second-brightest visible star in the sky for over a decade — it was so…

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Read Hasselblad’s Moon Landing Press Release from 1969 – Photography Article

This month, Hasselblad is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming “the first camera on the moon.” And in addition to sharing some beautiful photos taken of and with the iconic Hasselblad Data Camera (HDC) and Hasselblad Electric Camera (HEC) used on the moon, they also shared a bit of fascinating history: their original moon landing press release from 1969. As the original press release explains, the official anniversary of Hasselblad (and man’s) first trip to the lunar surface will happen…

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ESA Spacecraft to Be First to Intercept a ‘New’ Comet for a Photo Shoot – Photography Article

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a new mission that will have the goal of intercepting a comet with a special composite spacecraft in order to shoot photos of it. Called “Comet Interceptor,” the spacecraft “will be the first spacecraft to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its journey into the inner Solar System,” ESA writes. The plan is for the spacecraft to wait around at the Sun-Earth Lagrange point L2…

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This is an Asteroid Photographed from 0.4 Miles Away – Photography Article

After photographing Earth and the Moon from 71 million miles away back in January, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is back again with a new photo of its target asteroid, Bennu, shot from an incredibly close distance of just 0.4 miles (690m) away. OSIRIS-REx captured the shot with NavCam 1 (one of its 3 navigation cameras) on June 13th after executing its second orbital insertion maneuver around the asteroid, which measures about 0.306 miles across (492m) on average. “From the spacecraft’s vantage…

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13 of the Most Popular Photos in NASA’s Archive – Photography Article

NASA revamped its Image and Video Library website in 2017 to make a massive trove of free imagery available to the public in high resolution. Here’s a look at 20 of the most popular shots in NASA’s photo collection. #1. Earth “Behold one of the more detailed images of the Earth yet created. This Blue Marble Earth montage shown above — created from photographs taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the new Suomi NPP satellite…

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