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Azathoth payed us a visit (maybe…)

OK, maybe it was not Azathoth who caused what happend to the Milky Way (our home galaxy, not the chocolate bar, obviously), but he is the kind of guy who would be capable of doing exactly that.What happened? Well, there is a hole in our galaxy as if something really …

Opportunity – It was supposed to be 90 days

Opportunity has ceased to function, I hope one day school children will take trips to the place the rover rests and find it really boring despite the historic significance of the mission. This is NASA’s official statement: And this is my nerdy tribute:  

The Sounds of Mars

I just leave this here. News from Mars. The glory of it all! This is where human ingenuity and knowledge and simply doing science gets you. We can reach for the stars. OK, we are most often visiting neighbouring planets at the moment but it is a start! Header image …

The Cassini Google Doodle

What I like about Google in the Morning (other than the smell of victory, of course), is: The company is run by geeks and nderds and therefor, they care a lot about science. This morning, when I browsed to Google, I found this wonderfull Doodle and it made me grin: …

Tatooine might be out there!

The good news on Star Wars in the real world does not cease. After one of the Mars rovers clearly spotted the Mos Eisley Cantina Band, it now also seems like a planet like Tatooine might actually exist. Tatooine famously orbits a binary star (see header image) and it was …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #43 – A chat with planetary scientist Jo Lima

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean43.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:07 — 43.1MB) | EmbedIn today’s episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast I have the great pleasure of chatting with one of my oldest international contacts in the Steampunk scene: Jo Lima from Portugal. Since we have known each other for quite a …

Answering Bill Nye’s call – My #SpaceLoveStory

Bill Nye, head of the Planetary Society and all around excellent guy has put out a call to the members of the society to reach out and share there love for space with the world in general. Using the hash tag #SpaceLoveStory the members should just share exactly that: The …

A Special Type of Doomsday: The False Vacuum of the Higg’s Boson

Doomsday scenarios are a common trope in science fiction of all media types and most of us can list a few of them out of the top of our heads. Common ones are: Global war of one sort or another (nuclear, biological, a mix of it all) Alien Invasion Zombie …