Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Three Body Problem

This is a wonderful visualization of the inverse square law. This is the three body problem modeled and put to music where each 'planet' is assigned a note in the C major triad. The note is sounded when the distance between two objects is at a minimum. This is an example of the inverse square law where the acceleration of gravity is determined by the mass of the objects over the distance of the objects from each other squared. In this model what looks like impacts are actually close passes not actual elastic impacts. I am not a physicist. This is just my understanding of this system! Still it is a very cool visualization.

The Giant Petrel

I have been posting a lot of pictures of Giant petrels, but that is because they are clearly awesome. Here is one on Humble Island on the Antarctic peninsula.

Sunday Scenery

The nearly full moon comes up just behind the glacier North-West of Palmer Station Antarctica.

Nice Chick

This is a Gentoo penguin chick. Gentoo's are the largest of the three species we see around Palmer Station. Gentoo penguins are more of a sub-Antarctic species than Adelies, but they have become more prevalent as the peninsula warms.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

If You Quantum Flaunt Em...

I wish I understood quantum mechanics. I try to understand some about it, but I really don't understand it. Here's to trying...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Penguins On Saturday

Adélie penguins with chicks on Humble Island on the Antarctic peninsula. These penguins are the heart of what I am working on. I will post more about them later but it's one in the morning and I need to get some sleep! I hope you like the photo. 

No Time For Excuses

Here is 'Excuses' by The Morning Benders. My fiance Megan sent this to me. I love it.

Saturday Bird

Here is a Southern Giant petrel with a chick on Humble Island on the Antarctic peninsula.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Penguins!

Adelie penguins with chicks on Humble Island, Antarctic peninsula.


Here is a Chinstrap penguin on Dream Island on the Antarctic peninsula.

Zac Brown

Zac Brown Band playing 'Goodbye In Her Eyes' from the album 'Uncaged'.

Elephant Seal Sunday

A Southern Elephant seal on the Antarctic peninsula. This seal is molting and apparently shedding a single tear for the loss of pelage.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sunday Petrel

I will probably post a lot of photos of these, because I am blown away by them. They are amazing animals. A Southern Giant petrel on the Antarctic Peninsula.