I really should update my blog more often. So much is going on in my life, unfortunately this space has gone stale.
In other news, SpaceX just landed the first stage of a rocket they used to launch a satellite into orbit, a monumental milestone in space exploration:
Those are some happy rocket scientists!
Always wonderful to see us exploring our universe.
Rocket takes off and lands.
Using calculated distances of the objects, this 3D reconstruction of a 2D photograph was constructed. Awesome!
[via Bad Astronomy]
Ones mind often perceives stars as infinitesimally small point rather than something that has angular size.
But gazing at these planets, these seem more to be discs than pinholes. Or maybe it’s just atmospheric distortion and flare light.
Check out this amazing photography by Patrick Cullis
Venus, Jupiter and the Flatirons from Patrick Cullis on Vimeo.
Do you see the shock wave ripple through the sun?
Via NASA SDO – Solar Dynamics Observatory
As this giant rock hurtles by our planet, lets take this time to reflect upon living life to its fullest, and to have no regrets if our existence were to come to a sudden fiery end.
Continue reading Look, Up In The Sky! It’s 2005 Yu-55
I may not be able to slip loose the constrains of our earthly atmosphere to see the blackness of space, but this is almost as good:
Amazing video from ISS. Frame rate is somewhat slow because it was compiled from stills taken with a DSLR.