A tour of light and landscape in the American Southwest
Posts by Emily Howard
Do you complain about dead bugs on your windshield? Well, be thankful that insects today are considerably smaller than some of their prehistoric ancestors.
Tortoise notices the camera and comes over to investigate.
This video includes two eclipses by the moon, the largest flare of our current cycle, the Comet Lovejoy and the transit of Venus.
Can’t wait for tonight’s Lyrid meteor shower, or can’t watch due to clouds? Check out this beautiful video of the 2010 Geminid shower.
Did you know that looking at cute pictures activates the same part of the brain as using cocaine or meth?
This short video shows clouds of starlings flocking over Marseille, France, at dusk.
Previously, only birds with talents for vocal mimicry were thought to possess rhythmic ability in the animal kingdom.
Enjoy this timelapse video of the American Southwestern landscape as shot by Les Projections de la Cabane in September of 2009.
When running at maximum observational power, ALMA will see the universe in a resolution 10 times greater than that of Hubble Space Telescope. Its altitude – above 40% of Earth’s atmosphere – is part of what makes it so powerful.