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A Jaw-Dropping Rendering of Our Solar System

I was amazed when I saw this stunning rendering of our Solar System by an artists named Licoti. The huge 30,000 pixel-wide image includes all the planets (and poor Pluto!) as [...]

August 16, 2010 // 5 Comments

NASA, a Mission to Mars, and Escapees

Jon Stewart’s show from Monday night was hilarious as Jon focused the discussion about the practical aspects of a mission to Mars on the details of space toilets. The [...]

August 5, 2010 // 2 Comments

SF Authors Remember the Moon Landing ran a great series yesterday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing: several authoris and other sf luminaries recalling July 20th, 1969. Check out [...]

July 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Round and Round The Universe Goes…

Here’s a neat video compiled by William Castleman, an astrophotographer wo used time lapse photography to shoot the galactic center of The Milky Way during the 2009 [...]

May 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Irrelevant Astronomy

From the ‘I had no idea’ department: NASA has quietly been producing a show called Irrelevant Astronomy, that focuses on on presenting recent astronomy science to [...]

April 27, 2009 // 1 Comment

Tuesday Ted: George Dyson

Author, and son of Freeman Dyson, George Dyson gives a short presentation at TED in Feb. 2002 about everyone’s favorite nuclear bomb driven spaceship, Project Orion. [...]

March 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

Mars: Dead or Alive

It’s easy to forget that we have seen the sands of Mars. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of the Mars Exploration Rover [...]

January 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

If We Had No Moon

Patrick Stewart narrates the 1999 documentary If We Had No Moon. See also: “If We Had No Moon“, an essay by Bernard Foing in Astrobiology [...]

December 27, 2008 // 1 Comment

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