“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.”

https://i1.wp.com/boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/screenshot-7.jpg?w=812&ssl=1https://boingboing.net/2020/11/03/look-again-at-that-dot-thats-here-thats-home-thats-us.html "In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves." —Carl Sagan, from COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey … Continue reading “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.”

Excellent animation comparing the rotations of the planets in our solar system

http://img.youtube.com/vi/qoPmw0WcS_8/0.jpghttps://boingboing.net/2020/01/10/excellent-animation-comparing.html James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), made this excellent clip comparing the rotations, tilts, and sidereal day lengths of the eight planets and two … Continue reading Excellent animation comparing the rotations of the planets in our solar system