The Lonely Lost-In-Space Galaxy

NASA has resurfaced a 2013 photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the “Lost-In-Space Galaxy”—officially known as NGC 6503. The lonely planetary system earned its nickname from its location on the edge of the Local Void—an unusually empty section of outer-space that stretches over 150 million light-years across and is somehow vacant of any stars or galaxies. The image of NGC 6503 reveals bright …

Pluto’s Wobbly Egg-Shaped Moons

Pluto is turning out be a weirder dwarf planet than expected. Not only is one of its moons almost as large as the planet itself, but its two other moons wobble through space. The Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the oblong moons—Nix and Hydra—tumbling like two poorly thrown footballs as they orbit Pluto and Charon—the other massive moon. The wobbling is due to …

Slow Factory + World Wildlife Fund: Petit Atlas Collection

Bringing NASA satellite imagery of Earth's beautiful landscapes to luxe and versatile silk scarves

by Chérmelle D. Edwards Design boutique Slow Factory merges silk and satellite images into sustainably designed, limited edition scarves that are entirely eye-catching. Three years ago, founder Celine Semaan Vernon began gathering images from NASA through a Creative Commons license, which would allow her to use the public data on her scarves. Given that Vernon—who hails from Beirut, Lebanon—wasn’t a fashion designer and didn’t have …