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Total Space Geek

September18

Oh shuddup.

Yeah, I’m a space geek.

I practically lived in the Flandrau Planetarium with my grandfather, growing up.

I would have traded my sticker album, my Swatch AND my Smurf collection for a chance to go to Space Camp. (Which had almost nothing to do with with Tate Donovan. Mostly not.)

I read everything, EVERTHING by Ann McCaffrey and would have gladly moved to Pern to be a Harper.

My name is Denise.  And I am a Space Geek.

To that end, I have a daily page I subscribe to that depicts a photo from NASA of outer-space and it never fails to leave me spinning and gape-jawed at the awesomeness and beauty of space.

If you dig it at all, you can check it here: NASA

It’s not just a heart-stopping, lip-trembling bit of beauty.. but there is a description by the astronomer/photographer of what you are looking at.

If you order NOW, each description will also be filled with links to even further explain the explanation. (If you are one of THOSE, and I know some of you are…)

A preview… a SMACKERAL, if you will…

I know…  you were just thinking that this looks just like two galaxies colliding.  Holy shit, you are GOOD.

These are the “Heart and Soul Nebulas”.   Did you just roll your knuckles across your keyboard? Did you?  If you did, I will kiss your face!!

A meteorite shower in Romania.  My heart would have just stopped if I’d been there.

Total solar eclipse.

You guys, this is total space porn.

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8 Comments to

“Total Space Geek”

  1. On September 18th, 2008 at 8:59 pm klasker Says:

    I always remember the Astronomy book I had in college with this picture.

  2. On September 19th, 2008 at 8:03 am Gabbi Says:

    I think I just orgasmed. Oops

    Thanks for the new “favorite”

    Gabbi

  3. On September 19th, 2008 at 11:21 am Krista Says:

    When I was a little girl I had a Sally Ride poster above my bed. She was my hero, for sure. Thanks for posting all of this. Good to know there are other proud something or other nerds out there! :-)

  4. On September 19th, 2008 at 11:58 am CaraLin Says:

    PERN!!!! I’d still move there with Menolly as long as I could find a nest…
    Oh, and remember to watch out for the thread….

  5. On September 19th, 2008 at 1:38 pm Christine Says:

    Gorgeous! Total space geek here. A few years ago we had a fabulous meteor shower and I woke my kids (who were like 4 and 6) up at 3:30 AM and made them go outside and watch it with me. Thankfully the husband is even more of a space geek than I am, so he was totally on board.

  6. On September 19th, 2008 at 1:44 pm denise Says:

    Ooooh Christine… you are so lucky. I would love love love to see a meteor shower. I keep thinking living up here in Minnesota for the last FLIPPING DOZEN YEARS you’d think I would have seen Northern Lights by now… but alas… the closest I have come is the Northern Lights Casino up north. :)

    CaraLin – OMG! OMG! Dude. I have an ACTUAL RECIPE for Bubbly Pies! And for Klah! If you haven’t read her Freedom series, it’s amazing. It’s about people who are kidnapped from all over the universe and dropped on a planet with just a few supplies by a greater race that just wants to see what they do… how they form all the systems and processes of society – money, education, work, religion, politics… there are I think 4 books in the series and it’s just really, REALLY good.

    Also, where’s that baby?!!! JOSIE COME OUT!

  7. On September 22nd, 2008 at 3:47 pm ms picket to you Says:

    you do know about my absolute breakdown on the eve of first child’s birth because i realized i would NEVER be an astronaut? at least i have these pictures…

  8. On September 23rd, 2008 at 9:56 am Dani D Says:

    Beam me up Scottie! LERVE IT!

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