Archives for April 16, 2008

You can grow Marigolds on the Moon!

…just bring your own air and water. The BBC is reporting that the European Space Agency has determined that Marigolds, when planted in lunar soil, would be able to grow without adding any extra nutrients. How cool is that?

Telescopes 100 Years Ago: A Story

I was doing a little research into the history of telescopes, and it was about a century ago that they finally realized how much more potential light-gathering power reflecting telescopes had as compared to the older refracting telescopes. On Mt. Wilson in California, astronomer George Ellery Hale and optician George Willis Ritchey (back then everybody…