Monday, April 26, 2010

This is pretty cool...

So I was watching this and it occurred to me that the solar flare must be moving unbelievably fast so I tried to figure out roughly how fast...

The flare goes out about 1/6th of the diameter of the Sun which comes to about 144,000 miles in just about a second or so. That is about 18 times the diameter of Earth... in a second. It's close to the speed of light which is I guess what impressed me so much. Solar flares aren't purely energy either as I understand it... yes they are photons and electromagnetic energy but they trigger hydrogen explosions and cast energy as well as matter out into space all at close to the speed of light.

It just impressed me.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

In honor of today...

I would just like to remind everyone that God is in fact a recycler as well:

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will
come as a thief in the night; in the which
the heavens shall pass away with a great
noise, and the elements shall melt with
fervent heat, the earth also and the works
that are therein shall be burned up

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and
a new earth: for the first heaven and the first
earth were passed away; and there was no
more sea.

Happy EARTH DAY!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

This looks pretty facinating...

The concept is brilliant actually (but he doesn't get to the actual concept until the end). If this little guy can get past the two Goliaths to the end user I imagine the two Goliaths with go the way of... well... Goliath.

A couple more links to longer videos with some more explanation:
Part 1
Part 2