1. 09:18 1st Sep 2014

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    reblogged from: rosemaryandthorn

    tags: astronomystar

    estufar:

actual headline from The New York Times in 1919

    estufar:

    actual headline from The New York Times in 1919

     
  2. On IndieGameStand, pay what you want for Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars, early access version, on Steam for Windows (until September 3, see the site for the exact time).  If you pay above the average, you get the two prior games in the series (Weird Worlds and Return to Infinite Space). 

    This is a starship roguelike, adventure game of interstellar exploration and combat. The universe is randomly generated each time you play. You choose a ship, explore planets, and randomly find items (for trade or ship improvements), merchants, allies or enemies. The goal is to gain the more money and to go back to your origin planet before a given time.  This is not very complicated, but you can die quickly if you fight enemies too strong for you.  This is made to play for short sessions, between 10 minutes and half an hour. You can’t save your game.   

    I already had the second game and I got this one too. This is a beta version, already playable, with more features to come. I tried it and I like it so far. There is a new 3D map, a little more confusing at first, but that creates a nice immersive sci-fi feeling. There is a good variety of races and items.  This is a fun game  to pretend to be a space captain for a moment.

    To know more, you can see the Steam page or a game play video.  (The game works well with my old integrated graphic card, so it should work with almost anything, see the Steam page for requirements.) 

     
  3. 13:39

    notes: 495

    reblogged from: wardbcasefiles

    tags: illustrationspaceshipFred Gambino

    image: download

    wardbcasefiles:

Artist: Fred Gambino

    wardbcasefiles:

    Artist: Fred Gambino

     
  4. plays: 3,512

    pleasequietplease:

    David Bowie - Moonage Daydream

     
  5. 15:44

    notes: 39

    tags: Guardians of the Galaxy

    The Guardians of the Galaxy landed in my town this week, and I have seen the film yesterday, at last! Great lighthearted fun.  

    Some quick comments (not really spoilers, but I write this to share with those who have already seen the film)  

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  6. 11:36

    notes: 83

    reblogged from: m1k3y

    tags: astronomyextrasolar meteorology

    m1k3y:

    "It’s tentative," he says, but "it’s the first evidence for water clouds" outside our solar system. Even within the solar system, observers can see water clouds on only Earth and Mars; the giant planets are so cold that ammonia ice clouds cover the water clouds on Jupiter and Saturn while the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune block the view there.

    Observers have previously discerned water vapor in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, but Fortney says water clouds are a new phenomenon. “One of the things we don’t really know is how common partly cloudiness is,” he says. Venus, whose clouds consist of sulfuric acid, is totally cloudy, whereas Earth is partly cloudy. Faherty says the brown dwarf is also partly cloudy: About half is obscured by clouds.

    Verifying the discovery will require spectra. Because the object is so dim, this will likely await the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched later this decade.

     
  7. image: download

    transmissionsgeekroom:

Behold….THE CLOUD!
Fantastic Four #205, April 1979 Keith Pollard, Joe Sinnott, and Marv Wolfman

    transmissionsgeekroom:

    Behold….THE CLOUD!

    Fantastic Four #205, April 1979
    Keith Pollard, Joe Sinnott, and Marv Wolfman

     
  8. 09:06 28th Aug 2014

    notes: 149

    reblogged from: rosemaryandthorn

    tags: astronomyNeptuneTriton

    image: download

    minus229k1:

Meet Triton, Neptune’s innermost and weirdest moon.Paul Schenk lately completed the best map so far of the moon, with the help of NASA’s Voyager 2,which passed by the last “real” planet in 1989, the map was actualized and now gives the best view of Triton we’ve ever had.
Read more about the project here:
http://spaceref.com/neptune/voyager-map-details-neptunes-strange-moon-triton.html
Found at #Planetary Landscapes’ FB.

    minus229k1:

    Meet Triton, Neptune’s innermost and weirdest moon.
    Paul Schenk lately completed the best map so far of the moon, with the help of NASA’s Voyager 2,which passed by the last “real” planet in 1989, the map was actualized and now gives the best view of Triton we’ve ever had.

    Read more about the project here:

    http://spaceref.com/neptune/voyager-map-details-neptunes-strange-moon-triton.html

    Found at #Planetary Landscapes’ FB.

     
  9. 08:55 27th Aug 2014

    notes: 1248

    reblogged from: fuckyeahsciencefiction

    tags: Galacticaquote

    image: download

    (Source: abloodymess)

     
  10. 10:17 26th Aug 2014

    notes: 94

    reblogged from: rainydayrecesstoo

    tags: 1969

    image: download

    Comic adaptation of a short-lived 1969 ABC tv series. A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, said they never heard of it when they created Lost.  

    Comic adaptation of a short-lived 1969 ABC tv series. A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof, said they never heard of it when they created Lost.