Football game in the Rose Bowl. Final score: Notre Dame 27, Stanford 10 (1924)
Adam Savage’s cosplay at comic-con 2013
Taken near Bixby Bridge north of Big Sur, CA, this is a 12 shot vertical panorama taken around 4 am this past Monday, when the Milky Way was pretty high in the sky. The glow near the horizon is a lighthouse just around the bend.
All shots are 20 seconds, except the bottom one, which is 3 minutes
The fastest object ever recorded was likely a proton that struck the atmosphere over Utah in 1991 known as the “Oh-My-God particle.” It was traveling only 1.5 quadrillionths of a meter per second less than the speed of light, or 0.9999999999999999999999951c. This is so near the speed of light that it would take a photon traveling with a particle about 220,000 years to gain a one-centimeter lead. It is estimated that the Oh-My-God particle carried about 50 joules of kinetic energy, 40 million times that of the highest energy proton ever produced in a man-made particle accelerator. That’s roughly equivalent to the energy of a baseball thrown at 100 kilometers per hour – packed into a single proton about 85 septillion times less massive. The source of these ultra-high-energy cosmic rays is a mystery, but they seem to emanate from the general direction of extragalactic supermassive black holes at the center of nearby galactic nuclei.
The Fermi telescope found that these super-fast protons come from supernova explosions. Video
If you look real hard, there’s a T-Rex on the pitch. Wearing a yellow jersey. Playing soccer with kids.
Saturn in infrared, captured by the Keck Observatory this morning. Just another reminder of how much information lies beyond our senses. The rings, made of icy debris, reflect quite a bit of sunlight in the infrared range. The poles? Not so much.
(via James O’Donoghue)
I wish I had Geordi La Forge’s visor sometimes so I could see stuff like this. Hell, he could even see neutrinos!
Pride not prejudice #rctid
So, we went to the Galaxy/SKC game with a few friends Saturday. My girlfriend replaced the MLS Cup Championship ring with this. When I turned around after celebrating Marcelo Sarvas’ goal, she was down on one knee. So, yeah. I got engaged at a Galaxy game.
I did this. ^
This is absolutely frickin adorable
Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA