Back in 2013 I was staying in a hotel in New Mexico, put a coffee cup next to the tv, started pouring cream, and static electricity pulled the cream into the tv. Cool.
I enjoy Phil Plait’s writing style in this “Bad Astronomy” article, A 3 billion solar mass black hole rockets out of a galaxy at 8 million kilometers per hour. Yes, seriously. He clearly enjoys what he’s writing about.
ExtremeTech.com has this story about newly restored nuclear test footage. From the article, “Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is in the process of restoring those films, and they’ve uploaded the first batch to YouTube.”
“NASA’s Curiosity rover usually keeps its instruments firmly focused on Mars’s ground, zapping grit with its laser or drilling cores in bedrock. But every few days, the SUV-sized robot, like any good dreamer, shifts its sights upward to the clouds. Well into its fifth year, the rover has now shot more than 500 movies of the clouds above it, including the first ground-based view of martian clouds shaped by gravity waves ...”
(See the story for more information, and some animations which unfortunately just keep endlessly repeating.)
“Matter is frozen energy.” ~ Einstein
The Milky Way is moving at over half a million miles per hour. (In the time it took me to type that, we sailed about 1,500 miles through the Universe.)
Inside the Milky Way, the Earth revolves around the Sun at 66,600 mph.
The Earth rotates around its axis at about 1,040 mph (depending on your latitude).
And yet, somehow I feel like I’m sitting perfectly still in this chair.
That’s quite an illusion.
space.com has this article about scientists going rogue as “a response to the Trump administration's order for at least four government agencies to stop all communications with the public.”
Here’s a link to a wired.com article, Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time.