Fancy going into space but don't want to end up like Sandra Bullock in Gravity? Then don't worry because you can now do it from the comfort of your browser.
Eyes In Space is an interactive website that lets you virtually travel up into the cosmos on a balloon as it ascends into space, letting you look around 360 degrees as your slowly float upwards taking in the stunning scenery.
Seven billion people on planet earth, of which only 536 are lucky enough to have seen space.
Eyes In Space aspire to change this, taking everyone on a personal journey to roam the cosmos.
The collective’s maiden voyage allows everyone to wander space freely using immersive 360-film to create an endless, all-sensory experience.
The galactic journey is accompanied by José González’ newest release.
Eyes In Space is a global collective established to mesh artistic experiment with scientific innovation to open new worlds. Space is the collective’s first destination. (via)
It comes on an historic day for space exploration, when the European Space Agency (ESA) has landed a probe on a moving comet, the first time ever that a spacecraft has done so. Called the Rosetta mission it involved launching a lander called Philae onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the Rosetta mothership.
The mission had been a long time in the works—the Philae lander was attached to Rosetta for the last 10 years and separated at about 3:30AM EST on Wednesday, beginning its seven hour descent to land on the comet.
Philae landed on the comet at around 11:05AM EST. Both the mothership and the lander have their own Twitter accounts so people can follow the mission's progress, where they tweeted the below photos shortly after separation.
They then sent the following once the remarkable achievement had taken place.