TPM has the “nine best videos” of the meteor that hit this morning. I listened to this one with headphones the first time, and was jolted out of my seat. I can’t imagine what it was like on the ground: Careful, be sure your volume isn’t turned up.
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There’s something breathtakingly poetic about this story.
But I think the subtitle translates to “HOLY ****!”
I can only imagine what this one’s worth now.
Ultra-HD Video of the Mars rover Curiousity’s landing, from the rover’s point-of-view.
I can’t believe I’m posting a cat video. Why? Because it’s physics, byotches, that’s why!
Mars of course is getting all the attention these days, but this just-released time-lapse video from the International Space Station is just stunning.
One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen is this Apollo crew module. It didn’t go to the moon, but was part of a 1973 Skylab mission. Still. It orbited the Earth more than 800 times, and splashed down safely 200 miles off of San Diego. You can see the erosion from the heat of re-entry all around the bottom.
Anton Jankovoy’s photo from the Mardi Khola valley, Nepal. One in 5 of us never see the Milky Way.
So nothing. There’s nothing like a good diagram or two to explain a concept.
Don’t miss this brilliant animation, via the BBC, of global income and life expectancy over the last two hundred years.
With this handy research paper and map, you’ll always know what to tell the waitress you want.