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November 23, 2019

Starlink photobombs a meteor shower...

The Global Meteor Network camera captured an outburst of alpha Monocerotid meteors on Nov. 22nd. Earth was passing through a filament of comet dust, prompting a flurry of meteors to emerge from the constellation Monoceros (the Unicorn). However Starlink satellites showed up and photobombed the meteor shower!

Posted by Snaggy at 12:32 PM

November 12, 2019

The Transit of Mercury seen from Space

The Transit of Mercury seen from Space from Earth to Sky Calculus on Vimeo.

"More than 22,000 miles above Earth's surface, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded an incredible movie of the transit. This movie is unlike any recorded on Earth. High above our planet's atmosphere, extreme ultraviolet telescopes onboard SDO were able to see Mercury making first contact with the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona. The wavelengths required to gain this view are blocked by air and only visible from space."

Posted by Snaggy at 10:46 AM

November 11, 2019

A moment to remember

the poppyToday is Remembrance Day here in Canada, and in many other countries around the world.

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as all those who have served since then.

Each year, millions of Canadians wear poppies as a symbol that they will never forget, and to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Posted by Snaggy at 08:22 AM

November 08, 2019

Beluga playing fetch!

Posted by Snaggy at 06:50 PM

November 03, 2019

The 10-year-old McDonald's cheeseburger live-streaming in Iceland

In 2009, McDonald's closed in Iceland and on October 31st that year, Hjörtur Smárason bought the last McDonald's hamburger in the country. Smárason kept the burger, accompanied by fries, in a plastic bag for three years during which it remained unchanged. The hamburger, which still shows no signs of decomposition is now exhibited at Snotra House in Þykkvibær, South Iceland...


Posted by Snaggy at 07:55 AM