Earth, from space, in an unforgettable timelapse

Noteworthy: Watch earth roll by via the lens of European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, in a six-minute time-lapse comprised of 12 500 images. Gerst captured the photos during a six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station.

Looking up

On Wednesday an American, a Russian and a Japanese will board a Soyuz spacecraft and blast up and out of earth’s atmosphere, to join six others in orbit on the International Space Station. For those of us left behind, stifled in our fug of petty