It’s OK To Stare At The Sun

… as long as you’re looking at the gorgeous pictures of the Sun from Boston.com’s Big Picture blog. My favorite:

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Rap 1

Want to learn more about CERN’s soon-to-be-operational Large Hadron Collider (LHC), but don’t want to be bothered reading all the scientific mumbo jumbo? Then just watch the Large Hadron Rap!

Watch the Mars Phoenix Landing 2

Well, an artist’s rendering of it anyway, as I’m not aware of a ground crew set up for filming. Watch the Phoenix arrive at Mars, deploy its braking parachute, jettison its heat shield, fire its thrusters, land, unfurl its solar panels, deploy its instruments, scoop up some of Mars, and begin its analysis. See more ...

Lunar Eclipse Part Deux – Photo Collage

By popular demand, here is my photo collage from last night’s lunar eclipse:

Lunar Eclipse 2008 2

Here’s one of my first shots of the Lunar Eclipse 2008, taken just after 9pm ET from just outside of Philadelphia: I just posted it on Digg — if you like it, Digg this. And add to del.icio.us. Thanks!

Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Get out your telescopes, there’s a lunar eclipse tonight. From 10:00pm to 10:52pm ET, the moon will slip into Earth’s shadow. It will actually begin at 8:43ET; about 9:20PM is when you’ll start to see the beautiful penumbral shadow. The eclipse (unlike most solar eclipses) will be viewable by almost everyone in the country at ...

Fun With Physics: Cloth Simulator

Wait… what?  A cloth simulator? The physics of these polygons are dead-on, and the wave of the “cloth” can be mesmerizing.  Adjust the size of the cloth and speed of the fan to see the effects.  For more fun, grab a corner and pull.