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And on the 3rd day of Christmas, it will snow!

We had to wait for the day after Christmas to get some snow. But when the snowstorm hit us, it hit us well. And, even better, the day after the weather was sunny and we felt like we were on holiday. Oh, well, it’s just our backyard. We’re spoiled :) As always, we disappeared with […]

A Pale Blue Dot? Soyuz Launch of Expedition 40 to ISS #BlueDot

A photo sequence for the Liftoff of Soyuz TMA-13M with Expedition 40 to the ISS. It brings ESA’s Astronaut Alexander Gerst together with NASA’s Astronaut Reid Wiseman and Russian Cosmosnaut Maxim Suraev to the International Space Station. Launchdate: May 28th, 21:57 CEST, 20:57 CET. not long anymore – below 2 minutes, all green for launch. […]

Comet 2013 A1 encounters Mars

No, it’s not comet PanStarrs. But another comet is flying across the sky and chances are it might hit Mars in October 2014. It’s Comet 2013 A1. Chances are 1:2000 that it hits, say current calculations. The diameter of the comets’ nucleus is between 1-3km, and this big rock is travelling with about 56km/s, very […]

a Round Again

And it was confirmed again today: Mistakes turn as big as you allow them to become. In other words: If you are afraid that something bad will happen, it will happen. So expect nothing, and it will be better than you could wish. That differs the realist from the pessimist and the optimist. It’s your […]

The Sun and The Moon and The Stars

Even if the skies are still dark outside, the chances are there you’ll see the moon. And in case you like the warm sun only, only watch the first video. Sunrise in the Algerian Desert (Ahaggar National Park) A year of moon in 2.5 minutes. Full Moon Silhouettes from Mark Gee on Vimeo. Moonrise over […]