All Episodes of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos Are Available Online!!

30 10 2009
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Just look at him. As majestic as the Milky Way.

 

Holy Moley did I cry with joy when I learned this. Our friends at Hulu have put up all thirteen episodes of Carl Sagan’s magnum opus, Cosmos. If you’re unfamiliar with Cosmos, it’s an awesome series. Sagan explores a different topic each episode, outlining a particular feature of our wonderful universe with his characteristic awe and infectious enthusiasm. Stars, galaxies, the formation of the Earth? The origins of the elements, the subtleties of star death? You’ll find it here! I whole heartedly recommend you watch every single episode. Dang, it’s just so cool!
Go now! Go and be entertained and educated!

 

-Neil





New Images from Hubble!!

9 09 2009
This spectacular jet of gas and dust in the constellation Carina was just released by the Hubble team.

This spectacular image of a jet of gas and dust in the constellation Carina was just released by the Hubble team.

Is it Christmas already? Hubble has recovered from a May 2009 service mission and its attendant scientists have released new data and images. Go check it out on the Hubble website, here.

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Are We Alone?

19 08 2009
The Earth, my home and yours.

The Earth, my home and yours. It looks lonely, doesn't it?

I recently received an email. It’s a good one, and the discussion it concerns is important.

Sam writes:

Hey guys,

I really enjoyed the Hubble post.  That was a pretty amazing video!  Between that, and seeing “District 9” this weekend, I was wondering what you thought the odds are that we are alone in the universe?

Thanks,

Sam

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Hubble is Awesome

13 08 2009
The Hubble Space Telescope. It's a telescope, in space, named after a guy named Hubble. What more do you need to know?

The Hubble Space Telescope. It's a telescope, in space, named after a guy called Hubble. What more do you need to know?

Did you know that the Hubble Space Telescope is awesome? Probably. But did you know you have access to a huge gallery of amazing images taken with everyone’s favorite orbiting telescope? Maybe not! Well now you do! Go here for a hugenormous gallery of stellar photographs of celestial bodies that are truly out of this world. Check below the break for a sampling.

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Science at Home

4 08 2009
Handsome scientist and bon-vivant Louis Pasteur helped develop germ theory, invented the first rabies vaccine, and of course, invented pasteurization! Jealous? I don't blame you.

Handsome scientist and bon-vivant Louis Pasteur helped develop germ theory, invented the first rabies vaccine, and of course, invented pasteurization! Jealous? I don't blame you.

Ever find yourself wracked with envy over the fabulous lifestyles of the members of the scientific community? Does the sight of a lab-coated, bespectacled scientist strolling down Park Avenue with an air of well-earned confidence turn you green with envy? Want to reel in the ladies like a marine biologist? Well worry no more friends!

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