» Astronomy Pic of the Day: ISS Transits Mars

Yes, but have you ever seen the space station do this? If you know when and where to look, watching the bright International Space Station (ISS) drift across your night sky is a fascinating sight -- but not very unusual. Images of the ISS crossing in front of the half-degree Moon or Sun do exist, but are somewhat rare as they take planning, timing, and patience to acquire. Catching the ISS crossing in front of minuscule Mars, though, is on another level. Using online software, the featured photographer learned that the unusual transit would be visible only momentarily along a very narrow stretch of nearby land spanning just 90 meters. Within this stretch, the equivalent ground velocity of the passing ISS image would be a quick 7.4 kilometers per second. However, with a standard camera, a small telescope, an exact location to set up his equipment, an exact direction to point the telescope, and sub-millisecond timing -- he created a video from which the featured 0.00035 second exposure was extracted. In the resulting image capture, details on both Mars and the ISS are visible simultaneously. The featured image was acquired last Monday at 05:15:47 local time from just northeast of San Diego, California, USA. Although typically much smaller, angularly, than the ISS, Mars is approaching its maximum angular size in the next few weeks, because the blue planet (Earth) is set to pass its closest to the red planet (Mars) in their respective orbits around the Sun.



Now Available on Steam - Squad

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Squad is Now Available on Steam!

Squad is a tactical FPS that provides authentic combat experiences through teamwork, constant communication, and gameplay. It bridges the large gap between arcade shooter and military simulation with 100 player battles, combined arms combat, base building, and a great integrated VoIP system
... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Astellia Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Multiple Events

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar

You can take part in the one year anniversary of Astellia as a host of new events mark the celebration.
... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Coming soon: GONNER2

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Become Ikk once more and help Death cleanse her lair from a mysterious presence. GONNER2 is coming soon DRM-free on GOG.COM. Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with unimaginable sparks of color. Battle strange bosses and lose your head (a lot), in this beautiful, fast-paced, procedurally-generated platformer.

Share our love for games? Subscribe to our newsletter for news, releases, and exclusive... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Midweek Sale: games youíll want to play again and again up to 86% off

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Thereíre some titles that you can tackle many times but still are fun to revisit. This Midweek Sale on GOG.COM is dedicated to games that are highly replayable. Here are some of those evergreen titles:

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (-85%) is a cyberpunk action RPG where you must unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy using state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations.

Europa... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Thanks to Visa you can grab Children of Morta on GOG.COM

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Thanks to Visa you can grab Children of Morta on GOG.COM*

Spend 25+ USD on GOG.COM with Visa and save your card for future payments to get one of 53,000 complimentary codes for Children of Morta.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROMOTION?


  • ? Register by submitting an e-mail connected to your GOG.COM account at
... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


No Manís Sky Origins update is here along with a 50% discount on the game

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Exploring the vast space is about to get even more interesting. Today No Manís Sky receives one of the biggest updates yet. Itís titled Origins because like the gameís creators describe - it is the beginning of something new. The update dramatically expands the universe of No Manís Sky with new planets, multiple stars, as well as various landscapes and creatures. It also comes with a general player interface refresh.
... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Release: art of rally

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Drive the iconic cars from the 60s on challenging tracks inspired by real worldwide locations. The racing game art of rally is now available DRM-free on GOG.COM with a 10% discount lasting 30th September, 2 PM UTC. Experience the golden era of rally, traveling across 60 stages from Finland to Sardinia, Norway, Japan, and Germany. Show off your driving skills, or simply your favorite landscapes, with the integrated Photo... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Crown Channel: Watch for Incoming Drops!

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Join us for the latest Twitch Drops as World of Tanks takes to the stage with Crown Channel.
Read more Discuss on Forum


... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Massive No Man's Sky Update Adds New Planets, UI Overhauls, And So Much More

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
Click to watch embedded media No Man's Sky has changed so much since its launch back in 2016 and the team... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


God Of War Fans Quickly Got To Work Decoding Ragnarok's Recent Reveal Trailer

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar

During the most recent PlayStation 5 showcase, Santa Monica and Sony revealed our first tease about the now-confirmed God of War sequel centering around Ragnarok. Though the reveal was a... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Destiny 2 Honours Deceased Developer With Moving Piece Of In-Game Lore

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar
When players log onto Destiny 2 this week they’ll be asked to go investigate some lost Golden Age tech on Mars as part of a special tribute to Matt Helsom, an artist at Vicarious Visions who passed away last year. Touching down on Mars there’s no objective marker for where...
The post Destiny 2 Honours Deceased Developer With... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Bless Unleashed Releasing on PS4 on October 22

Sep 24, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by newsbot
newsbot's Avatar

Bless Unleashed finally has a launch date for PS4. You can look forward to playing it on your on October 22 this year.
... [Read More]
  0 Replies | 1 Views


Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast


» Stats

Members: 431
Threads: 693
Posts: 3,883
Top Poster: armpit (1,554)
Welcome to our newest member, XFGBradly7989162
User Name:

Password:


» Recent Threads

No Threads to Display.

» Online Users: 16

0 members and 16 guests
No Members online
Most users ever online was 547, 01-07-2020 at 06:45 AM.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0
RSS RSS 2.0 XML MAP HTML
CSS Nginx MariaDB CentOS CSS XHTML