# Creating the Rings of Saturn

How long would it take for Saturn to form its rings? Phil Plait of the Bad Astronomer blog goes on a research-binge with a bit of casual mathematics to figure out it would take a surprisingly short time for a diffuse ring, especially considering the usual mind-boggling timescales in astronomy.

# Watch What This Man Creates with Some Sand and a Rake

It was while working as a computer tech that Andres Amador fell in love with fractals – mathematical sets of patterns out of which beautiful geometric designs emerge. He applied his fascination to the creation of what can only be described as land art. His canvas? A vast swath of open beach. His paintbrush? A set of…

# What Are the Odds That You Might See a Meteoroid While Skydiving?

You've seen the footage of a rock falling past a skydiver. It looks like this particular object might be a rock accidentally packed in his parachute. So we've done the statistical analysis to figure out what the real chances are that a skydiver would eventually see a meteoroid.