Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
...And a quickie!
In case you didn't know, MacBook Air Owners have been having some difficulties passing through Airport security due to their "suspiciously looking" laptops. According to some reports, the technically challenged staff of TSA believe that the MacBook Air is too thin to be a laptop. When viewed through the X-Ray machine, the Air reveals further naughtiness that peeks the interest of TSA even more! Can you imagine the conversation of having to explain your laptop?
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Here is something interesting, and frightening...
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Astronomy has always been near-and-dear to my heart. In school it was my favorite subject, and I always excelled whenever the subject was taught in class. I remember when my dad bought me my first (and sadly my only) telescope. He had bought it for me in a yard sale, ever since then I've become a nerd! Star charts, planets, moons, nebulae, galaxies, the Universe, I've studied them all and even today, I'm always up-to-date with recent discoveries, new theories, and anything related to astronomy.
The picture you see on the top of my blog, as my header, is a composite picture of the Helix Nebula taken with two different telescopes; one being The Hubble space telescope, and the other being an earthbound telescope called the Mosaic II.
The reason I chose this image was because it was one of the first things that I saw as a kid that attracted me to the night sky, and henceforth made me into a geek. The beautiful colors and shapes of the nebulae always made me gasp! These nebulae are incredibly beautiful unfortunately, the colors of the nebulae are not really true.
To be fair, scientists say that the colors you see on the images would be what we would see were near the nebulae and our eyes were as sensitive as the Hubble's lens...gee!
Here is a high resolution image from NASA of the beautiful Helix Nebula: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire_collection/pr2004032d/full_jpg