Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Currently I have no time to continue this blog. However, you're still free to leave comments.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Space Shuttle launch seen from a passing airliner



So that how a shuttle launch looks like from the air. Unfortunately, the video ends just short of the solid booster separation...

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Balloon remains found on a southwest ranch

An object that just landed straight out from space:


And an image it took during its journey above our planet:



Done at the Oklahoma State University, see the rest of the images.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

A drop in the void



All the water on Earth is claimed to fit in the small blue sphere on the left - and all the air in the sphere on the right.

From the Science Photo Library.

Monday, 11 February 2008

Futurama theme song from 1967 with dancing transistors


The original of the favourite series, Futurama's theme song is "Psyché Rock" by Pierre Henry.

Monday, 28 January 2008

Gamma error in picture scaling

Apparently there's a simple, hard to notice error in almost every image processing software. Its effects range from the slightly annoying, if you're just meddling with your holiday photographs, to the more serious, if you forget about it while trying to infer some science from images. That's why I note it here, as the author mentions NASA images as well - where the error was also present, although not necessarily in images used for science.

Gamma error in picture scaling by Eric Brasseur.