Sunday, August 21, 2011

Our government doesn't work because...

I saw this in the paper today and it caused me to smile and at the same time I thought he was onto something...

"Our government doesn’t work — not because we have dysfunctional politicians, but because we have dysfunctional voters." - NEIL deGRASSE TYSON

If we elect a bunch of folks that can't get along, don't expect them to get along. It's one thing to disagree, another to allow for concensus despite disagreements. We won't vote for that guy though.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Full Rotation movie of Asteroid Vesta

compiled from photos from the Dawn mission. The grooves running around the "equator" of the asteroid are interesting - kindof like debris may have bounced around the asteroid for huge amounts of time in low gravity gradually carving out the apparent channels.

Click for rotational movie. (Click the lower right corner of the video window to make it full screen.)

Here's also a really nice hi-res photo