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The Milky Way Project

The Milky Way Project
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Your Age on Other Worlds Want to melt those years away? Travel to an outer planet! <div class="js-required"><hr> This Page requires a Javascript capable browser <hr></div> Fill in your birthdate below in the space indicated. (Note you must enter the year as a 4-digit number!) The Days (And Years) Of Our Lives Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice that you are different ages on the different planets. The earth is in motion. The top-like rotation of the earth on its axis is how we define the day. The revolution of the earth around the sun is how we define the year. We all learn in grade school that the planets move at differing rates around the sun. Why the huge differences in periods? Johannes Kepler Tycho Brahe Kepler briefly worked with the great Danish observational astronomer, Tycho Brahe. Here you see a planet in a very elliptical orbit. Kepler's third law is the one that interests us the most. Let's just solve for the period by taking the square root of both sides: Isaac Newton

Disk Detective Solar System Scope Planet four Welcome to Planet Four, a citizen science project designed to help planetary scientists identify and measure features on the surface of Mars . . . the likes of which don’t exist on Earth. All of the images on this site depict the southern polar region, an area of Mars that we know little about, and the majority of which have never been seen by human eyes before! What am I looking for? We need your help to find and mark ‘fans’ and ‘blotches’ on the Martian surface. So how do these ‘fans’ form? Rather than measuring days or months, the Martian year is indicated by the solar longitude, Ls. Planetary scientists don’t know exactly how ‘fans’ and ‘blotches’ occur, but many believe that during the autumn a seasonal layer of carbon dioxide ice, otherwise known as dry ice, forms on the southern pole. This sublimation causes gas to become trapped below the ice layer under increasing pressure. Where do the images come from? Why do you need our help?

The Planets Today : A live view of the solar system Pulsar Hunters Great work! Looks like this project is out of data at the moment!See the results or That’s it for now! Thanks to your hard work, we’ve finished searching the dataset for pulsars and are now following up on potential discoveries. Get started! About Pulsar Hunters [Credit Professor Michael Kramer] What an incredible effort! Even though we’re out of data for now, the scientists are busy preparing new data which should be ready soon.

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:

Radio Galaxy Zoo Image Credit: Emil Lenc Radio Images Most of the radio data in Radio Galaxy Zoo comes from the Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters (FIRST), a deep survey which covers more than 10,000 square degrees. Additional radio data comes from the Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS), a deep radio survey of six square degrees of the sky (about 30 times the size of the full Moon). EMU and MIGHTEE will be performed with the newly constructed Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in Western Australia and the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa. The VLA is operated by NRAO in the United States. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Infrared Images Most of infrared images that you're using to identify the host galaxies of black holes come from the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), an orbiting telescope which was operated by NASA from 2009–2011. Some additional infrared images come from the Spitzer Space Telescope, an infrared observatory launched by NASA in 2003.

SpaceWander Virtual Space Trip! Galaxy Zoo Peu de personnes ont vu ce que vous êtes sur le point de voir Profitez d'un aperçu privilégié de l'univers distant tel qu'observé par le SDSS, le télescope spatial Hubble et UKIRT Environs cent milliard de galaxies sont répandues à travers l'Univers visible, chacune un système contenant des milliards d'étoiles. Beaucoup sont remarquablement belles, et l'objectif de Galaxy Zoo est de les étudier, d'aider les astronomes a essayer de comprendre comment les galaxies que nous voyons autour de nous se sont formées, ce que leurs histoires peuvent nous dire sur le passé, le présent et le futur de notre Univers dans son ensemble. plus Le lancement de cette nouvelle version de Galaxy Zoo, la 4ème, arrive à peine quelques semaines après le 5ème anniversaire du site. Êtes-vous enseignant ? Navigateur

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

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