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The Allen Telescope Array The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) is a “Large Number of Small Dishes” (LNSD) array designed to be highly effective for simultaneous surveys undertaken for SETI projects (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at centimeter wavelengths. The initiative for building the ATA emerged from a series of workshops convened by the SETI Institute beginning in 1997. These workshops were charged with defining a path for future development of SETI technologies and search strategies. The SETI Institute sought private funds for such an instrument, and in 2001 Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft) agreed to fund the technology development and first phase of implementation, culminating in the construction of 42 antennas.

2012 July 11 - A Morning Line of Stars and Planets Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 July 11 A Morning Line of Stars and Planets Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution for Science) Explanation: Early morning dog walkers got a visual treat last week as bright stars and planets appeared to line up. Astrophysicists: Browse the Astrophysics Source Code Library (450+ codes each ADS listed) Tomorrow's picture: a prehistoric tale Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (UMCP)NASA Official: Phillip Newman Specific rights apply.NASA Web Privacy Policy and Important NoticesA service of:ASD at NASA / GSFC& Michigan Tech.

Carl Boudreau – Astrology For Everyone – The Astrology Of July 2013, Approximately – Qauntum Leap – 28 June 2013 The Astrology of July 2013 Approximately Quantum Leap Recap – Toward a Deeper Understanding of the World The chart for the 2nd half of 2013 combines a Kite, a supportive configuration, and a Grand Square, a massive blocking aspect. In the headlines, a non-stop mix of good news and bad news sows confusion. The slow moving planets making up this Kite+ structure, including Jupiter, will maintain their relative positions thru mid-2014, at least, and the pervasive, complex transformations it brings will continue at least as long. In the background, a more complex geometrical structure flashes in and out of existence, triggering even more rapid, higher levels of change. Preparing for a Stress Test Later in this decade, beginning in 2017 and culminating in 2020, Saturn and Pluto will conjoin. An Increasingly Puzzling World Neither the Kite + T-Square combination nor the mix of supportive and enabling aspects are rare. It’s Complicated: Some Examples Micro-Managing Up, Down and $ideways Finessing July

"Nobody's Perfect" Choreography by Angela Cusumano Skynet University - Use Our Telescopes From Anywhere! Star trails, including the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, over Skynet’s 32-inch diameter PROMPT-C7 telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in the Chilean Andes. Skynet is a global network of fully automated, or robotic, telescopes serving professional astronomers, students of all ages — graduate through elementary school — and the public over the internet. Headquartered at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and private donations, Skynet’s telescopes span four continents. They have taken approaching 7 million images for tens of thousands of users. For the most part, access to Skynet is limited to the institutions that have contributed the telescopes (each ~$100K or more). Skynet University offers the same introductory astronomy courses that we have developed for our students at UNC to everyone everywhere. They include: Skynet University offers these courses online. Background Image: Sculptor Galaxy.

Pourquoi l'univers? | Mario Roy | Mario Roy Exact ou pas? Chose sûre, le monde scientifique a fait au cours des derniers mois des avancées importantes dans la connaissance de l'infiniment petit et de l'infiniment grand. Dans la dissection des particules élémentaires autant que dans son enquête sur l'origine et la nature du cosmos. Le hic, c'est que l'extrême complexité de ces découvertes ne fait rien pour favoriser leur médiatisation. C'est pourtant ce qu'un engin mis en orbite par l'Agence spatiale européenne vient de faire (le Canada y a participé): des images de l'état du monde 380 000 ans après le Big Bang. Les images confectionnées par l'observatoire spatial Planck, lancé en 2009, confirment l'âge de l'univers: 13,8 milliards d'années (à 80 millions près). Cette percée suit de quelques mois l'identification du boson de Higgs, défini comme le chaînon manquant de la physique des particules. Tout cela donne un peu le tournis. Ou en deux mots: pourquoi l'univers? Pourra-t-on un jour donner une réponse?

Le moteur 3D de vos rêves Le moteur 3D de vos rêves On va commencer la journée avec un peu de poésie dans ce monde de brute. Et cette fois, la poésie, c'est un moteur de jeu qui nous l'apporte. Le moteur Outerra propose tout simplement de créer des planètes entières et de s'y balader de l'espace jusqu'au plancher des vaches sans temps de chargement ou décors (murs) artificiels. Les petits gars qui développent cette techno sont capables, une fois la planète modélisée, d'y mettre des routes, des véhicules, ou tous types d'objets 3D qui respectera les lois de la physique en vigueur sur la planète. D'autres images et vidéos sont visibles ici. [Source] Vous avez aimé cet article ?

Battle of the Night | Chicago Tribe VS Euro Bricks | #WindyCityWednesdays C Flawless launch of Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecom satellite / Alphasat / Telecommunications & Integrated Applications Ariane 5 liftoff with Alphasat Flawless launch of Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecom satellite 25 July 2013 Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecommunications satellite, was launched into its planned orbit today from Kourou, French Guiana. The Ariane 5 ECA rocket, operated by Arianespace, took off at 19:54 GMT, 21:54 CEST and delivered Alphasat into the target geostationary transfer orbit about 28 minutes later. Alphasat’s signal has been picked up by an Inmarsat ground station in Beijing as expected at 20:38 GMT (22:38 CEST), confirming that the satellite is at the predicted location, powered up and transmitting. Alphasat on Sylda Alphasat is a large telecommunications satellite primarily designed to expand Inmarsat’s existing global mobile network. All the partners were present at Europe’s Spaceport to watch the 6.6‑tonne satellite take off. Alphasat partners at Le Bourget Alphasat next to Alphabus platform Alphasat TDPs in Kourou

Your Age on Other Worlds Want to melt those years away? Travel to an outer planet! <div class="js-required"><hr> This Page requires a Javascript capable browser <hr></div> Fill in your birthdate below in the space indicated. (Note you must enter the year as a 4-digit number!) The Days (And Years) Of Our Lives Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice that you are different ages on the different planets. The earth is in motion. The top-like rotation of the earth on its axis is how we define the day. The revolution of the earth around the sun is how we define the year. We all learn in grade school that the planets move at differing rates around the sun. Why the huge differences in periods? Johannes Kelper Tycho Brahe Kepler briefly worked with the great Danish observational astronomer, Tycho Brahe. Here you see a planet in a very elliptical orbit. Kepler's third law is the one that interests us the most. Let's just solve for the period by taking the square root of both sides: Isaac Newton

15 Mind-Blowing Featured Images by NASA The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the United States’ largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe. They are also home to some of the most amazing images, visualizations and videos NASA has to offer! Please do yourself a favour and check out their incredible Flickr page which has thousands of images with wonderfully detailed descriptions. Below is a collection of 15 mind-blowing featured images from NASA. Enjoy! 1. The STEREO (Ahead) spacecraft caught this spectacular eruptive prominence in extreme UV light as it blasted away from the Sun (Apr. 12-13, 2010). 2. This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion. The orange filaments are the tattered remains of the star and consist mostly of hydrogen. 3. 4.

Journal of Cosmology The long sought "grand theory of everything" must begin where there is no beginning and end where there is no ending: patterns which repeat themselves in nature and which give rise to infinite symmetry. Similar patterns are repeated from the micro-atomic to the macro-atomic, from snail shells to spiral galaxies. There is no reason to suspect these patterns end with individual galaxies. The symmetry and patterns exhibited by elementary particles, atoms, snail shells, sea shells, whirlpools, cyclones, solar systems, and spiral galaxies, should be applied to all galaxies, collectively, and to the cosmos. What these patterns have in common is they can be predicted from formulations first proposed by Pythagoras, and secondly, all orbit an eye or hole at their center. Key Words: Big Bang, Pythagoras, Black Holes, Symmetry, String Theory, Galaxies, Universe, Cosmos, These same principles can be applied to the genetic foundations of life, the structure of DNA, the double helix. Cochlea

Graphical timeline of the universe This more than 20-billion-year timeline of our universe shows the best estimates of major events from the universe's beginning to anticipated future events. Zero on the scale is the present day. A large step on the scale is one billion years; a small step, one hundred million years. The past is denoted by a minus sign: e.g., the oldest rock on Earth was formed about four billion years ago and this is marked at -4e+09 years.

Hubble's Most Mind Expanding Photos of the Universe The just-turned-21 Hubble Space Telescope has spent its entire life taking photographs of such enormous, otherworldly things that words stop working. And the events in its photographs happened so long ago, notions of time stop working too. But don’t speak, and forget about the time. Here, in no particular order, are nine pretty big reminders that you are tiny, insignificant, and yet part of an awesome network of particles and forces that we’re only beginning to understand. Good thing we’ve had you Hubble, to help us think about this—and, of course, spruce up our computer desktop backgrounds. 1 — The Red Spider Nebula The powerful stellar winds of this nebula, located in the constellation of Sagittarius, generate waves 100 billion kilometers high. Source. 2 — The Omega Nebula Here, a bubbly ocean of glowing hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur gas mingle in the extremely massive and luminous molecular nebula Messier 17. Source. 3 — The Pleiades Source. 4— Saturn Source. 5 — Two Spiral Galaxies Source. p.