Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Special Thanks.

Images:
Again, these images are all courtesy of NASA and The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. The Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center.  This is by far one of the coolest places to see incredible images from the ISS and, as an artist, to have access to this amazing material.
                                  http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
In particular, NASA astronaut Don Pettit has filmed and provided the majority of the available time-lapses.  He is one of the explorers that truly understands how important it is for explorers to share the wonder of their experiences through both art and science.  May all future explorers follow his lead.

Information about "Airglow"

To better understand and explain "Airglow," I must thank MIT assistant professor Dr. Kerri Cahoy for leading me in the right direction and to MIT PhD student Dan Chavas for helping me with the diagrams and for double checking some of the facts.  Thank you!

Music
Music with permission from www.mobygratis.com
Artist: Moby
Song: "JLTF"

1 comment:

  1. this looks alot like a rainbow its so beautiful! I was wondering ...if it could be that what we are actually seeing is a rainbow ? Copied from wiki: A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light in water droplets in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. if you think either yes or no i would like to know why. im very curious

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