Posts Tagged ‘space’

Martian View of 9/11

Mars Rover arm made from steel in Twin Towers

This tribute certainly gets the long distance award. A view of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center towers was taken on Mars, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The memorial, made from aluminum recovered from the site of the twin towers in weeks following the attacks, serves as a cable guard on a tool on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity and bears an image of the American flag.

The view combining exposures from two cameras on the rover is online at: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA14750 .

The memorial is on the rover’s rock abrasion tool, which was being made in September 2001 by workers at Honeybee Robotics in lower Manhattan, less than a mile from the World Trade Center.

Opportunity’s panoramic camera and navigation camera photographed the tool on Sept. 11, 2011, during the 2,713th Martian day of the rover’s work on Mars. Opportunity completed its three-month prime mission on Mars in April 2004 and has worked for more than seven years since then in bonus extended missions.

(via NASA)

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Super Moon
© Mike Bennett.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 10/14

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photo © Jim Marshall

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- Rock & Roll Photographer Jim Marshall has published a new book, “Trust,” which contains some of his most famous images, including those of the great Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, etc.

- Nikon blew a lot of peoples’ minds with the six-digit expanded ISO setting in the brand new DS3 D-SLR.

- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Chris Burden installation, “Urban Light,” with a stunning online photography exhibition of shots of the Burden piece from contributors around the world.

- Wired.com recently posted a brilliant slideshow of photographs of glaciers from space.

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Midweek Photo News Roundup- 7/15

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photo courtesy Hasselblad USA

It’s Wednesday afternoon and all that most people can think about is how many days, hours, minutes remain until the weekend. But not you, you’re a photographer! You’re never bored, but are always plotting your next photo shoot or researching the new D-SLR you’ve had your eye on. We’re right there with you, friend. To keep the wild world of photography on your mind midweek, here’s our roundup of what’s been happening in it lately.

- Nik Software announced its Summer 2009 Webinar schedule–six free hour-long educational webinars that will cover a range of photography topics including weddings, wildlife, portraits, landscapes, and fine art.

- Verbatim announced  its new SureFire™ line of portable combo FW800/USB2 HDDs. The palm-sized hard drives are now available with capacities of 250GB, 320GB and 500GB.

- Hasselblad will invite a limited number of photographers to join Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and their design team at the Kennedy Space Center for an exclusive, all expenses paid weekend of seminars, professional training, and out of this world photography, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first lunar photographs and the launch of the new H3DII-60.

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