Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.27

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.27

I hope you all had a great holiday. I will be rather sparse between now and the first of the year. Enjoy the last link list of 2015!

Here they are:

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The New York Times Has an Interactive Map of Saturn’s Moons

I find space exploration fascinating.  I came across this via a post at Gizmodo.  The video is a great way to spend about ten minutes learning about Saturn and some of it’s moons.

Much Happening in Space this Christmas

An Asteroid and a Full Moon

full moon photoMost of my readers are aware that I love space exploration and astronomy.  This year’s Christmas is going to be rather “spacey”.

First off, on Christmas Eve, an asteroid will pass rather close to Earth.  Fear not, however, scientists are assuring us that the space rock will not cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

And Christmas Night, the sky will have a full moon.  The last time there was a full moon on Christmas was in 1977.

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.20

Lumpy’s Links for 2015.12.20

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Matter Waves That Move Through Each Other

Science is kewl. At times, it does not even seem real. This is the case with this story.

Mater Waves Move Through Each Other Like Ghosts

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Orion Re-entry from the Astronaut’s Perspective

Space is kewl.  The exploration of it can be rather frightening.  I don’t know if I possess the bladder and anal sphincter control to be an astronaut. Then again, maybe that is why the Apollo suits had built in toilets. Check out the video below for what re-entry would look like.

The Space Debate

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English: Skylab2_1974_Issue-10c.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge supporter of space exploration.  I can’t help it, I grew up with “One small step for man…”.  The Apollo Program, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle were, in my opinion, awesome.  While I personally support manned exploration of space and projects like the Space Station, I am also aware that this a subject of valid debate.  Furthermore, I am a skeptic when it comes to such grandiose ideas like colonizing Mars.

I feel that this is a serious matter and debate.  I also feel that any topic is fair game for comedy and satire.  This tongue and cheek spoken word video has much fun with the very idea of space exploration.