Explosion der Antares-Rakete aus einem Flugzeug in 900 Meter Höhe gefilmt und aus nächster Nähe [Update]

Letzte Nacht ist eine Antares Rakete von Orbital Sciences beim Start explodiert, die im Auftrag der NASA den Raumtransporter Cygnus mit Nachschub für die Internationale Raumstation ISS in den Weltraum bringen sollte. Hier ein Video der Explosion, gefilmt aus einem Kleinflugzeug aus rund 900 Meter Höhe.


YouTube: Orbital Sciences Explosion from 3000ft (via @JonDonnison)

I took this video of the very unfortunate Orbital Sciences rocket explosion on my iPad Mini. Video was taken in our Cessna 177 Cardinal from an altitude of 3000ft. Sorry for the sound. I’ll have a better one up once it’s been edited out.

Update: Noch beeindruckenderes Video, aus nächster Nähe von der Presse-Tribüne gefilmt.


YouTube: Panic at the press site! Orbital’s rocket blows up

Die Erde aus dem All in 4K


YouTube: Earth images from Alexander Gerst in 4K (via Andreas)

ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst ist zur Zeit an Bord der ISS und schießt von dort aus Fotos von der Erde. Seine Kollegen auf dem Boden haben jetzt aus den Bildern ein Timelapse-Video in 4K gebastelt (3840 x 2160). Mein Display kann zwar kein Ultra HD, trotzdem sieht das im Vollbildmodus auch mit niedrigerer Auflösung ziemlich atemberaubend aus.

This timelapse video was made from images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. The video is offered in Ultra High Definition, the highest available to consumers. Be sure to change the settings in YouTube if your computer or television can handle it for the full effect. The montage is made from a long sequence of still photographs taken at a resolution of 4256 x 2832 pixels at a rate of one every second. The high resolution allowed the ESA production team to create a 3840 x 2160 pixel movie, also known as Ultra HD or 4K. Playing these sequences at 25 frames per second, the film runs 25 times faster than it looks for the astronauts in space. The artistic effects of the light trails from stars and cities at night are created by superimposing the individual images and fading them out slowly. Alexander Gerst is a member of the International Space Station Expedition 40 crew. He is spending five and a half months living and working on the ISS for his Blue Dot mission.

Rosetta Kometenselfie

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Foto: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA

Sensationelles Rosetta-Kometenselfie (Download als High-Res), 430 Millionen Kilometer von der Erde entfernt aufgenommen:

Using the CIVA imaging system on board Rosetta’s lander Philae, the spacecraft have snapped a ‘selfie’ at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko […] The latest selfie was taken during Sunday night from a distance of about 50 km from the comet, with one of CIVA-P’s cameras capturing the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of its 14 metre-long solar arrays, with 67P/C-G in the background… ROSETTA AND PHILAE SNAP SELFIE AT COMET

(via @AndreasSchepers)

High Above Saturn – Der Saturn von oben fotografiert

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Gordan Ugarkovic hat ein paar aktuelle Saturn-Fotos der Cassini-Huygens-Mission zu einer grandiosen Draufsicht zusammengefügt. Das Foto gibt’s in diversen Auflösungen bei der NASA.

This portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings was created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013. It was made by amateur image processor and Cassini fan Gordan Ugarkovic. This image has not been geometrically corrected for shifts in the spacecraft perspective and still has some camera artifacts.The mosaic was created from 12 image footprints with red, blue and green filters from Cassini’s imaging science subsystem. Ugarkovic used full color sets for 11 of the footprints and red and blue images for one footprint … For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit http://www.nasa.gov/cassini and http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.

(via @insideX / Foto: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/G. Ugarkovic)

Frosch beim Photobombing von NASA Raketenstart

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Ein Frosch beim Photobombing (Hi-Res) während des Starts der NASA LADEE Rakete zum Mond. YOLO! (via @AndreasSchepers)

A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA’s LADEE spacecraft lifts off from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch. The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.

Ein Walzer um den Saturn


Vimeo: Around Saturn from fabio di donato on Vimeo.

Fabio Di Donato hat aus Fotos vom Saturn und dessen Ringen einen flotten Walzer koreographiert. Vielleicht hätte „2001: Odyssee im Weltraum“ so ausgesehen, wenn ihn Kubrick während der Stummfilm-Ära gedreht hätte. Die Bilder wurden von der Cassini-Huygens-Sonde zwischen Juni 2005 und 2013 aufgenommen.

Waltz Around Saturn with this video showing highlights from Cassini’s exploration of the giant planet, its magnificent rings, and fascinating family of moons. (WARNING: this video may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy). The video is dedicated to the memory of Margherita Hack, astrophysicist and popular science writer (2013). She made me love the stars music Shostakovich – Jazz Suite No.2: VI. Waltz 2 – Armonie Symphony Orchestra (thanks to Erica Alberti for suggestion) image from Cassini–Huygens spacecraft mission to the Saturn system by NASA and European Space Agency edit Fabio Di Donato. This video shows a selection from more than 200.000 pictures taken by the Cassini Spacecraft around Saturn’s Rings in a period between 2004 and 2012, published through the Planetary Data System between June 2005 and June 2013 – If you want to know more about the mission please visit saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/ RAW images were processed to PNG thanks to the Vicar-to-PNG procedure provided by Jessica McKellar