Earth from ISS in Hi-Def
Today I am sharing two kewl videos.
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Space photos are awesome. Donald Pettit is credited to have shot tens of thousands of photographs from space. Mr. Pettit is an astronaut, engineer and an astrophotographer. He spent 370 days on The International Space Station. What an awesome photographic specialty!
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Lumpy’s Links for 2016.01.10
Here they are:
- Ludicrous – Like WOW. A woman kills her second husband in the same manner and same location as she did the first.
- Useful – This is under useful because it is. Having origins at West Point a bridge building contest for grades 6-12. Not only is there a contest but free open source software for anyone to play with.
- Music – Like concerts? Check out the post I put up about The Music Vault at indienation.fm
- Photo – This week I am going to go with the image I am sharing after the break. It was the winner of the National Geographic Photo Contest for 2015
- Yours (Something from the web’s social networks)- I would consider this a useful read, a breif history of the ESA. I happened on it via facebook
- Science – Gizmodo has a nice list of Science stories to watch in 2016
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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:
- Ludicrous – This week’s was a no-brainer. A shoplifer is thwarted by exploding cookie dough.
- Useful – I found this post abouthow to clean a computer keyboard. I think most of us could benefit from this.
- Music – Want to lay down some beats? Check out the The HTML-909 Rhythm Composer! (Kudos to Never Enough Notes for sharing it on Facebook.)
- Photo – You will likely need to zoom in a bit to see it but check out this red sprite captured by NASA from the ISS.
- Yours (Something from the web’s social networks) – This week I went with a tweet from @ScienceChannel, they call it the doorway to Hell which has currently been open for 40 years!
- Science – Light is the fastest thing in the universe. It travels about 100 times faster than electricity and can circle the globe in 0.1 seconds. I would be wonderful if electronics could use light. Scientist have developed a CMOS chip that can process both light and electricity.
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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.
An Asteroid and a Full Moon
Most 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.