Massive Solar System Built to Scale in the Desert

This was too cool for me not to post. Our Solar System is so much larger than most people comprehend. This group decided to build a scale model in a seven mile section of the desert. Click above to watch a very well done video. Related Link: If the Moon Were Only One Pixel. Space is really, really, really, big. (I probably … Continue reading Massive Solar System Built to Scale in the Desert

Sometimes Astronomers Come up with Perfect Names.

Astronomers have some oddly named astronomical objects. Scientists, in general have come up with many names that don’t exactly roll off the tongue very well. But sometimes they get it right… The Soap Bubble Nebula: This symmetric nebula, found in the constellation Cygnus, does look just like a soap bubble floating in a cloud of stars. … Continue reading Sometimes Astronomers Come up with Perfect Names.