Silly scientists ‘unscience’ all the space things #UnscienceASpaceThing
A hilarious trend is happening on social media with #UnscienceASpaceThing. People are taking scientific images and applying their own descriptions. I particularly enjoy descriptions like “Grander Canyon” for Valles Marineris; it really conjures an image of what they are referring to. Via C-Net:
Planetary scientist Tanya Harrison brings us Martian Geography 101 with a labeled image of Mars pointing out its explodey things, grander canyon and accidental polar boop. There’s also an arrow pointing to NASA’s still-silent Opportunity rover, which she describes as “sleeping(?) fren.”
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover is a complex machine equipped with an alpha particle X-ray spectrometer and an instrument called “dynamic albedo of neutrons.” Or perhaps you’d prefer some simpler explanations of Curiosity’s anatomy as relayed by NASA’s Doug Ellison. The rover has an Instagrammer, dirt rollers, a sky torch and a pebble booper.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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