Writer/Director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, is a hell of a war movie — tight structure, understated acting, sparse production design, tremendous sound design that is largely free of dialogue, and masterful cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema. I don’t know if this is a result of Nolan being an English director telling a story about the British army in World War II, but the movie also feels very … Continue reading AWARDS SEASON: DUNKIRK AND THE HEROISM OF RETREAT

2018 GOALS

From NASA’s Earth Observatory: On October 2, 2017, the MapCam instrument on OSIRIS-REx captured the data for a composite image (above) of the Earth and Moon. The spacecraft was approximately 5 million kilometers (3 million miles) from Earth at the time, about 13 times the distance between the Earth and Moon. (Click here to see the geometry of the shot.) Three images (different color wavelengths) … Continue reading 2018 GOALS


From When NASA’s next X-plane takes to the skies, it will produce some pretty cool images. Thanks to the completion of a recent flight test series at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, the agency is a step closer to being able to visually capture the shockwaves of NASA’s future Low Boom Flight Demonstration aircraft, or LBFD. In this schlieren image, an Air … Continue reading TRANSONIC STATE