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June 22, 2013
usatoday:

It’s supermoon night! The closest and largest full moon of the year will rise in the east at sunset tonight: http://usat.ly/130npX4
(2012 photo by Julio Cortez, AP)

Rest assured, we will be watching for this.

usatoday:

It’s supermoon night! The closest and largest full moon of the year will rise in the east at sunset tonight: http://usat.ly/130npX4

(2012 photo by Julio Cortez, AP)

Rest assured, we will be watching for this.

(via bobbycaputo)

17:45 // 1 year ago
April 27, 2013
Because baseball games are no longer used to settle land disputes and damages from horse collisions, they’ve become the battleground for deciding which U.S. city will be the first to move to the moon. Catch a nation-changing showdown with this GrouponLive deal.

The above is an actual quote from a Groupon deal for Mets tickets at Citi Field against the Phillies, White Sox, Pirates, and Reds. Yeah, i have no idea either.

Don’t believe me? Here’s the link to the Groupon deal. 

(via amandarykoff)

A virtuoso study in up-selling? Although if baseball games decided issues of moon colonization you’d probably have to pay more than $8 for a ticket.

(via sportsnetny)

19:39 // 1 year ago
October 15, 2012
23:20 // 1 year ago
September 19, 2012
Yes. Next question.

Yes. Next question.

13:57 // 1 year ago
September 7, 2012
Interesting way to go out: Neil Armstrong will receive sea burial
First man on the moon goes to sea: He was the first man on the moon, but Neil Armstrong was a Navy man first. Armstrong’s way of reflecting that may be his burial: He wanted to be buried at sea. And the Navy is quick to respect that wish. Beyond his years in the Navy, Armstrong also found himself in the middle of the ocean after his spacecraft landed — something that may take significance with the burial. ”It’s how he knew he was finished,” said Jim Lovell, a former astronaut and close friend. “It’s how he knew his work was done.” (photo via thepaigefamily on Flickr — it’s a statue of Armstrong at Purdue university)

Interesting way to go out: Neil Armstrong will receive sea burial

First man on the moon goes to sea: He was the first man on the moon, but Neil Armstrong was a Navy man first. Armstrong’s way of reflecting that may be his burial: He wanted to be buried at sea. And the Navy is quick to respect that wish. Beyond his years in the Navy, Armstrong also found himself in the middle of the ocean after his spacecraft landed — something that may take significance with the burial. ”It’s how he knew he was finished,” said Jim Lovell, a former astronaut and close friend. “It’s how he knew his work was done.” (photo via thepaigefamily on Flickr — it’s a statue of Armstrong at Purdue university)

0:18 // 1 year ago
August 3, 2012
reuters:

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]
MORE PHOTOS: Full moon rises at Tower Bridge

For fans of serendipity.

reuters:

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]

MORE PHOTOS: Full moon rises at Tower Bridge

For fans of serendipity.

23:23 // 2 years ago
May 5, 2012

The moon tonight will appear larger than at any other time in 2012

  • classic moon When the moon is visible low against the Earth’s horizon at night, it creates a mysterious optical illusion that makes it seem larger than usual. Rest assured, however impressive it looks, it’s no closer than when it hangs high in the sky.
  • super moon Tonight, lunar enthusiasts will have a unique annual opportunity – that’s right, the supermoon is upon us. The night of its closest approach to earth, the moon should appear nearly 14% bigger and 30% than it would at its farthest distance. source

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14:04 // 2 years ago
January 26, 2012
The treaty explicitly forbids any government from claiming a celestial resource such as the Moon or a planet, claiming that they are the Common heritage of mankind. [Article II] of the Treaty states that ‘outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.’
The Outer Space Treaty, of which the United States is a signatory. Sorry, Newt Gingrich, looks like your moon colony idea won’t be happening anytime soon. [Full treaty by the US State Department here] (via producermatthew)

We were looking forward to that colony. Now, sadly, we’re going to have to go back to bed and cry about it.
15:49 // 2 years ago
August 12, 2011
latimes:

Um. Is that you, ShortFormBlog?
inothernews:

PAREIDOLIA FOR THE COURSE   Paragliders sail in the sky over Tehachapi, California.  (Photo: Mike Blake / Reuters via the Telegraph)


It wishes it was us.

latimes:

Um. Is that you, ShortFormBlog?

inothernews:

PAREIDOLIA FOR THE COURSE   Paragliders sail in the sky over Tehachapi, California.  (Photo: Mike Blake / Reuters via the Telegraph)

It wishes it was us.

20:57 // 3 years ago
December 19, 2010
Super-eclipse: Earth’s axis, closest star, only moon align all at once
So, tomorrow night is a cool night. See, Tuesday is the Winter Solstice, and coinciding with said Winter Solstice is a lunar eclipse – a star-aligning event we think happens every million years or something. We can’t be bothered to look up the specific number, but we hear it’ll be awesome. Enjoy the moon completely covered in shadows, guys. Well, as long as you live on the Western Hemisphere. Sorry Japan. source
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So, tomorrow night is a cool night. See, Tuesday is the Winter Solstice, and coinciding with said Winter Solstice is a lunar eclipse – a star-aligning event we think happens every million years or something. We can’t be bothered to look up the specific number, but we hear it’ll be awesome. Enjoy the moon completely covered in shadows, guys. Well, as long as you live on the Western Hemisphere. Sorry Japan. source

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20:48 // 3 years ago