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The Solar System to Scale
To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.
Riding Light
Riding Light from Alphonse Swinehart on Vimeo: Real-time animation of how long light takes to travel through the solar system. Space is big.
Ask a physicist, 5¢
  Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman sometimes sets up a card table up on a street corner and allows all comers to bring him their physics questions.
If Earth had rings
If Earth had rings like Saturn...
Government steals space aliens from Yukon prospector
At least that's what the prospector is claiming, and he wants $12 million in damages, because that is apparently the going rate for green crystalline alien lifeforms from other worlds. The government is skeptical, and seems to be going with the defence that the prospector is as crazy as an outhouse rat.
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by UFOs
Normally, UFO stuff is not my thing, but this is being reported by Reuters: Witness testimony from more than 120 former or retired military personnel points to an ongoing and alarming intervention by unidentified aerial objects at nuclear weapons sites, as recently as 2003...
Who says there's no sound in space?
The first two minutes are probably the most boring video ever shot. The next 5 minutes are the most incredible footage I have ever seen.
Air traffic from space
posted on Jun 23, 2010
Oh, it's so large...
It was inevitable that this typo would happen one day.
Smoke Ring Collision
posted on Aug 17, 2009
How to get Gen Y to pay attention in Astronomy class
The power of Ptolemy's epicycles to describe planetary orbits, or indeed anything at all, is deftly illustrated.
Same as a motorcycle
44 miles per gallon Created by The Car Connection I'm thinking this is a bit low...
What do fireworks and spiders have in common?
According to this, your odds of dying from a bee sting are about the same as from getting killed by a bolt of lightning...
The Next Big Thing
Here's a nice vid that reminded me of when I once worked in astronomy...
But at least it's not flat
Apparently, fewer than 50% of people know that 1 year is the length of time it takes for the Earth to go around the sun. This makes me very sad.


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