Space the beyond


Basically, this is porn for space nerds.

(Source: spacettf)


Just to put things into perspective, this is earth in a big solar flare. Earth and sun are roughly to scale. Yes it is indeed the pale blue dot in the middle.

More information about the flare here 


The International Space Station casts a shadow on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

(Source: spaceinperspective)

Crescent Earth looking west over the Atlantic from a distance of about 10,000 miles. Automatic Hasselblad transparency, Apollo 4 (unmanned), November 9, 1967


Stratocumulus Clouds 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean: attributed to Ronald Evans, Apollo 17, by Michael Light

ATV at about 20 km from ISS (by Paolo Nespoli)

As you seem to very like the previous one, a second Heart on the Earth !

Happy Valentine’s Day !


This photo was the world’s first view of Earth taken near the moon. It was snapped by the U.S. Lunar Orbiter I on August 23, 1966, when the spacecraft was just about to pass behind the moon on its 16th orbit.