Topic: Science

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#LightboxFF: Experience a Night at the Museum

TIME follows Instagram photographer Dave Krugman inside the American Museum of Natural History, his latest behind-the-scene tour at some of New York City’s largest museums

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The Backstory

A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit

Want to know how to take photos from space? NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit gives LightBox the lowdown.

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From Mars, With Curiosity: How We Get Pictures From the Red Planet

Millions of miles away, the Curiosity rover is taking some of the most important photographs in human history. TIME speaks with the scientists controlling the rover’s cameras

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Man on the Wire

Finding Beauty: Fractal Patterns on Earth as Seen from Space

Over the past two years Professor Paul Bourke has scoured all four corners of the world—via Google Earth—to find incredible geometric structures of a similar nature.

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Vincent Fournier
Out There

Imagining the Future Animal

Vincent Fournier worked with animal geneticists to understand how creatures adapt to a changing world. His new work imagines what it would be like if rabbits were super intelligent, ibises had silicon claws and orchids tasted like bananas.

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Google Street View Goes to Antarctica

A new panorama of Antarctica by Google’s Street View takes a look inside Ernest Shackleton’s expeditionary huts, more than a century after they were built.

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Interactive Panorama: Step Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Physicists discovered the elusive Higgs boson particle with the help of the Large Hadron Collider. Peter McCready’s spectacular interactive panoramas explore this 17-mile-long marvel of science.

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Out There

Exclusive from NASA: The New Tallest Building in New York City, From Above

The view of New York from the International Space Station evolved today, as the new World Trade tower became the tallest building in the city.

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The Backstory

The First Earthrise

45 years ago this month, a photo from space forever changed how human beings saw the cosmos.

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NASA
Out There

Mercury Poses for Its Closeup

When astronomers try to explain why everyone should be as excited as they are about a bit of space news, they tend to reach for superlatives: This is the hottest/ coldest/ biggest/ smallest/ oldest/ most mysterious/ most powerful thing we’ve […]

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