A Virtual Journey into the Universe As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Parents - For supporting the use of technology not only as an instrument of learning, but as a means of creating knowledge.
21 Awesome Animals Who Understand The Priceless Struggle Of Being A Mommy Here's to the moms out there for being the best at what they do, and making it look so easy. You're what keeps this world going. Share this with the moms in your life who are so darn amazing! Wallpaper Search Picture Album Wallpaper Show Titles Applying and removing HubbleSite wallpaper Email list: Inbox Astronomy RSS feed: NewsCenter HubbleSite iPhone App Get Involved Reference Desk Servicing Missions Hubble's 25th Anniversary eBooks
The mystery of black hole at centre of galaxy: 'Sleeping dragon' erupted two million years ago For 20 years scientists had suspected that a huge outburst had occurredEvidence now suggests the black hole did in fact erupt two million years agoExplosion was so powerful that it lit up a cloud 200,000 light years awayAstronomers predict that a gas cloud called G2 could cause activity in the black hole early next year By Ellie Zolfagharifard Published: 18:29 GMT, 25 September 2013 | Updated: 19:15 GMT, 25 September 2013 The mystery as to why our galaxy’s supermassive black hole is dormant has stumped scientists for decades. But new evidence suggests that the ‘sleeping dragon’ was in fact active at some point- we just weren’t around to see it. Astronomers claim that the supermassive black hole erupted two million years ago in an explosion so immensely powerful that it lit up a cloud 200,000 light years away.
Explore the Night Sky With Stellarium Have you ever looked up at the night sky wondering where those elusive constellations are? Do you wonder what that really bright star (or planet) is called? With Stellarium, you will wonder no longer! You may have heard of Celestia, a great program that lets you leave planet Earth and explore space from beyond. Stellarium is similar to Celestia in some ways, but it allows you to view and explore the night sky exactly as it would appear from any location on Earth. Like Celestia, it is also available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
Si la Luna fuera un pixel - Un mapa aburridamente exacto del sistema solar Mercury Venus Earth Einstein for Everyone Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D. Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved
How Far Away is the Sun? Another Visualization. - Brad BlogSpeed Alright, this one’s a doozy. After the reasonable popularity of last week’s scale picture that illustrated the distance between the Earth and the Moon, I just had to take things to the next logical level. Today I’ve reduced the scale, and increased the image size dramatically, to represent one astronomical unit (AU), or the distance between the earth and the Sun. NASA space telescope shows there may be 17 billion Earth-like planets in Milky Way Chances of finding extra terrestrial life boosted by latest analysisNasa believes almost every sun-like star could have at least one planet461 potential planets identified by the Kepler mission since February 2012Dramatic increase in number of Earth-sized planets By Damian Ghigliotty Published: 06:57 GMT, 8 January 2013 | Updated: 16:43 GMT, 8 January 2013 Enough planets exist in the Milky Way to ensure that there is at least one for each of the hundred million stars in the galaxy, NASA has revealed.
555 Circuits Archives Have you seen Audi, Lexus or Ford rain sensing wipers and wondered how they work in these vehicles? They are handled by sensors at the center of the windscreen which detects rain water and turns on the wiper motor. Here is the working of rain sensitive wipers with circuit schematic. The main component of this… Continue reading → How to make a touch sensor? Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe and Nothing Video Log in Get Smart Cynthia Yildirim Lawrence Krauss: Life, the Universe and Nothing Lawrence Krauss is a professor in the Department of Physics at Arizona State University. His lecture entitled Life, the Universe and Nothing was recorded at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto on March 27th, 2009.
The Milky Way as you've never seen it before: New pictures from nine GIGAPIXEL camera reveal our galaxy in unprecedented detail Unique view is a monumental 108,200 by 81,500 pixel colour image containing nearly nine billion pixels iIf printed with the resolution of a typical book, it would be 9 metres long and 7 metres tall By Mark Prigg Published: 11:28 GMT, 24 October 2012 | Updated: 13:35 GMT, 24 October 2012 A new striking nine-gigapixel image has captured a catalogue of more than 84 million stars in the central parts of the Milky Way - ten times more than previously observed. It has also found a large number of faint red dwarf stars which are prime candidates around which to search for small exoplanets - planets outside the solar system that may be Earth-like.
27 People Share The One Cool Internet Or Computer Trick They Know 1. A shortcut to any website. Whatever you type into the URL bar can be surrounded by www. & .com by pressing control + enter. 2012 Skywatching Events Guide & 2012 Venus Transit This story was updated on Jan. 2. As the year 2011 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2012? What celestial events might we look forward to seeing? I've selected what I consider to be the top 12 "skylights" for this coming year, and list them here in chronological order.