Saturday, December 31, 2016
I've linked to this in the past, but it is worth linking again since it came up in my feeds: A massive look at 2001: A Space Odyssey (including the script) at Cinephile.
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day takes a familiar telescopic sight (Messier 20, The Trifid Nebula) and pushes our view into the infrared. There's a lot more out there than our naked eye can see!
Friday, December 30, 2016
There really is no dark side of the Moon. At least, not all the time. Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the lunar farside, of which we can only see glimpses as the Moon "nods" in orbit around us. Another image from the hard-working (and mostly forgotten by us) Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Two years on from this entry, today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the progress of Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity on the journey to "Mount Sharp" (Aeolis Mons).
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows NGC 2264, a diffuse nebula in the constellation of Monoceros. The area is popularly known as the Fox Fur, Unicorn and Christmas Tree Nebula.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
If you feed a infinite number of monkeys all of the music of Bach would they be able to reproduce works that you couldn't distinguish from the real thing?
Sunday, December 11, 2016
An interesting article on Stanislaw Lem and, by extension, the "New Wave". Do certain segments of Genre embrace the New Wave as wrongly as other segments of Genre are accused of embracing the Golden Age? Perhaps both sides need to look beyond these "singularity points" in our reading?
And in other news, a bit from one film version of Solaris. Bruegel, Tarkovsky, Bach.