Week in Geek – GIFs in spaaaace
My weekly post for The Rachel Maddow Show.
Week in Geek: GIFs in spaaaace edition
NASA just released an amazing GIF showing the evolution of this supernova remnant over the past fifteen years.
Looking out into space is looking back in time, but we’ve been looking out into space from Earth for millennia now, so it makes sense that we might see some things change. That’s exactly what is currently happening with Tycho’s supernova. Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer who spend years charting the stars overhead and tracking their motions.
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Read the full article here.