On the 23rd and 24th of January, 1930, a young astronomer working in Flagstaff, Arizona, scanned a small patch of the night sky. He was taking pictures of star positions, looking for anomalies that would signal movement somewhere at the edge of the solar system. He took the pictures then set them aside, not realizing…
Goodnight, moons! These are the best images we’re going to see of Nix and Hydra, the largest of the little moons swooping around Pluto and Charon.
Last week, Nix and Hydra transformed before our eyes from specks of light to bonafide moons. Today, NASA released a new set of images, bringing Pluto’s oblong satellites into even better focus. The latest astonishing finds? Nix has a rosy glow and Hydra has craters.
Hydra is the outermost of Pluto’s known moons, and until now, we’d only ever seen it as a faint pixel of light. Today, planet Earth gets its first real glimpse of this tiny, enigmatic satellite.
It’s been a crazy week learning about Pluto as the New Horizons spacecraft makes the first-ever close encounter with the dwarf planet. Join us as we live-blog the very first science results as the mission team reports back after closest approach.
The revelation of Hydra infiltrating SHIELD in the MCU was a coup for Marvel - not just a big gamechanger for their 'shared universe' plans, but also the opportunity to turn all of that SHIELD related merchandise into Hydra stuff. Or in the case of this glass, both!
Razer's Hydra PC gaming controller is taking the guts from two Wiimotes and packing them into the form factor of its nunchuck accessory. They say it's the first "gaming-grade" motion controller.
The Hydra 8-bit console kit has more juice than an NES, and you can write your own games for it. $200 gets you instructions on how to program for the Propeller processor, a keyboard, mouse, NES-ish joypad, and a 128KB rewritable cartridge to match its 128K EEPROM.
Are you like some character off The OC, constantly finding yourself punched into pools during posh dinner parties? Maybe you are more into fulfilling the faux spontaneous "threaten to push the girl in, act like you're not going to push her in, push her in, she pulls you in" romantic, aquatic movie scene we all know…