Exceptionally cool video of plasma storms on the sun, otherwise known as sun tornadoes. The whole story is here and the video is below.
Chris Hadfield has been c/o on the International Space Station for the past while and is heading back to Earth tomorrow. This is his goodbye song to the station, a first. The first music video from space. Another reason I’m a proud Canuck.
Interesting article about China’s scientific community. They are planning to pull an asteroid into earth orbit, mine it, research it, then send it on its way. I am thinking, what an excellent idea, there is probably no chance that this plan could screw up at all.
In related news, a major satellite the size of a school bus is due to reenter the atmosphere on the 23rd or 24th. I remember the fear that Skylab wrought when it fell many years ago. I can still hear the shrieks of “The skylab is falling, the skylab is falling”.
- Falling Space Satellite May Hit Earth Early (abcnews.go.com)