The distance between Earth and our moon is 238,855 miles. When you add up the diameters of all the other planets in the solar system, you find that you can actually fit them all between Earth and the moon: the sum of the diameters of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune is 236,126… Continue reading How Many Planets in Our Solar System Can Fit Between the Earth and the Moon?
One Little Book to Sum Up the History of All the Major Events on Earth
Just because a book is really small doesn’t mean it’s short on important things to say. A new thumb-size text by designer Evan Lorenzen looks to outline the history of life on earth and even a glimpse into our future through minimalist artwork. The Mini Book of Major Events starts with the first known forms… Continue reading One Little Book to Sum Up the History of All the Major Events on Earth
Flip a Switch, Save the World (Infographic)
Although Earth Day 2014 has come and gone, there are still many simple steps we can take to protect our beautiful planet. This year the buzz phrase around Earth Week was #LightsOffScreenOn and it’s a good one to remember. While watching television or using your computer or tablet, turn a couple lights off. If, for… Continue reading Flip a Switch, Save the World (Infographic)
25 Facts about Climate Change that Will Shock You [VIDEO]
It’s no secret that climate change is persistent and intensifying, causing serious problems for planet Earth and its inhabitants. Its effects range from mild, like February being the first colder than average month in almost three decades, to harsh, like an increase in the number of hurricanes and destructive storms. List25 has collected 25 alarming… Continue reading 25 Facts about Climate Change that Will Shock You [VIDEO]
What Would Mars Look Like if It Still Had Water?
Earlier this month, NASA scientists discovered clues that suggest some form of liquid water exists on Mars. But what if Mars was full of flowing oceans and a rich carbon dioxide-filled atmosphere like Earth? That’s exactly what software engineer Kevin Gill visualized using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter.… Continue reading What Would Mars Look Like if It Still Had Water?
Lights Out: New Zealand Town Powers Down for Undimmed Astrophotography
When we city dwellers gaze up at the night sky, unfortunately, an almost empty like darkness is often times returned due to the overbearing pollution of the urban lights around us. One town near Lake Tekapo, New Zealand looks to reverse that by going dark to allow the nearby Mt. John Observatory, located 1,029 meters… Continue reading Lights Out: New Zealand Town Powers Down for Undimmed Astrophotography
Earth Photo Collage: What 1,400 People Waving Looks Like From Saturn
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a picture made up of 1,400 smaller ones? And what if these pictures combined to form the shape of our mother Earth? Out of this world right? Well, that’s where the basis of this collage came from. Saturn to be more specific. People from around… Continue reading Earth Photo Collage: What 1,400 People Waving Looks Like From Saturn
These Cool Timelapse GIFs Give You a Front Row Seat to Watch Earth ‘Breathe’
Do you ever think of Earth as a living, breathing creature? If so, you are not alone. Using images from the NASA Visible Earth project, John Nelson of IDV Solutions created timelapse GIFs that give you an outer space view of Earth’s changing seasons. The looping effect of the GIFs lends a humanness to the planet as it appears to breath in and out.