Posts Tagged ‘XKCD’
XKCD is once again a scryer of the future in scary detail.
If you can name everyone in this video without looking at the credits on YouTube – you win the internets (all are fairly famous in geek/nerd circles).
If you want to increase your geek-lore a hundred fold, go look at the original on YouTube and track down what these people do in real life. You are sure to find at least 5 awesome things.
XKCD never fails to amaze me. In addition to being one of the funnier web comics I find on the internet (and having spawned numerous internet memes itself), I have yet to find one that is smarter. The author has an almost Sagan-like ability to take complex science and make it understandable to the layman. In other words, awesome. So here we have a fundamental part of astronomy and the key to how we not only get objects off the planet, but to other planets and beyond.
Make sure you click on the image to get the super-large version so you can read the text and really understand how gravity wells work.