Friday, January 30, 2009

Site Feature: Astronomy Picture of the Day

Suspension Bridge Solargraph © Justin Quinnell

Hey, everyone in cyberspace – Wanna see some real space?

One of the coolest sites that you’re probably not checking every day, but should be, is Astronomy Picture Of The Day, from NASA.

It’s nothing you have to spend any real amount of time on – just an amazing picture each day to make you say things like “Wow”, and “Pretty”, and “Holy crap, I never knew what a long panoramic shot of Lisbon that was so wide it caught the sun setting on one side and the moon rising on the other looked like”.

If it’s your first time there, you can even head to the archive, which goes back for years and has tons of content to sift through. You can even do what I do, and save the beautiful shots of various nebulae and planets so you can put them on your ipod and gaze wistfully at them and pretend you’re going there when you are instead on the Q train headed to work in midtown.

Check it.

[official website]

- Goodchild

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