sexta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2012

Meteor Shower - this Sunday

A meteor shower is a spike in the number of meteors or "shooting stars" that streak through the night sky.
Most meteor showers are spawned by comets. As a comet orbits the Sun it sheds an icy, dusty debris stream along its orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor shower. Although the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, if you trace their paths, the meteors in each shower appear to "rain" into the sky from the same region.
Meteor showers are named for the constellation that coincides with this region in the sky, a spot known as the radiant. For instance, the radiant for the Leonid meteor shower is in the constellation Leo. The Perseid meteor shower is so named because meteors appear to fall from a point in the constellation Perseus.

Next Meteor Showers

Perseids - August 11 
Orionids - October 20 
Leonids - November 17 
Geminids - December 13


terça-feira, 7 de agosto de 2012


Curiosity Rover Twitter . com

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is a robotic space probe mission to Mars launched by NASA on November 26, 2011, which successfully landed Curiosity, a Mars rover, in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012 at 05:14:39 UTC.The objectives of the Curiosity rover include determining the habitability of Mars, studying its climate and exogeology, and collecting data for future human missions.

sexta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2012

Getting something with actual handwriting on it in the mail.

Of course, the biggest reason why getting something handwritten is fantastic is because it’s so darned rare. For most of us, we’re more likely to see Halley’s Comet crash into Bigfoot while he’s riding the Loch Ness Monster than to actually get a full-blown note from a friend.
So I say treasure those handwritten notes when you get’em, if you get’em. And if you don’t, there’s an easy way to start.
Man, just send a couple.
in The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha