Category Archives: Astronomy

The Scale of things

Josh Worth created what has to be the widest web page ever, to display the planets, not only to scale, but the Solar System to scale. Spoiler Alert: There’s a lot of empty space! Via. Universe Today.

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Why is the Solar System flat?

via Universe Today.

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Flood Plains of Mars

A cool video of flying over floodplains on Mars. The music is cool, too.

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Is “Creation Science” Science?

Via Phil Platt at the Bad Astronomy blog, I saw this smack down of Creationist Andy Schlafly by Richard Lenski of Michigan State University. I have in the past been squarely in the Creationist camp. I’ve seen more and more … Continue reading

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Legos and Space

Over at Star Stryder, Dr. Pamela Gay has a post on Legos and space in the classroom, complete with an image of a functional lego telescope. Now that’s cool! Technorati Tags: Astronomy

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Bacteria to make Lunar regolith usable?

This Universe Today entry discusses experiments using cyanobacteria to break down simulated lunar soil into useful ingredients. Cyanobacteria harvested from the chambers could then be further processed to make use of the elements they extract from the lunar soil. For … Continue reading

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Fly through the Mariner Valley on Mars

Via Dr. Pamela Gay at StarStrider, comes this YouTube video. Take a look. It’s about 3:45 long and fascinating. Technorati Tags: Astronomy, Mars

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Get Sirius!

Universe Today has a post about finding Sirius in the night sky using binoculars. Then using Sirius as a guide to find other stars and star clusters that you’ll need the binoculars for. Technorati Tags: Astronomy

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The Earth-Moon system from Mars

Universe Today had this stunning image of the Earth-Moon system, as seen from Mars.

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Astronomy Cast

Since getting my iPod Classic for my birthday, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts when my mind isn’t otherwise heavily engaged (waiting for the bus, etc.).One that I enjoy a lot is Astronomy Cast. Fraser Cain, publisher of … Continue reading

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