A Twelve Days Of Geekmas BONUS ENTRY! Featuring REAL SCIENCE!

Below is a fantastic graphic that shows how far into the cosmos the transmission of famous holiday recording have traveled since they were released.  It also shows some of our neighboring stars, so that we know what our celestial neighbors are enjoying this Christmas.  You can click on the picture below to see the full-sized version…

 

To boldly go where no Christmas song has gone before…

 

Apparently, Sirius has just recieved the Madonna cover of “Santa Baby” (and yes, I prefer Eartha Kitt’s version too, but it’s not a bad cover), Vega is enjoying The Pogues “Fairytale of New York” with Kirsty MacColl (one of my personal favorites, even if it IS one of the most straight-up DEPRESSING Christmas songs EVER!), Pollux just got the disco version of “Mary’s Boy Child“, Arcturus just heard the lovely “A Spaceman Came Traveling” by Chris DeBurgh, Castor recently enjoyed Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree“, and Aldebaran has a double-treat with two of my very favorites, having just gotten Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song“, and about to get Judy Garland’s “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas“.  (Go ahead… you just TRY listening to Ms. Garland singing that song without tearing up… go on… I DARE you!)

Anyway, this was apparently a Christmas card from The Science Gallery at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.  They have lots of great science-y stuff on their website, so go check them out!

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