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?
On 18 May 2010, the Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services) Project deposited a time capsule in the vaults of datacenter, Swiss Fort Knox, in Saanen, Switzerland. It contained the decoding information for five digital file formats on media ranging from paper, microfilm and floppy discs to CDs, DVDs and USB sticks.
This consortium of institutions and universities came together “to provide practical solutions and expertise in digital preservation.”
PLANETS stands for Preservation and Long-term Access through Networked Services.
Another great Zooniverse project: find planets by looking for tell-tale signs of light distortion from distant stars.