Like Bastian, I’m making a concerted effort now to fly less—offsetting the flights I do take—and to take the train instead. Here’s a description of a train journey to Nottingham for New Adventures, all the way from Germany.
Celestial objects ordered by size, covering a scale from one astronaut to the observable universe.
Take an interactive tour of our solar system’s many moons.
This orrery is really quite wonderful! Not only is it a great demonstration of what CSS can do, it’s a really accurate visualisation of the solar system.
A proposed flag for the planet.
Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures – Center for Science and the Imagination
A collection of short stories and essays speculating on humanity’s future in the solar system. The digital versions are free to download.
A lovely interactive photo essay charting the results of what happens when evolution produces a life form that allows a planet to take selfies.
A near-future tale of post-Brexit Kafkaesque isolationism in the skies.
It turned out that taking back control also meant creating an aerial deadzone. Nothing can fly in here without a Library of Alexandria’s worth of paperwork, and nothing can fly out without the same.
Luke just demoed this at Codebar. It’s a lovely audio/visualisation of the solar system—a sonic orrery that you can tweak and adjust.
This is a rather lovely idea—a disc with eight rings, each marked with the position of a planet, the arrangement of which corresponds to a specific date.
Earth as seen on one day in 2015 from Himawari-8. Beautiful.
Airships in the atmosphere of Venus. More plausible than it might sound at first.
Unfinished Business special: Rumpus On The Planet Of The Apes with Brendan Dawes and Jeremy Keith on Huffduffer
This was a lot of fun for us. It might even be fun to listen to.
If you haven’t seen Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, then listen ye not—this is a spoilerific podcast episode.
A lovely visualisation that combines two of my loves: space, and the correct use of the subjunctive.
Beautiful animated GIFs showing the lungs of our planet.
Gorgeous colour-processed images from NASA probes. I could stare at the fountains of Enceladus all day.
What happens when your SR-71 Blackbird falls apart at 3.18 times the speed of sounds at 78,800 feet?