This is what our planet would look like to visitors from another planet. Alternatively, this is also what the Death Star would have looked like shortly before it blasted Alderaan to pieces.
On October 9, 2013, NASA’s JUNO spacecraft swung by Earth, its home, for the last time, using our gravity as a slingshot to propel it toward its ultimate rendezvous with Jupiter in 2016.
Humming along at nearly four kilometers per second, it turned a special camera toward Earth, and captured the first-ever movie of the moon in orbit around its host planet - us.
Our moon stacks up as 27% smaller than Earth, takes up just 2% of our volume, and is only about 1% as massive, yet that’s still plenty to drag upon our oceans and deliver daily tides. In its elliptical orbit, the moon is, at any moment, an average of 384,000 kilometers from you. Juno, on the other hand, came within 600 kilometers of Earth during its recent visit, less than twice the altitude of the International Space Station.
We are the most creative, the most inventive, the most curious of the multitudes of small creatures that inhabit this planet, and in all the living history that has or ever will take place on this hazy blue marble, none save us have ever or will ever see sights such as these. There’s your significance.
Enjoy this video of the historic fly-by, with some special new music from Vangelis (yes, that Vangelis):
Milton Glaser, in a presentation to the AIGA NY chapter:
While I was in the doctor’s office I noticed a document on his wall called ‘What A Surgeon Ought to Be’ written in the 14th century. I’ve changed a word or two but it seems like good advice for our profession.
What the Designer Ought…
Google recently released a free graphic design application called Google Web Designer.
And here at Resound, we think it’ll be a game changer.
I have yet to play with it in full detail but my first impression is that this is a great program for anyone wanting to create simple banner…
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Your tone is the attitude you take towards your subject matter: does it excite you? Does it bore you? Does it make you feel…
when I see the final ad comp has the headline I liked that was cut early on
trying to fit three days’ worth of work into one day
Joe Wagner, you sent this to me at just the right time.
I think we can all agree: Yahoo is desperate. And their new logo release promotion proves it.
I’ll get to why I think they’re desperate in a minute, but let’s first talk about this new logo release strategy of Yahoo’s.
The Yahoo Logo Release Plan
Yahoo recently announced the unveiling…