Narrow-angle false color composite taken on 2006-03-22 using infrared (IR3), green and ultraviolet (UV3) filters. Because the far infrared filter was used, at wavelengths in which Saturn is less bright than in the green filter, the saturnlit portion … Continue reading
Remember that petition on the White House website to build a Death Star? I thought this was a fun thing to think about since I first posted on the costs of a Death Star back in September. Well, needless to … Continue reading
The ever elucidative Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the question, “Does the Universe Have a Purpose?”
I was recently watching Kevin Smith’s Clerks for the something-th time. There is this scene where Randal and Dante engage in a chat about the fate of the contractors working on the Second Death Star in Return of the Jedi. Randal. Something … Continue reading
Neil Alden Armstrong August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012
Compare the sizes of the three Mars rover models that the United States has sent to Mars. The tiny 23 pound Sojourner rover, the first successful rover ever sent to another planet, accompanied the Pathfinder lander in 1997. The second model was the Spirit and Opportunity rovers, which both landed … Continue reading
I snagged this from spaceweather.com.