The Fertile Crescent – Mesopotamia as Viewed From Space

The Fertile Crescent

I thought this was cool, so just wanted to share this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of a cloud-free view of the Middle Eastern countries surrounding the Fertile Crescent. (I got the image from NASA.) Arching along the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea from the Red Sea through modern-day Syria, and then […]

Cities at Night, an Orbital Tour Around the World

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The description from this fascinating video is: As part of the Saturday Morning Science program by Don Pettit during Expedition 6 to the International Space Station, his video “Cities at Night; an Orbital Tour Around the World” is a video made from digital still images. This video was made for educational presentations. You can see […]

Photosynth Space Shuttle Demo

Photosynth Space Shuttle

Almost a year ago I wrote about the new Microsoft Photosynth technology, calling it The coolest photo technology I’ve ever seen. I still think that. Dammit! How much longer do we have to wait for a public release? Seriously this is Microsoft’s main problem – they… take… too… long… to… do… anything. Let’s have it […]

Proof That Man Landed on the Moon

It’s kind of sad to me that there are people out there that actually don’t believe that we went to the moon… but I guess it takes all kinds. For those people, here is a video which claims to refute any of the edicts they cling to and indeed offers proof to the contrary. Still, […]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Rocket Re-Entry Video

This truly amazing video was captured by the cameras mounted on the sides of the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) as they’re blown clear of the space shuttle Atlantis during the launch of STS-115. What I find to be really facinating is the fact that these boosters fall back to earth and splash down in only […]

NASA to Slam Rocket into the Moon (on Purpose)!

Space.com recently reported on a plan by NASA to impact the moon in an area believed to have a potential store of surface ice. The impact will create a huge cloud of material that can be remotely analyzed for water content. This data will enable planners to work through the complexities of building a permanent […]

China Destroys Satellite, Adds 10% More Debris to Orbit

Although China will be hosting the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee meeting in April, that didn’t keep them from making the colossal mistake on January 11, 2007 of firing an anti-satellite rocket at an old piece of space junk, shattering it into at least 1,000 new pieces of debris now in orbit around the planet. […]

The $1.5 Million Levitating Bed

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