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The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express consists of two parts, the Mars Express Orbiter and Beagle 2, a lander designed to perform exobiology and geochemistry research. Despite the lander failing to fully deploy after it landed on the Martian surface, the orbiter has been successfully performing scientific measurements since early 2004, most notably high-resolution imaging and mineralogical mapping of the surface. Read more to see the amazing new mosaic it has captured of the Red Planet.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are fortunate enough to see the world at night on every orbit of the Earth a total of 16-times each day. One astronaut managed to capture this broad, short-lens view, looking out over the remotest central equatorial Pacific Ocean, approximately 1620 miles south of Hawaii. You can see the Milky Way angle across the view from the left margin up to the top right corner, where it is masked by parts of the ISS, and the view is toward the center of the Milky Way galaxy. All of the dark patches you see are dense dust clouds in an inner spiral arm of our galaxy that block our view of stars toward the center. Read more for additional images captured from the ISS.
Photographer Andrew Levitt teamed up with videographer Jacob Phillips and landscape photographer Taylor Gray to recreate every pre-installed Apple MacOS wallpapers of California landmarks in just one week. For those who don’t use MacOS are have just started to do so, OS X versions were named after big cats until OS X 10.9 Mavericks, as that update marked when Apple officially switched to using California locations. Read more for a video and additional information.
The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft, along with its lander module Philae, was used to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P). On August 6, 2014, the spacecraft reached the comet and eventually started to orbit the comet. On September 30, 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission by hard-landing on the comet in its Ma’at region. However, before that time, it captured over 400,000 images. Read more to see the amazing video put together by Christian.
Video production company Armadas captured incredible footage of Japan between 2017 and 2019 in several of the country’s major cities, including Hakodate, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Tokyo using a RED Weapon 8K, paired with a Monstro 8K VV sensor upgrade. For those who don’t know, the RED Montro 8K VV is an $79,500 camera that records video at up to 8K resolution and 60 fps, while capturing 35.4-megapixel stills. It also offer 17+ stops of dynamic range using a sensor that measures 40.96 x 21.60 mm. Read more for the video and additional information.
Hurricane Dorian’s eye reveals just how powerful it is, complete with lightning. Storm hunters from the Air Force have been using reconnaissance planes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the eye, and they discovered that it has become “extremely intense with a stadium effect in the eye,” according to the National Hurricane Center. What is the stadium effect? Put simply, it makes the hurricane eye look like a bowl of a sports stadium. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Insta360 GO is claimed to be the world’s smallest stabilized camera that you can mount anywhere. Weighing just 18.3 grams, it easily doubles as a personal body camera that enables seamless, hands-free shooting, so you’ll be able to capture experiences at the spur of the moment without ever fumbling behind a phone display. Its magnetic body, plus a range of accessories, means that it’s ready to clip, tag or hang on just about anything. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg has captured many stunning images of the Milky Way Galaxy over the years, but this latest time-lapse video could be one of the most beautiful. To accomplish this shoot, an equatorial tracking mount was needed to fix the lens focus on the Milky Way irregardless of any movement, such as Earth’s rotation. Read more for the clip and additional information.
Unreal Engine is best known as a game engine developed by Epic Games used in a variety of genres, including first-person shooters, platformers, fighting games, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. The Unreal Engine User Group showed of what it could do in real-time at SIGGRAPH 2019 turning LED walls into a lifelike desert for a commercial shoot. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Canon’s EOS M6 is one of the most highly-rated compact APS-C mirrorless cameras on the market, but its successor aims to blow it away. The EOS M6 Mark II has allegedly leaked ahead of its official unveil, and this next-generation model features a 32.5-megapixel CMOS sensor, Digic 8 processor, 4K video, 1080p / 120p slow motion, up to 14fps continuous shooting with AF/AE, and the ability to capture 30fps RAW bursts using the electronic shutter. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.