Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
(NASA) A newly discovered object in the outer Solar System moves like an anti-Pluto. 90482 Orcus was first discovered in 2004 and is slightly smaller than Pluto, although still one of the largest Kuiper belt objects known. Orcus may one day have the same IAU designation as Pluto: a dwarf planet. Orcus and Pluto have similar orbits: each achieves nearly the same maximum and minimum distances from the Sun, each orbits on a similarly shaped ellipse, and each orbital ellipse is tilted toward the other planets’ orbital ellipse by roughly the same angle. The great mass of Neptune causes each to circle the Sun twice for every three Neptune orbits. Orcus is like an anti-Pluto, however, because the two objects always remain across the Solar System from each other. Orcus can be found as the spot near the center of these discovery frames moving slightly down from the top.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Today we remember all who served at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Your courage will never be forgotten.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Next week is the AGU fall meeting (20,000 geologists in San Francisco). I will be presenting both my work and my mentor’s work.
My macbook has crashed twice today.
If crashing stable computers at awkward times were a marketable talent, I would be a billionaire by now!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Deleted Scene from Captain America: The First Avenger
Oh man, what other marvel mcu hero took great delight in embarrassing a United States Senator in a room full of reporters?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I have been giggling about this twitter exchange for at least an hour now