John Nelson is known for building extremely complex visualizations of weather patterns. But his latest creation is a simple animated GIF of 15 frames from NASA’s cloudless satellite photography collection. It’s essentially a year in the life of Earth.
Here, he shares why the visual is so haunting to him personally and to us collectively. We felt that his thoughts were simply too earnest to abridge.
Astronauts on board the International Space Station captured this view of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area on Sunday, Jan. 20, one day before the public Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
TPM: Sailors in the U.S. Navy ceremonial guard stand over the cremains of Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea ceremony aboard the USS Philippine Sea on Friday. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 82 on August 25.
(Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls)
NASA photographer Bill Ingalls, who was in Cincinnati to take pictures during Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong’s family memorial ceremony on Aug. 31, snapped this picture of the “blue moon” hanging over the Queen City’s skyline.