Agnostic views & images I like

Thoughts about things on the web

Posts Tagged ‘The Sun

Two new images of the Sun

leave a comment »

I kinda like my snipping tool so much that I can’t resist posting this blog consisting of two new images of the Sun. The first image I snipped from the banner head of Huffington Post:

And the second is a new ultra-violet image of the sun taken from a new NASA Solar Observatory:

Aren’t these images great! And the whole snipping and posting process took me less than 5 minutes, thanks to wordpress.com and snipping tool.

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/04/22 at 18:23

What Earth’s journey through space means to us, homo sapiens!

leave a comment »

Comparison of the current-day Sun and the Sun ...
Image via Wikipedia

Olivia Judson often offers thoughts that are based on science and common sense. Here’s one from her science essay in today’s NY Times:

A pedant has pointed out that our journey ’round the sun is only seemingly endless, and that we’ve only got another four or five billion years to go before the sun turns into a red giant and engulfs us. He’s right; but a few billion years is so long that it feels endless to me.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/12/30 at 10:37