Dudes! Space is awesome. Guess what? You are part of it.
Well, Neil tells it better than I can.
The Sun is freaking out, guys. It just keeps exploding a little bit.
That picture was taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, and you can read more about how awesome that is, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Dynamics_Observatory
This is what is called a prominence eruption, and it came off the left side of the Sun, and luckily for you meatbags it was'nt directed towards the earth.
Read about it at Bad Astronomer: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronom ... re_of.html
Phil Plait is just the coolest dude. I remember reading him when he first started out on the internet. Also, he answered one of my tweets once. Classy!
Guys! There is a meteor shower going on! It's called the l Eta Aquarid meteor shower, and it peaks tomorrow, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo. So if you are too busy punishing yourself with Corona to go outside, you can WATCH IT HERE LIVE:
http://www.space.com/20971-meteor-showe ... bcast.html
From 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. EDT.
Here is a picture of the Eta Aquarid from freaking Stonehenge, because why the heck not?
I missed this before, but this:
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chi ... ?id=221042
Space-lady rocket scientist Amber Gell won the 2013 annual Women in Space Science award and makes sure that girls know that they should go and science the crap out of some science:
Send her some flowers. Or a cake. Or a cake shaped like flowers!
Nope, nevermind, screw that. This one:
And in a wonderful overlap of astronomy and history, this gem:
http://www.space.com/20926-astronomer-d ... death.html
Stonewall Jackson got shot and killed by his own troops during the Civil War, and these awesome people now blame it on the moon. Stupid moon!
NERDS! Wonderful beautiful nerds.
And lastly, Happy Star Wars Day! I already wrote about it here:
Go read it! But most importantly, comment! That is why we are here! Just tell me about your first time seeing Star Wars, or something awesome that happened to you while Star Wars was involved. You are all wonderful, and I want to know.
Anyway, here is what it would take to build the Death Star:
http://www.space.com/20972-happy-star-w ... -star.html
And unfortunately, here is why Obama won't build one:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/respon ... re-looking
THANKS A LOT, OBAMA!
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