NASA’s Artemis I mission has been under the spotlight lately, and we recently saw Orion’s stunning video of the Earth “setting” behind the moon. On its sixth flight day, the spacecraft took detailed shots of the moon’s surface. NASA shared it with the public so that you can look up close at our home planet’s natural satellite.
NASA’s Artemis program wants to place astronauts on the lunar surface, and it’s successfully completed its first step of this long journey. The Artemis 1 mission has reached its destination, and we’re already getting some marvelous shots showing us our planet in an entirely new context.
While we normally see the moon rise and set. But in a recent video Artemis 1 sent back to earth, we see our planet as it sets behind the moon – and it’s absolutely magical to watch.
American astronauts Frank Rubio and Josh Cassada successfully completed NASA’s first spacewalk since March. The spacewalk lasted a whopping 7 hours and 11 minutes and served to complete several objectives on the outside of the International Space Station.
NASA live streamed the entire space walk. It’s not just an incredible thing to watch, but the astronaut’s helmet cams managed to shoot some amazing footage of our own planet Earth in the process.
Photos of the Earth from space always remind me just how small I am in the grander scheme of things. And in a way, it brings me comfort and peace.
But a recent photo of our home planet had quite the opposite effect on me, even though it wasn’t the intention behind it. NASA’s Lucy spacecraft captured this black-and-white image of the Earth, making it look quite gloomy and depressing
As you may already know, the International Space Station orbits the Earth really fast. For example, if you were to capture its transit in front of the Moon or the Sun, you’d only have around one second to get the shot. But what does that speed look like from up there? With his recent photo, Thomas Pesquet tries to put it in a perspective.
Our planet consists of around 71% of water. Still, most photos of the Earth we’ve seen so far show some of those 29% of land. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet recently captured the Earth in a photo that reminds us what it’s mainly made of. In fact, in his magical image, it looks like it was made entirely of water.
Earthrise is one of the most iconic space images, taken over 50 years ago. Seeing an Earthrise, even only in a photo, is pretty magical. And how about seeing our gorgeous planet from afar in a series of digitally restored and amazingly detailed images?
Philosopher Toby Ord carefully edited and restored photos of Earth from the Apollo missions, making them more detailed, clean and beautiful than ever! He’s kindly shared some of the photos with DIYP, and I’m sure you’ll love them as much as we did.
It’s easy to forget that a beautiful place our home planet is. But when you take a step back, or rather 408km back, you can see all of its glorious beauty. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet reminds us of the beauty and uniqueness of the Earth. While onboard the ISS, Pesquet has taken some stunning photos of our one and only home.
Living on Earth in 2020 was quite a challenge, to put it mildly. But when you move 400 km away from our home planet, it looks peaceful, quiet, and stunningly beautiful. NASA recently shared 20 top photos of Earth made by the ISS astronauts to remind us that our planet is actually a wonderful place. At least from afar.