Not much tonight. I had to get up unpleasantly early today, so a quick post, dinner, and bed for me.
Here are things I found:
- This is, as the page says, absolutely huge, esp. given how I have a relative who works on things like this. Astrophysicists at Lawrence Livermore National Labs have taken visual (ok, infrared) pictures of three extra-solar planets. More at space.com. Previously all planetary detections have been by inferring the planets’ existence from gravity wobble and things like that. Via Reddit.
- These folks staged a bunch of scenes for Google’s Street View camera car; you can see the scenes via their page and via Google Maps. Via Neatorama.
- The world’s oldest joke book — really, it comes from ancient Greece! Via Reddit.
- Apparently this is not a joke: a treadmill you can travel on. Via Reddit.
And for tonight’s video, we have a toddler who doesn’t appear to be quite sure what’s happening, but he and the crowd are having fun: