Saturday, October 26, 2013

For your viewing pleasure

The Houston Chronicle's science and weather blogger, Eric Berger, found this incredible animation that shows just how the moon would appear if it orbited the Earth at the same distance as the international space station. The animation gives you a pretty good idea of just how big the moon really is. The multiple daily solar eclipses would be quite spectacular - but I don't think I'd want to be anywhere near an open body of water at high tide.

Next up we have a slideshow of aerial views of old baseball stadiums from the New York Times. The link comes courtesy of Paul Lukas who puts out the incredibly interesting Uniwatch blog. The most amazing thing about the pictures are the ways in which the dimensions of the ballparks resulted from trying to cram a massive stadium into a small space.

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