Sarychev Peak Volcano in Stereo

The web (and the universe) is an amazing place.  My sister-in-law Laura turned me on NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” website.  I bookmarked it and put it in my Daily folder so I get a cool new picture from NASA every day. While the web site has that late 1990’s look and feel, the pictures are stunning.

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This is the June 12th eruption of the Sarychev Peak Volcano as photographed from the International Space Station (400 km above Earth).  Lest we forget, we are a very small species on a very small planet in a very large universe.  Try not to take yourself too seriously today – if you start, just ponder this photo.

  • Anyone know where to get the glasses to see the stereo effect?

  • NickN

    There's an iPhone app called APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) that pulls from the same source. The shots are amazing…

  • As father of a 5-year-old future astronaut, we've been enjoying those images for a while now.

    Here's a site that has a late 1980s look and feel, but it does the job:

    It's a little hard to figure out at first, but once you have the hang of it, well, if you are like me you check it all the time, hoping for a good sighting opportunity. There aren't as many in the summer (I'm not getting up at 4 to watch the space station!) but Monday July 6 I'll be outside at 10:13 watching it zoom across the sky.

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