Thursday, June 12, 2014
someauthorgirl:

xparrot:


The interval between the start and the end of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is 3 minutes and 30 seconds, and the International Space Station is moving is 7.66 km/s.
This means that if an astronaut on the ISS listens to “I’m Gonna Be”, in the time between the first beat of the song and the final lines …
… they will have traveled just about exactly 1,000 miles.

—What If: Orbital Speed

To be alive, now, in this age.

someauthorgirl:

xparrot:

The interval between the start and the end of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is 3 minutes and 30 seconds, and the International Space Station is moving is 7.66 km/s.

This means that if an astronaut on the ISS listens to “I’m Gonna Be”, in the time between the first beat of the song and the final lines …

… they will have traveled just about exactly 1,000 miles.

What If: Orbital Speed

To be alive, now, in this age.

Monday, March 10, 2014

(Source: meme-meme)

Saturday, August 3, 2013
rhamphotheca:

Russia has a surface area of roughly 17 million square kilometers, while Pluto has about 16.6 million square kilometers.
Photo credit: NASA
(via: I fucking love science)

Fun fact: It’s also the same temperature.

rhamphotheca:

Russia has a surface area of roughly 17 million square kilometers, while Pluto has about 16.6 million square kilometers.

Photo credit: NASA

(via: I fucking love science)

Fun fact: It’s also the same temperature.

Monday, January 7, 2013
thisistheverge:

Absolute zero is no longer absolute zero
Scientists have rewritten the known laws of physics after hitting a temperature lower than absolute zero. Physicists at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany created a quantum gas using potassium atoms, fixing them in a standard lattice group using magnetic fields and lasers.

thisistheverge:

Absolute zero is no longer absolute zero

Scientists have rewritten the known laws of physics after hitting a temperature lower than absolute zero. Physicists at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany created a quantum gas using potassium atoms, fixing them in a standard lattice group using magnetic fields and lasers.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

alvarorfontana:

Ron Garan astronauta pasó cinco meses y medio en la estación espacial y tomó algunas fotos deslumbrantes de su punto de vista sorprendente.

discoverynews:

A World of Awe From Space

Astronaut Ron Garan spent five and a half months on the space station and took some dazzling photos from his amazing viewpoint.

Here are more of Garan’s photos.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
14-billion-years-later:

Speed of light may have been brokenOkay guys, this one is hot off the press. I’ve only found two sources for this (here and here) that have been posted in the last hour. I have to say that I immediately doubt the validity of this, but I feel I should bring it to your attention anyway.Reports from our good friends at CERN say that they’ve observed particles traveling at faster than light speeds. For those of you who know a bit about relativity, this ain’t all that cool. The speed of light is basically meant to be the fastest speed there is, and if this wasn’t the case then we may have a major breakdown of Einstein’s theory of relativity.The scientists at CERN have concluded this based off results in which a beam of neutrinos fired from a particle accelerator in Geneva traveled 434 miles 60 nanoseconds faster than it should have. This may not sound like much, but the error was calculated at 10 nanoseconds and the scientists themselves seem fairly adamant in their results.

Wow. (Understatement of the year.)
CERN has asked other scientists to run this experiment in order to ensure that these results weren’t an “accident.” It would be pretty wild if they weren’t…

14-billion-years-later:

Speed of light may have been broken

Okay guys, this one is hot off the press. I’ve only found two sources for this (here and here) that have been posted in the last hour. I have to say that I immediately doubt the validity of this, but I feel I should bring it to your attention anyway.

Reports from our good friends at CERN say that they’ve observed particles traveling at faster than light speeds. For those of you who know a bit about relativity, this ain’t all that cool. The speed of light is basically meant to be the fastest speed there is, and if this wasn’t the case then we may have a major breakdown of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

The scientists at CERN have concluded this based off results in which a beam of neutrinos fired from a particle accelerator in Geneva traveled 434 miles 60 nanoseconds faster than it should have. This may not sound like much, but the error was calculated at 10 nanoseconds and the scientists themselves seem fairly adamant in their results.

Wow. (Understatement of the year.)

CERN has asked other scientists to run this experiment in order to ensure that these results weren’t an “accident.” It would be pretty wild if they weren’t…

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

cwnl:

Earth’s Siblings: Inside The Planets

Click each for a neat and informative view of the neighboring planets in our Solar System.

via SPACE

Thursday, September 15, 2011

javert:

fyeahcosmonauts:

And they’re off! Next stop is Kazakhstan in 3 and a half hours.

I hope they have a safe and happy landing! c:

Saturday, August 27, 2011
fuckyeahspaceexploration:

Probably the most iconic space exploration photo ever. I’ve gone this long without blogging it, so here it is.
Does it even need a description?

This is my favorite photo of Alan Bean.






;)

fuckyeahspaceexploration:

Probably the most iconic space exploration photo ever. I’ve gone this long without blogging it, so here it is.

Does it even need a description?

This is my favorite photo of Alan Bean.

;)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Apollo 9 crew.

Alan Shepard in cardigan and turtleneck photobomb.

Apollo 9 crew.

Alan Shepard in cardigan and turtleneck photobomb.