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.
Kottke.org will be replaying the live CBS broadcasts of the landing and the first steps on the Moon, in “real time,” later today. Tune in here at 4:10 pm EDT for Walter Cronkite’s live broadcast of the landing, and again at 10:51 pm EDT for the epochal first step.
“I showed it to a male colleague, and his response was, ‘Nothing’s changed in 40,000 years.'” –University of Tübingen archaeologist Nicholas Conard