In spite of the fact that they just don’t get enough funding (or attention) the brilliant minds at NASA are always pursuing their goal to propel humanity forward into the final frontier. After years of languishing in the background of pop culture (and government funding), NASA is back in a big way. As Hollywood begins to head back to a realistic space with critically acclaimed adventures like Gravity and The Martian, the upcoming Passengers and next year’s God Particle, NASA is in the forefront of pop culture once more. Here’s a group of geniuses who have been taking us all on an exploration unrivaled in human history. We may not have been paying much attention to their work in the last few decades, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been toiling away exploring both the world we live in and humanity’s next stops on our road to galactic expansion. Along the way, they’ve seen the Universe from a totally unique perspective. Fortunately for us, they keep great records. Check these pics out.
1. Vortex Street And Dust Off Cape Verde Islands
A harsh wind blows off the coast of North Africa, sending a wall of dust as far off shore as the Cape Verde Islands. Meanwhile a comforting fleet of water clouds move with the force of the wind. Looks like modern art.