Monthly Archives: June 2012

Casual Friday — Don’t judge a moon by its cover

In this edition of NASA’s ScienceCasts, you’ll find that while Saturn’s moon Phoebe doesn’t look much like a planet on the outside, it’s a whole different story under the surface..

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Carnivalia — 6/20 – 6/26

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

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The scientific tourist #228 — the MiG-21F

Seen at the Museum of the USAF in Dayton, Ohio — it’s a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F “Fishbed” fighter-interceptor…

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Casual Friday — cutting metals, in slow-motion

A 6-minute video (apparently by the machine tool company Iscar) showing a variety of metals being cut by tools with a variety of coatings…

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Carnivalia — 6/13 – 6/19

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

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The scientific tourist #227 — X-8C Aerobee

Coming to you from the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamagordo, New Mexico — it’s the X-8C Aerobee…

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Casual Friday — Vesta’s coat of many colors

An animation of the asteroid Vesta (based on imagery from the Dawn spacecraft), in false color to exaggerate differences in surface composition…

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Carnivalia — 6/06 – 6/12

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

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The scientific tourist #226 — the V-1

Given the number of partially-completed V-1 missiles that were captured by the end of WWII, it’s no surprise that you’ll run into them at a number of Air and Space museums wherever you travel…

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Casual Friday — RIP, Ray Bradbury

As you likely heard, on June 5, we lost Ray Bradbury — a giant of speculative fiction who wrote continuously for more than seventy years. In this short film made for the National Endowment for the Arts a few years ago, Ray discusses his life, literary loves, and some of his major works…

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