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Photoacoustic Sounds from Meteors : Scientific Reports
Concurrent sound associated with very bright meteors manifests as popping, hissing, and faint rustling sounds occurring simultaneously with the arrival of light from meteors.
science  wtf  meteors  astronomy 
march 2017 by ignatz
Vial of stardust
Photo of vial containing quadrillions of diamonds older than the Sun
science  fieldmuseum  stardust  astronomy  wtf  flickr  photos 
december 2016 by ignatz
First Ring System Around Asteroid | ESO
Observations at many sites in South America, including ESO’s La Silla Observatory, have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings.
space  astronomy  asteroids 
march 2014 by ignatz
Star sacrifices 2,000 comets a DAY to cloak twin planets in dust • The Register
Astroboffins using a new multinational observatory have spotted evidence of two planets orbiting nearby star Fomalhaut – which is just 25 light years away and cloaked in a comet graveyard.
april 2012 by ignatz
Name the Array
contest to rename the Very Large Array
astronomy  vla  radiotelescope  contest 
october 2011 by ignatz -- Near-Miss Asteroid Found to be Artificial
Chicken Little warning of asteroid impact results in laughter as threat is found to be satellite.
space  astronomy  doh  doom  asteroid  satellites  failure  ha 
november 2007 by ignatz
Lunar Light
Street lights that change with the lunar cycle
urbanplanning  astronomy  civiltwilight  lunarresonance  design  lighting  utilities 
august 2007 by ignatz
i have an astro-boner for this
nasa  space  news  blackholes  eclipse  astronomy 
april 2007 by ignatz
Hexagon Spotted on Saturn.
clearly it is a signal from our saturnine masters. also: neat!
astronomy  science  vger  sf  yow 
march 2007 by ignatz
Earth Rotation Service
science  astronomy  geography  geophysics  physics  time  clocks 
november 2005 by ignatz
Eros Project
Mr. Gregory W. Nemitz, owner of Asteroid 433, Eros, demands $20 in parking fees from NASA.
psychoceramics  wtf  space  astronomy  insane  kooks 
july 2005 by ignatz
Millennium Simulation
fly through the universe via video simulation
astronomy  science  space  video  cool 
june 2005 by ignatz

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