Profile

Cover photo
dj Busby
2,762,300 views
AboutPostsYouTube+1's

Stream

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Monstrous Portland Conifers Are "No Biggie"
Look at the truck in the driveway to get the gist of how big this sucker is. Having a nice leisurely stroll near the Woodstock neighborhood in Portland, I saw this monster of a tree that stopped me in my tracks. We are really lucky to have such enormous cre...
Look at the truck in the driveway to get the gist of how big this sucker is. Having a nice leisurely stroll near the Woodstock neighborhood in Portland, I saw this monster of a tree that stopped me in my tracks. We are real...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Quick Layman Explanation of New "Einstein Ring" and "Gravitational Lensing"
Circles like this are a product of a concept called Gravitational Lensing; and it's pretty easy to grasp.   If you visualize the distorted reflection we see in a droplet of water, and then realize that something big and dark with a field of gravity acts lik...
Circles like this are a product of a concept called Gravitational Lensing; and it's pretty easy to grasp.   If you visualize the distorted reflection we see in a droplet of water, and then realize that something big and dark ...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Is This A Falkor Luck Dragon Bench?
Remember Falkor, the Luck Dragon from The Neverending Story? Well! I saw this and just about flipped out!  I think the resemblance is there for sure, but made to be more bench-like of course.  What do you think? It was north of Hawthorne in Portland. Huge s...
Remember Falkor, the Luck Dragon from The Neverending Story? Well! I saw this and just about flipped out!  I think the resemblance is there for sure, but made to be more bench-like of course.  What do you think? It was north ...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Pic: Portland Native American Clothing Full Headdress and All!
Walking in a Portland park, I came across this gorgeously dressed native american woman in FULL cultural garb, headdress and all! Such an amazing, authentic outfit! And that headdress!!!  I kindly asked her if I could take a picture of her. She gave me a bi...
2
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Enormous Street Art in Portland (near Park Ave)
Walking past these I was surprised, actually gasped.   They are HUGE, and absolutely gorgeous.  I guess it literally took my breath away.  I adore passing these, especially the first one here. ----- Share this specific url . Share Spread the Love ------
Walking past these I was surprised, actually gasped.  They are HUGE, and absolutely gorgeous.  I guess it literally took my breath away.  I adore passing these, especially the first one here. -----Share this specific url...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
New from ALMA: 3-Light-Year-Long Gas Arms
Absolutely stunning to see new images of such intense happenings in this kind of scale.  New today from ALMA, off of NRAO "...a cluster of massive stars is forming.  ALMA revealed, in unprecedented detail, the fine structure of the molecular gas structures ...
Absolutely stunning to see new images of such intense happenings in this kind of scale.  New today from ALMA, off of NRAO "...a cluster of massive stars is forming.  ALMA revealed, in unprecedented detail, the fine structur...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Absolutely incredible.  Thanks +Philip Plait for finding it
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Weighing Black Hole In A Spiral Galaxy Confirms: We Are Tiny
ALMA's at it again.  I'm blown away, yet again. Crunching the numbers, ALMA has weighed the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of this spiral barred galaxy called "NGC 1097." It's pretty awesome progress.  This is a combo image of the galaxy ...
ALMA's at it again. I'm blown away, yet again. Crunching the numbers, ALMA has weighed the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of this spiral barred galaxy called "NGC 1097." It's pretty awesome progress.  This ...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Perks of Portland Public Transit - You Get A View of Volcanoes
It really does make the experience a lot better.  Growing up on the East Coast there were ZERO volcanoes for me to appreciate while waiting for anything! This is Mount Hood if you're at the Holgate Max rail stop on the green line. ----- Share this specific ...
It really does make the experience a lot better.  Growing up on the East Coast there were ZERO volcanoes for me to appreciate while waiting for anything! This is Mount Hood if you're at the Holgate Max rail stop on the green ...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Reading this type of this thing almost feels like I hit my head!  It's a good type of jarring feeling (not the head injury part, haha)
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Repeated Mistakes
Where are some places to start when being introspective? I'm realizing repeated mistakes is a great one. -What are bad things that have happened? -What have I already labeled as mistakes... AND!!! ...What about the mistakes I can see I've repeated? It's oft...
Where are some places to start when being introspective? I'm realizing repeated mistakes is a great one. -What are bad things that have happened? -What have I already labeled as mistakes... AND!!! ...What about the mistakes I...
1
Add a comment...

dj Busby

Shared publicly  - 
 
Vid: Portland Clouds At Sunset
Portland is often bright, with huge well defined cumulus clouds. I took this on the bus during sunset because it makes me happy.   ----- Share this specific url . Share Spread the Love ------
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
"Science is the poetry of reality."
Introduction
I treasure astronomy, and also looking up at night.  I treasure twilight, sunsets, and connect the light with astrophysics and cosmology. I want people to remember that squeezing your toes in the sand can bring a smile to your face. I love acoustics, describing in my head the EQ of the waves crashing on the beach...
Bragging rights
http://astronasty.blogspot.com !!!!
Basic Information
Gender
Male
dj Busby's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Don't Lose The Lesson
blisstitude.blogspot.com

We all experience pain of some sort in this lifetime . . . physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual. None of us can escape it. None of

reactions to technology
amandabauer.blogspot.com

a friend pointed me to yet another great douglas adams quote, which rang very true as i tried to help my mom learn how to use her smart phon

Surfing on acoustic waves (w/ Video)
phys.org

(Phys.org) —ETH researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting them ride on acoustic w

Billion Tonne Comet May Have Missed Earth By A Few Hundred Kilometres in...
www.technologyreview.com

A re-analysis of historical observations suggest Earth narrowly avoided an extinction event just over a hundred years ago

Stuff that annoyed me this morning : Pharyngula
scienceblogs.com

There's nothing wrong about being pretty, or sexy, or shopping, or being interested in traditionally girly things—but there is a big pro

rubken: The intersection of rap and discrete...
igetrashes.tumblr.com

rubken: “ The intersection of rap and discrete mathematics (is this more than coincidence?) via smbc-comics.com This could be an important o

I am honestly happy that Phillip Johnson is still alive : Pharyngula
scienceblogs.com

The last time I saw an appearance of the founder of the Intelligent Design movement, Johnson was looking very frail, recovering from a stro

Why Is Atheism a Bigger Obstacle to Political Office Than Mormonism? | D...
bigthink.com

Big Think. Home; Special Series; Topics; Experts; Blogs; Ideafeed. Follow us. Like us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter; LinkedIn; Subscribe

Astronasty: The Scale of the Universe (Interactive)
astronasty.blogspot.com

This blog, most of the time updated daily, covers breaking science news. Astronomy and physics dominate, but I'll cover any new exceptio

Foolproof! Man Somehow Caught Trying to Pay With Homemade Million Dollar...
gizmodo.com

I don't know how they did it, but an eagle-eyed Walmart cashier in Lexington, Kentucky somehow managed to foil Michael Anthony Fuller's atte

YouTube - Telekinetic man plays with paper planes!!
www.youtube.com

Create AccountSign In. Home. BrowseMoviesUpload. Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You're using an outdated browser, whi

Astronasty: Simon Pegg and Brian Cox: Laughs With Physics
astronasty.blogspot.com

This blog, most of the time updated daily, covers breaking science news. Astronomy and physics dominate, but I'll cover any new exceptio

Norway Ran Out of Butter Because the Entire Country Ate It All for Their...
gizmodo.com

Believe it or not, Norway is out of butter. Like seriously. According to Reuters, they've got none. Zero. Zilch. Null. Hilariously, it's all

A Beautiful Comet-rise at Dawn (VIDEO)
lightsinthedark.wordpress.com

The video above contains a time-lapse movie of Earth's horizon at dawn on December 21, showing lightning storms, stars, airglow... and the s

Awe-Inspiring Flying With a Hawk Video Urgently Needs Pink Floyd Soundtrack
gizmodo.com

This paraglider has a hawk friend. He takes him to fly with him. This video shows how the hawk flights alongside, landing on his hand and st

Astronasty: Nassim Haramein of "The Schwarzschild Proton" Part 2
astronasty.blogspot.com

This blog, most of the time updated daily, covers breaking science news. Astronomy and physics dominate, but I'll cover any new exceptio

Astronasty: U of Nottingham on Messier Objects M30 (Globular Cluster) an...
astronasty.blogspot.com

This blog, most of the time updated daily, covers breaking science news. Astronomy and physics dominate, but I'll cover any new exceptio

ASTRONASTY: Breathtaking Landscape Photography
astronasty.blogspot.com

ASTRONASTY. This is an (almost) daily updated blog of breaking science news mainly relating to astronomy and physics. You will find pictures

ASTRONASTY: Rockets and Octopi
astronasty.blogspot.com

This blog, most of the time updated daily, covers breaking science news. Astronomy and physics dominate, but I'll cover any new exceptio