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It's a small step from here to a Broadway musical performed entirely by actual live vermin.
No idea if they are visible on the southern hemisphere, but there is too much light pollution here anyway to watch the sky
I've been staying awake and am hoping for a clearing or two in the cloudcover here, but no luck so far. The radar says there's a thunderstorm heading this way though, so I could always hope to get some long time exposure shots of of lightning instead.
I'd really, really like some pictures of my own of meteorites though!
Edited by Azdeus, 10 August 2013 - 05:03 PM.
We had a beautiful clear sky, but so much light pollution that I only saw 2 meteorites..
Upcoming space mission events of interest:
I'm particularly looking forward to the Dawn encounter with Ceres.
Have you ever wanted to leave the ground and soar like a bird -- or perhaps a bat? In January 2012, a Connecticut-based inventor was granted a patent for what the application describes as "a completely dynamic human powered flying suit" that is modeled after the bat's style of aviation. The inventor explains in the patent application that bats are fellow mammals and the flying creatures "most closely related to human beings."
The device consists of a pair of strap-on batlike wings with rigid and non-rigid portions that can be manipulated by the wearer once aloft. Initially getting off the ground is a bit trickier: Unlike bats, who simply do what comes naturally, the wearer of the flying suit would have to be towed, or ride on a bicycle, skis or rollerblades down an incline and then assume a leaning-forward flying posture and leap into the air at the appropriate moment [source: USPTO]. The question is: Would this really work?
"Researchers in Sweden have confirmed the existence of element 115. It sticks around for a surprisingly long time. Scientists believe it may bring them closer to the mythical 'island of stability' a whole slew of super-heavy elements that could last for days or even years."
What are super-heavy elements?
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