Share Saturn’s Moon Has Rivers of Hydrocarbons From The Cassini Probe The European Space Agency has released some really cool pics of the surface of Saturn’s moon, Titan. That image is the first photo of a river system on another world. I love Cassini porn, as I’ve posted before, and I hope to live long [...]
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ShareA Crescent Moon, But Not Our Moon Curiosity Captures Phobos Looking Mighty Familiar Granted, it’s not a particularly striking photo. The moon is tiny, dim, and indistinct in the washed out image. What makes it cool is that it’s not our moon. It’s Phobos, taken from the surface of Mars by our little robot friend, [...]
ShareThank You, NASA Holy Shit The Sun is inconceivably big, and unimaginably powerful. Venus is our sister planet (albeit hot enough to melt lead) and much more comprehensible. Nasa teamed up with Science and took pictures of Venus moving in front of the Sun (at least from the perspective of Earth). There’s a whole gallery [...]
ShareSaturn With The Sun Behind More Cassini Porn It’s amazing how beautiful things can be when there’s infinity to play with. The Cassini probe, about which I have written before, and before, and before, took this amazing photo with the sun directly behind Saturn, lighting her up like a supermodel, and making her radiant. For [...]
ShareWe’re Filling The Galaxy Every Expanding Bubble Of Us This has a long, and well documented provenance. I first saw this on the Daily Grail, who found it on the jackadamblog, who got the image from wikipedia. We’ve had radio transmissions for about 100 years, so there is an ever-expanding bubble of signals blooming outward [...]
ShareWhat Does It All Mean, Basil? Which way is it pointing? I wish the picture had been taken from a better angle, but I see it. The Cassini Probe has given me many lovely picture posts, like this and this. This arrow shaped cloud is, alas, not directions to the party that the cool kids [...]
ShareBring up all the fuckers and leave them Let them gasp out their last, loathsome lies into the vacuum Astronauts are badass. I mean real astronauts. The moon walkers. The Right Stuff folk. Buzz Aldrin is in his 80′s and he still kicks ass, when fucked with.
Share Gliese is the Word Hail Ants I will keep this short, Youdopia. Apparently (above) received a signal from another planet. Gliese 581g was recently discovered. The signal may be intelligent. Maybe not. If so, then refer to the picture below. Thank you. I , for one, welcome our alien overlords.
ShareYoudopia, that little doodle is a sweet pic of our little Earth, and our companion moon. It was shot from the orbit of Mercury. There is something so adorable about this simple arrangements of dots. I never knew that I would derive such pleasure from our Messenger probe around Mercury. I had another beautiful image [...]
Share As you know, Youdopia, Galileo was one of the great minds of the Renaissance. What you may not know, and what I certainly did not know, is that Galileo’s fingers, thumb, and a toot of his, are on display. They have been for hundreds of years. Galileo died in 1642, in relative disgrace. He [...]
Share Knock knock. Who’s There? Infinity. Infinity who? Infinity is pretty amazingly large. My dear Youdopia, one of the blogs I read daily, is The Daily Grail. This little video which is a zippity doo dah tour from Tibet to the edge of the cosmic horizon and back, was posted there. I just nicked it [...]