Category: science

Mars Madness

Lots of cool news has been floating around on the Phoenix Mars lander. It has taken its first snapshots of the Martian north polar cap, and will be beginning its three-month scientific mission. Keep yourself updated on the project site!…

Don't Panic!

This tidbit came out a little while ago, where a state legislator in Illinois denounced atheist Rob Sherman as he testified against the state’s plan to use taxpayer money to help fund a church. From the article: Challenging Sherman, Davis…

Skeptics and Astronomy Humor

So it turns out that CLEANing and SelfCal-ing a faceted image over the entire sky takes a long time, long enough for me to surf the intarwebs while my program chews on my data. I revisited the Bad Astronomy blog,…

Something old, something new…

So…. it’s been a while since my ramblings have hit the web, being busy, or pretending to be busy and all. Let’s ease into this slowly with a not very interesting (to me anyway) article on Slashdot about PayPal reminding…

"In the Shadow of the Moon"

A new documentary by Ron Howard is coming out, called “In the Shadow of the Moon.” The trailer makes me swoon. It has all kinds of footage from the Apollo missions, with commentary by the astronauts themselves. Soooo coooool. http://www.intheshadowofthemoon.com/