Archive for the ‘astronomy’ Category

Seriously though… these photos are pretty spectacular. As much as I wish we lived in the days of “Star Trek Technology”, I’m pretty freaking amazed at the technology we possess that allows us to take photos like the ones HERE      


The best day of my life was February 8, 2010. It was 4am. I had been up for too long.  I stood outside Kennedy Space Center wrapped in a blanket, shivering in the surprisingly brisk Florida air that year. Didn’t matter. What I was about to see would make it all worth it. 4:15am the […]


Super Rad Video

05May11

OK – so two super rad videos of the same song… Peter Schilling’s “Major Tom (Coming Home)” as done by himself, and remake by Shiny Toy Guns. Can I just say that Shiny Toy Guns version is fantastic… I can close my eyes and really imagine being “Major Tom”. /sigh. I’ll never be in space […]


OK – so I don’t KNOW we’re not alone in this universe… but I’m fairly certain. I find it hard to believe that the size of this universe is only home to one measly planet fostering life. I’ve never seen an alien. I’ve never seen a UFO, but my logic tells me they must exist. […]


Today, November 6 denotes the celebration of the life and accomplishments of our favorite theoretical physicist, Carl Sagan. I was pretty taken aback when I discovered he has a designated celebratory day, however I’m fairly pleased that he does! For those of you who may not know Carl Sagan, who he was and what makes […]


When I was 18, I began college as an Art major, quickly realizing I was not talented enough and would never be able to make a decent living. Shortly after my third semester I switched to majoring in English when I just got incredibly annoyed with trying to figure out what the author “really meant” […]


If you haven’t yet heard, the Large Hadron Collider has successfully caused a Proton collision at near the speed of light. This is BIG news. This will help bridge the gap between the large scale universe view of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and the very small world of Quantum Mechanics. More importantly (perhaps) is the […]


Star Stuff

25Feb10

Carl Sagan says that we are made of star stuff. He states that everything in our Solar System, including Earth and all life on it is made from the same chemical elements of past stars. Stars are made up of hydrogen and helium and a small amount of heavier elements. When a star explodes into […]