Magnifying the Universe Embed this infographic on your site! <iframe width="500" height="323" scrolling="no" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Copyright 2012. <a href=" the Universe</a> by <a href=" Sleuth</a>. The above is an interactive infographic. We have also developed a complimentary poster that you can view here: Sizes of the Universe poster. If you're technically inclined, here's a look at the references we used to construct these infographics: Facts About The Universe. Introduction: This interactive infographic from Number Sleuth accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. While other sites have tried to magnify the universe, no one else has done so with real photographs and 3D renderings. How To Use: Credits:
The Massey Experience Welcome to The Massey Experience, an online exploration of the ideas, themes, theories and characters that form Neil Turok's 2012 Massey Lectures The Universe Within: From Quantum to Cosmos. The Massey Experience is an immersive, evolving companion to Neil's Massey Lectures which aired on CBC Radio's IDEAS in November 2012. The story is a journey from quantum to cosmos: where we've come from, where we're going and what we've learned along the way. Neil argues that we're on the cusp of yet another major transformation: a coming quantum revolution that will supplant our current digital age. It's the story of science and technology, but it is also the story of who we are: amazing creative humans. You can also explore the Massey Lectures by purchasing The Universe Within from House of Anansi Press. About Neil Turok Neil Turok is one of the world's leading physicists, and a renowned educational innovator. Turok was awarded the James Clerk Maxwell medal of the U.K.
Facebook Hubble's Hidden Treasures 2012 Since 1990, Hubble has made more than a million observations. We feature many of these on spacetelescope.org, and the most stunning are in our Top 100 gallery and iPad app. But there are thousands of pictures in Hubble’s science archive that have only been seen by a few scientists. Every week, we search the archive for hidden treasures, process the scientific data into attractive images and publish them as the Hubble Picture of the Week. This is where you come in. Searching Hubble’s archive for hidden treasures is a lot of fun, and it’s pretty straightforward, even if you don’t have advanced knowledge. We’ve prepared some tutorials to get you started with searching the archive, and to say thank you for helping us, between now and 31 May 2012, we’re running two competitions with great prizes: Hubble’s Hidden Treasures 2012: Find and tweak Hubble observations using a set of simple online tools. Read more:
Astro Anarchy Across Our Blogs: Mars Curiosity Rover Moonrise, New Rover, Billion Pixel Marsscape Seems the Mars Curiosity Rover has been a busy little six-wheeled fellow these past few weeks. Here's a roundup of news related to the rover, from top Technorati listed science blogs... From ArsTechnica - Curiosity rover shoots video of Martian moonrise - NASA released a time-lapse video of the Martian moon Phobos, as it ascends into view. From GizMag - Curiosity begins long trek to uncover Red Planet's secrets - the rover has begun a multi-month journey to Mount Sharp, where it will dig in to find signs of past life. During its travel time, it will likely celebrate it's first year anniversary of being on the red planet's surface. From The Huffington Post - Mars Water? From Engadget - NASA makes billion-pixel Mars panorama out of photos captured by Curiosity - NASA stitched together almost 900 images to create a 1.3 billion pixel landscape panorama of the Mars surface, as taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover. image credit: NASA/JPL
100,000 Stars Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky New comet might blaze brighter than the full Moon New comet might blaze brighter than the full Moon BY PETER GREGOASTRONOMY NOWPosted: 25 September 2012 File photo of Comet Hale-Bopp which wowed observers in 1997. Image: Kazuhiro Seto. A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies during late 2013. The new comet, named C/2012 S1 (ISON) was found by the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) in Russia on 21 September when astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok captured it on CCD images taken through a 0.4-metre reflector. C/2012 S1 currently resides in the northwestern corner of Cancer. Comet brightness predictions sometimes exceed their performance. Hubble Reborn Hubble Reborn takes the reader on a journey through the Universe with spectacular full-colour pictures of galaxies, nebulae, planets and stars as seen through Hubble's eyes, along the way telling the dramatic story of the space telescope, including interviews with key scientists and astronauts. The Planets
Moon Phases: 6000 Year Catalog The tables available though the links below give the date and time (Universal Time) of all phases of the Moon for the six thousand year period -1999 to +4000 (2000 BCE to 4000 CE). This data is provided primarily to assist in historical research projects. For the year 2000, the length of the mean synodic month (New Moon to New Moon) is 29.530588 days (=29d12h44m03s). Each one hundred-year phase table also indicates when an eclipse of the Sun or Moon takes place. Historians should note that the astronomical dating system used in these tables includes the year "0" while the traditional BCE - CE dating convention does not. The last column of the phase table lists ΔT, the value used to convert Dynamical Time to Universal Time. Algorithms used in predicting the phases of the Moon as well as eclipses are based on Jean Meeus' Astronomical Algorithms (Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, 1998). Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:
collect space space history and space artifacts news Long before the first Instagram from space, the first check-in from orbit, or even the first astronaut's tweet, John Glenn sent an email to Bill Clinton. The reply it prompted was the very first email transmitted by a sitting U.S. president — it just happened to be to space. April 18, 2014SpaceX launches science-packed Dragon capsule on space station supply run A commercial cargo spacecraft loaded with more than two tons of scientific experiments and equipment lifted off for the International Space Station on April 18, after more than a month of delays. April 17, 2014John Houbolt, NASA engineer who fought for Apollo moon landing method, dies Were it not for John C. April 14, 2014NASA signs over historic Launch Pad 39A to SpaceX One of NASA's most historic launch pads is now under new management. April 9, 2014Houston, we've got an auction: Apollo 13 astronaut's mementos to be sold April 7, 2014Mercury space capsule shipping overseas for German art exhibition
Future - Science & Environment - Drake equation: How many alien civilizations exist? Are we alone? It is a question that has occupied mankind for centuries. Today, we live in an age of exploration, where robots on Mars and planet-hunting telescopes are beginning to allow us to edge closer to an answer. While we wait to establish contact, one technique we can use back on Earth is an equation that American astronomer Frank Drake formulated in the 1960s to calculate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations may exist in the Milky Way galaxy. It is not a rigorous equation, offering a wide range of possible answers. Instead it is more a tool used to help understand how many worlds might be out there and how those estimates change as missions like Kepler, a telescope that is currently searching for Earth-like planets, begin to discover more about our universe.
Heirloom Tiny Home : une maison sur roues pour les roots. Amis nomades, vous qui voulez sortir des sentiers battus tout en gardant une grande qualité de confort, nous avons trouvé le mobil-home qu’il vous faut. Voici la Heirloom Tiny Home, c’est le plus joli, le plus douillet et le plus pittoresque des mobiles-home que vous ayez jamais vu ! Fabriquée à Portland, aux Etats-Unis, cette maison personnalisée sur roues est le rêve de tous les nomades. On s’imagine déjà parcourir la Route 66 et profiter des paysages fantastiques tout au long du chemin et finir sa journée dans ce petit nid charmant. Allez, on vous fait faire le tour du proprio ! Voici la Heirloom Tiny Home Un havre de paix relaxant après une bonne journée à explorer les alentours. Un mobile home petit peut-être mais tout équipé. Ambiance vintage assurée ! Et que voit-on là-haut ? Dormir les étoiles pleins la tête, le rêve… « Notre maison, elle est là où nous pouvons nous garer. » tel est slogan des concepteurs ! Alors conquis ?
Voyager 1 Detects Weirdness at Solar System Edge Voyager 1 is the most distant man-made object and is thought to have recently escaped the sun’s sphere of influence. The probe, launched 35 years ago, is therefore mankind’s first interstellar vehicle careening into the vast expanse of space between the stars. Needless to say, as one of two deep space probes launched in 1977, Voyager 1 has explored previously unknown regions of the solar system, making groundbreaking discoveries as it went. Now, in a new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, scientists analyzing data streaming from the spacecraft have uncovered a small mystery right at the solar system’s magnetic boundary with the interstellar medium. She may be old, but you can’t keep a good probe down. ANALYSIS: Voyager 1 About to Become Interstellar Emissary? As the sun travels through the galaxy, it carries its magnetic field with it, creating a magnetic “bubble” — the heliosphere — that all planets, spacecraft and people live inside. Image credit: NASA