The project, Earth As Art, began in early 2000s after scientists found the visual data they were collecting from satellites of earth had more than just scientific value and decided to make the images public. Satellite and drone images below show not only the wavelengths of light visible to the human eye but the wavelengths that Landsat sensors detect in the infrared electromagnetic spectrum - which helps to create the vibrancy of the colours featured as well as providing more comprehensive data for researchers. Pictured: A salt pan in Namibia (centre); Desert ribbons in northwestern Africa (top left); Glaciers in southern Iceland (bottom left); Volcanic remnant in Palmyra near Hawaii (bottom right); Algae in Milford Lake, Kansas, U.S (top right).
NASA reveals new space suit that will stop astronauts 'bunny hopping' when they explore the moon surface in five years - and special flight suit for take-off and landing
NASA has debuted two space suits that will be worn during the Artemis mission. One is for extra-vehicular activities on the lunar surface and the either is a flight suit for landing and taking off. The xEMU model provides mobility and flexibility for when exploring the lunar surface and the Orion Crew Survival Suit is to be worn while taking off or landing.
Stunning NASA video shows how a supernova morphs and moves over a period of 13 years as its blue shock waves ripple through space
The newly-released video of Cas A (left) combines more than a decade of observations from the Chandra X-ray telescope (top right), showing how the incredibly hot gas in the supernova remnant (bottom right) - which reaches up to 20 million degrees Fahrenheit - has been seen slowly expanding outwards from 2000-2013.
Google unveils $799 Pixel 4 phone with radar chip that lets users control the device using hand gestures and earbuds it claims are 'floating computers in your ears'
Google officially unveiled its new flagship Pixel 4 phone with radar-sensing technology that can control the device remotely using hand gestures and other hardware at a major event in New York. The Pixel 4 will use Google's Project Solei, a chip that powers its unique radar abilities and gives the device its hand-gesture abilities.
While it dominated horizons with its glow the Full Moon was one of the smallest this year, as it reached the most distant point from earth in its elliptical orbit. The particular name is given to the Full Moon which is closest to the September equinox, the start of autumn in astronomy. Pictured: A Hunters Moon rising above Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire on Sunday evening (main); The Bass Rock which sits off North Berwick on the coast of East Lothian, Scotland (inset).
Humpback whales create nets of bubbles to trap their prey of small fish and krill before feasting on them in fascinating video
Marine biologist Lars Bejder of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and colleagues used drones to capture a bird's-eye view of the whales feeding (left and bottom right) in waters off of the coast of Southeast Alaska. This was combined with data collected from the whale's point-of-view (top right) by cameras and sensors captured stuck to the marine mammals bodies with suction cups.
Vivid fresco discovered in Pompeii depicts bloody gladiator battle that is said to have hung in a tavern below a brothel
A well-preserved fresco depicting a gladiator standing victorious against his bloody opponent has been discovered in what is believed to be a tavern connected to a brothel in ancient Pompeii. A 'Murmillo' fighter wearing a plumed, wide-brimmed helmet with visor, holds aloft his large rectangular shield in his left hand, as he grips his short sword in the right. On the ground next to him lies the shield of the defeated 'Thraex', who has suffered deep wounds and is on the point of collapse.
Aerial photographs reveal 100 years of 'heartbreaking' ice loss on Mont Blanc after scientists recreate images taken by a Swiss pilot in 1919
Researchers from the University of Dundee have exactly recreated a photograph taken by a Swiss pilot in 1919 and show the loss of ice from glaciers on the French mountain. Dr Kieran Baxter, who hung out of a helicopter to get the shot of the iconic mountain, said that unless drastic action is taken to slow down climate change, 2119's photograph could show no ice at all.
Oldest map of the underworld discovered: Etchings on Egyptian coffin show how the dead had to get past lake of fire and knife-wielders on 4,000-year-old 'map for the soul'
Etchings on a burial shaft have been identified as the oldest copy of 'The Book of Two Ways', an an illustrated guide of the underworld. This 'map for the soul' helps the dead navigate the underworld. In addition to finding what could be the oldest book known to man, the etchings have also revealed the coffin's inhabitant is not an overlord, but an elite woman.
The pizza of the future: MailOnline tries the meal made with cricket dough, tomatoes grown in fake soil and nut-based cheese
The pizza (bottom right) was met with approval on the MailOnline science desk (pictured left, reporter Connor Boyd) and was created by the team behind the Big Bang Fair, which will take place in Birmingham in March. To cook up the pizza, the Big Bang Fair turned to applied futurist Tom Cheesewright to identify how our food will likely be produced in the future. Predicting a future facing widespread food insecurity, the focus of cuisine in the decades to come will be sustainability, he predicts.
NASA releases highly detailed CGI images of the moon so that game developers and filmmakers can make accurate models of Earth's satellite
NASA's animation of the moon was developing using 10 years of data captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The map can be use d by 3D artists and filmmakers. NASA also has plans to use the 'CGI moon kit' to help with the Artemis mission to the moon, as the animations and images can predict how different areas of the moon will look like in 2024 -- allowing scientists to choose target zones during the mission.
The 'cosmic pretzel': Astronomers reveal telescope photo of two stars being born in a swirl of dust more than 600 light years away from the Earth
Astrochemist Felipe Alves of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and colleagues imaged the star system in high resolution using the so-called Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in Chile. The pair of baby stars are located in the so-called '[BHB2007] 11 system', the newest addition to a small star cluster in the Barnard 59 dark nebula. A dark nebula is a cloud of interstellar gas so dense that it blocks out the light from any objects behind it. Barnard 59 is part of a larger cloud called the Pipe Nebula.
Lost Egyptian temple is unearthed by construction workers on the banks of the Nile 2,200 years after it was built for King Ptolemy IV who was deposed after pretending to be artist and not a pharaoh
It has laid hidden for over 2,200 years, but during routine drilling work the long-lost temple Pharaoh Ptolemy IV is believed to have been discovered. The ruins were unearthed in the city of Tama, just north of Sohag, Egypt, on the western bank of the Nile. The team has uncovered an east-west wall, a north-south wall and the southwestern corner of the temple, which is adorned with carvings (left) of the Egyptian god Hapi -- that are surrounded by test mentioning Ptolemy IV.
Prehistoric shark's entire skeleton is found fossilised for the first time 370million years after it went extinct
Palaeontologist Linda Frey of the University of Zurich and colleagues found the fossilised skeleton (top left) and other skulls (right) in the Maïder region of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, in Morocco. When Phoebodus was alive (bottom left), around 370 million years ago in the so-called Devonian Period, this mountainous region would have instead been the basin of a shallow sea.
Uber rolls out $200 helicopter service from Manhattan to JFK - but riders say it takes the SAME time as a taxi
Now you can take a helicopter to work. Uber has rolled out its Copter service to users in New York, with flights to and from lower Manhattan that cost between $200 and $225 per person. Although Uber claimed the service is intended to reduce travel time, when Reuters tried a trip from its Midtown office to the airport it took 70 minutes, including a subway ride downtown and two Uber rides to and from the heliport -- similar to the travel time of taking regular taxi in moderate traffic.
Buzz Aldrin smiles on the moon in fascinating digitally enhanced photo that reveals his face inside his spacesuit during Apollo 11 landing in 1969
Andy Saunders, 45, brightened and darkened the shades of the photo, often a few pixels at a time, to slowly reveal a face beneath the hazy helmet glass. Once the outline of Aldrin's facial features became slightly clearer, Andy, a property developer from Culcheth, Cheshire, spent hours tweaking the saturation and contrast of tiny areas at a time. It revealed for the first time a clear shot of the astronaut giving a grin as he turned his head to face the camera - previously obscured by his reflective visor. The iconic image was taken by fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong just moments after Aldrin planted a pole with the American Flag into the lunar surface in July 1969.
How fast is light speed really? NASA scientist creates incredible animations that show just how 'slowly' light travels through the vastness of space
NASA scientist has painted a picture of the unfathomable - the speed of light. A series of images show just how fast light can travel through space. In a perfectly empty vacuum, a particle of light is capable of travelling 186,282 miles per second or about 670.6 million mph -- it can complete a full orbit around Earth 7.5 times in a second.
Watch out pizza makers, this robot may soon take your job. Seattle firm unveils robotic pizza maker that can make 300 pies in an hour -- and it can customize each one with different toppings. A human working uses a notepad to input the pizza's specifications. An empty crust is then loaded onto the conveyor belt and using computer vision, configurable equipment and deep learning, the robot adds desired toppings and bakes the pie to perfection.
Microsoft unveils its Surface Laptop 3 that is THREE TIMES faster than a MacBook Air along with futuristic new earbuds and dual-screen notepad
Microsoft held its Surface Event in New York City today where it unveiled a variety of new, cutting edge devices, specifically the Surface Laptop 3 (main) that is said to be faster than Apple's MacBook Air. It also boasts a 20 per cent larger trackpad for more precise cursor movement, a removable hard drive for easy user upgrades and a fast-charging port that will give an 80 per cent charge in less than an hour. Microsoft unveiled futuristic earbuds (top inset) that claim to be better than Apple pods and a dual-screen notepad (bottom inset) that Microsoft said is the next category of technology.
How the apocalypse will happen: Earth will be swallowed by neighbouring galaxy as it envelops the Milky Way in four billion years' time (IF we make it that far)
Researchers from the Australian National University revealed the Andromeda galaxy has been absorbing and shredding smaller star systems for billions of years. It will inevitably collide with our own Milky Way in the future, spelling disaster for Earth and other planets, which are predicted to be flung out into deep space. Images released by the Australian researchers show the remains of now-destroyed galaxies and star clusters inside the the Andromeda nebula.
Wedged into the sands of Barrio La Flecha in Ezeiza, Greater Buenos Aires was hidden a shell (left) of the extinct armadillo-like animals which roamed South America pre-Ice Age. Imanol Ojeda (right, second from right) stumbled upon the curious hard object and, after scraping off the dirt with his knife, discovered it was a shell. Oscar Vique, from the Marcos Paz Paleontologican Reserve, said that the tough shell remained 98 per cent intact (small chip inset) and hailed it a 'very well-preserved specimen'.
INSIDE the SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk shares first ever video of the interior showing off the huge cargo bay in the spacecraft that will transport passengers to Mars
SpaceX CEO has shared numerous images of Starship's exterior - but today Elon Musk took us inside. The billionaire tweeted a video of him circling around the inside of the massive cargo bay. On Saturday, September 28, the tech tycoon shared pictures of the completed rocket as it sits waiting at SpaceX's Boca Chica, Texas facility -- with hopes of hitting orbit within six month. However, the latest video gives the public a better idea of just how massive this prototype, stainless steel rocket actually is.
Now you don't have to take out the trash! Self-driving robotic garbage bin is programmed to take itself to the curb side for pickup
Most dread taking out the garbage -- but not this robot. Called SmartCan, this trash can has self-driving abilities to take itself to the curb and bring itself back after the trash has been emptied. Owners use the companion app to pre-program a schedule and input the distance from its home docking station to its curbside docking station.
A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the Milky Way's Aquila region to be a bustling field of stars sending bubbly bursts of dust and gas out in colorful bursts. While the bubbles revealed in the photo appear to be just a few inches across, they span anywhere between 10 and 30 light years, indicating the bubbles have been blown not by a single star but thousands.