Lunar Caves!

 

lunar cavesFrom io9: What you’re looking at here is not an impact crater. It’s a large hole on the Moon’s surface that formed when the ground above a lava tube collapsed. NASA believes these pits widen underground and contain tunnels — which would be very handy for the first wave of lunar colonists.

Powers of Ten

Another humbling space porn video, this one from 1968, by the Eames brothers:

Via Kottke.org.

 

Stars Are Big

Found this buried in Scott Lynch’s LiveJournal.  Mindblowing spaceporn cool.

Superflu!

Where’s the Hand of God when we need it?  Via Slashdot:

Pierre Bezukhov writes with this excerpt from an article at Doctor Tipster:“A Dutch researcher has created a virus with the potential to kill half of the planet’s population. Now, researchers and experts in bioterrorism debate whether it is a good idea to publish the virus creation ‘recipe’. However, several voices argue that such research should have not happened in the first place. The virus is a strain of avian influenza H5N1 genetically modified to be extremely contagious … created by researcher Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands. The work was first presented at a conference dedicated to influenza, that took place in September in Malta.”

 

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