Yeah, But Will it Out-Accelerate a Saturn V?

If we were living in the golden age instead of the shoeless age of air travel, airline posters would look like this prop plane passing in front of the Moon.

As observed by Hungarian photographer and all-around internet Renaissance man Eszpee, this photo is also evidence for the existence of a sort of photographic subculture which prizes incredible pain and effort spent on the creation of images which would take two layers and three clicks in Photoshop. In one word: geeks, wonderful geeks.

If you’re interested in the details of geekery necessary for this particular example of astronomic photography, read it all at NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Photo Credit: Chris Thomas