Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Martian Weather

Have a look at what Mars would look like if it had a proper weather satellite.  

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Dramatic Jupiter Exploration Video

It’s done in the style of a fiction/action movie trailer, but this is for real. One of the early results is this compressed/shifted audio depiction of aurora on Jupiter.

Dead Wild Roses: Breaking Space News: Perseids set to be extra-spectacular this year

Scientists are predicting the Perseid Meteor Shower will be extra-spectacular this year, with up to double the usual number of meteors – up to 200 per hour! Arb and I are probably not going to get to see them: the forecast is for clouds and rain a good portion of the night.  If any of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Mental Note: Design rocket so it doesn’t explode at 90 degree tilt

Rockets that land are a new thing, so it’s probably a minor oversight. No one was hurt in the blast. It’s hard to reuse a rocket that lands, if it then explodes. SpaceX rocket explodes after landing on ocean barge https://t.co/FowcJfrvJ0 pic.twitter.com/FAzyrvf6ns — CP24 (@CP24) January 18, 2016

Things Are Good: A Space Race Approach to Fighting Climate Change

Here’s a neat idea: save the planet using the research and development practices used during the space race. The state-lead push for advanced science led to really fun things like cellphones and laser eye surgery. Imagine what we as a species could create if we had the same push into sustainability like we did during ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: To Be Left On The Moon

Some of these items found in Armstrong’s closet, were to be abandoned on the surface of the Moon. More than four decades after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth bag full of souvenirs brought back by astronaut Neil Armstrong has come to light. Among the trove: a 16 mm movie camera from inside the ...

cartoon life: Final thoughts

Filed under: art Tagged: despair, destiny, dialog balloons, Doom, madeWithPaper, space, thought clouds

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Aurora from a sunspot explosion

Last night the rating of the solar storm was “severe” according to spaceweather.com Kp 8 is the strongest I’ve seen, unless it was 9 earlier this year for a storm I missed. The northern lights were to the south and east of Regina, which was good because I don’t have a clear view to the ...

Sketchy Thoughts: Imagining the Cosmos: Utopians, Mystics, and the Popular Culture of Spaceflight in Revolutionary Russia

This essay investigates the explosive Soviet interest in space travel during the New Economic Policy (NEP) era of the 1920s, as expressed through amateur societies, the press, literature, painting, film, and other popular culture. In recovering an obscured history of the roots of Russian cosmonautics, it shows how the cause of space exploration in early ...

Kersplebedeb | Kersplebedeb: Imagining the Cosmos: Utopians, Mystics, and the Popular Culture of Spaceflight in Revolutionary Russia

This essay investigates the explosive Soviet interest in space travel during the New Economic Policy (NEP) era of the 1920s, as expressed through amateur societies, the press, literature, painting, film, and other popular culture. In recovering an obscured history of the roots of Russian cosmonautics, it shows how the cause of space exploration in early ...

cartoon life: Captain Cosmo Cat

I am reminded again of the rule I have been neglecting. Make a mark. Filed under: art Tagged: Cat, madeWithPaper, space

Things Are Good: Help NASA Find Asteroids

Everyday we face an existential threat to our planet from outer space! Asteroids can hit the planet at any moment and ruin our days. To help us prepare for such an event NASA (and other space agencies) are searching for and tracking asteroids. By knowing where they are we can potentially deflect an asteroid to ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: We’ve Explored A Comet Now

Humankind grew a tiny bit today; while we were making large mammal lifeforms go extinct, we were also landing on a comet. .@ESA_Rosetta See for yourself! ROLIS imaged #67P when we were just 3km away! Glad I can share. #CometLanding pic.twitter.com/b6mcid2fsn — Philae Lander (@Philae2014) November 12, 2014 Things didn’t go smoothly, but they worked ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Austrialia Is Nuts About Space

And Australian conservatives may just destroy Earth. What we don’t know, could demolish us faster than anything else. In the space age, it’s really flabbergasting that we’re not doing everything technologically possible to watch for NEOs. Could a responsible country like South Africa, or New Zealand pick up the slack please?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Astrophotography ramps it up a notch

This is incredible! I didn't think this kind of astrophotography was going to be possible so soon! cbc.ca/news/technolog… #space— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) May 13, 2014 The ability to photograph light from a planet around a distant star is not something that was scientifically possible in the 1990s and last decade, so far as I’m aware. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Air and Space

Walked around Balboa Park. Gave a 50 cent coin to a magician, maybe he’ll use it in his act in the future. Got lost, found my wag son after crossing a bridge. Saw another Apollo command module, this was 9 Gumdrop. Woke at 5am to some man yelling help a few blocks away. Police were ...

Bill Longstaff: Will Homo sapiens evolve itself into extinction?

The notion that eventually we will create an artificial intelligence superior to our own has been around for quite a while. Now someone has boldly, perhaps foolishly, predicted a deadline. Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering. has confidently predicted that computers will be smarter than humans by 2029. Normally I don’t take predictions too seriously. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Sunspot AR1944 Blasting Earth #skstorm

I hope our electrical grids are prepared, as there is a risk of overloading from an event like this. -The Sun Wednesday afternoon, from Regina. Canon S5IS on tripod with welding filter held in place to sufficiently darken the Sun for the camera’s sensor. 48X digital magnification. This ongoing radiation storm ranks S2 on NOAA ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Lights from Space

Tragic fire from space. Check out Mars in great detail. – More link dumping: –Teach your kid how to share. An excellent list of free programs, and ones you cannot trust. Opt out of PRISM. Join your friends in a prism-break. –Send messages encrypted “OTR”. -Journalism’s slide into working for the man. -Why Peace is ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Are we alone? More importantly, are we even awake?

The “man the life boats and head for the stars” answer to our present human dilemmas is simply delusional. We can and should explore space, but if we don’t get our act together here on this planet immediately, we’re dead – extinct: plain and simple. A recent book seems once again to miss that point ...

Things Are Good: The Age of Exploration Isn’t Over

Humans haven’t been on the Moon for over 30 years and as a result it’s easy to think that the “space age” is over and our exploration of the universe is over. I frequent space forums and this attitude is always present, and as a result of all this negative thinking one person decided to ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ISS Flying South West of Regina

From Victoria Park almost a week ago. From tonight:

PostArctica: Christo – Big Air Package

Big Air Package, an indoor installation for the Gasometer Oberhausen, Germany, was conceived in 2010 and is on view from March 16 to December 30, 2013. 90 meters high, with a diameter of 50 meters and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters, the work of art is the largest ever inflated envelope without a skeleton. Below ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Meteor and Aurora

This is my new best meteor photo, and it came with some faint aurora (northern lights) at the bottom of the frame too! CFI had a star party for watching the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night. There should be more meteors tonight too, so head outside and look up for a few minutes and ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wave At Saturn Friday #saturnpic

Are you shy about having your photo taken? What if you’ll be an indistinguishable smudge on a pale blue dot, then are you still shy? If so, don’t go outside tomorrow. NASA is hyping the fun occasion of Earth being imaged from the outer solar system for only the third time in history. The whole ...