Archive for the 'nature' Category

24
Apr
08

Awesome Weather Photos

Weather Underground Photo Galleries

24
Apr
08

13 years of NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

All, thirteen years, in text links. It’s going to take a while for you to get through this:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

21
Apr
08

The Humbling Universe

Can you slow down, and consider the dimensions of the universe of which you are a citizen?
21
Apr
08

Google Moon

In case you’ve never checked out Google Moon or don’t even know about it, it’s a lot of fun if that sort of thing interests you. To me, this little world in a gravitational dance with the Earth, about which so much is still not known, is a mysterious and fascinating place, and perusing its surface via Google Earth is almost addictive.

Here’s a site with extensive lists of named lunar features, which you may utilize in Google Moon to explore the surface of our satellite.

10
Mar
08

The “Red Square”

The Red Square

This image announces a new arrival in the pantheon of exotically beautiful celestial objects. We have christened this startlingly symmetrical nebula “The Red Square” for its color and form, and also in recognition of its close cousin – the celebrated Red Rectangle nebula.

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10
Mar
08

Anatomy of a Black Hole

A flash presentation that some may find interesting–

http://www.thinktechnologies.com/portfolio/demos/Blackhole.swf

03
Mar
08

Gravity

Given that The Milky Way, and our nearest galactic neighbor, The Andromeda Galaxy are moving towards each other, this will be their fate some 3 billion years hence. The sun will still be shining then.

From spacetelescope.org.

Arp 87 is a stunning pair of interacting galaxies. Stars, gas, and dust flow from the large spiral galaxy, NGC 3808, forming an enveloping arm around its companion. The shapes of both galaxies have been distorted by their gravitational interaction.

Click for larger image. It’s worth it.

Arp 87

The Law of Gravitation