Rosetta and comet 67P/C-G (Sept 7, 2014, ESA)
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Freakin coooool. The things that the ESA did with Rosetta (and will do) are just astounding. We talked about it on SciShow Space.
I’d like to apologize for interrupting Sarah’s Show. (And totally agree with her answer.)
Not to be too weirdly mushy, but One Time is almost a 1,000 subscribers and that’s just crazy. Amazingly crazy. So thanks.
Now imagine if every one of them donated a dollar a month: http://www.patreon.com/onetime
Orientation at MIT means students… building a DIY roller coaster because OF COURSE IT DOES.
I like the requirement of returning the chair to the starting point.
And when I was that age, I had toppled chairs, cardboard boxes, and made all the sounds myself.
Back at @massmoca. Such a photogenic museum. #theartassignment
One of my favorites…
Last week was a pretty awful week on our blue home. 45 years ago today, three of us were very far away from home preparing to orbit the moon. 45 years ago tomorrow, Michael Collins would become the loneliest human in history*. While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended upon, landed, and walked on the moon, Collins circled above, watching his blue home rise and set over the magnificent desolation over and over again. And waiting for his companions to return.
Since everything shot with film, there are comically few photos of this great adventure. Imagine handing them a few space-hardened digital cameras, we’d have so many more. Of the few, this sequence, taken when Collins spotted Armstrong and Aldrin approaching in the lunar module with the Earth rising in the distance is one of the best.
Imagine how they felt, together again. All of us together, it is reckoned that over 600 million people were watching Apollo 11 at the same time. All colors, all religions, all humans, all sexes and genders, together on our blue home. It would do us all good to pause and remember again.
*He took it well, never feeling lonely.
GIF by Tom Stohlman from NASA Photo Archives scanned by NASA Johnson Center.