Ten new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing the total to 79: Jupiter Moons Is this bigger-than-huge plane the answer to getting rockets into space? Stratolaunch In more space news, NASA may be on the verge of allowing SpaceX to fuel rockets after astronauts are aboard: SpaceX ====================================================== Coming soon: Two's Company, a sci-fi novel in … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: New Moons for Jupiter, Huge Plane May Carry Rockets to the Edge of Space, and NASA and SpaceX Agree to Test Fueling Rockets with Astronauts Aboard
Ever wonder if something other than recycling or composting could be done with old newspapers? Here's your answer: Newspaper Sculpture There is a "lake" in the Gulf of Mexico that you won't want to swim in. (Yeah, the head is kinda click bait-y but I thought it was interesting, anyway): Lake in the Sea Archaeologists … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Newspaper Sculpture, Toxic Ocean Lake, Ancient Greek Mosaics, and Jupiter
The Hubble telescope has recorded what may be major activity under Jupiter's moon Europa: Water Plumes on Europa (Which is all well and good, but I can't help thinking of 2010: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE." Maybe we should just leave well enough alone?) … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!
There's a fair bit in here that I don't understand fully, because, well, physics is hard. But it's an interesting idea and it proves there is still a lot to learn out there: Time Crystals Here are images of Jupiter's North and South poles taken by the Juno spacecraft: Jupiter's Poles America's first lighthouse turns 300: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See
Another click baity header, but the art is fantastic: Tree Trunk Carving John Cleese being his usual brilliant self here, with some thoughts on political correctness: John Cleese Speaks 850 year old seeds that still grew: Ancient Squash A stop-motion film from the Juno spacecraft as it approached Jupiter in June. It shows the orbiting … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Tree Art, John Cleese on Political Correctness, Ancient Seeds, and Juno Film of Jupiter’s Moons
Yesterday, the Juno spacecraft arrived at its destination: Jupiter. Looking forward to some really awesome photos and information as it runs through its mission: Juno Spacecraft I am (as most who know me are aware) a Marvel Comics fan, and not so much a DC fan. Not that I think there's anything fundamentally wrong with … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Juno Arrives at Jupiter, Batman v. Superman, Jumping Through the Earth, and GPS Signal Twinkles