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Mars hole

Curiosity and a Martian sinkhole

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day today is particularly interesting — a hole in the surface of Mars. We’ve seen craters, plains, the tracings of flowing water, etc. But this […]


Autostereograms! Of course!

Over at Motley News yesterday, Michelle posted a great bunch of optical illusions. (The second one is my favorite.) Many such collections tend to feature the same old illusions that […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson: We are star dust

Carl Sagan once said we are “star stuff,” and I mentioned it when writing about being an “atheist by default.” Now I’ve come across this mashup featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse […]

Attention, space nuts

If you’re interested in SpaceX, Dragon, and the future of private enterprise in the U.S. space program, I hope you saw this evening’s “60 Minutes” segment on SpaceX CEO Elon […]

SpaceX Dragon bobs in the Pacific after historic splashdown

SpaceX Dragon returns safely to lair

If you were trying to follow the return of the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship from the International Space Station this morning, you were probably as frustrated as I was. Cable […]