Wednesday Wanderings: Lifesaver Lightning, Spacewalk, Whale Photos, and Oldest Photos of New York City

We have all heard that biting into a wintergreen Lifesaver makes lightning, right? Well, here's a slo-motion video of that effect- called triboluminescence- that is quite cool: Lifesaver Lightning Here's some looped video of an actual spacewalk by ISS astronauts. "Planet Earth is blue..": Spacewalk Some really gorgeous photos of whales of all types: Whales … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lifesaver Lightning, Spacewalk, Whale Photos, and Oldest Photos of New York City

Wednesday Wanderings: Photos of Pluto, Dinosaur Tracks, Moose in Basement, and Extinct Sea Creature May Be Our Ancestor

This is a video compilation of over 100 photos of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft: Pluto This limestone wall in Bolivia is covered in dinosaur tracks, including those of a baby T-Rex: Dinosaur Tracks This would be a shock to wake up to: Moose in Basement Is this odd-looking ancient sea creature our … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Photos of Pluto, Dinosaur Tracks, Moose in Basement, and Extinct Sea Creature May Be Our Ancestor

Wednesday Wanderings: Hubble Images, Olympic Trivia, Star Wars Characters in High School, and Scifi/Fantasy Headgear

A gallery of images from the Hubble space telescope. Some really gorgeous stuff here: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/ Since we are in the midst of the Winter Olympics, here is some Olympic trivia: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0771580.html This week's bit of silliness is one artist's idea of what some of the Star Wars characters would have looked like if they were … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Hubble Images, Olympic Trivia, Star Wars Characters in High School, and Scifi/Fantasy Headgear