on six hundred threescore and six
Since this is my six hundred and sixty sixth post … I thought it might be nice to talk about some silly misconceptions that a lot of people have about this number. Some, (ok not very many) people were convinced that the world wide web [www] was satanic due to the Hebrew letter Vav (the closest thing in Hebrew to the W sound) being the sixth letter in the Aleph-bet. And being that Hebrew...
weareallstarstuff: On February 24, 2011, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed this billowing plasma tower they’ve dubbed a “monster prominence.” For 90 minutes, this flare twisted on the Sun’s surface before collapsing and emitting material into space. I guess solar maximum is starting early? Don’t believe the hype though, no killer solar flares in 2012. (famous last...