Tag Archives: Physics

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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Pluto in Our Sights

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute. It’s been nearly ten years and more than three billion miles since New Horizons launched on January 19, 2006 on an ULA Atlas V-551 rocket from Cape Canaveral. … 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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OTV-4 & LightSail 1 Take Flight

Image & Video Credit & Copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). Late Wednsday morning at 11:05 EDT, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 501 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) embarking upon its AFSPC-5 mission which entails … 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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V838 and the Illusion of Light Within

Image Credit & Copyright: The collage was made by me using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images.  Non-annotated version below. It was January 2, 2002: A new light appears in the constellation Monoceros that until this moment hadn’t even been known … Continue reading

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CERN’s LHC Returns for Season 2

Image Credit & Copyright: Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) of the LHC’s CMS Detector. With Conseil Europeen pour la Recherche Nucleaire (CERN) re-starting the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) today as I write this on Easter, April 5, 2015 … Continue reading

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