You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Earth’s Atmosphere at the Edge of Space

Earth’s Atmosphere at the Edge of Space

In June 2007, the Space Shuttle crew (STS-117) visiting the International Space Station (ISS) observed spectacular polar mesospheric clouds over north-central Asia (top). The red-to-dark region at the bottom of the image is the dense part of the Earth’s atmosphere. For more like this see Earth From Space.

2 Responses to “Earth’s Atmosphere at the Edge of Space”

  1. rob Says:

    I’m sure you’ve been watching ‘When We Left Earth’ doc on Discovery Channel. Not as good as “Moon Shot’ from a few years ago - too bad it’s not on DVD.

  2. thomas Says:

    haven’t seen it yet. i just got up to seeing “In the Shadow of the Moon” which is pretty cool. we need to go to Mars so we can stop re-hashing Apollo.

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