Friday, August 19, 2011

Photo: Meteor From Above

Astronomy Photo of the Day has a shot of one of the Perseid meteors taken looking downwards from the Space Station.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Last Photo of Shuttle from Orbit

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a rather sad photo of the last Space Shuttle reentering the Earth's atmosphere as seen from the International Space Station.

Factoid: Higher Muslims Have to Wait Longer to Break Fast

The Associated Press reports that Muslims who live more than 80 storeys above the ground have to wait an extra two minutes before breaking their fast during Ramadan.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Graphic: Highest to Lowest

Our Amazing Planet has an interesting infographic showing the range of heights on Earth.  I hadn't realised the South Pole was so high up.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

If Everyone Lived in One City

Per Square Mile has a post with an image showing how much space would be required if all the people in the world lived at the same population density as various cities.  For example, if we all lived at the same density as New York City then we would all fit in Texas.  That would leave the entire rest of the world for growing food and theme parks.