Photo credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and M. Durbin (University of Washington)
Even though Halloween may be over for 2019, there are still several gems hidden in NASA’s Hubble archives, including this ghostly face that was formed by two galaxies. If you look closely, a pair of glowing eyes glares menacingly can be observed, but what you’re actually looking at is a massive head-on collision between two galaxies. Read more for a video and additional information.
DJI’s Mavic Mini weighs a svelte 0.55-pounds, making it just small enough to not require FAA registration requirement, but in terms of features, it’s definitely no slouch. Offering a 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor capable of recording 2.7K video at 30fps / 1080p video at 60fps, mounted on a 3-axis motorized gimbal, while its removable Lithium Ion battery is good for 30 minutes of flight time on a single charge. Product page. Read more for two videos and additional information.
NASA captured an image on Oct. 8, 2014 of the active regions on the sun resembling something like a Jack-o’-lantern’s face. This spooky photo was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space. These active regions in this photograph appear brighter due to them emitting more light and energy than their surrounding areas. Read more for a NASA pumpkin carving contest video and additional information.
DJI’s yet to be announced Mavic Mini drone fits in the palm of your hand, and due to its ultra lightweight design, you won’t have to register it with the FAA. This leak comes courtesy of Newegg Canada, and from the data gathered, it weighs in at a svelte 249 grams, which puts it right under the 250 grams limit for FAA registration requirements. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The Polaroid Lab is essentially a desktop darkroom that uses 100% real film chemistry to expose the digital photos on your phone and process them into an analog instant print via the Polaroid Originals companion app. After selecting the desired image from your smartphone using the app, simply place y our handset screen-side down on the platform, push a button, and the image is projected onto a piece of film, creating an instant photo using mirrors, lights and chemistry. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Photo credit: Astro Melina via RT
Ever since NASA and ESA gave the public access to its Hubble Space Telescope archives, amateur astronomers have come across some magnificent photographs that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, like this image of an asteroid crossing in front of the Crab Nebula. Melina Thévenot found this image while searching through the archives. However, the asteroid wasn’t spotted until different versions of a 2005 image of the Crab Nebula were processed, combining views taken in blue, green and red filters. Read more for a video about the Crab Nebula and additional information.
Photo credit: Rudy Pohl
Rudy Pohl, an Ottawa-based astrophotographer who has been a space fanatic his entire life has earned recognition from NASA for an incredible image of the aftermath of two galaxies colliding. The smaller neighbor, NGC 7715, located to the left of the featured frame, is thought to have charged right through NGC 7714. The golden ring that you see is composed of millions of older Sun-like stars that are likely co-moving with the interior bluer stars. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Jordi Koalitic via Peta Pixel
Photographer Jordi Koalitic from Barcelona is known for “creative photography,” and not just for the locations, but rather how he creates the shot. To be more specific, he uses practical effects, or a special effect produced physically, without computer-generated imagery or other post production techniques. This could range from using simple objects to photographing things from unusual angles. Read more for a video compilation and additional information.
Photo credit: Peta Pixel
CGTN (China Global Television Network) in Beijing has releases surveillance footage captured by dashcams, security cameras, etc., of a giant meteorite that appeared overhead in northeast China, or to be more specific, Songyuan in the province of Jilin, on October 11th at 12:16 a.m. local time. It literally turned night into day and cast dark shadows as it streaked through the sky. Read more for the clip and additional information.
The Panasonic LUMIX G7 4K Digital Mirrorless Camera Bundle includes the LUMIX G Vario 14-42mm and 45-150mm lenses, all for $497.99 shipped, today only, originally $999.99. It features a high-resolution (2,360k-dot) OLED Live View Finder with 10,000:1 contrast for high visibility even under direct sunlight as well as an adjustable tilt/swivel touch-display for maximum clarity. Intelligent auto focusing [AF] tracks the color, size, as well as motion vector of the subject, enabling quick and precise focus lock. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.