Big Bang Science News

September 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Big Bang, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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A thousand year old religious icon, a Nazi SS expedition into Tibet, and a meteorite. Sounds like the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, right? You aren’t far off. A small Buddhist statue, originally uncovered by a Nazi expedition to Tibet, has been analyzed by scientists and found to have been carved from a meteorite fragment.  From Red Orbit

Sounds like a Lucas fan’s dream story, right?  It’s true which makes it even more amazing.  Back in 1938, a Nazi led expedition discovered the statue and brought it back to Germany.  In 2007 it was finally available for study and that’s when scientist learned it was chiseled from a piece of the Chinga meteorite (it’s made of ataxite).  The Chinga meteorite crashed into parts of Mongolia and Siberia 15,000 years ago. Continue Reading Big Bang Science News…

360° on Mars

August 14, 2012 at 8:06 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment
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Curiosity has been sending back some cool images of Mars. One cool site, 360cities.net, has a 360 degree visual of Curiosity’s perspective on Mars, created by Andrew Bodrov. Follow the link and get a feel for what it would be like on Martian soil.

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The Grand Entrance of Curiosity, the Mars Rover (as told by William Shatner)

August 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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In this entertaining and informative video, William Shatner explains the Mars rover, Curiosity; how she got there, and how she works.  And, yes, Curiosity is a she.

(via Geek Tyrant)

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