Gorgeous underwater sand dunes (or how Earth never ceases to amaze me)

The underwater world is a strange and haunting one. This NASA Earth Observatory photograph captures the ethereal beauty of underwater sand dunes in the Bahamas. Tides and ocean currents shape the underwater sand much like wind on land, but the result is just different enough to be otherworldly. » 1/18/14 10:44am 1/18/14 10:44am

Awesome Underwater EVA Training Photo Of Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

In this recently issued magnificent image is ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet descending underwater during spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, USA. Training and support divers follow his movements. Training underwater on a life-size mockup of the Space Station is one way astronauts prepare for… » 4/11/13 6:41pm 4/11/13 6:41pm

The century-old remains of the windowed billiard room an eccentric…

Nineteenth-century company promoter James Whitaker Wright is probably best known as a financial swindler whose corporate house of cards led to a panic in the London stock exchange at the turn of the twentieth century. But one of Wright's legacies is architectural, rather than financial. In 1890, he purchased and began… » 9/09/12 4:00pm 9/09/12 4:00pm

A Robot's Vision of Antarctica's Undersea Kingdom

This looks like a rocket entering a wormhole, but it's actually a robot camera designed to function on the ocean floor under the Anatarctic ice. The Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging (SCINI) can fit through a hole in the ice as small as 15 cm. Similar cameras could one day probe a buried ocean on » 12/21/07 11:00am 12/21/07 11:00am