The Space Station

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You really do want to spend the next 18 minutes watching this video, you will thank me. I got two things out this tour. 1). There are flashlights everywhere.  I guess it makes some sense, it still seems excessive. 2). It’s more cluttered than a teenager’s bedroom.  And I’m sure like every teenager, they moved … Continued

The Birth of a UFO

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Gone are the days when these things could be explained away as swamp gas reflecting off the planet Venus.  No, with the advent of cheap, highly maneuverable “drones” people can do all sorts of things.  At night, with a 1,000 watt LED bar attached to the bottom of it, and individually controlled and colored LEDs … Continued

Rogue One

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My worst fears are coming true.  That is the above trailer for the first spin off of the Star Wars franchise.  Tell me, does it look like a traditional Star Wars film?  Come on, answer that question honestly.  If you removed the obviously Star Wars things, TIE Fighters, and Storm Troopers, what do you have? … Continued

New Moon

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The above video shows a really neat interactive art installation made of welded steel, light bulbs, and LEDs.  The purpose is to allow people to see all the phases of the moon at once.  Turning the knob below the moon turns a mirror inside the light bulb moon which in turn changes the shadow effect … Continued

Tiny1 Astrophotography Camera

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The Tiny1 is an interesting concept camera.  Well, it’s about to become a real camera if the Indiegogo campaign is any indication.  It’s billed as a dedicated astrophotography camera that’s small, lightweight, and connected to social networks and the mobile world.  In practice, I’m not so sure what this camera offers that a traditional DSLR … Continued

1,000,000 mile Year long Earth Timelapse

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Last year NASA launched it’s Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite with an EPIC camera on board.  It’s stayed on the Lagrange 1 point, 1,000,000 miles from the earth towards the sun.  Lagrange points are interesting aspects of space, I’ll let you learn about it on your own time.  Taking a photo every 2 hours for … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Mars

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On the 69th anniversary of the Roswell Incident, I bring you news of this mushroom cloud formation discovered on Mars.  It was taken last year by the Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter and I’ve been sitting on this news ever since then.  Forgive me. It looks like a mushroom cloud doesn’t it.  It also … Continued

The Milky Way, From an Airplane

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At one point in time, I tried to start up a website for people to share photos they took from airplane windows.  I never had a chance to finish it which is a shame because it could have been cool.  Anyway, Alessandro Merga one-upped every wing-shot I ever took with one of the Milky-Way.  He … Continued

1.6 Million Sunrises

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The International Space Station just recently celebrated it’s 100,000th orbit across the globe.  Every day they get 16 sunrises, so this scene has played out about 1.6 million times over the last 17 or so years. Good Morning! Sunrise bursting on the scene followed by beautiful ocean sun glint. We get 16 of these every … Continued