Science Art: PIA18353: Janus and Tethys by Cassini (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

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A big moon and a little moon, orbiting Saturn.

Moons like Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across) are large enough that their own gravity is sufficient to overcome the material strength of the substances they are made of (mostly ice in the case of Tethys) and mold them into spherical shapes. But small moons like Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across) are not massive enough for their gravity to form them into a sphere. Janus and its like are left as irregularly …

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Science Art: Geology, by Brad Paisley

Yeah, this was just rebroadcast on Prairie Home Companion this weekend. But why not?

A pretty good country song that does everything you’d want a science song to do.

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Science Art: Flaming Storms on the Sun's Face

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First found on dthorne books.

I’m guessing this came from a very old Scientific American (maybe 1930s?), but can’t really say for sure.

Welcome, 2016.

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SONG: Aware of Emptiness

SONG: “Aware of Emptiness.”

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “China’s dark-matter satellite launches era of space science”, Nature, 17 Dec 2015, as used in the post “Monkey King goes in search of dark matter.”

ABSTRACT: Is it tacky to use something sorta competitive as a writing prompt? Because that’s what I did. One of the folks from Song Fu 2012 has started a thing – it’s over here: http://songdojo.rocks/.

The challenge issued there was to write a song about packaging, and to i…

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Anderson & Reed make dog music.

31 May 2010 0

Fixing the BBC’s headline here (and wife??) while celebrating a new, high frequency project by Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed, dog musicians: US rock star […]

Blue light smells like bananas.

28 May 2010 0

That’s how Science Daily says life is like for fruit flies who’ve had their smell gene connected to the light gene: Normally animals avoid light. […]

Look! It’s a… Hey-a WHAT-ee?

26 May 2010 0

UPenn paleontologists have named a whole new kind of dinosaur: The dinosaur, whose name translates to mean “grinding-mouth, wrinkle-eye,” was most likely an herbivore that […]

SONG: Golden Record

23 May 2010 1

SONG: “Golden Record” [Download] . (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Partially based on “Have aliens hijacked Voyager 2 spacecraft”, Daily […]

It’s ALIVE!

21 May 2010 0

BBC (among other outlets) has gotten all excited over the world’s first artificial life form: The team was led by Dr Craig Venter of the […]

Monkeys pay for porn.

20 May 2010 0

Nature says it’s true: Rhesus monkeys will trade items of value – in this case, juice – in return for sexy monkey booty shots: The […]

Computers get the joke.

19 May 2010 0

PopSci releases the terrifying news that computers can decode our humor now. We can’t tell jokes over their little silicon heads any more – they’ve […]

10 limbs for hugging!

14 May 2010 0

The Christian Science Monitor (reprinting LiveScience) has published the greatest science headline I think I’ve ever read: School-bus sized squid actually quite friendly, study finds. […]

I**AM**V-GER***

13 May 2010 1

That’s what Sydney’s Daily Telegraph wants me to hear when they tell me about a strange malfunction affecting the Voyager 2 space probe: But now […]

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