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Posted in Space with tags , , , , on June 23, 2016 by Aaron

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Posted in Movies, Space with tags , , , on June 1, 2015 by Aaron

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I saw this on the internet the other day. There are a ton more videos in a similar style on their YouTube channel.

The Horsehead Nebula

Posted in Space with tags , , on May 23, 2015 by Aaron

As a kid I took an after school astronomy thing in elementary school. I remember they blew up an inflatable planetarium that had a special projector pointing at the ceiling. They told us Greek myths while we all lay down on the floor looking up at the different constellations. Out of all of them, the one that I could usually find without any trouble was Orion.

Of all the gorgeous space pictures floating around, the Horsehead Nebula is one that people are usually familiar with. Until I saw this gif, I don’t think I ever thought about where a particular image came from in a specific point in space.

It was discovered by a Scottish woman who worked as a main for a Harvard professor in Boston after her husband left her. He apparently was frustrated with his male assistants and said that his maid could do a better job then them. He later hired her to do clerical work and during that time she discovered nebula, stars, and novae. One of them being the Horsehead Nebula in 1888.

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Before the Eclipse

Posted in Photography, Space with tags , , , on March 2, 2015 by Aaron

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Shuttle Atlantis STS-132

Posted in Space, Travel with tags , , , , on February 12, 2015 by Aaron

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Back in 2010 I drove down to Florida to see one of the last shuttle launches. We left on Friday night and drove straight down for a Sunday morning launch. It was (the proper use) of the word epic. We were in Titusville which is about 10 miles away from Cape Canaveral, across a bay. When we saw the launch we didn’t hear anything. About 30 seconds later you heard and felt the rumble. It made your lungs vibrate. After that we got back in the car and drove home.

There ended up being only 135 launches. Sorry for posting twice about this, that is how epic it was.

The Moon

Posted in Space with tags , , on January 27, 2015 by Aaron

I saw this on reddit and wanted to share it here! A visual history of the moon:

http://i.imgur.com/3yimZNX.gifv

It is worth your minute and a half to click on it.

Gravity in a Vacuum

Posted in Space with tags , , , , on November 2, 2014 by Aaron

First of all, I don’t think I have ever spelled vacuum until today. That is a crazy spelling for a word!

The only other time that I have interacted with the ideas presented in this video were in a Earth Science class in High School. The teacher dropped a piece of paper and we watched it float down. Then he put that same piece of paper on top of a text book. When he dropped it, the whole thing fell with a loud thud. It is one thing to understand a concept, and another thing entire to see something happen.

The power of visual media!