Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cool Stuff In Space

How about an enormous black hole that's spinning at half the speed of light? (That's pretty dang if some civilization could somehow tap into that energy. Eye of Harmony, anyone?)

NASA's planning a probe to Europa - to be launched in the mid-2020s. (Anyone think NASA is going to get overtaken). Would be nice to find out more about that particular iceball. "All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landing there."

And in a completely non space related note, the mystery of why the heck the builders of Stonehenge moved those bluestones from Wales may have been solved. Apparently, if you hit them with a hammer, they make quite a pleasant sound. So...were they chosen to make sounds during ceremonies?