explosions Archive

Explore other star systems' habitable zones — and our own billions of years hence

Explore other star systems’ habitable zones — and our own billions of years hence / Boing Boing The Circumstellar Habitable Zone Simulator provides detailed views of six star systems known to have exoplanets. You can change the stars’ mass and the planetary distances and fool around with Goldilocks’ breakfast, but it’s the timeline control that’s scary: drag it right to fly through the billions of …

Better video of the legendary "controlled" explosion of a beached whale

Better video of the legendary “controlled” explosion of a beached whale / Boing Boing We’ve posted about this in the past, but it was brought to my attention that the legendary exploding whale news report was rebroadcast not long ago, meaning that the best quality possible (given the age of the 8mm film) is now available for your whale-exploding pleasure. You can see …