Monthly Archives: January 2010

Casual Friday — Fly me to the m… to Mars!

OK, so at this point we have no idea where astronauts will go next, if anywhere. But in the meantime, armchair astronauts can (to some degree) content themselves with a couple of cool videos put together by Doug Ellison of UnmannedSpaceflight.com from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data…

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Carnivalia — 1/20 – 1/26

The past week’s selection of science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #109 — Fairy Caves

This week’s image comes to you from the Fairy Caves, now part of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, just outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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Casual Friday — meet "Space Shuttle Jr."

One of the longest-running sagas in the space age has been the quest for a practical, reuseable space plane…

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Carnivalia — 1/13 – 1/19

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #108 — the painted desert

Today’s image comes to you from the “Painted Desert” in northern Arizona in the U.S….

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Casual Friday — gravity waves

A five-minute explanation of gravity waves…

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Carnivalia — 1/06 – 1/12

The past week’s crop of science-related blog carnivals…

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The scientific tourist #107 — the F-1 rocket engine

The F-1 rocket engine was built to power the first stage of the Saturn V for Apollo, and still holds the crown of being the most powerful single-chamber liquid-fueled rocket engine ever built, so I thought I’d gather up a collection of pictures I’ve taken of F-1s in various places on my travels

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Casual Friday — model rocketree

If you’re like a lot of folks, you might just be facing the problem of figuring out how to recycle your now-worthless Christmas tree. If you had certain inclinations, you could always try what these guys did — gather up … Continue reading

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