Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NASA's Jack O'Lantern

Check it out.

NASA has released a sunspot image from October 8 that looks like a Jack O'Lantern. To be fair, they cheated slightly - it's false color and they normally use yellow for it, but changed it to orange because somebody couldn't resist the seasonal connotation.

Other scientists decided it would be fun to name a newly identified snail species Aegista diversifamilia - in honor of same sex marriage. (Snails, as I hope most of you know, are all hermaphroditic).