Curiosity draws massive penis on Mars

As reported by I Fucking Love Science on Facebook, the rover Curiosity has drawn out a huge penis in the regolith on the surface of Mars. Apparently NASA claims it was an accident. I chose to believe it was not. As reported by I Fucking Love Science on Facebook, the rover Curiosity has drawn out […]

A solar eclipse as seen from Mars

I’m sure no-one’s missed the Curiosity rover’s legendary landing on our planet neighbour Mars. Since it’s landing on August 6 it has taken thousands of pictures, many of which are available for download through NASA’s website. For a good overview, check out Phil Plait’s picture summary of the first week. The picture above is taken […]

A great legend is dead

Few writers have been as prolific to me as Ray Bradbury. He was alongside just a few others in making me start reading properly, start truly enjoying literature and for that matter all media of culture. He was alongside just a few others in making me start make up stuff, start write my own stories […]

Star greater than the Milky Way?

At a party a few days ago, I was standing outside with a couple of friends viewing the incredible night sky when we started talking about the magnificent vastness of space. One of them brought up having heard of a single star that was greater than the entire Milky Way galaxy – which is pretty […]

Ray Bradbury: Den illustrerade mannen

Här är en rescension av Bradburys ”Den illustrerade mannen” som jag skrev för ett par år sedan (2010-03-09). Utvecklingen framskrider. Människan av idag och människan av imorgon är långt ifrån densamme, och jämför då människan av idag med människan av hundratals år framåt i tiden… Många författare och andra typer av kreatörer har under all […]

Rymdpolitisk utveckling i Sverige och i EU (motion till PP:s vårmöte)

Bakgrund Rymdforskningen har under de senaste decennierna fått allt större betydelse i samhället. Teknik som uppkom i samband med rymdforskning, som GPS-navigering, används nu i allt fler fordon, mobiltelefoner och datorer, och med satellitteknologi har direktsänd TV blivit en del av nästan allas vardag. Sverige är idag framstående i rymdrelaterade forskningsområden som nanoteknik, som i […]

The Beautiful Cosmos: Jupiter and Io

When talking astronomy pictures, it’s difficult to say which pictures  are ”real” and which ones are not. A great deal is obviously just computer generated or hand drawn, but the ones I post as part of the Beautiful Cosmos blog series all have some degree of validity to them. The first problem that crops up […]

The Beautiful Cosmos: Jupiter

Jupiter has grown to become one of my absolute favourite planets in the last few months. Not sharing Mars’ potential for life, Saturn’s fantastic rings or Uranus unfortunate name, it’s often an overlooked planet, which is kind of a shame. It’s the biggest planet in the solar system, it’s mass being as much as two […]

Find the lost Soviet mission on Mars

Nancy Atkinson writes on Universe Today of the lost Soviet Mars 6 lander, which crashed on the surface on Mars in 1974, and has been lost for almost forty years now, until… it can now perhaps be found. The high resolution picture below shows the area where the lander supposedly crashed, and the High Resolution […]

Pioneer One – hur en serie klarar sig tack vare internet

Jag upptäckte en ny serie – Pioneer One. Ännu en grupp som utnyttjar internet till att sprida någonting de annars aldrig kunde ha producerat, i detta fall en TV-serie helt släppt via torrenter, YouTube och deras webbsida. En CC-licens (som i grund och botten tillåter vem som helst att sprida den) gör spridningen ännu större. […]