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Rockstar Physicist, Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde on their wedding day (1965).
Weightless cats - the ultimate cat video?
My cats would *so* not approve of this. My dog, on the other hand… - @acarvin
I especially like the part where the cat learns about Newtonian Physics by getting kicked into the ceiling.
While watching a coronal mass ejection (CME) traveling from the sun, it would appear that one of NASA’s solar observatories has discovered a massive alien spacecraft docked in orbit next to the tiny planet Mercury!
As described by YouTube user siniXster, who used the US Navy’s SECCHI website to gather the images and create a video of the extraordinary extraterrestrial encounter on Dec. 3, it is “definitely some sort of manufactured object.”
“It’s cylindrical on either side, has a shape in the middle… It definitely looks like a ship to me. Very obviously it’s cloaked,” he continued.
“There’s really, absolutely no other explanation for that than some sort of ship.”
there’s video here
Okay, “Dude on the Internet,” could it be that your mind REALLY wants that to be an extra-solar spacecraft and you are spreading misinformation? Couldn’t it be some sort of interference with the instruments taking the image? Should we maybe leave this to the experts that took it? Jumping to the absolute conclusion of “a cloaked ship” is a bit quick without the ability to back up such a claim outside of a single documented anomaly.
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A hunk of rock from our solar system’s creation just collided with the atmosphere over Boulder. It burst into a thousand grains of glowing sand, flying down to Utah, or to California, or maybe into a cloud to be rain. This rock is now part of our planet, it joined us and brought new potential. Some people call it a shooting star, I call it our very origin.
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This is one of the most beautiful videos I have seen in a long time. Watch the aurora and thunderstorms from SPACE!
Phases of the Moon
“If the moon were made of
barbecued spare ribsdelicious Oreos, would you eat it then? I know I would. Heck, I’d have seconds. Then polish it off with a tall, cool Budweiser.”
(via The Oatmeal)
The Carl Sagan-inspired surrealist GIFs of Ignacio Torres, featuring humans as star stuff.
(images by Ignacio Torres, full gallery at The Morning News)
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” -CS
I was just about to write up this post and now I don’t have to!
You can buy these … all of them!
And then send them to ME!
Oh my yes…
James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was arrested yesterday as part of the ongoing protests against the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
That’s what I call putting your money where your scientific mouth is.
(via Discovery News)
Indy really let himself go… Kidding! Thank you Doctor Hansen!
“The planet is relatively small at around 60,000 km in diameter (still, it’s five times the size of Earth). But despite its diminutive stature, this crystal space rock has more mass than the solar system’s gas giant Jupiter.
Radio telescope data shows that it orbits its star at a distance of 600,000 km, making years on planet diamond just two hours long. Any closer and it would be ripped to shreds by the star’s gravitational tug.”
(via Wired Science)
Planets are a Girl’s Best Friend!
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