Monthly Archives: March 2012

Casual Friday — Tour of the Moon

Courtesy of NASA and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter project, here’s a quick (4:40) tour of the moon…

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Carnivalia — 3/21 – 3/27

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

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The scientific tourist #215 — Eurypterus remipes

An interesting collection of fossils from Herkimer County, New York (but on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science)…

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Casual Friday — Riding the Booster, remixed

Courtesy of Skywalker Sound (the folks that did the audio for the Star Wars movies), here’s a remastered look at (listen to?) a Space Shuttle’s solid booster’s flight from lift-off to splashdown…

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Carnivalia — 3/14 – 3/20

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnival goodness for your reading pleasure…

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The scientific tourist #214 — Postosuchus kirkpatricki

Another fine specimen from the Petrified Forest National Park visitor’s center in Arizona…

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Casual Friday — Skydiving from 71,581 feet (21,818 meters)

So yesterday (March 15), Felix Baumgartner dove out of a helium-balloon-borne capsule, becoming one of only three people to have jumped from above 70,000 feet…

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Carnivalia — 3/07 – 3/13

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

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The scientific tourist #213 — Placerias hesternus

An odd sort of critter, now on permanent display at the Petrified Forest National Park visitor’s center in Arizona…

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Casual Friday — how to keep the space shuttle flying

It’s easy — just use Legos! Here’s video from a balloon-lofted shuttle flight to the stratosphere…

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