Tag Archives: Astrophysics

LIGO & Gravity Waves in Many Small Nutshells

All Videos & Illustrations Credit & Copyright: National Science Foundation (NSF) & Caltech/MIT LIGO. All information that I provide is via the NSF announcement video and the Caltech/MIT LIGO press release. As this is still a fluid and ongoing moment … Continue reading

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A Diamond in a Sea of Gold

Images Credit & Copyright: IMAGE 1: European Southern Observatory (ESO) MPG/ESO 2.2 meter telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile. IMAGE 2: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located a fairly close 13,000 light years away in the southern constellation Pavo, (The … Continue reading

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SPACE JUNK: MAY 2015

Photo Credit & Copyright: My attempt at imaging the 2,159 mile wide low albedo rock 240,000 miles away that’s lit by the nearly million mile wide fusion reactor 93 million miles away in the other direction. Below I have listed most … Continue reading

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THANK YOU ESA AND VENUS EXPRESS FOR A GREAT MISSION

Illustration Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA). Launched on November 9, 2005 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 31/6 in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz-FG/Fregat rocket, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express set off on a two year mission to … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHEN HAWKING

Image Credit & Copyright: CBS: Getty Images photo of Professor Hawking with Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) while Hawking made a guest appearance on the Big Bang Theory: CLICK photo for a larger image and see below for links and information. … Continue reading

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WHO’S THE FASTEST OF THE FAST

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA of Apollo 7 from C-135 ALOTS aircraft.  All related links below! Spacecraft are FAST!  It takes a speed of 17,500 mph (28,163 km/h) and tons of fuel just to get into low earth orbit (LEO).  … Continue reading

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ESA’S INCREDIBLE ROSETTA SPACECRAFT NEARS IT’S TARGET

  Illustration/Video Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA): CLICK illustration for larger view and look below for information and related links.  Rosetta’s 12 Year Journey in Space: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEQuE5N3rwQ  ScienceCasts: Mission to Land on A Comet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoePrO4-fGQ   On March … Continue reading

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