Archive for the The Big Picture Category

40 Years Ago Today Apollo 11 Launched

Posted in astronomical history, IYA, Lunar Exploration, moon, NASA, space, The Big Picture with tags on July 16, 2009 by bellaireastro

Apollo 11 launched was 40 years ago today. The great photo blogging site “The Big Picture” posted a fantastic set of images documenting the entire trip.

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon July 20th 1969.

There is a flash driven and quite cool site dedicated to remembering the Apollo 11 Moon landing called WeChooseTheMoon.org so check it out.

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Recent scenes from the ISS from The Big Picture

Posted in astro blogs, observing, space, The Big Picture with tags on June 27, 2009 by bellaireastro

Recent scenes from the ISS – The Big Picture

Man these images shot from the International Space Station posted on a recent blog entry of The Big Picture are truly amazing. Head over there and take a look.

Mercury and MESSENGER – The Big Picture

Posted in Mercury, MESSENGER, observing, robotic astronomy, space, The Big Picture with tags , , on June 8, 2009 by bellaireastro

Mercury and MESSENGER – The Big Picture – Boston.com.

Awesome photo blog “The Big Picture” often shows fantastic astronomy photography and the entry all about the MESSENGER mission to the planet Mercury is no exception. Check out these incredible Mercury photos.

You won’t find any of these in textbooks yet either. Enjoy!