Archive for March 19, 2011

Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 54

Posted in Astronomy Lookalikes with tags , , on March 19, 2011 by telescoper

Here’s a lookey-likey sent to me anonymously by Monica Grady, although I think Mrs Doubtfire is a closer match for John Zarnecki than Robin Williams:



The Day the Earth Didn’t Stand Still..

Posted in The Universe and Stuff with tags , , on March 19, 2011 by telescoper

I just came across this amazing visualisation of the recent Earthquake in Japan, created using GPS readings from a network called GEONET. The video shows the horizontal (left) and vertical (right) displacements recorded when the Earthquake struck. For more information and images, see here.