Posts Tagged ‘photo’

How Cool Am I?

June 8, 2011 1 comment

I’ve wanted one of these for a long time and now I have it!

Ha! Jealous?

(Don’t worry, you can get one here or here.)



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Star Wars Books Are Going in An Odd Direction…

February 27, 2011 Leave a comment


I took this myself. And no, you are not allowed to ask me why I was in the Erotica section!

What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Credit & Copyright: Alain Riazuelo - Click Image for Large Version

Not to sound like a smart ass…but it would look like a big black hole.

This is a computer generated image by Alain Riazuelo and I saw it the other day as the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Aside from eating all the light hitting the black hole straight on, notice the “rings” around it as well. This is called gravitational lensing, and is something astronomers look for in order to identify a black hole, since the lensing is easily visible at a larger distance.

Best Wildlife Photos of the Year

October 22, 2010 2 comments
The winners of the 46th annual Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 competition, run by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine, were announced a couple of days ago. You should go check out the site for all the photos, but I’ve included the winner (the first photo) and a few of my other favourites here for you.

A Marvel of Ants

And You Thought The De-excitation of Oxygen and Nitrogen Atoms Would Be Boring…

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

I love the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis, whatever you want to call them.

Lots of scientists will tell you world is “beautiful”. Their research is beautiful, the laws of physics are beautiful, hell I once had a co-worker go on about how ‘beautiful’ Maxwell’s Equations are:

Maxwell's Equations. To physicist, this is like looking at the Mona Lisa.

But whether you are scientist, artist, lawyer, whatever, we can all agree on the awesomeness of the Aurora. Here’s yet another image from Astronomy Picture of the Day:

Credit & Copyright: Paul Alsop - Click image for High-Res Version

This photo is particularly awesome thanks to the magnificent star-trails in the background and excellent foreground lighting at the same time.

One day I will create spectacular images like these. Unfortunately, the last little while my nights have been consumed with watching Dexter.

Absolutely Stunning Aurora Photo!

September 21, 2010 1 comment

If you don’t check out the Astronomy Picture of the Day, you should really start subscribing. Some of the photos are just jaw-dropping.

Like this photo of an aurora with meteors in the background. Incredible!

Click for large version. You won't be disappointed!

Photo Credit and Copyright: Ole Christian Salomonsen

Hurricane Earl and My House in the Same Photo!

September 2, 2010 Leave a comment

I know I’ve done a post about hurricane Earl already, but this is just too cool not to mention.

This visible light photo was taken by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) satellite yesterday, and boy is it cool.

You can see the hurricane (obviously) but what makes it so cool to me is that you can see all of southern Ontario and the great lakes. Right where I grew up!

Never thought I’d seem my hometown and a hurricane in the same picture before. Awesome!

Photo: NASA/JPL – CalTech Click for High-Res Version