Creating pictures with long exposure allows amateur photographers to create images and words with light. But other long-exposure images can be just as cool, including this one above showing U.S. Coast Guard members shooting a 50-caliber machine gun at night, while on the Coast Guard's ship. GizmodoPetty Officer Bryan Goff/U.S. Coast Guard
Claire Maldarelliis the Science Editor at Popular Science. She has a particular interest in brain science, the microbiome, and human physiology. In addition to Popular Science, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, and Scholastic’s Science World and Super Science magazines, among others. She has a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Davis and a master’s in science journalism from New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. Contact the author here.