The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week! and Stratolaunch Images: Paul Allen’s Giant Rocket-Launching Plane

via Space.com See the best photos on Space.com this week, including amazing images of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasting off, a greenish comet gleaming in the heavens and an Indian space plane prototype launching for the first time. Space.com: The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!   Stratolaunch Images: Paul Allen's Giant Rocket-Launching Plane -…Read more The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week! and Stratolaunch Images: Paul Allen’s Giant Rocket-Launching Plane

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft is plunging through Saturn's faint D ring in its most daring ring dive yet.  The spacecraft, which is a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, will turn its broad, high-gain antenna dish to rest in front of it as a shield during the crossing, for the…Read more Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

history of the entire world, i guess

Miriam Kramer at Mashable•May 17, 2017 says..... Need a little refresher on your world history? A new 20-minute YouTube video is sure to be the cure for what ails you.  In the "history of the entire world, i guess" video blogger and musician Bill Wurtz explains how we got here using goofy jingles, bizarre graphics, and…Read more history of the entire world, i guess

Rare ‘Dragon-Skin’ Ice Spotted During Antarctic Research Voyage

 Dragon skin occurs when strong winds continually lift surface ice, subsequently freezing the water below.  Credit: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies/University of Tasmania The ice formation is a sign of "darker chaos" in the planet's cryosphere, the researchers warn.   Source: Rare 'Dragon-Skin' Ice Spotted During Antarctic Research Voyage