More proof that the world is amazing. The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish can cycle from adult to polyp.
I've said it a thousand times before and I'll probably say it another thousand times. Space is so cool! This is the Astronomy Picture of the Day for 12.31.2009.
Nature never ceases to amaze me. I thought that the glass frog was cool, now this! It has a transparent dome over its head. The things that look like eyes over the mouth are actually its nose. Its eves are the green barrels inside the transparent dome. Amazing!
Check out the sky at 7:43 pm CST. If it's not cloudy (like it's getting here in Dallas), you should be able to see the last total lunar eclipse until December 2010. The total eclipse should happen at 9:26 pm CST.
Check out the animated timetable to see when you should be able to see it.
Tonight (or Tuesday morning if you want to look at it that way) there will be a lunar eclipse. It will begin at 2:53am central time, peak at 5:37am, central time, and end at 8:21am central time. It'll look something like this.
Update: Here is a picture in case you slept through it.
This is so cool! It's an animation that starts outside the Milky Way 10 million light years away from Earth and zooms in until you are looking at a single photon. Kinda makes you feel small...
I think I may have to get one of these. It a wall mural made out of images from the Hubble telescope.
I know it's kind of (ok, a lot) geeky, but it just looks so cool.
This is so cool! It's a video of a transit of the moon across the sun that could not be seen from Earth. Read the whole story here.