June 21, 2008
Saturday Science: Great photos of Earth, Mars, & beyond
Boston.com’s new feature The Big Picture dispenses with traditional peanut-sized Web photos and showcases great images in the news. Site designer/developer/writer/photo editor Alan Taylor talks about his brainchild and how it came to be. [Via] Lately they’ve been harvesting the best photos that billions of tax dollars can buy:
- The Sky, From Above features gorgeous shots of the Space Shuttle at liftoff, as well as of thunderstorms over the American Midwest and more. [Via]
- In Martian Skies, you can view panoramas from Mars and watch dust devils skittering across the Martian landscape.
- The site also features a retrospective of some of the great images sent back home by the Cassini space probe over the past four years. [Via]