Archive for February, 2010
This has nothing to do with astronomy or Universe Sandbox, but as a LEGO fan, I’m incredibly inspired by this creation:
Which seems to be directly inspired by fictional Traction Cities from Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet series of books:
I think the idea of massive, movable cities is fascinating to think about.
Source: Brother’s Brick, an excellent LEGO blog.
So I’ve run into these videos before, but never realized they were part of a masterful series. The University of Nottingham has created 60+ ~5 minute videos each devoted to a symbol used in physics and astronomy.
And a recent video all about Saturn’s most recently discovered (and very faint) ring. This is easily the best description I’ve heard of the ring and how it likely formed:
Check them out… they’re short, interesting, well made, and awesome.