August 13th, 2017 by David Triplet

As if he hadn’t done enough to get the public at large interested in space with his zero-gravity version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”(video below), Col. Chris Hadfield has released a book of photographs taken from the international space station called You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes, published by Little Brown. These photos are a stunning example of how much beauty can come from a change in perspective. “Bird’s eye view” doesn’t cut it here: these photos are a rare glimpse of a view of earth seen by a relative few. These photos are an absolute delight.

1.) Close Neighbors: (left to right) Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan, split by the Detroit River.

2.) Cuba, Florida, and everything in between.

3.) The Nile River, flowing into the Mediterranean Sea.

4.) New York City: Day and Night.

5.) The Richat Structure, Mauritania.

6.) Great Salt Lake, Utah.

7.) Venice, Italy.

8.) The Himalayas.

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To see more of these amazing photos, you can find Chris Hadfield’s book here.

And as promised, here is Chris Hadfield’s rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”

Read more: http://viralnova.com/incredible-photos-from-orbit/

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April 11th, 2017 by David Triplet

For centuries, sailors told tales of giant squid attacking and crushing ships.

Sure, for a long time, these were simply stories without much basis in reality. In recent decades, though, researchers have discovered the actual existence of giant squid, and let me tell you, they’re pretty terrifying.

That being said, what a recent deep-sea expedition discovered will take your breath away…

It began as a normal expedition using a remote operated vehicle (ROV) to explore the depths. That was until they saw what looked like a trail of stars…

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The ROV got closer and what they discovered was amazing: a giant deep-sea squid giving birth.

Needless to say, this was the last thing that researchers expected to come across…

It’s a little on the long side, but the payoff at the end of the video is worth it.

Just when you thought Mother Nature couldn’t get any more amazing, she manages to surprise you. Though, I will say this is also pretty creepy.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/born-like-stars/

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