Ad Astra Per Aspera

If you didn’t think Commander Chris Hadfield of the ISS was something very, very special, you will now…

via Vanderleun

  

We’re All Gonna Die!

Just when you thought you had enough to worry about…

Massive Sunspot Rapidly Forming

giant sunspot that’s at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours, according to NASA.

According to a news release, scientists from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the sunspot rapidly grow on February 19 and 20. The agency says it could even be larger than six times the diameter of Earth “since the spot lies on a sphere not a flat disk.”

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Carrington Event, anyone?