Monday, February 25, 2013

More Stellar Fun....

Maybe my posts like this bore the heck out of a lot of people, but I find this stuff absolutely fascinating.

There is a 360 degree panorama online where you can actually zoom in and out and see the Martian surface for yourself... you can even look up and see what the sun looks like if you were standing on the Martian surface. What I found interesting was if you look at the base of Curiosity you will see the two small holes she recently dug in order to sample the soil. The interesting part is that you see if you go under a very thin layer of rusty dust, the planet is actually gray... not red.

Freaking kewl.

Click on the embedded image below to try this out or here to go to the actual site and a much larger viewer to play with.

Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 177 in Out of this World

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Red Nose Day Doctor Who

Found this funny Doctor Who sketch done last year for Red Nose Day (Comic Relief for charity done yearly in Britain). Its incredibly cute, but its a teensy more risque than your average episode (don't worry, everyone keeps their clothes on). I highly suggest pressing play if you have a few minutes... after all, who couldn't use a few more minutes of Rory in their lives?