Posts tagged stars

“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.” — Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)
Image: The view from the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module shows the Earth rising above the Moon’s horizon on July 20th, 1969. NASA, via Boston.com.
H/T: Sarah Zhang

“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.” — Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)

Image: The view from the Apollo 11 Command and Service Module shows the Earth rising above the Moon’s horizon on July 20th, 1969. NASA, via Boston.com.

H/T: Sarah Zhang

Seeing Beyond the Human Eye

From slow motion to stop motion, from photomicrography to astrophotography, PBS takes a look at what can be seen beyond the naked eye.

Do, do, do yourself a favor and watch this fullscreen.

Stars
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Image: Stars above the dome of La Silla Observatory in Chile via the LA Times Framework Blog.

Stars

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Image: Stars above the dome of La Silla Observatory in Chile via the LA Times Framework Blog.