Astronaut Photos Create a Map of the World

by Jason Major April 2, 2013

If you could spend a few months — or even a few days — living aboard the ISS, what would you take pictures of? Earth, most likely, with your favorite landforms¬†and your family’s and friends’ hometowns ranking high on the list. After a while, I’m sure plenty of other Earthly features would become photo targets […]

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Amazing Map Is Made Up Of Everyone in the U.S. and Canada

by Jason Major January 14, 2013

  Zoomable map of the US and Canada pinpoints everyone with a dot. (Credit: Brandon Martin-Anderson/Census Dotmap) Now this is something different: an interactive and zoomable map of the United States and Canada, made not from political boundaries or geographic landforms but rather of tiny dots — 341,817, 095 of them, to be exact — […]

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Lighting Up Mercury’s Shadowy North Pole

by Jason Major November 27, 2012

Part of a stereographic projection of Mercury’s north pole Talk about northern exposure! This is a section of a much larger image, released today by the MESSENGER team, showing the heavily-cratered north pole of Mercury as seen by the MESSENGER spacecraft’s Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) instrument. See the full-size image below: Jason Major on […]

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