Archives for category: I must retire to my nerdery

Today in Petrology lab we looked at thin sections of micas, quartz, and chlorite. We also had some hand samples for reference. I couldn’t get the color right on this photo; the lepidolite is more lavender than this shows.


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Ian and I checked out the mineral show (and fossil show) and had a great time geeking out over rare and beautiful minerals. There were some hand samples I really wanted to buy, but I didn’t have hundreds of dollars to spare (or tens of thousands as the case may be) but I got a few great samples that I’m really happy with!

Wow. I was tempted to turn it off about 1/4 of the way through, but it’s worth sticking through the end.

front cam image from Mars Curiosity, just after touchdown, relayed by Odyssey

‘Game of Thrones’ theme on a Stylophone!

Most amazing thing ever? Perhaps. Perhaps.

Winter Time with Jon and Ghost

by Daisy Edwards

Says xkcd‘s Randall Munroe:

Planets are turning out to be so common that to show all the planets in our galaxy, this chart would have to be nested in itself–with each planet replaced by a copy of the chart–at least three levels deep.


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Daenerys takes matters into her own hands.

Where are my dragons?

Completely delightful. Wish ‘Eureka’ was on right this moment.