SpaceX vs Tomita (Mars)



SpaceX Releases Rockets-Eye View of Yesterday’s Landing

Oh SpaceX, you sweet son of a gun. You’ve landed another rocket on a floating ocean barge. This is the third landing in a row for Elon Musk’s commercial spaceflight company, and the second from a rocket that delivered its cargo to a very high orbit-which means it was coming down increadibly hot.

Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk

When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms. In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives – ones we use right here at home on terra firma.

Tom Cosm Stretches The LIGO Waveform To 60 Minutes

Colliding black holes creating a spacetime hurricane.

And it’s beautiful. Possibly tinged with holy.

LIGO Black Holes Colliding Waveform Stretched to 60 Minutes by TomCosm

When I heard the news this morning that they managed to record the sound of the gravity produced when two black holes collide, I had to stretch out the sound to 60 minutes for my own personal curiosity. The results were eerily awesome so I decided to share.


Colliding blackholes generating a spacetime hurricane.

I’m thinking physics news that amazes Hawking is historically amazing.

β€œThis is just the first step in a much larger and more exciting development,” says Ilya Mandel, a theoretical physicist at the University of Birmingham, UK. Gravitational waves will join Ξ³-rays, X-rays and radio waves as “part of the toolkit that we have for understanding the universe”, he says.

I love this part of the story: they auralized it.



The physicists who discovered this described the collision of these two black holes as a “storm in spacetime.” Β <– ridiculously cool phrase.

Visualization of the two black holes hooking up and having a spacetime storm baby.



The historic Physical Review Letters:

Great graphics from the article:

black holes colliding

black holes colliding

Nature’s presentation of how the gravity waves were detected:

Einstein’s gravitational waves found at last

LIGO ‘hears’ space-time ripples produced by black-hole collision.


How they found it.

Einstein’s gravitational waves found at last

One hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists have finally spotted these elusive ripples in space-time. In a highly anticipated announcement, physicists with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) revealed on 11 February that their twin detectors have heard the gravitational ‘ringing’ produced by the collision of two black holes about 400 megaparsecs (1.3 billion light-years) from Earth.






Graviton, master of gravity.