NASA Images

Blogging is very inbred.

I found this awesome post about photography from space through Bad Astronomy, who got it from Whil Wheaton. Go us. Now I get to blog about it.

A series of photos from orbit were posted by Alan Taylor at They’re all awesome, but I like this one best.

A space cruiser destroying ground targets?
Source: Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.”
(06/11/2008 11:44:44) 1.5 Mb file here.

This is just so science-fictiony, how can you not like it. To my eye, it looks like a battle craft is reining destruction upon a world below (it’s actually the aurora australis and lightning above Argentina). Great shot, despite the technical flaws like the blur and the pixel artifacts. Or do those make it better? Hmmm…

This is all courtesy of the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, a site I’d never seen before but will probably now spend a lot of time on.

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