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Science & Environment - How big is space?

Science & Environment - How big is space?
Big questions demand big answers. And here at Future we have a hard time thinking of a question bigger than: how big is space? So, we set about trying to illustrate it. The resulting picture is so large that we could not squeeze it all on to one image in Photoshop. Instead, we had to create several sections and stitch them together for you. Printed out, the graphic spans 27 pages of A4 paper. But even at this size we only managed to get to the edge of our Solar System – known as the heliosphere. Yet even within this relatively small corner of space, there is a lot packed in there. What is the most distant man-made object? Scroll (and scroll... and scroll) through our monster graphic to explore our cosmic neighbourhood. And if you want to check out the data we used to construct it, you can find it here.

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A Wet Towel In Space Is Not Like A Wet Towel On Earth : Krulwich Wonders... You just don't know (because who's going to tell you?) that when you leave Earth, travel outside its gravitational reach, hundreds and hundreds of everyday things — stuff you've never had to think about — will change. Like ... oh, how about a wet washcloth? Two high school students in Nova Scotia, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, asked Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (who is orbiting the planet right now) what it would be like to dip a washcloth in water (they suggested he clump it into a bottle, then pull it out) and squeeze it. On Earth, a really wet washcloth, squeezed tight, will drip, right? Up on the International Space Station, wet washcloths don't drip.

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Australian Aboriginal Astronomy: When Giant Fish Leaves the Sky I would like to introduce our readers to a video presentation made by John Morieson and Alex Cherney about the astronomy of the Boorong clan (of the Wergaia language in northwest Victoria). John Morieson is an historian in Victoria who has spent many years researching the astronomy of the Boorong and other Victorian Aboriginal groups. He completed an MA thesis at the University of Melbourne in 1996, where he reanalysed the work of William Edward Stanbridge regarding Boorong astronomy. Alex Cherney is an amateur astronomer and astrophotographer in Melbourne. He has produced amazingly beautiful photography of the sky and has won several awards and honourable mentions in astrophotography competitions, including the STARMUS astrophotography contest, the David Malin awards, and several NASA "Astronomy Picture of the Day" posts.

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