Tim Peake snapped an amazing picture of the Grand Canyon earlier today as the International Space Station passed overhead. The Colorado River is a blue ribbon in the middle of a desert.
December 11 was a weird day at the Grand Canyon.
In 1956 two planes collided over the Arizona desert, killing all 128 people on board and scattering the debris deep inside the Grand Canyon. This week, the National Park Service designated the crash site a National Historic Landmark—even though they don't actually want you to go visit it.
This is what America's most famous pit—the Grand Canyon—looks like from the International Space Station. A winding craggy oasis in the middle of the desert. [NASA]
The ice sheet that covers Antarctica is ancient, hiding a whole landscape of mountains and valleys that once teemed with life. Using radar and satellite footage, scientists are studying this hidden world—and they just found a two-mile-deep canyon down there.
You're looking at the Grand Canyon completely flooded by clouds, "a once in a lifetime event," according to park ranger Erin Whittaker. It didn't only happen once, she says, but two times in only three days:
Conventional Grand Canyon wisdom holds two things to be true: it is exceptionally deep, and about five million years old. A new study, though, has pegged the yawning chasm's age as more than 10 times older than previously thought.
A team of Google employees is currently hiking through the Grand Canyon collecting the images for what will eventually become a Google Street View map of the park. (Man, working at Google sounds terrible.) The panoramic photos for the map are being collected using that funny-looking Street View camera mounted on the…
The Grand Canyon is one of those natural wonders you have to see in real life to truly appreciate. It's jaw droppingly gorgeous and looks like another world. Well, that's what I thought until I saw this time lapse of the Grand Canyon. Using over 80,000 photos, the video is better than an ordinary visit to Grand…
It's like the Sons of Anarchy and Evel Knievel conceived a kinky lovechild while jumping over the Grand Canyon aboard rocket sleds.
Since time immemorial, man has gazed upon the majestic rim of the mighty Grand Canyon and wondered: could I drive my car into that shit and not be dead? One
brave driver has answered the question.
It's easy to turn video into stills—but going the other way around? Pretty impressive. A clever photog did just that—using savvy some some computer tricks. The soaring nature fly-bys are damn impressive (and wholly beautiful). And fake.
Good on this little EVOLTA-powered robot for climbing a 1,500-ft. Grand Canyon cliff on Saturday. The 4.5-ounce, 6.7-inch robo climber was scaling the cliff as a publicity stunt/demonstration for the Panasonic EVOLTA battery, which according to the Guinness Book of World Records is longest-lasting of its kind. The…
It doesn't officially open till the 28th of March, but a few lucky visitors got an early glimpse of the Grand Canyon's Glass Skywalk. The see-through sidewalk juts out 70 feet over the cliff's edge, and the only things standing between you and the 4,000-foot chasm below are a lot of steel and 4-inch thick tempered…
The concept art for the Grand Canyon Skywalk was stunning. But the real glass pathway, jutting 70-feet out over the cliff edge, 3/4 of a mile over the river bed, promises to be far more so. What does it take to bring a project of this magnitude to life? A million pounds of steel, and 90 tons of tempered glass,…