Entertainer Chris Brown has been known for his flashy jewelry, clothing as well as supercars, and his latest addition is definitely no slouch. Tuning shop RDBLA transformed his Lamborghini Huracan into a glowing, color-changing street beast with a symmetrical chrome wrap that changes from blue to yellow, purple, orange, and pink depending on the viewing angle. They also added purple headlights for that added pop when it roams the streets at night. Read more for this week’s selection of interesting images from around the web.
Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), is basically an infrared space telescope launched in 2003 and still operating as of 2019. This large celestial mosaic of the Cepheus C and Cepheus B regions taken by the SST includes multiple clusters of stars born from the same dense clumps of gas and dust, with some older than others and more evolved, making it a generational stellar portrait. This two-instrument image was compiled using data gathered from the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS) during Spitzer’s “cold” mission, before the spacecraft’s liquid helium coolant ran out in 2009. Read more for another video about the SST and additional information.
Photo credit: NASA
NASA has just released a stunning new image captured by astronaut Christina Hammock Koch of Earth taken from aboard the International Space Station. She said: “A couple times a year, the International Space Station orbit happens to align over the day/night shadow line on Earth. We are continuously in sunlight, never passing into Earth’s shadow from the Sun, and the Earth below us is always in dawn or dusk. Beautiful time to cloud watch.” Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Great Barrier Reef is a highly touted bucket-list destination that stretches more than 1,400 miles off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Home to more than 1,600 species of fish and 600 different types of coral, it’s the perfect vacation spot, and now, scUber offers a new way to explore it. The Queensland government and Uber announced the launch of scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine. Users can either book a trip through the Uber app from Gladstone starting May 27 or Cairns on June 9 until June 18. Priced at $3,000 AUD (about $2,060 USD), it includes round-trip transfers in a Tesla; a scenic helicopter ride to and from Heron Island or the Quicksilver Cruises pontoon just off the coast of Port Douglas; and an hour-long ride in the scUber for two. Read more for a selection of interesting images from around the web.
Photo credit: Peta Pixel
Memes and cat pictures have nearly been around as long as the internet, but back in 1898, an unknown photographer was already planning for this by capturing the photo above, or so we’d like to think. Then starting in 1914, American photographer Harry Whittier Frees continued by shooting an entire series of photos showing cats wearing clothes and in human-like poses. Frees photos of posed animals were published on postcards, in magazines, and even children’s books. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Michael Clark
At $9,999.95 and set for release on June 27, the Fujifilm GFX 100 is the word’s first 102-megapixel mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera. Featuring five-axis in-body image stabilization, a spring-suspension system for reduced “shutter shock”, on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus offering “approximately” 100% coverage, and the ability to record 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at up to 30fps, with the option to output uncompressed footage via HDMI. “This dramatically broadens the scope of situations where a user can hand-hold the camera and still enjoy the world of 100MP+ ultra-high resolution, pushing the boundaries of photographic expression,” said Fujifilm. Read more for a more in-depth hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Steve Biro
Photographer Steve Biro was shooting at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario when he just so happened to be in the perfect place and time to capture a stunning bald eagle, named Bruce, flying straight towards him. What really stood out was its symmetrical reflection on the surface of calm water below. For the photography geeks, he used a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 100mm L macro lens,at f/7.1, 1/2000s, and ISO 2500. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Denis Smith via Peta Pixel
Photographer Denis Smith specializes in light painting, and to most, this technique may sound complex, but his latest series, titled “Liquid Light,” is designed to make a splash, literally. Simply put, Smith utilizes the camera’s intervalometer and sets an exposure of between 1 and 5 seconds. As the camera begins snapping, he stands in front of it and swings his tools around the water to create the effect you see above. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Trump administration has requested an additional $1.6 billion for NASA’s $21 billion 2020 budget request to kick start plans to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024, four years earlier than previously planned. The space agency is developing plans for the lunar “Gateway” space station that will be assembled in orbit around the moon to serve as a staging base for eventual piloted flights down to the surface using commercially landers and ascent vehicles. “Our charge is to go quickly and to stay, to press our collective efforts forward with a fervor that will see us return to the Moon in a manner that is wholly different than 50 years ago. We turn towards the Moon now not as a conclusion but as preparation, as a check point toward all that lies beyond,” he adds. “Our greatest adventures remain ahead of us. We are going,” said William Shatner in the newly released video. Read more for a selection of fascinating images from around the web.
The DJI Osmo Action has been officially unveiled, and this 4K resolution camera is most certainly a worthy GoPro rival. At $349, it features a front 1.4in display for selfies, a rear 2.25in touchscreen, two microphones, the ability to live-stream footage via a companion smartphone app, waterproofing, up to 60 frames per second 4K resolution video, 8x slow-mo video in 1080p resolution, 12 megapixel photos, and voice-activated controls. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.