Saturday, 23 May 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

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Posted: 23 May 2009 07:01 AM PDT

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Man-Made Star to Unlock Cosmic Secrets (w/VIDEO)

Posted: 23 May 2009 06:30 AM PDT

When the world's most powerful laser facility flicks the switch on its first full-scale experiments later this month, a tiny star will be born on Earth. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) in California aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nuclear fusion, the reaction at the heart of the Sun and a potentially abundant, clean energy source.

Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View

Posted: 23 May 2009 06:06 AM PDT

Apollo 12 and Surveyor 3 Stereo View Put on your red/blue glasses and gaze into this dramatic stereo view from the surface of the Moon. The 3D scene features Apollo 12 astronaut Pete Conrad visiting the Surveyor 3 spacecraft in November of 1969. The image was carefully created from two separate pictures (AS12-48-7133, AS12-48-7134) taken on the lunar surface. They depict the scene from only slightly different viewpoints, approximating the separation between human eyes. Combining images, one tinted red and the other blue-green, with the correct offset, produces the stereo effect when viewed using red/blue glasses, the red filter covering the left eye. The color filters guide each eye to see only the picture with the correct corresponding viewpoint. The particular pair of images chosen also required a slight tilt to optimize the stereo effect. While you've got those glasses on, web sources of astronomy and space science stereo images include the Mars Path Finder archive, a 3D Tour of the Solar System, and stereo experimenter Patrick Vantyune's own set of stereo images from the Apollo missions to the Moon.

TRN: British Team Finds No Multi-year Ice in Arctic Sea

Posted: 22 May 2009 11:01 PM PDT

(11 votes - 1 comment - 170 views)

Underground nuclear test explosion

Posted: 22 May 2009 08:05 PM PDT

(26 votes - 5 comments - 580 views)
This is the test explosion that created the Sedan Crater, seen at the top of this Google Maps snapshot of the test site in Nevada.

Information about and alternate footage of the detonation here:

Shuttle Atlantis on its way to service Hubble, 5-11-2009

Posted: 22 May 2009 07:40 PM PDT

(11 votes - 1 comment - 231 views)
Atlantis departs on space shuttle mission STS-125 to service the Hubble Space Telescope one last time. With onboard footage! Alternate angles here and here.

Via Cosmic Variance

Ida - darwinius masillae

Posted: 22 May 2009 07:26 PM PDT

(13 votes - 1 comment - 115 views)
47 million year old primate fossil found

What happens when people catch fire?

Posted: 22 May 2009 06:50 PM PDT

What happens when people catch fire? Meet a team who have made it their macabre mission to find out. The group spends its time setting fire to corpses in a range of different circumstances, to work out exactly how the human body burns.

YouTube - MANOI GO やるならやらねば!真打バージ&...

Posted: 22 May 2009 06:48 PM PDT

YouTube - Astraonaut acting retarded on the moon

Posted: 22 May 2009 06:43 PM PDT