Last week NASA released the cool video above of the Moon passing in front of the Earth. Taken by the Deep Impact spacecraft from 31 million miles away. NASA says "Making a video of Earth from so far away helps the search for other life-bearing planets in the Universe by giving insights into how a distant, Earth-like alien world would appear to us". Deep Impact was the spacecraft that sent an impactor into comet Temple 1 July 4 2005. Deep Impact is now on it's way to rendezvous with comet Hartley 2 November 4 2010.
The video below is something I wanted to put together for my one year blogging anniversary but never found the time to do so, well I've finally completed it. It is a compilation of some of my favorite images I've taken over the last year and then some. For the audio track I used Supertramp's song, Lord Is It Mine. No sooner had I posted it, within an hour or so, I got an email from You Tube stating "A You Tube Partner" UMG has claimed some or all audio content in your video "Lord Is It Mine", well unlike the title would suggest I guess it isn't mine, even though I've paid for it a gazillion times over through album, cd and itunes purchases. It also states that the video is still live because UMG has authorized it, that they have a claim on it and they will receive public stats and that viewers may see advertisements on my video's page, hey whatta ya gonna do.
This of course begs the questions, how do you get permissions to upload a copywritten song, and how do you know if it is copywritten in the first place. So many questions, so little time, think I'll stick to easier things like the Cosmos, the last time I looked the Lord hadn't copywritten it.
Anyways I hope you enjoy the video.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Posted by Bob Johnson at 4:26 PM