WHAT IS A NEBULA

A nebula is a giant cloud of dust and gas in space. Some nebulae (more than one nebula) come from the gas and dust thrown out by the explosion of a dying star, such as a supernova. Other nebulae are regions where new stars are beginning to form. For this reason, some nebulae are called “star nurseries.” These towers of cosmic dust and gas make up part of the Eagle Nebula. These so-called Pillars of Creation are part of an active star-forming region within the nebula. Credits: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) How do stars form in a nebula? In … Continue reading WHAT IS A NEBULA

SNOWBOARD: RAILSLIDE

Beginner Tips for Rails on A Snowboard If you’re starting to develop a good skill set on the snowboard and keen to push yourself even further, then learning how to ride rails without getting worked might just be the challenge you’ve been looking for! Let me start by saying this: You can learn to ride rails/boxes without getting worked! Just take your time when practicing the basics and you will soon learn when to commit or when to bail out and try again. There is a sweet spot on the rail with your snowboard and when you start to get good, you know … Continue reading SNOWBOARD: RAILSLIDE

THE MILKY WAY

The Milky Way Galaxy is our home galaxy in the universe. It is a fairly typical barred spiral with four major arms in its disk, at least one spur, and a newly discovered outer arm. The galactic centre, which is located about 26,000 light-years from Earth, contains at least one supermassive black hole (called Sagittarius A*), and is crossed by a bar. The Milky Way began forming around 12 billion years ago and is part of a group of about 50 galaxies called the Local Group. The Andromeda Galaxy is part of this group as are numerous smaller galaxies, including the Magellanic … Continue reading THE MILKY WAY

BIKES FOR 2019

What’s the best bike for commuting? What type of bike you choose to ride to work will depend on a number of factors such as journey distance, terrain, where you live and your taste in bikes. To help make your decision easier, we’ve done our best to explain how eight common types of bike fare when turned to commuting duties. It’s also worth mentioning that, with a little modification, most bikes can be made into great commuters — with the addition of full-length mudguards to ward off foul weather, some kind of luggage carrying capability and lights for year-round visibility. Your languishing, older ride … Continue reading BIKES FOR 2019

INDIAN BBQ MOTORCYCLE

american heritage brands indian motorcycle and traeger grills have paired up to build a smoking hot two-wheeler. with a built-in barbecue the one-of-a-kind bike features a fully functional wood pellet grill attached as its sidecar.     renowned customizer thor drake of portland’s see see motorcycles melded an indian springfield darkhorse and a traeger ironwood series 885 to create the hybrid motorcycle, which comes complete with a full set of grilling tools. the bike features a ‘thunder stroke’ 111cc v-twin with blacked-out finishes and a 10-spoke front wheel that’s exposed by a flared front fender.     the traeger ironwood 885 wood-fired uni barbecue is capable of fitting in 10 … Continue reading INDIAN BBQ MOTORCYCLE