Watch online as huge asteroid hurtles past Earth tonight A large asteroid discovered only days ago is set to sweep past the Earth on June 14, 2012. The great team at Slooh.com is going to try to catch it on camera as it goes by – so that you can watch it, too. Looking for the September 13-14 asteroid passage? Click here How many killer asteroids are out there? The asteroid will pass within about 3.35 million miles (5.4 million kilometers) of our planet, or roughly 14 times the distance between Earth and the moon. Artist's concept of an asteroid passing near Earth via the European Space Agency (ESA) You can watch the asteroid flyby on Slooh’s website, at events.slooh.com. This object was discovered only days ago and has been labeled 2012 LZ1 by astronomers. The online viewing is free to the public, starting at 5 p.m. Here's where near-Earth asteroid 2012 LZ1 will appear in the sky on the evening of June 14, 2012. Click here to expand image above Gallery: Partial and ring eclipse of May 20-21 Gallery: Venus transit June 5-6
Holographic Universe Workshops Aerial Photos of Netherlands and Iceland by Gerco de Ruijter Undiscover #09Frisian Landscapes Joure 2009Baumschule #20Undiscover #12Baumschule #10Almost Nature #08Untitled (Water treatment) 2008Baumschule #28Undiscover #02Frisian Landscapes Workum - 2009Undiscover #10Untitled (Dubai) 2009Untitled (Dubai) 2009 (2)Baumschule #16Baumschule #22Baumschule #13Baumschule #02Baumschule #11 If you happen to see a lone man flying a kite over a farmer’s field or a parking lot, don’t get suspicious. It might just be Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter trying to capture the compositional nougat buried in vast human sprawl. Ruijter captures graphic and striking aerial photos by stringing up a film camera with a wide-angle lens on either a 30-foot fishing pole or a kite that glides 150 feet above the ground. “Sometimes it’s very rewarding, sometimes very difficult,” says Ruijter. There’s room for adjustments after the fact — he often crops the negative by some amount, but he says he tries to avoid this by getting the frame settled in the initial photograph.
Brief Answers to Cosmic Questions Structure of the Universe Does the Universe have an edge, beyond which there is nothing? Are the galaxies arranged on the surface of a sphere? Why can't we see the whole universe? Evolution of the Universe Did the Universe expand from a point? More about the Big Bang When they say "the universe is expanding," what exactly is expanding? Structure of the Universe Does the Universe have an edge, beyond which there is nothing? Are the galaxies arranged on the surface of a sphere? Why can't we see the whole universe? If you could suddenly freeze time everywhere in the universe, and magically survey all of creation, you would find galaxies extending out far beyond what we can see today. Does the term "universe" refer to space, or to the matter in it, or to both? Today, the situation is reversed. Discovering the properties of space remains one of the deepest and most important problems in modern science. Evolution of the Universe Did the Universe expand from a point? More about the Big Bang
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La Push, WA Here are several images of some of the most iconic locations in the region. Bad Astronomy Well now, this is an interesting discovery: astronomers have found what looks like a "super-Earth" – a planet more massive than Earth but still smaller than a gas giant – orbiting a nearby star at the right distance to have liquid water on it! Given that, it might – might – be Earthlike. This is pretty cool news. We’ve found planets like this before, but not very many! And it gets niftier: the planet has at least five siblings, all of which orbit its star closer than it does. Now let me be clear: this is a planet candidate; it has not yet been confirmed. The star is called HD 40307, and it’s a bit over 40 light years away (pretty close in galactic standards, but I wouldn’t want to walk there). Massive planets tug on their star harder, so they’re easier to find this way. In this case, HD 40307 was originally observed a little while back by HARPS, and three planets were found. We don’t know how big the planet is, unfortunately. That’s exciting because of the prospect for life.
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s WMAP Science Team Awarded 2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize NASA's WMAP Science Team Awarded 2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, known as WMAP, transformed the science of cosmology by establishing the age, geometry, and contents of the universe to astonishing precision. On June 20, the Gruber Foundation recognized this accomplishment by awarding its 2012 Cosmology Prize to WMAP principal investigator Charles L. Bennett at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the science team he led. "It is tremendously exciting to be recognized with the Gruber Cosmology Prize," said Bennett. "I have been very fortunate to work with the talented and fine people of the WMAP team, and I am particularly delighted that our entire science team has been honored with this prestigious award." Image of Charles Bennett courtesy JHU WMAP was launched June 2001 to make fundamental measurements in cosmology, the study of our universe as a while. This is the second time that Bennett has been honored by the Gruber Foundation. “Dr.