kevan + space + secrets   8

Prehistoric tombs may have doubled as star-gazing observatories | New Scientist
"Now archaeoastronomers are making the case that [passage graves] could also have been used for spotting stars at dawn, when they are normally too faint to see."
history  secrets  space  light  eyes 
july 2016 by kevan
greg.org: the making of: The Moon Museum
"The Moon Museum was secretly installed on a hatch on a leg of the Intrepid landing module with the help of an unnamed engineer at the Grumman Corporation after attempts to move the project forward through NASA's official channels were unsuccessful."
art  space  secrets  via:lmg 
march 2008 by kevan
Serenity (2005)
Less of the smugly retort-crammed dialogue than what I saw of the series; some good, casual moral ambiguity, but a lot of stock-issue monochrome cliche as well. Some lazy resolutions, some nice lines about how we build the future.
filmlog  3stars  space  future  pestilence  secrets  weapons  via:brendan 
july 2007 by kevan
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
The Count of Monte Cristo in Space, with a straightforwardly amoral protagonist; driven and ruthless, with no attempts to be arrogant or likeable. The good, undated writing style makes it easy to forget how groundbreaking the random sci-fi tropes were.
booklog  space  mysteries  secrets  technology  science  prison  future  lies  business  skin  via:alex 
march 2007 by kevan
Un Ticket Pour l'Espace (2006)
The French space programme holds a tourist lottery to raise funding, and one of the winners takes the space station hostage. Some absurdly throwaway joke scenes, and nicely lost-in-translation running gags. Had forgotten how odd French comedies could be.
filmlog  3stars  space  france  comedy  secrets 
september 2006 by kevan
Altair's Natural Radio Projects
Eerie and beautiful sound clips of naturally-occuring radio sources. "[Aurora during magnetic storms] can sound like whispery voices, or like distant singing of birds, barking animals, surf crashing on a shore, or almost anything."
sound  radio  space  science  secrets  via:mcios 
july 2005 by kevan
Wired News: Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps
"Notable surprises include a just-erupted volcano, violent scenes from Iraq (a bomb going off in Baghdad and a firefight in Najaf) and even a 747 landing in Tokyo, something difficult to capture given that the satellite is moving at 17,000 mph."
maps  secrets  space  photos  world  via:holly  coincidences 
april 2005 by kevan
Wired News: Surprises Lurk in Satellite Snaps
"Notable surprises include a just-erupted volcano, violent scenes from Iraq (a bomb going off in Baghdad and a firefight in Najaf) and even a 747 landing in Tokyo, something difficult to capture given that the satellite is moving at 17,000 mph."
maps  secrets  space  photos  world  via:holly  coincidences 
april 2005 by kevan

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