August 3, 2013 1 Comment
Here is a very interesting presentation on the evidence for artificial structures on Mars gathered and presented by Thomas Van Flandern. Read more of this post
April 27, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope when it is completed.
Using Interferometry, which is the linking together of radio telescopes to create a larger virtual telescope known as an Interferometer, the SKA will combine thousands of linked radio wave receptors that will be located in Australia and Southern Africa. Ten countries across these two continents will share the location of this mind-boggling project.
ALL SIGNALS FROM THE ANTENNAS IN EACH REGION WILL COMBINE and create a collecting area equivalent to A DISH WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 1,000,000 METERS. Read more of this post
March 21, 2013 Leave a Comment
Our universe is not silent. Although space is a vacuum, this does not mean there is no sound in space. Sound exists as electromagnetic vibrations. The specially designed instruments on board the NASA Voyager and other probes performed special experiments to pick up and record these vibrations, all within the range of human hearing (20-20,000 cycles per second). Read more of this post
March 10, 2013 Leave a Comment
Jupiter is mostly composed of hydrogen and helium. The entire planet is made of gas, with no solid surface under the atmosphere. The pressures and temperatures deep in Jupiter are so high that gases form a gradual transition into liquids which are gradually compressed into a metallic “plasma” in which the molecules have been stripped of their outer electrons. The winds of Jupiter are a thousand meters per second relative to the rotating interior.
Jupiter’s magnetic field is four thousand times stronger than Earth’s, and is tipped by 11° degrees of axis spin. This causes the magnetic field to wobble, which has a profound effect on trapped electronically charged particles. This plasma of charged particles is accelerated beyond the magnetosphere of Jupiter to speeds of tens of thousands of kilometres per second. It is these magnetic particle vibrations which generate some of the sound you hear on this recording. Read more of this post
February 6, 2013 Leave a Comment
Using publicly available data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-sized planets.
Since red dwarfs are the most common stars in our galaxy, the closest Earth-like planet could be just 13 light-years away. Read more of this post
December 20, 2012 1 Comment
This astounding video was created by Knate Myers using photographs taken from the International Space Station. He removed the noise, processed some of the shots in Photoshop and compiled the whole thing in Sony Vegas. Read more of this post
September 18, 2012 1 Comment
I recently came across this great short video clip comparing the size of our Milky Way Galaxy to other much larger Galaxies.
The largest one at the end is called IC1101 (the video accidentally calls it IC1011), and I have found that there are estimated to be over 100 Trillion Stars in it!
Check it out! Read more of this post
September 8, 2012 Leave a Comment
The Hubble has been whipping around Earth at a speed of five miles per second since its launch in 1990.
During its 22-year run, the school-bus-sized telescope has sent hundreds of thousands of images back to Earth that have given scientists a glimpse of the most distance stars and galaxies and helped to determine the age of the universe.
The telescope has changed our understanding of the universe forever. Read more of this post
August 29, 2012 1 Comment
Sugar molecules have been found in the gas surrounding a young sun-like star, suggesting that some of the building blocks of life may actually be present even as alien planets are still forming in the system. The young star, called IRAS 16293-2422, is part of a binary (or two-star) system. It has a similar mass to the sun and is located about 400 light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus. Read more of this post
August 17, 2012 2 Comments
Everyone has a right to their own opinion regarding the existence of another life form in the universe. I personally believe that it is very foolish of people to not believe in aliens. All that you have to do is look up into the sky. Realize how tiny and irrelevant we really are compared to the rest of the universe. Read more of this post