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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 relentless advance of computer and communications technologies made it clear that LNSD arrays were more efficient and less expensive than the large antennas traditionally constructed for radio astronomy and SETI. 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.

Perigee "Super Moon" On May 5-6 Perigee "Super Moon" On May 5-6 May 2, 2012: The full Moon has a reputation for trouble. It raises high tides, it makes dogs howl, it wakes you up in the middle of the night with beams of moonlight stealing through drapes. The scientific term for the phenomenon is "perigee moon." Such is the case on May 5th at 11:34 pm Eastern Daylight Time1 when the Moon reaches perigee. Okay, the Moon is 14% bigger than usual, but can you really tell the difference? The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon. Folklore holds that all kinds of wacky things happen under the light of a full Moon. The majority of modern studies, however, show no correlation between the phase of the Moon and the incidence of crime, sickness, or human behavior. It's true that a perigee full Moon brings with it extra-high "perigean tides," but according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this is nothing to worry about. Super perigee Moons are actually fairly common. Author:Dr.

Symphony of Science The Solar System to Scale What Is The Law Of Attraction - Learn How To Use The Law Of Attraction | The Law Of Attraction Simply put, the law of attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever it is that we desire. It is believed that regardless of age, nationality or beliefs, we are all susceptible to the laws which govern the universe – one of which being the law of attraction. It is the law of attraction which uses the power of the mind to translate whatever is in our thoughts and materialise them into reality. In basic terms, all thoughts turn into things. This is why the universe is such an infinitely beautiful place, as the law of attraction dictates that whatever can be imagined and held in the mind’s eye is then provided to you directly from the universe. Learn How To Use The Law Of Attraction One of the biggest secrets in life, very few people are fully aware of how much of an impact the law of attraction has on their day to day life. Does The Law Of Attraction Work And How Can It Be Used To Your Advantage? Is The Law Of Attraction Real?

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.

Encuentran dos nuevas pirámides egipcias con ayuda de Google Earth Ver galería Esfinges de Egipto Un equipo de científicos estadounidenses ha descubierto dos emplazamientos en la rivera del Nilo, a unos 140 kilómtros de distancia de separación, donde podrían haberse erigido sendas pirámides, una de ellas de un tamaño tres veces mayor que la pirámide de Giza. El hallazgo, publicado por la investigadora Angela Micol en Arqueology News, se ha producido tras estudiar la zona durante más de una década con la ayuda de Google Earth. Concretamente, el primer descubrimiento se encuentra en el Alto Egipto, a unos 12 kilómetros de la ciudad de Abu Sidhum. En cuanto al segundo emplazamiento, situado 144 kilómetros más al norte, Nicol ha apuntado que contiene una figura de cuatro lados, aunque "cuando se observa desde arriba casi parece piramidal?.

Carl Sagan Tribute Series Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. Loading... 1 9:15 A Universe Not Made For Us HD: Carl Sagan on religion, geocentrism [Carl... by Callum C. 2 9:30 Consider Again That Pale Blue Dot: Carl Sagan on anthropocentrism [Carl ... by Callum C. 3 10:00 Wanderers: Carl Sagan on human evolution, exploration [Carl Sagan Tribut... by Callum C. 4 9:54 The Gift of Apollo: Carl Sagan on the Apollo missions [Carl Sagan Tribut... by Callum C. 5 7:46 The Backbone of Night: Carl Sagan on cosmology throughout history [Carl ... by Callum C. About Callum C.

The 6 Most Frequently Quoted Brain Facts (That Are Total BS) After millennia of research, experts still don't know very much about the human brain. As such, most of what you have picked up on the subject from pop culture is just laughably wrong. In fact, we'll bet you even heard some or all of these brain myths in school at some point ... #6. What you heard: It's the reason Homer Simpson gets stupider every season, and it's what your mom warned you about when you got caught sneaking a beer from dad's stash when you were 13: Every beer you drink kills something like a million brain cells and makes you permanently stupider. Getty"Goodbye, Algebra 2!" The truth: Let's get this out of the way now -- too much alcohol does a whole host of horrible shit to just about every organ in your body. Getty"Asleep" isn't the same as "brain damaged." The whole idea of alcohol destroying your brain actually dates back to the temperance movement in America, circa 1830. Plenty of people believed it -- it just seems like common sense that beer destroys the brain. #5. #4.

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

Film - for the best short documentaries More Films 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. It is these same repeating patterns, within our own Hubble Length Universe which creates the illusion of expansion and acceleration as it spirals and orbits a universe-in-mass black hole. Cochlea Matter is condensed energy.

Types of Stars Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Red giant Betelgeuse. Image credit: Hubble Space Telescope A star is a star, right? Protostar A protostar is what you have before a star forms. T Tauri Star A T Tauri star is stage in a star’s formation and evolution right before it becomes a main sequence star. Main Sequence Star The majority of all stars in our galaxy, and even the Universe, are main sequence stars. A star in the main sequence is in a state of hydrostatic equilibrium. The lower mass limit for a main sequence star is about 0.08 times the mass of the Sun, or 80 times the mass of Jupiter. Red Giant Star When a star has consumed its stock of hydrogen in its core, fusion stops and the star no longer generates an outward pressure to counteract the inward pressure pulling it together. Red Dwarf Star Red dwarf stars are the most common kind of stars in the Universe. Supergiant Stars The largest stars in the Universe are supergiant stars.