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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force - Virtual Tour. An Atlas of Cyberspaces. This is an atlas of maps and graphic representations of the geographies of the new electronic territories of the Internet, the World-Wide Web and other emerging Cyberspaces. These maps of Cyberspaces - cybermaps - help us visualise and comprehend the new digital landscapes beyond our computer screen, in the wires of the global communications networks and vast online information resources. The cybermaps, like maps of the real-world, help us navigate the new information landscapes, as well being objects of aesthetic interest. They have been created by 'cyber-explorers' of many different disciplines, and from all corners of the world.

Some of the maps you will see in the Atlas of Cyberspaces will appear familiar, using the cartographic conventions of real-world maps, however, many of the maps are much more abstract representations of electronic spaces, using new metrics and grids. The atlas comprises separate pages, covering different types of cybermaps. (© Copyright - Martin Dodge, 2007. Home. Atomic Rockets. Your imagination has been captured by the roaring rockets from Heinlein's SPACE CADET or the Polaris from TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET. But are such rockets possible? How does one go about defining the performance of these atomic-powered cruisers?

This document gives some hints and equations that will allow back-of-the-envelope calculations on such matters. Though horribly simplistic, they are far better than just making up your figures. This site was mainly intended for science fiction authors who wanted a little scientific accuracy so they can write SF "the way God and Heinlein intended" (Arlan Andrews's Law). The engine and the torchship pages explain how easily do some of the calculations using Nomograms. . While this site originally focused on rocketry equations, as you can see it has grown to encompass other topics of interest to SF authors and game designers. Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy. Space news and outer space articles from New Scientist - New Scientist Space.

Cookies on the New Scientist website close Our website uses cookies, which are small text files that are widely used in order to make websites work more effectively. To continue using our website and consent to the use of cookies, click away from this box or click 'Close' Find out about our cookies and how to change them Space Log in Your login is case sensitive I have forgotten my password close My New Scientist Look for Science Jobs Earth's love handles keep satellites from falling Big bang, no boom: Did Planck pop inflation bubble?

Ringed asteroid will make a star blink out over Africa TODAY: 12:19 10 April 2014 The first known asteroid with Saturn-like rings will cross in front of a star this month, perhaps revealing clues to how the thin rings stay in shape NASA 'flying saucer' for Mars to land in Hawaii TODAY: 20:46 09 April 2014 The test flight will use an inflatable system designed to get heavy loads – and perhaps people – safely on the Martian surface TODAY: 19:30 09 April 2014 Where am I? Out of the ordinary...out of this world. -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids. Ciel et Espace. HiRISE | High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment. Space and NASA News – Universe and Deep Space Information.

Universe Sandbox. Universe Today — Space and astronomy news. Cosmic Quandaries. WorldWide Telescope. Galaxy Video: Meteors, Aurora Borealis And Milky Way Shimmer In Time-Lapse Extravaganza. Unless there's a meteor shower, we don't usually notice things moving up in space. Sped up and enhanced, however, the night sky becomes a bustling world—the clouds, the Milky Way and everything in between can be seen shifting and changing in ways the naked eye could never notice. "Temporal Distortion," above, gives just such a view. Its Vimeo page describes it as "the result of thousands of 20-30 second exposures, edited together to produce the timelapse. " (Story continues below video.) Temporal Distortion from Randy Halverson on Vimeo. The video was created by photographer Randy Halverson. The camera moves slowly along a dolly (some behind the scenes shots can be found here), and it feels like the speed at which we were meant to see the night sky.

Other highlights include a meteor's spectacular trail at the 53-second mark and a couple of ghostly deer at 1:27. Want to make videos like this of your own? Keep clicking for more amazing aurora photos. Aurora Borealis, from Bear Lake, Alaska. Meteor sky show set to reach peak. 17 November 2011Last updated at 13:22 The Leonids peak on Thursday night The annual Leonids meteor shower is set to reach its peak on Thursday, astronomers say. The shower is caused by the Earth moving through a shower of debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle. In most years, the shower produces some 10-15 meteors per hour.

As is usual, city lights or moonlight could obscure the view for observers. Although normally a quiet meteor shower, every 33-34 years the Leonids put on a major display, known as a meteor storm. The last time this happened was 1999, when more than 1,000 meteors per hour were could be seen. However, many stargazers will still be out this evening to watch, in case they have a stroke of luck. The "radiant" - the apparent origin in the sky - of the meteors lies in the constellation Leo, and it is from here that the Leonids take their name. Carte du ciel - étoiles, constellations et planètes. Amazing Planet Facts, Earth Stories | News, Articles & Features | Land, Water, Sky & Life - OurAmazingPlanet.

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time | Cosmic Variance. The Art of Negative Space. on the Behance Network. Sign Up Log In The Art of Negative Space. Project Featured On: — 7/13/2011 Wacom Gallery — 12/8/2013 Tang Yau Hoong Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Follow Following Unfollow Message Add to Collection Tools Used Tools Adobe Photoshop View Gallery → Download Now → Adobe Illustrator Wacom Bamboo Tablet Watercolor Calligraphy Pen Paint Marker/Pen About About Selected designs and illustrations employing negative space by Tang Yau Hoong. Published: April 26, 2011 The Art of Negative Space Selected illustrations employing negative space by Tang Yau Hoong Get connected with Tang Yau Hoong on: Website / Shop / Facebook / Instagram / Tumblr / Flickr / Twitter / Pinterest In Nostalgic Mood. Coexistence.

Beware of Those Hands. Day vs. Sky Aperture. Moustacheville. In Flying Colours. The Haunting Hand Sky Invader. Ernest Hemingway Erotic Literature Spock in the Spork Eye on the City. Little Red Riding Hood. Eco-Friendly. Found Anything Yet? Sound of Nature: Piano. Feather of Life. Home. Lost Memory. Tags. Strange Places on Mars: What Do You Want to See Next? | Wired Science. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured more than 13,000 images of the red planet’s surface. And now, the space agency wants your input on what images to acquire next. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera is currently the most powerful camera on any NASA spacecraft.

The images it has collected are truly amazing. They highlight how similar the Martian landscape is to Earth in some ways, as well as how otherworldly other parts of Mars can seem. We’ve collected just a few of the oddest and most beautiful shots. The image above shows a dune field on the floor of a crater made by an asteroid impact. Click on any image in this gallery for a higher-resolution version. Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona. The blue and the green. Via my evil twin Richard Wiseman comes one of the best color optical illusions I have ever seen. The original was apparently posted on Buzzhunt Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s incredible optical illusion website: You see embedded spirals, right, of green, pinkish-orange, and blue?

Incredibly, the green and the blue spirals are the same color. At first I thought Richard was pulling our collective legs, being a trickster of high magnitude. Like I said, incredible! The reason they look different colors is because our brain judges the color of an object by comparing it to surrounding colors. See? The overall pattern is a spiral shape because our brain likes to fill in missing bits to a pattern. This is why I tell people over and over again: you cannot trust what you see even with your own eyes. So the next time someone swears they saw Jesus, or a UFO, or a ghost, show them this picture. If Aliens Exist,They May Come to Get Us, Stephen Hawking Says. If intelligent alien life forms do exist out in the vastness of the space, they might not be the friendly cosmic neighbors the people of Earth are looking for, famed British scientist Stephen Hawking says in a new television series chronicling his work to explore the secrets of the universe.

An advanced spacefaring extraterrestrial civilization could end up wandering the universe in enormous spaceships on the prowl for vital materials after consuming the natural resources of their own world, Hawking explains in an episode of the show "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking," which premiered Sunday on the Discovery Channel. "Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they could reach," Hawking said. "If so, it makes sense for them to exploit each new planet for material to build more spaceships so they could move on. Who knows what the limits would be? " "It might be possible to collect the energy from an entire star," he says. Multimedia Gallery: WISE Image Data Service. Steps to finding color images from WISE using the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive: Visit the WISE Image Archive These instructions are meant simply to help you find WISE images of “fixed” objects in the sky (not Solar System objects) in the archive.

Clicking on the question mark in the upper right will get you to the help pages for the WISE Archive. Please refer to this for full explanations of how to search the science archive. Step 1 - Determine the name or coordinates of an object you wish to view You can search by name or coordinates for stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Name: common name or catalog name will be identified by either the NED or SIMBAD astronomical online databases. Coordinates: You may use equatorial coordinates (Equinox 2000 is assumed unless otherwise stated, e.g.

Step 2 - Select the size of the image to retrieve You can select the size and number of images to retrieve with several of the options on the search home screen. Step 4 - Save Image. SpaceRef - Space News as it Happens. Zooniverse - Real Science Online. SPACEFACTS. 10 applications indispensables en astronomie pour iPad et iPhone. Sélection des meilleures applications pour vous repérer dans le ciel étoilé et vous initier à l’astronomie. Depuis la naissance de l’iPhone puis un peu plus tard celle de l’iPad, les applications pour iOS sur le thème de la découverte et l’initiation en astronomie se sont multipliées. Certaines ont connu de très beaux succès et maintiennent leurs leadership dans cette niche. Pour beaucoup, il a fallu évoluer avec le temps, gommer les défauts de jeunesse, les excès et fioritures, repenser la navigation, la prise en main et tendre vers l’épure.

Parmi cette “constellation” d’applications qui nous invitent à découvrir le ciel – ou encore à approfondir vos connaissances dans ce domaine très vaste – voici une sélection de celles qui nous paraissent les plus réussies. De celles qui n’ont pas sacrifié les dimensions pédagogiques, ludiques, esthétiques voire poétiques car c’est avant tout pour passer de belles et excitantes nuits sous les étoiles que vous recherchez ces apps. Skypix Carte du ciel. Curiosity.