Exploration Of Space
If you have not seen the NASA JPL video that has been circulating the interwebz over the weekend, take five minutes and DO IT NOW . The stunning video details the unique, never-before-tested landing system being used to slow the Mars Curiosity rover and land it safely on the surface of Mars. You can read up on NASA’s car-sized mobile laboratory on a previous post and see Curiosity made of Lego ! Tim Bailey is a space tweep, husband to a brilliant engineer, father of an adventurous preschooler, and proficient at zero gravity flips in multiple axes.
Technology - Rebecca J. Rosen - Everything You Wanted to Know About the So-Called 'God Particle' but Were Afraid to AskWe stand today on the eve of one of the most highly anticipated scientific announcements of all time: an " update in the search for the Higgs boson " (a delightfully understated description if there ever were one). Has the world ever been so excited about a particle before? No. But why?
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned space test vehicle for the USAF. The X-37B is based on NASA's original X-37 design, the secretive plane's launch test flight was in April 2010. A second test flight, using a second vehicle - the Orbital Test Vehicle 2 - launched in March 2011. Take a look at the basic facts of the X-37B robotic space plane in the SPACE.com infographic above. Embed: Paste the code below into your site.
Astronomers have discovered the largest body of water so far known, a reservoir of water floating in space around a ancient distant quasar , holding 140 trillion times the mass of water in the Earth’s oceans. Artist impression of a quasar. (c) NASA/ESA Remarkably enough, the find was dated as being 12 billion light years away, only 1.6 billion light years farther from the Big Bang . “Since astronomers expected water vapor to be present even in the early universe, the discovery of water is not itself a surprise,” said the Carnegie Institution in statement, one of the groups behind the findings, said. The water cloud was found to be in the central regions of a faraway quasar.