If you think you’ve ever made a considerable effort to take a cool picture, think again. A 19 year old British teen named Adam Cudworth has launched a homemade balloon and camera into space to take some pictures. The whole project consisting of a balloon, camera, transmitter, etc. cost him under $350 to build. Not bad if you ask me to acquire some truly impressive amateur pictures of earth from a high altitude. Not bad at all.
Move over blue moon! The August 31, 2012 “blue moon” phenomenon was overshadowed by an enormous filament eruption from the sun. The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this amazing video. This is awesome! It looks as if the sun is spewing liquid out into space. This video is a 30 hour time-lapse shot.
The Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ scientists have recalculated the path of Apophis, a large asteroid that will have a close flyby in 2029 to Earth. This new refined data now shows a “significantly low likelihood” of a hazardous encounter with Earth. Statements released went on to include “The exact path Apophis follows on its flyby in 2029 will determine whether it smashes into Earth seven years later.” Continue reading Apophis is coming
In 1986 alien movies were taken to a new level. James Cameron’s “Aliens” is a masterpiece that in my eyes blows away the original. Blasphemy you say? Maybe. They’re really two totally different movies. “Alien” is more a man in a rubber suit monster movie where as “Aliens” is more of a military vs. alien infestation movie. Continue reading Aliens
Well, what can I say. I saw Star Wars when it first came out in the theaters in 1977. I actually was one of the few people who was aware of this film coming out. I used to read Starlog and magazines like that as all good little nerds do. I also used to go down to NYC with my mom every once in a while and we found several B&W promo photos for sale on the street, no doubt bootleg. Continue reading Star Wars Episode IV “A New Hope”