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Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-up – 10/25/10

There’s been a trend lately to have webcams or live streams in some of NASA’s cleanrooms so that you guys can see flight hardware being built and tested. And every once in a while, something unexpected happens! (At about 10 seconds in, in this case…) You can see a new … Continue Reading →


Big Bang Theory Whiteboard

Blueshift ponders… when does Hollywood get it right?

We’re avid readers of Dr. David Saltzberg’s blog, The Big Blog Theory.  As the science advisor for The Big Bang Theory, he blogs after each episode airs to give an in-depth explanation of the episode’s science.  Last week’s blog caught our eye because, well, it’s about the episode that must … Continue Reading →


Awesomeness Round-up

Awesomeness Round-up – 10/11/10

  • By Sara Mitchell
  • October 11, 2010
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There’s a time in nearly every satellite’s life where a decision has to be made – continue or game over? For NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, this question arose when the satellite reached the end of its onboard frozen hydrogen coolant. This wasn’t a surprise, but WISE used … Continue Reading →


The Big Bang Theory Set

Having a ball in Hollywood…

In lieu of our usual weekly link round-up, we thought we’d share some photos from our visit to the set of The Big Bang Theory last week! During our visit, we were really impressed by the level of detail in the sets – they really nailed everything! It felt just … Continue Reading →


The Universe on a Ball

The Universe on a Ball

[Sara’s note: This is the original blog entry that sparked the roadtrip – the interview about the as-seen-on-TV beach ball that got us onto the Warner Brothers studio lot. How many beach balls can do that?  This is part 2 of our Blueshift roadtrip series.  We’ll have the eagerly-anticipated Big … Continue Reading →


The Universe on a Ball

Blueshift Roadtrip 2010

It all started with a Big Bang. Well, actually, it all started with a beach ball. Not just any beach ball, but one imprinted with data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (just call it WMAP for short – we do, it’s much easier). This educational beach ball was developed … Continue Reading →


Our WMAP beach ball winners!

Blueshift hits the road!

Roadtrip!  Well, actually, to be fair… we’re going on a planetrip.  But that doesn’t have the same ring, does it?  The Blueshift team got an offer to visit somewhere amazing, and we couldn’t refuse.  We’re leaving next Tuesday on our grand adventure, and we’ve been quietly plotting to bring you … Continue Reading →


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