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A Hump Day Geekfest – Blinding Me With Science!

What better way to finish off my Hump Day Geekfest than with a NASA video about the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope – featuring the voice of The Transformers’ ‘Optimus Prime’ no less, a new product “teaser” video from Amazon (for their new smart phone perhaps?), and an awesome “Sir Isaac Newton vs. Bill Nye” Epic Rap battle – featuring Weird Al Yankovic and a not to be missed, surprise, WWE-style show stealing visitor at the end?!?! ;)

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Sunday Science

In anticipation of tonight’s episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, I’ve been inspired to search for something “sciencey” to post. These two short videos fill the bill quite nicely I think. The first one was even inspired by a quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson! :D

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An Update on the ‘Cosmos’ Reboot!

Many of you will recall this excited bit of writing from my Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey! post of last July:

If you’re as big a fan of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage mini-series as I am, which is only the most widely watched PBS series in the world, then you’re probably well aware of the fact that an all new version, Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has been in the works.

Well, while I haven’t been able to find an exact premiere date for the new show, they have released its first official trailer – an awesome spectacle in its own right!

Well my friends, after reading the Rebooting ‘Cosmos’: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why Iconic TV Series Returns in 2014 article on Space.com yesterday, and then following that with a little searching around, I am as pleased as punch to bring you this update to my previous post! :D

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My Pretty Universe

Perhaps the worst aspect of living as an “urban hermit” is having my enjoyment of the world outside limited mostly to what I can see through the “windows” of my TV and computer screens. Thankfully, after the really rough start my day had, there are sites like My Pretty Universe I can lose myself in to restore my sense of wonder…

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Comet ISON Approaching The Sweet Spot!

The awesome image below is from the Whoa. Take a Look at Comet ISON Now post on Universe Today. It’s one of the best images to date of Comet ISON in outburst, as it approaches the sun during its first ever loop through the inner solar system from the far reaches of the Oort Cloud…