NASA's hydrogen diagram from pioneer 10 plaque

The Ultimate Message in a Bottle

I recently had the good luck to see a keynote by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It was a bit scattershot in the topics he touched on, which can always be fun. But, at one point during the talk, he briefly spok…

Fractions of a second, Billions of years

There's something extra special about this image from NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day, downright poetic to me. The light from the aurora came into existence a mere moment before the photo was tak…

2MRS

Acres of Light-years

The universe is staggeringly large. I don't know why, but on the way in to work early this morning, I was thinking about last year's triumph by the 2MASS people, completing their 3D model of the loca…

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