Pics that don't make you laugh but are still cool

#11
I approve of this thread.



I always thought this picture was awesome. It's called "Pale Blue Dot", and was taken by Voyager 1 in 1990. Voyager 1 was launched in '77, so it'd been travelling for 13 years when this picture was taken. That picture stuck with me since the first time I saw it. Awesome stuff indeed.
 
#17
blame space said:
fuck. sometimes i think i'm sydlecix.

some more pics

I said damn!

Really liked this pic which has been posted in a similar thread:



Also:


The one on the far left is Franz Kafka, next to him Albert Einstein
 
#24
I hop you don't mind if I use this thread as an excuse to post some Earth porn:

My current Wallpaper, The Havasu Falls


The Guilin Mountains


"Elephant Foot" Glacier


My favorite at the moment:

Rainbow(Northern Lights?) and the Milky Way near the North Pole


Click the images for the full-sized versions.
 
#27
I remember seeing this pic in a book when I was a kid and its always stuck with me.



"Douglas Mawson peering over edge of crevase into which his comrade Lt. Minnis has fallen along w. sled, dogs and supplies during Arctic expedition."
 
#35
Mt Heart Attack said:
Is that thermal water?
I'm not sure, but a quick google search says the waters are generally 70° Fahrenheit(roughly 21° Celsius) year round. I don't think there are any hot springs in Arizona though.
t-storm said:
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
You wouldn't happen to have a higher-res version, by chance?
Nope, sorry. :(

I'd love one myself.
 

vatstep

This poster pulses with an appeal so broad the typical restraints of our societies fall by the wayside.
#38
Listening to Sunn O))) at the moment, so I felt inspired: