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Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Jupiter Io Europa Ganymede Callisto Saturn Titan Uranus Neptune Pluto(we still love you) That was about 10 million km (6,213,710 mi) just now. Pretty empty out here. Here comes our first planet... As it turns out, things are pretty far apart. We’ll be coming up on a new planet soon. Most of space is just space. Halfway home. Destination: Mars! It would take about seven months to travel this distance in a spaceship. Sit back and relax. When are we gonna be there? Seriously. This is where we might at least see some asteroids to wake us up. I spy, with my little eye... something black. If you were on a road trip, driving at 75mi/hr, it would have taken you over 500 years to get here from earth. All these distances are just averages, mind you. If you plan it right, you can actually move relatively quickly between planets. Pretty close to Jupiter now. Sorry. Lots of time to think out here... Pop the champagne! We're always trying to come up with metaphors for big numbers.

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Earth - Your life on earth Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted. Grasp the impact we've had on the planet in your lifetime; from how much fuel and food we've used to the species we've discovered and endangered.

Eclipse Resource Guide « Astronomical Society by Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College) Version 1.5; Sep. 2016 © copyright 2016 Andrew Fraknoi. All rights reserved. To republish, contact the author at: Table of Contents: 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.

Bespoke Knitwear A bespoke garment is a unique piece based on individual taste. To get an idea of the kind of jumper you would like, please look at my guide to the basics of Fair Isle knitwear; here you can explore the styles, patterns, details, colours, and how to measure yourself for the perfect bespoke item. This is all about the shape of your garment. Below is a guide to Fair Isle knitwear elementary styles. Round-neck jumper Earth's new address: 'Solar System, Milky Way, Laniakea' The supercluster of galaxies that includes the Milky Way is 100 times bigger in volume and mass than previously thought, a team of astronomers says. They have mapped the enormous region and given it the name Laniakea — Hawaiian for 'immeasurable heaven'. Galaxies tend to huddle in groups called clusters; regions where these clusters are densely packed are known as superclusters.

Hundreds of billions of stars are strewn like fairy lights in the dark cosmic ocean of the universe. Until 25 years ago, our observations of the beauty and destruction of the cosmos was obscured by Earth’s atmosphere—the Hubble Space Telescope has liberated astronomers from earth-bound worries like atmospheric turbulence. As unassuming as the Hubble may look compared to the vastness of space, the telescope is actually the length of a large school bus, weighs as much as two elephants, and travels around Earth at 5 miles per second. It has also beamed back thousands of cosmic images over the last two decades, including: the birth and death of stars, beautiful galactic pinwheels, interstellar clouds of dust, planets with sixty-seven moons, and ancient stars. Citizen CATE Experiment The Citizen CATE Experiment needs your help! This experiment will only succeed with the help of dozens of citizen scientists operating the site telescopes. Volunteers will be asked to pay for their own travel expenses during testing and during the eclipse. What's in it for YOU? The data will be made public after the experiment -- YOU will have access to it.Scientific research papers using the CATE data will properly cite YOU and each of the project participants.YOU and other volunteers will be trained in the use of the equipment and in how to upload the data.The project hopes to donate each site telescope to YOU, the volunteer who successfully collects data with it.

Sizes of the Universe Poster Share this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Sizes of the Universe" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href=" Sleuth</a> Embed this infographic on your site! Have you ever wondered how big the universe is? Maybe you've wondered how big Texas is in comparison to Pluto? Or how big an atom is compared to a microscopic organism.

Our New Sid Meier's Civilization Inspired Budget Edit : Hi everybody. I had no idea our little experiment would get so much attention. I've rebooted the project in hopes of turning it into a public tool. Keep an eye out for the first release of bennedetto - coming soon! Our Cosmic Address Our Cosmic Address The current way of thinking about Earth's place in the Universe is not to put it on a two- or three-dimensional map of some kind, but rather to envision its place in a nested hierarchy of structures.This way of thinking about "where we are" is directly analogous to an address on an envelope: each line is a larger structure which contains the item in the previous line. For example, Barack H.

Current Night Sky This month, there will be opportunities to see four planets nearly simultaneously. In order from west to east they are: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. In the same line as these planets, you will be able to see four bright, first-magnitude stars: Pollux, Regulus, Spica, and Antares. Even better, on the 13th, you can catch the waxing gibbous Moon rising over the eastern horizon while all four planets will be visible. And, if you have a telescope, you can see the asteroids Ceres and Vesta high up in the sky as well! By the beginning of the second week of May, Mercury will be visible low in the west shortly after sunset, shining at magnitude -0.5.

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