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12 Pictures of Space You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

12 Pictures of Space You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped
Look, we all know that space is the final frontier, that space is cold and unforgiving and that in it, nobody can hear you scream. But what you might not know is that, when it thinks nobody is looking, space puts on a frilly dress, covers its forearms in honey and spins around until it falls over ... because space is just flat-out crazy as hell. Oh, don't take our word for it or anything; we have photographic evidence. #12. You know what Jupiter looks like -- kind of like a dirty marble -- and you know, objectively, that those bands and swirls you're looking at are all big storms. GIF BinIT'S GETTING CLOSER! You might have seen this before in the movie Another Earth, but if not, well, now you have this time-lapse gif to haunt your existential nightmares for the rest of time. #11. Big Bear Solar Observatory via Discovery News #10. Remember that famous face on Mars that turned out to be a big, fat nothing? By God, that was one hell of an ARG. The Crowned FacesIs that ... Mars Findings #9. #8. Related:  astronomy, outer space and our solar system

Actual Sound of Space - NASA Voyager Recordings Projet Mars One : l'Homme posera le pied sur Mars en 2023 Dans le cadre du projet Mars One, une entreprise indépendante prévoit d'envoyer 4 personnes sur la planète Rouge dès 2023, puis 4 autres tous les deux ans jusqu'en 2033. Pour financer cette incroyable aventure, l'ensemble de la mission sera filmé et vendu aux chaines de télévision. Dans un peu plus de 11 ans, nous saurons enfin tout ce qu’il y a à savoir sur Mars. Dans le cadre du projet Mars One, initié par Gerard ‘t Hooft, prix Nobel de physique en 1999, l’Homme va enfin poser le pied sur la planète rouge. Pour ce faire, l’entreprise indépendante néerlandaise a décidé de faire appel à d’autres firmes privées, notamment Space X, qui a récemment lancé le premier vol privé à destination de la station spatiale internationale. Mais son idée la plus incroyable, est de financer le projet en transformant cette mission en un énorme évènement médiatique. Pour ce qui est de l’objectif de la mission, il s’agira d’envoyer en 2022, quatre personnes pour un aller simple vers la planète rouge.

Big Ear Radio Observatory - Explanation of 6EQUJ5 Explanation of the Code "6EQUJ5"On the Wow! Computer Printout By Jerry Ehman The photo of the computer printout of the Wow! Each of the first 50 columns of the computer printout shows the successive values of intensity (or power) received from the Big Ear radio telescope in each channel (10 kHz wide) in successive 12-second intervals (10 seconds was used for actual sampling and another approximately 2 seconds was needed for computer processing). Thus, the "6EQUJ5" code in channel 2 means successive intensities as follows:6 --> the range 6.0 - 6.999...E --> the range 14.0 - 14.999...Q --> the range 26.0 - 26.999...U --> the range 30.0 - 30.999...J --> the range 19.0 - 19.999...5 --> the range 5.0 - 5.999... The value "U", meaning the range 30.0 - 30.999..., was the largest value ever seen. The six successive values in channel 2 fit the antenna pattern of Big Ear very well. Copyright © 1996-2008 Big Ear Radio Observatory and North American AstroPhysical Observatory.

NASA Funds 12 Far-Out Space Tech Ideas NASA has granted funding to a dozen imaginative tech concepts, in the hopes that one or more of them will lead to big breakthroughs in space science and exploration. The 12 ideas, which were selected under Phase 1 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, are ambitious and varied. One aims to build biomaterials such as human tissue with a 3D printer, for example, while another proposes to induce deep-sleep torpor states in astronauts making the long journey to Mars. "These new Phase 1 selections include potential breakthroughs for Earth and space science, diverse operations and the potential for new paths that expand human civilization and commerce into space," NIAC program executive Jay Falker said in a statement. [Future Visions of Human Spaceflight] Phase 1 awards are worth about $100,000. The 12 selected concepts, along with their principal investigators, are: — Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion System (Rob Adams, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center)

Deux planètes effroyablement proches Kepler-36b est une exoplanète qui a tout récemment été découverte. Kepler-36c joue dans la même constellation, à tel point que les deux planètes pourraient presque se percuter ! Kepler-36b est dotée d’une composition rocheuse et est sensiblement de la même taille que notre planète, elle mesure 1,4 fois la taille de la Terre. En effet, tous les 97 jours les orbites des planètes se croisent à une proximité affolante. Le spectacle doit être hallucinant à voir. Le paradoxe ne s’arrête pas là. Or, Kepler-36b et Kepler-36c n’ont ni la même taille, ni la même composition et pourtant elles sont 30 fois plus proches que ce que l’on observe dans notre système solaire. [harvard]

a place to be next year Newborn Star's 'Snow Line' Reveals Clues About Planet Formation Astronomers have identified the point where carbon monoxide (CO) freezes in the disk around a sunlike star — information that could help them understand how planets form. A team of international scientists has calculated the CO "snow line" for a star called TW Hydrae, determining that the gas solidifies at about the distance of the orbit of Neptune, where it could help feed the formation of the outer edges of the system. "The CO snow line is interesting, not only because CO is abundant in the disks, but its snow line is the most accessible to direct observations due to its low freeze-out temperature — it's farther away from the star," said principal investigator Chunhua Qi of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "It could mark the starting point where smaller icy bodies, like comets, and dwarf planets, like Pluto, would begin to form." Volatiles like carbon monoxide freeze at a range of temperatures, and each can have its own impact on the growth of orbiting bodies.

Les premières images et surtout en couleur ! Amis exilés ou en retraite dans une montagne perdue, sachez que Curiosity, un énorme rover, a posé sa roue sur la planète rouge. Conquête de l'espace quand tu nous tiens ! Voici les premières images et surtout en couleur ! Outre le coté conquête, impressionnant et tout le tintouin, si Curiosity est sur Mars, c’est avant tout pour recueillir des données. Autant dire que les premières images de la planète étaient attendues ! L’image a été prise par la caméra Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) du rover et montre le bord du cratère Gale. Pour savourer plus de clichés, le site de la NASA en propose déjà un paquet !

Astronomical Resources on the Internet Astronomical Resources on the Internet Joe Kraus Science Librarian University of Denver, Denver, Pete Banholzer Technical Information Specialist Goddard Space Flight Center IntroductionAudience, Scope & MethodologyStarting PointsArticle & Preprint Databases Journals & Magazines Books Catalogs and Data Centers Organizations Software Observing Programs Telescope Making Educational Resources Online Star Charts Terminology Miscellaneous Web SitesReferences Introduction Astronomical information has been available online since the early days of the Internet. Many astronomical organizations have been ahead of the curve in utilizing the Internet for electronic publication. Worldwide, amateur astronomers greatly outnumber professional astronomers. Audience, Scope & Methodology The scope of this webliography is to point people to some of the best resources on the web for astronomical research and information. Starting Points Journals & Magazines

Top 10 Most Important Discoveries in Astronomy Astronomy is the cool, sexy field of the scientific world. Sure, biologists and chemists are out there curing diseases or whatever, but they’re just so boring. Meanwhile, astronomers are busy showing us sweet pictures of distant planets and playing around with telescopes the size of buildings. How can you compete with that? 10. The Discovery It’s tough to wade through a couple thousand years of ancient Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Mayan and Persian astronomical history to pick out the highlights, so I’ going to cheat and roll all of their achievements up into one entry. How Important Was It? Many of their accomplishments form the basis of modern astronomy, but it’s the fact that they tracked the movement of the stars and planets that really got the whole ball rolling. 9. It took a while for Copernicus’ model to become universally accepted. 8. 7. Remember when we said it took a while for heliocentrism to be accepted? 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.