This video covers some of the amazing things related to the G-Force. These vary from technology, built by humans, to some creatures of nature, to giant space bodies. Fascinating stuff, science FTW!
PHP : Composer Galaxy
PHP has one of the greatest, in my opinion, dependency managers – Composer. The tool works mostly with the public projects via the Packagist website (although it also supports private repositories).
There are over 200,000 packages available on the Packagist to choose from. However, the stats could be a lot better.
Today I came across a mind-blowing visualization of the composer packages and the dependencies between them. Have a look at Code Galaxies Visualization. You can find specific packages via the search, or interactively navigate the star map, like you are in the spaceship.
Stuff in space
Stuff in Space is a real time 3D map of objects in Earth orbit. We’ve been exploring space for less than a 100 years, and it’s amazing how much crap we’ve sent up there.
I find space maps in any shape or form to be fascinating. Here’s an interactive map of the 100,000 stars, complete with a tour. This is beautiful and, as always, serves a reminder of how small and insignificant humans as a whole are.
Here a couple of recent Q&As with astronauts. First comes the interview with Scott Kelly, with a whole bunch of questions around his time in space. And secondly, a few tongue in cheek answers from several space men and women. I found this answer by Barry Wilmore particularly entertaining:
“You never know true beauty until you see Earth from space, or true terror until you hear someone knocking on the space station door from outside. You look through the porthole and see an astronaut, but all your crew is inside and accounted for. You use the comm to ask who it is and he says he’s Ramirez returning from a repair mission, but Ramirez is sitting right next to you in the command module and he’s just as confused as you are. When you tell the guy this over the radio he starts banging on the door louder and harder, begging you to let him in, saying he’s the real Ramirez. Meanwhile, the Ramirez inside with you is pleading to keep the airlock shut. It really puts life on Earth into perspective.”