Friday, February 22, 2013

3-D






Spend a minute...go look here at Wired...the renderings are incredible (I was going to say out of this world... :) )

Friday, February 15, 2013

BOOM!

Here's a compilation of sorts of the meteor over Russia this morning. Kinda cool, kinda scary, but above all--SCIENCE RULES!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

BANG!

This is a picture of the remnants of a supernova (a huge star that ran out of gasses to burn, expanded, collapsed under it's own gravitational field, and exploded). What makes this one different. Scientists at NASA think this explosion was so big, and the star that it came from was so big...that it is turning into a black hole.

Why is that such a big deal? Well, first...because it's a freakin' black hole. Secondly, does it need another reason? Okay...because we've never seen one formed.

Want to know a little more about this supernova? Or stuff like that? Try here...it's a pretty short and excellent article.


Photo (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA)