Evening music: Epic vocal cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” by Kahewi
I wasn’t sold on it at first but it grew hypnotic on me.
Mash-up: 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s - by I AM KAWEHI
Galaxy ESO 137-001 is tearing itself apart
This is what it looks like when a spiral galaxy, traveling nearly 4.5 million miles per hour, plows into interstellar gas clouds. This composite made from images from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Telescope show a trail of destruction spanning light years of space. I’m sure this is making a helluva light show for anything living in that galaxy.
IDW is publishing Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for the Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”
Harlan Ellison…he’s a sci-fi genius. He’s also a notorious asshole, but don’t hold that against him. He is finally getting a chance to share the original teleplay for “The City on the Edge of Forever”. He was never happy with the changes that were made to the teleplay when the episode was filmed. Even still, it was easily one of the best episodes of the original Star Trek series. Now, we finally get to see the story that he wanted to tell. IDW is publishing the teleplay in June 2014.
Flying the world’s fastest plane: Behind the stick of the SR-71
“You’d light up the afterburner right after that first refueling, and take it to full power for the next hour. That’s pretty amazing, because no other plane can fly in full afterburner continuously. All other planes have either a three minute limit, or five minute limit on that, but you’d be going at full afterburner for an hour, hour and a half.”
If that quote gives you a semi, then click here for the full interview with former SR-71 pilot Rick McCrary.
Hubble has observed some weird things since it was launched in 1990, but this is probably one of the strangest. Read more
No, it’s not aliens.