animation

This is the Moon, the Whole Moon and Nothing But the Moon

Take a look around the Moon... no, really, take a good look AROUND the Moon! This is a fantastic animation…

9 years ago

An Illustrative Explanation Of Our Solar System

The Solar System: it's our home in space, the neighborhood that we all grew up in and where -- unless…

9 years ago

An Occult Occurrence: Saturn’s Moon Iapetus Blocks a Background Star

It's a cosmic cover-up! No, don't put your tinfoil* hats on, this isn't a conspiracy -- it's just Saturn's moon…

9 years ago

Earth-Passing Asteroid is “An Entirely New Beast”

On the last day of May 2013 asteroid 1998 QE2 passed relatively closely by our planet, coming within 6 million kilometers...…

9 years ago

Bottoms Up! It’s a Year of Lunar Libration From Down Under

Do you live in the southern hemisphere? Are you tired of all those views of the Moon that favor celestial…

9 years ago

Spacetime Fabric Softener: An Animation to Make You Smile

I'll just leave this here. Happy Friday! (ht to io9)

9 years ago

The Story of Earth (in 2 Minutes and 20 Seconds)

How old is the Earth, how long did it take for life to appear, and how long would it take…

9 years ago

How Long is a Day on Mercury?

1/3 the distance from the Sun than Earth, it should be no surprise that a day on Mercury is a…

9 years ago

The Rings on the Planet Go ‘Round and ‘Round…

Raw wide-angle Cassini image of Saturn's rings (NASA/JPL/SSI) Recently I posted an image of two of Saturn's shepherd moons, Pandora…

9 years ago

Pale Blue Dot: an Animated Contemplation

Every now and then, someone takes Carl Sagan's wonderful reading of his iconic "Pale Blue Dot" narrative and turns it…

9 years ago