So I really am missing photos of Neil
There are way too many things to say about these wonderful Ralph Morse photos (and of Neil)…
The bottom two photos were taken a few months before Apollo 11, and I like how Ralph Morse was using Instagram before Instagram was invented. Also, the top one took place after the Apollo 11 mission, when the crew was released from quarantine and sent home to their families. Neil looks so relieved!
Neil was, IS the man. So humble..
If they were really gonna depict Russia here, that fifth ring should be much smaller. What a difference a month makes!
I just can’t get over the emotion evident on his face here.
To think that…when he visited Carl in his office at Cornell as an applicant and Carl reached back, grabbed one of his books, signed it, and handed it to him…that one day, all too soon, Carl would be gone. And that he, Neil, would be called upon to host a Cosmos reboot.
Oh, the feels, the feels, the sciencey feels!
|—||Carl Sagan (via aastronaut)|
This spring, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. It’s an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey, hosted by Carl Sagan.
EIGHT DAYS PEOPLE.
It breaks my heart that Galileo never got to see pictures. (via aastronaut)
Lexus develops a three-dimensional loom for carbon-fiber parts (x)
Seriously though, this is the most bonkers insane machine I have ever watched
SMA Unveils How Small Cosmic Seeds Grow Into Big Stars
New images from the Smithsonian’s Submillimeter Array (SMA) telescope provide the most detailed view yet of stellar nurseries within the Snake nebula. These images offer new insights into how cosmic seeds can grow into massive stars.
Stretching across almost 100 light-years of space, the Snake nebula is located about 11,700 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus. In images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope it appears as a sinuous, dark tendril against the starry background. It was targeted because it shows the potential to form many massive stars (stars heavier than 8 times our Sun).
(Photo: Bill Nye via Instagram)
What do you get when you put Bill Nye the Science Guy and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in the same room at the White House with President Barack Obama?
Mercury 7 astronauts arrive in the desert to undergo desert survival training, 1960.
|—||Greek Proverb (via rainysundaysandcoffee)|
The natural beauty of fractals.