“The Climate Has Changed Before”

The next time you see some clueless dickhead on the web trying to deny climate change by claiming that we’ve had temperature changes in the past and sure and begorrah we’re still here aren’t we, show them this XKCD. It’s mildly amusing and abjectly terrifying.

To Scale: The Solar System

I’ve seen lots of representations of the solar system before, but this one is great. The distance from earth to the moon alone surprised me.

How to Get to Mars

Giant Ant Hill Excavated


Rotating Moon

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Fab interactive mockup of Apollo 11, with video from the lander, annotated loops of the flight director and air-to-ground comms, even Armstrong’s heartbeat and more. Brilliant.

Breaking Ice: 2 Months In 5 Mins

Challenges of Getting to Mars

The “Seven Minutes of Terror” title is a bit silly, but the tech involved in getting Curiousity onto Mars is incredible.

Wringing out Water In Zero G

Hadfield’s at it again, such a cool guy. This is amazing, I was genuinely surprised by what happened, it’s just not something you’d contemplate. Unless you’re a 10th grader that is. :)