The Big Think

May 22, 2010

Spectacular Saturn

Filed under: Space/Astronomy — jasony @ 11:22 pm

Amazing Saturn pictures courtesy Cassini.

End of an Era

Filed under: Apple — jasony @ 10:07 pm

If three years can be an era. I’ll miss these!

About Time

Filed under: Politics,Space/Astronomy — jasony @ 12:42 pm

Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th-century astronomer whose findings were condemned by the Roman Catholic Church as heretical, was reburied by Polish priests as a hero on Saturday, nearly 500 years after he was laid to rest in an unmarked grave…

…After his death, his remains rested in an unmarked grave beneath the floor of the cathedral in Frombork, northern Poland, the exact location unknown.

On Saturday, his remains were blessed with holy water by some of Poland’s highest-ranking clerics before an honor guard ceremoniously carried the coffin through the imposing red brick cathedral and lowered it back into the same spot where part of his skull and other bones were found in 2005.

A black granite tombstone now identifies him as the founder of the heliocentric theory, but also a church canon, a cleric that ranks below a priest. The tombstone is decorated with a model of the solar system, a golden sun encircled by six of the planets.

Beautiful.

The Wizard of Bel-Air

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 12:32 pm

Whereupon Gandalf reflects on his journey to Bel-Air.

Be Careful Where You Throw that Lashing

Filed under: Woodworking — jasony @ 12:07 pm

Yikes.

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