Posts with the tag "moon"


Science!

NASA finds thin belt of water molecules on the Moon’s surface

Written by

Comments: --

There may not be any bat people on the Moon’s surface, but scientists have found the remains of a likely reservoir. A few weeks ago NASA bombarded the moon’s south pole with spent rockets full of sensors. What water they found acts nothing like how water does on Earth.

From Science:

“None of the moon’s water is ever liquid. Water in its reservoirs can be imperceptibly sparse, flows into its reservoirs may proceed a few molecules at a time, and none may ever leave.”

Even more curious, the molecules seem to cluster around a thin belt around the moon’s surface instead of forming large pockets.

Still not enough water for Vespertilio homo to thrive there, but we’ll keep looking. After all that’s the whole point of this exercise isn’t it?

Be Sociable, Share!
Be Sociable, Share!

Science!
Post Pic

Oil Spilled In BP Gulf Coast Disaster Could Power A Moped To Uranus

Written by

Infographic by Matthew Doxtad

Comments: 16

The tragedy happening in the Gulf of Mexico right now is terrible. Every day more and more oil leaks out.

The New York Times suggests 35 million gallons of oil has already flowed into the ocean. When Handshake saw this number, we thought, “Hey, we should find a way to represent that.” Originally, we thought we’d make a post called Moped to the Moon.

Then we thought, “Hey, maybe we can do Moped to Mars.

And then we did the math. Man were we wrong.

Be Sociable, Share!

Read more...

Be Sociable, Share!

Futurist

Japan’s Prime Minister Resigns. Will His Robot Moon Colonization Plan Survive?

Written by

Comments: --

Japan is embarking on a $2.2 million venture to colonize the moon with humanoid robots, according to a recent Japanese government report (and a NY Daily News Story). Apparently, they’ll have a degree of autonomy, but not to the HAL 9000 or I, Robot level. Sleep sounder at night! Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

Be Sociable, Share!

Read more...

Be Sociable, Share!