Monday, October 29, 2007
Came across fantastic photo a road to the stars. Beautiful!
And some the next few post I have something to amaze or possibly bore you to tears! Please let me know!
I have bought a photo scanner/printer/copier thingy. Its pretty cool as it will scan any photo, blow it up fill size, and save it as a digial copy! I have been scanning all my old holiday snaps to digital, and I'm going to bore you all with a few of them! Please forgive!
And lets see if I have been anywhere Alexander hasnt't yet! lol
Friday, October 26, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Its your monthly moon round-up.
This is Saturns moon, Iapetus. And it is half covered in black stuff. We're not too sure what this stuff is, but we are guessing its Carbon. Quite how it got there, we dont know - it could be volcanic but we dont inderstand the process.
The close up is from a fly-by by the probe Cassini. Incredible details! :)
Wanna go, now!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I have just come back from a weekend in Blackpool, our tackiest resort. It does, however have The Pleasure Beach, a theme park with some world famous rollercoasters on it.
Being the adrenalin junkie I am, I grabbed my camera to see if I could film myself on them. This is was I shot! :)
Monday, October 15, 2007
I've been away for a few days to Blackpool (dont ask! lol), and it seems a vertiable dearth of beautiful images.
So heres something to feast your eyes on at the start of the working week. Click on them to enlarge. :)
Its all rather pretty out there :D
1. The complexity of Jupiters clouds
2. Ice geysers on Saturns moon Enceladus. The geysers are estimated to be 0 degrees Celcius, but as the planet itself is -200C then it will geyser like crazy.
3. The Whale and the Hockystick galaxies.
4. And the most beautiful photo of an aurora I've ever seen.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I always loved Beowulf. I makes me think of my childhood when I think of it. It is a classic story - the story of the warrior Beowulf, who, at the behest of the king; must defeat the monster Grendel. And then Grendels mother! Great stuff.
They did a live action version recently, with 300's Gereard Butler as Beowulf. It was OK, but a bit hokey and lame looking!
Now Director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Castaway) has now done his version. He has made a Motion Capture (MoCap) version of it, like his previous effort The Polar Express. And it has a cast to die for!
MoCap involved the actors wearing lycra suits with sensors on them, that capture the actors every movement. They are then fed into a computer, that animates the action. The results are famous actors, being able to be changed into any shape they want. The you can still see their faces, yet their bodies are totally different.
Great British character actor Ray Winstone is made to look 10 years younger and a WHOLE lot fitter as Beowulf. Anthony Hopkins is made into a 300 pound tub of lard as the King. Crispin Glover becomes Grendel the monster, and Angelina Jolie....well just see what theyve done to her as Grendels Mother. Also starring John Malkovitch and Robin Penn Wright.
This looks absolutley stunning, and I can not wait for it! Enjoy!!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Poker world thrilled as Teamwak takes huge $2700.00 tournament prize. "Fame won't change me" says Teamwak
By Special Correspondent.
PKR NEWS - Teamwak fought a field of 291 tough competitors to take 1st place in the PKR Oktoberfest $10k GTD - Event 4 (Pot Limit Short-handed) Tournament and $2700.00. "It was an incredible display", said one observer, "everyone was on the edge of their seats".
The result marks another big step in Teamwak's meteoric rise to poker stardom. "I predict big things from Teamwak", said a poker insider, "all the ingredients are there; skill, determination, guts - and a slightly funny haircut."
I am very happy right now. I played very well, and kept my head. And on Saturday, I came 7th in another tournament winning $650. A good week indeed!
Monday, October 08, 2007
What are these?
Well, these are maps of your homes - and mine. These maps of the Visable Universe.
This is what we can see in an arc of 360 degrees, going riiiiiight out to the edge of what we can see, which is 13 Billion lightyears away! :)
So what is our address? Well, mine is:
The Milky Way Galaxy
The Virgo Supercluster
Please check out this fantastic site: http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/
This is an interative map of the universe, starting with us, and moving outwards until the edge of the visable universe. Its well cool!
Now was it left, or right at Sagittarius?
Friday, October 05, 2007
I have often gone on about how powerful the various cosmic rays out in space are. Bursts of energy that are measured in terms greater than we can comprehend. Our Sun churns out more energy in day than all the nuclear energy ever generated on this planet.
The Sun preiodically chucks out lumps of its self into space in whats called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). They dont cause us too much trouble as we have a magnetic field and an atmosphere to keep most of the energy out. The energy hit its the force field of our magnetic field, and ripples across it in what we call the Aurora ;)
Please click on this link and play clip on the page: http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap071003.html
What you are watching is a comet run into a Cornal Mass Ejection and having its ten million mile tail ripped off!
I told you it was powerful out there.
I should have posted this yesterday. Happy birthday, old girl! The start of the Space Age! :)
"Sputnik means "traveling companion". Despite the innocuous sounding name, the launch of planet Earth's first artificial moon, Sputnik 1, by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, changed the world and set in motion events which resulted in the creation of NASA and the race to the Moon. Sputnik 1 was a 184 pound, 22 inch diameter sphere with four whip antennas connected to battery powered transmitters. The transmitters broadcast a continuous "beeping" signal to an astounded earthbound audience for 23 days. A short month later, on November 3, the Soviet Union followed this success by launching a dog into orbit aboard Sputnik 2. "
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
For the man who has everything.... Your very own secret nuclear missile silo and base. One previous owner (US Government). Would suit a megalomaniac with aspirations for world domination .
The Former Larsen Air Force Base Complex 1A Titan ICBM Facility
Located Central Washington between Moses Lake and Ritzville
Ten Minutes to Interstate 90
1 1/2 hours West of Spokane
57 acres more or less
16 UNDERGROUND buildings including:
3 - 160' Tall Missile Silo
3 - (4 story) Equipment Terminal Bldgs
2 - Antenna Silos
100' Diameter Control Dome Bldg.
125' Diameter Power Dome Bldg. *
* White cat not included
Monday, October 01, 2007
This fantastic photo is of Mars. On the left hand side you can see 3 dark holes at the top of the ridge. They register no light, so they must be a hole.
So whats creating holes on Mars? No one really knows, but if they are anything like Earth (which we think they are), then these could well be collapsed volcanic tunnels.
One things for sure, they aint half deep!