How it’s made: The main engine RS-25 of the Space Shuttle
The Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25, otherwise known as the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME). Four RS-25 engines will power NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System, on missions to deep space, including to an asteroid and ultimately to Mars. This cool timelapse shows how it is assembled by team from Aerojet Rocketdyne at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
“Meanwhile…” shows the world of marine animals like corals and starfish at high magnification and during long time span through the Timelapse. Put on your headphones, watch in full screen and enjoy these wonderful creatures that look like alien species.
In case you want to test your 10K screen, you can use this video. This timelapse video was shot in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Each shot is comprised of hundreds images, each at a whopping 80 megapixels. Each individual raw frame measures 10328×7760 pixels. The camera used was a PhaseOne IQ180.
Pico controls your DSLR camera to create Timelapse videos.
Shaped like a red blood cell Pico is a small device that can put extra life in your DSLR. You can connect Pico to your (DLSR) camera and make timelapse videos. With the free smartphone app you can create a program and send it to Pico. Then this little device will take control to create the time-lapse sequence. The device is very small ( 0.4 oz / 11 gr) so you can always carry in your camera-bag.
Different Timelapse functions
With the smartphone app, you can make different time-lapses:
• HDR (High Dynamic Range): Take multiple photographs at varying exposure levels.
• Bulb Ramping: A technique used to compensate for natural changes in light. It is ideal for seamless day to night sequences.
• Speed Ramping: You can adjust the speed of time within the time-lapse to add a cool slowing or accelerating effect.
Some specs of Pico
• Compatible with more than 300 camera’s
• Battery life: 8 years
• iOS 6 or higher & Android 2.3 or higher.
• Price: $55
No need to make it a long post. Just watch this amazing movie shot by a DJI drone carrying a Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal. Fly over the breathtaking rough terrain, timelapses of the Aurora Borealis and stunning aerials.
This stunning timelapse of planet earth reminded me of a quote from Carl Sagan:
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
The surface of the sun from October 14th to 30th, 2014, showing sunspot AR 2192. The timelapse is composed of more than 17,000 images, 72 GB of data produced by the Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioviewer . This animation has be rendered in 4K, and resized to the Youtube maximum resolution of 3840×2160. . The audio is the “heartbeat” of the sun, processed from SOHO HMI data by Alexander G. Kosovichev. Image processing and animation by James Tyrwhitt-Drake.