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15 Mind-Blowing Images by NASA

15 Mind-Blowing 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. 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. 5. 6. Related:  Space & Science FictionSpace

Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception Top 6 des planètes du système solaire vues de la Terre, si elles remplaçaient la lune A quoi ressemblerait notre ciel la nuit si d'autres planètes du système solaire remplaçaient la lune ? C'est la question que s'est posée Ron Miller, un artiste passionné par tout ce qui touche à l'espace et l'astronomie. Résultat ? Ce serait un peu flippant, mais ça aurait de la gueule ! La Lune Cette vue-là, vous la connaissez normalement... Crédits photo : Ron Miller Mercure (à la place de Lune) Crédits photo : Ron MillerMars (toujours à la place de la Lune ... enfin, vous avez compris l'idée) C'est beau, mais c'est loin. Crédits photo : Ron Miller Source : io9

The Divine Moon | YORUBA THEOLOGY The Yoruba theology resides... The Space Review: essays and commentary about the final frontier SCI-FI Writing Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. I give a hearty Here Here for #4! There is nothing wrong with telling a story that fits within the covers of a single book. Remember, the whole Trilogy+ got started when the publisher got fed up with the fact Tolkien wouldn't finish. The moment I see something like "Book One of the (insert name of place or magic item and latin number)ogy", I want to put the book down. Flagged

Atlas Missile Silo Home Page Understanding Knowledge as a Commons Knowledge in digital form offers unprecedented access to information through the Internet but at the same time is subject to ever-greater restrictions through intellectual property legislation, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and lack of preservation. Looking at knowledge as a commons—as a shared resource—allows us to understand both its limitless possibilities and what threatens it. In Understanding Knowledge as a Commons, experts from a range of disciplines discuss the knowledge commons in the digital era—how to conceptualize it, protect it, and build it. Contributors consider the concept of the commons historically and offer an analytical framework for understanding knowledge as a shared social-ecological system. They look at ways to guard against enclosure of the knowledge commons, considering, among other topics, the role of research libraries, the advantages of making scholarly material available outside the academy, and the problem of disappearing Web pages.

FRC Spaceships Could Take Us to Mars and the Outer Solar System Artist concept courtesy of UW. All proposed missions to Mars have a problem: getting there and back again within a reasonable time frame. Today’s best chemical rockets would require that such a mission take up years of astronauts’ lives while they are away from families, loved ones, and their native humus. John Slough, a professor of astrophysics and the leader of a team of researchers from the University of Washington (UW) and Redmond, Washington-based MSNW, says “Using existing rocket fuels, it’s nearly impossible for humans to explore much beyond Earth. His team is looking to get this more powerful source of energy from the development of fusion driven rocket spaceships. An FRC spaceship would require merely a sand-grain-sized piece of material to get as much power as one gallon of chemical rocket fuel. This would make the spaceship more efficient economically, too. “I think everybody was pleased to see confirmation of the principal mechanism that we’re using to compress the plasma.

Blog - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pourquoi la température de la couronne solaire est si élevée 12 janvier 2001 : J'entends dire, je lis qu'on ne sait pas pourquoi la couronne solaire, l'environnement gazeux du soleil, est à une température de l'ordre du million de degrés, alors que sa surface n'est qu'à six mille. Ce matin une idée émerge ...Il est un fait d'observation : le soleil émet périodiquement des arches de plasma de grande ampleur. Les points d'attache de ces arches sur la surface du soleil sont les taches solaires. Le plasma qui entoure le soleil est en condition, sauf erreur de "nombre de Raynolds magnétique élevé". C'est à dire que les lignes de champ magnétiques sont "gelées" ("frozen in") dans le plasma. ...Ces arches de plasma, nouveau fait d'observation, s'étendent à grande distance, puis se disloquent. ...Il y a également conservation du flux magnétique : ...La valeur du champ magnétique est donc maximale au voisinage des taches solaires et minimale au point d'extension maximal de l'arche. ...Ma foi, cela semble être une idée à creuser.

The secret foundation that contains the world’s paranormal artifacts By Gavia Baker-Whitelaw on October 26th, 2014 Part wiki, part role-playing game, part storytelling community, the SCP Foundation has spent the past six years lurking in one of the darkest corners of the Internet. Caught in the sweet spot between “cool enough to keep attracting new members” and “obscure enough that no one is likely to Kickstart a documentary about it and ruin everything,” the SCP Foundation is a phenomenon that combines creepypasta—the Internet’s version of campfire horror stories—with the obsessive culture of Wikipedia editing. SCP stands for either Secure, Contain, and Protect (the main aims of the Foundation) or Special Containment Procedure. To an audience that’s already familiar with Torchwood or The X-Files, the basic concept is easy enough to understand: The SCP Foundation is a secretive, quasi-governmental organization that locates, captures, and contains dangerous supernatural creatures, people, or artifacts. Its official mission statement is as follows:

Curiosity partage sur Twitter une nouvelle photo du forage Le cratère de Gale est un lieu prometteur, car des traces de vie pourraient être présentes. Curiosity a commencé sa nouvelle activité et le robot communique sur Twitter. La Nasa a d’ailleurs envoyé un nouveau cliché illustrant l’avancée du forage sur le cratère de Gale. Le rover est actuellement dans un lieu prometteur selon la Nasa, car les caractéristiques relevées par le robot indiquent qu’un écoulement d’eau a pu se produire dans le passé. Si cet élément est présent sur Mars, il y a de grandes chances pour qu’une forme de vie ait été présente sur la planète. Un nouveau jour de fierté pour les USA La Nasa est euphorique, car Curiosity fonctionne pour l’instant à merveille. L’analyse de la poussière Curiosity a donc percé cette roche sédimentaire, la poussière va être passée à travers un tamis. Vous avez aimé cet article ? Inactif Partager vos lectures sur Facebook exemple : Benjamin a lu : Curiosity partage sur Twitter une nouvelle photo du forage sur Réagir à cet article

Ender's Game Ender's Game (1985) is a military science fiction novel by American author Orson Scott Card. Set in Earth's future, the novel presents an imperiled mankind after two conflicts with the "Buggers", an insectoid alien species. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novel's protagonist, Ender Wiggin, are trained at a very young age through increasingly difficult games including some in zero gravity, where Ender's tactical genius is revealed. Creation and inspiration[edit] Synopsis[edit] Humanity, having begun to explore the Universe and master interplanetary spaceflight, has encountered an alien race known as the "buggers" (known in later books as the 'Formics'), scouting the system and establishing a forward base in the asteroid Eros, who provoked two drawn-out wars. Protagonist Andrew "Ender" Wiggin is one of the school's trainees; but, despite this, he is teased as a "Third" under Earth's two-child policy. Command School[edit] Critical response[edit]