Over the holidays I saw Interstellar with my brother and its triggered my newfound obsession with space and astrophysics. I’ve been on the hunt for my next space-fix and it’s taken me down some pretty interesting Youtube trails. In case you suffer from the same thirst for all things cosmic, I’m sharing some interesting links and recommendations to check out.
If you haven’t already mastered creating the night sky in Photoshop, give this tutorial from Abduzeedo a whirl. I didn’t end up creating the constellation they built, however it’s pretty easy to follow and it gives you nice building blocks to create your own series of skyscapes.
Coming home from Detroit after the holidays I picked up a copy of Esquire on my way through the airport. The article that really caught my attention was Away, by Chris Jones, about astronaut Scott Kelly preparing to spend a year aboard the International Space Station. It covers all the physical and mental changes astronauts face in space, and even goes into depth on using the toilet sans gravity…interesting stuff!
I came across this series of photographs from an article by Liz Stinson published on Wired back in August 2013. The title pretty much says it all “X-Rays Reveal the Insane Innards of Space Suits”. It’s an interesting article, but the photo series is definitely worth the visit alone.
Photo Credit: Mark Avino, Smithsonian Institution.
If you have a Netflix account take a look at Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the remake of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. It’s presented by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space Science. At its worst, the series can get a little over blown and dramatic, but at its best, it’s just plain fascinating with epic visuals and a sweeping soundtrack.
Take a look around our website and you’ll see our designers have been inspired by outer space as well. The Marsuno logo is a great example of this; displaying the ability to build fascinating skyscapes for use in everyday applications.
Top Photo Credit: Mark Avino, Smithsonian Institution.