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Asteroid Discovery from 1980 - 2011, by Scott Manley.
This is terrifying. We’re a moving target.
The logical choice.
Ok, one more video. This is incredible, and beautiful. It’s like the meteor knew to enter the atmosphere during magic hour.
More meteorite porn.
Incredible video footage of meteorite shower in Russia | More here
I would have immediately thought we were under attack. Dude in Russia just keeps driving.
My god, it’s full of stars.
Planets discovered, by year, by detection methods. (Via the NASA Exoplanet Archive)
When I was a teenager, I went to Australia and took a trip (by horse) through The Outback. The first night, I couldn’t understand why it seemed so light outside. Then I looked up. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Space, unadulterated by man-made light.
‘Brighter than a full moon’: The biggest star of 2013… could be Ison - the comet of the century
The timeline of the far future artice is far from the longest page on Wikipedia, but it might take you several hours to get through because it contains so many enticing detours. What’s Pangaea Ultima? Oooh, Roche limit! The Degenerate Era, Poincaré recurrence time, the Big Rip scenario, the…
This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but with an amazing Wikipedia page.
One of my favorites:
7.9 billion years: “The Sun reaches the tip of the red giant branch, achieving its maximum radius of 256 times the present day value. In the process, Mercury, Venus and possibly Earth are destroyed. During these times, it is possible that Saturn’s moon Titan could achieve surface temperatures necessary to support life.”
Because it’s a movie just waiting to happen. And no, not that Titan A.E. bullshit (which takes place in 3028). A real science fiction film that takes place 7.9 billion years in the future. Of course, if human beings are going to be in it, we’ll have to avoid about 100 other mass extinction events that seem certain in the time between.
Space Shot of the Day: 100,000 Stars
If you’re running on Chrome browser, check out Google’s latest Experiment project that visualizes the precise location of at least 100,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy, using various imagery and data pulled from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). For your frame of reference, there are approximately 200 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Pretty awesome, but only works in Chrome.