Twitpics In Space


That's an image of the Moon and Earth sent via Twitter on February 3rd by International Space Station astronaut Jose Hernandez. I've seen plenty of official space photos were equally breathtaking, but there's something about getting them from Twitter that makes this, and other photos sent by Hernandez and fellow astronaut Souichi Noguchi, feel more intimate.

Suddenly, I'm not looking at A Very Important Photo from Space, it's a real picture taken by a real guy … and, for a moment, the infinite out-there feels just a bit closer. Sin palabras, indeed, Astro_Jose.

Slideshow with more great pics up at Io9.