Jul 10 2014

New at Rosetta Stones: What’s the Big Bang Got to Do with Super Bowl Rings and Geology?

Glad you asked! (If you didn’t ask, just read the title out loud. Hey, thanks for asking!) I’ve got the first part of the answer for you over at Rosetta Stones. This has turned into a mini-series. Also, I had way too much fun making images of the ring with the Seahawks app.

Image shows my fingers holding a piece of citrine against a blue sky. The Seahawks ring is pasted atop it.

The Seahawks Super Bowl ring and a beautiful piece of citrine.

I even made the cat participate:

Image shows Misha lying in bed next to the Seahawks ring.

Misha and the Seahawks ring.

Look, it’s shiny and I can’t help myself.

Alas, I had no place to put this amazing picture of the Moon when it was just a ring around the Earth.

Image shows a molten Earth surrounded by a hot rocky debris ring.

Our Moon before it was even a moon. Image courtesy the American Museum of Natural History.

You can watch a video of it here. And Seed Magazine had a neato article. This space stuff is neat – especially as it relates to geology!


  1. 1
    Al Dente

    In a mere three billion years the Andromeda galaxy and our Milky Way galaxy will collide. What are you doing about this impending catastrophe?

    Why we should put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity, for what has posterity ever done for us? -Sir Roche Boyle (1736-1807)

  2. 2
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Not a bad primer at all! And probably a compelling angle for a lot of folks.

  3. 3
    Gregory in Seattle

    If you wish to obtain a Super Bowl ring, you must first invent the universe.

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