went for a walk today

Teetering at the edge of summer and into the colder months, the temperature is perfect. I saw a raccoon up in the woods, and quickly ran away, for fear of it being rabid. It had that icey stare.

Like it wanted my plasma.

Darn you scavenging critters.


breaking the sound barrier

Reality can be strange sometimes. Propelling an object fast enough to cut through Mach 1 is no exception. This F/A-18 Hornet is doing just that. Not only were the water vapor, density and temperature just right, but there just happened to be a camera in the vicinity to capture the moment.

The plane is [...]

how small we are, from earth to canis majoris

My friend Joe had this up on his blog and it blew my mind.

I’ve seen similar animated images that end at the star Betelgeuse, but this one goes even farther in scale. What’s amazing is how much the sun dwarfs our planet, and that the largest stars when compared to our sun make it [...]