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The Making of 'Pillars of Creation,' One of the Most Amazing Images of Our Universe

<i>Pretty Scientific</i> <i>is a new Gizmodo series where we explore how the best images in science were created and why.</i><p>Three pillars of gas and dust sit among …

Universe

This video is a beautiful reminder to look up at the Moon

‘It changes your perspective of things here on Earth.’<p>One night in February of 2017, Wylie Overstreet wheeled his telescope out in the street of a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles to observe the Moon. Within a couple of hours, more than 20 people had walked up to him to take a look. A young …

Astronomy

Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project recently began mapping LA's lost Ballona Creek watershed, which once spanned thousands of acres and ranged from freshwater ponds to marshes to meadows for several centuries.<p>European colonists later came and formed the city's first street grid, …

California

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Explorers Come Up With Amazing Photos Of What Lies Beneath Antarctic Waters

A crew of scientists on a mission for Greenpeace have surfaced with astounding first-ever photos from the depths of the Antarctic Ocean showing surprisingly diverse and abundant life even in the frigid dark.<p>The mission, involving state-of-the-art submersibles launched from the Greenpeace ship …

The World's Tallest Man And Shortest Woman Hung Out At The Pyramids And The Pictures Are Pretty Amazing

Just two Guinness Record holders chilling together.<p>Kosen and Amge were invited to Cairo by Egypt's Tourism Promotion Board in an attempt to boost travel to Egypt's capital city.<p>Kosen's massive height is caused by pituitary gigantism, a condition where the body produces too much growth hormone.<p>Due …

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like

Grab the Monet and Gogh: The Google Arts & Culture app lets you take a selfie, then compares it to thousands of museum paintings.<p>Sure, we all know what famous person we vaguely look like (I always get Geena Davis, which ... I wish! She's still in a "League of Her Own.") But the blandly named Google …

Google Apps

14 Absolutely Breathtaking Photos Taken At Night

Carpe noctem! From National Geographic's Night Vision: Magical Photographs of Life After Dark.

A San Francisco Fogaholic’s Stunning Photos

Nicholas Steinberg, an award-winning photographer from San Francisco, takes the world on journey through the eyes of a self-confessed …

The 35 most bizarre photos of 2016

While some of these photos are bizarre for their lack of context, others are just simply bizarre.<p>Take a light-hearted look back at the year 2016, below.<p><i>Captions by Reuters and Sarah Jacobs.</i>

Santa Monica

Earth, Moon Photographed From Mars

The most powerful telescope that has been orbiting Mars for over 10 years now sent back a striking image two months ago. Actually, it was four …

The 11 Most Mesmerizing GIFs of 2016

Our favorite loops of the year are so hypnotic you might fall in.<p>Nothing calms the nerves like a perfectly looping GIF, except maybe a shot of good whiskey. You shouldn't drink 11 shots of whiskey in five minutes, but you can definitely get lost in these 11 GIFs. Hell, take 10 minutes. We read the …

Digital Art

Nick Steinberg Captures Landscapes of Foggy San Francisco's Climate

<b>Nicholas Steinberg</b> is an award winning landscape photographer from California, who is obsessed with the San Francisco fog waves. Nick has spent the …

San Francisco

These Time-Lapse Videos From Space Show How Much The World Has Changed In 30 Years

In 1984, the desert in Al Jowf, Saudi Arabia, was empty. Then engineers discovered hidden aquifers–as deep as a kilometer underground–and started turning the sand into tomato and alfalfa farms. A NASA time-lapse video, stitched together from high-res satellite images, shows the …

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Supermassive Black Hole As It Engulfs An Entire Galaxy

Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA<p>Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope …

2016 November 28 - Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble

<b>Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope; <i>Processing & Copyright:</i> Chris</b> …

Cosmology

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

Beijing

Rare Photos of Black Activism from the 60s

'North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South' spotlights moments in the fight against discrimination, focusing on areas of the country where the struggle for civil rights has been ignored by the history books.<p><i>All photos courtesy of Getty Publication</i><p>When it comes to 1960s civil rights …

Black History

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How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

National Parks

23 spectacular photos of the largest supermoon in 70 years

The Earth and the moon are in the midst of quite the rendezvous right now.<p>The moon is currently taking the form of the biggest supermoon we've seen …

Vivid color photos from the Great Depression show life in one of America's darkest times

The US entered the Great Depression — one of history's great financial calamities — in the late 1920s, and the country spent most of the 1930s mired in a debilitating economic malaise.<p>It ultimately took the outbreak of World War II to help the US wrench itself out of the protracted slump.<p>Photos of …

New Mexico

Sea otter cuddles her pup to keep it dry and warm while it sleeps

When you live in the sea, it's hard to keep dry and warm during the night when you want a snooze.<p>Adult sea otters often hold hands to keep together when they sleep on their backs in the ocean, but this little pup wanted to stay warm, dry and safe during its nap.<p>So, its mother lay on her back and …

My War: wartime photographs by US soldiers in Vietnam

An exhibition at the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Wisconsin has brought together a collection of photographs by veterans who served in Vietnam. Unlike the images by the many photojournalists who documented the war, these were taken by serving soldiers and capture both the drama and the …

Vietnam

17 of the Prettiest Covered Bridges in America to Visit This Fall

These photos are guaranteed to get you in the fall spirit.<p>To get you excited for autumn, here are some of the most beautiful and romantic covered bridges to visit across America once the foliage starts to change.

28 historic photos of Yosemite to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NPS

Happy birthday to the National Park Service!<p>On Aug. 25, 1916, the keepers of America's great natural spaces were created when President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill that gave the organization the responsibility "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and …

National Parks

23 of the most incredible works of Burning Man art ever made

One of the main spectacles at Burning Man are the outlandish, elaborate, and zany sculptures and structures that attendees create there.<p>Many are intentionally destroyed at the end of the festival, since part of Burning Man's mission is to leave no trace, but some have moved to other locations …

Festivals

Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.<p>They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in …

Wildlife