Posts Tagged ‘Exploration’

How To Pitch A Tent On Star Wars’ Planet Hoth

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

In November 2012, renowned polar explorers and educators Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft will lead a team of six women, from six continents, on an 800 mile, 80-day long expedition to the South Pole for Access Water 2012. This video shows them practicing how to pitch a tent in the Polar conditions of Finse, Norway, the very same place where the Hoth scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back were filmed. How To Pitch A Tent from yourexpedition.

Yellow Submarine Of The Ocean Depths

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The Triton 36,000 could be the first manned submarine to make repeated trips to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, according to the ship’s manufacturer, Jorge Ribas reports. Found Discovery News.

Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Excerpts from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us. I edited together the audio from the audio-book, and added the video from Stephen Hawking’s Into the Universe and Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Solar System. The music is Jack’s Theme from the Lost soundtrack. Found at YouTube from callumCGLP.

The Known Universe

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. Pretty freakin’ cool! Found at YouTube from AMNHorg.