I wanted to mention a couple of neat space-related links I stumbled across over the last couple days.
One site features the sounds of space while another part of the site has recordings from various space missions. (Via Amy on the Web.). I’ve heard a CD of space sounds before but am not sure if it is the one offered for sale by this site. In my opinion, though, the sounds are better in smaller doses than listening to an entire CD. As I recall, most of these are picked up via radio telescopes or similar instruments on space craft. The U of Iowa also has a site that not only has sounds collected by the instruments the school has had on various spacecraft, but also provides links to other sources.
Moving from one of the senses to another, the WaPo has a gallery of shots from the National Air and Space Museum’s Earth from Space exhibition. (Via SF Signal). The museum has a companion web site that includes an online exhibition.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot