Tag Archives: space

How To Find An Exoplanet

Exoplanets are tricky to find, so how do you go about finding them? MinutePhysics provides a clear and concise explanation on how to find an exoplanet, and it’s all to do with how much light the star darkens by when an … Continue reading

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NASA – Earthrise

“In December of 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 became the first people to leave our home planet and travel to another body in space. But as crew members Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders all later recalled, the … Continue reading

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How To Identify That Light In The Sky

“What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking? If so, and if you live near a city, the … Continue reading

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Falling To Earth

“What would it be like to fall to Earth from really high up? A new record for the highest jump was accomplished in 2012 by Felix Baumgartner. Surpassing the previous record of 31.3 kilometer plummet, Baumgartner, in a commercial venture, jumped off a floating balloon … Continue reading

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Tesla Model S

The Oatmeal has created a brilliant comic for a magical space car – the Tesla Model S, from Tesla Motors. Read the comic, and marvel at how impressive the Model S is. If you don’t actually believe what is written, why … Continue reading

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Chris Hadfield Performs Lou Reed – Satellite Of Love

Chris Hadfield performs Lou Reed – Satellite of Love. Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies perform a great rendition of Lou Reed’s Satellite of Love. I wonder if Chris Hadfield will work his way through various songs with the theme of … Continue reading

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A Brief Timeline Of Everything

Title says it all really. This is an extremely condensed brief timeline of the history of our universe and planet. Wonderful music by Lindsey Stirling, great visuals, and just a beautiful video. It also contains the most astounding fact that … Continue reading

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Chris Hadfield – Space Oddity

Originally posted on Richer Ramblings:
Chris Hadfield – Space Oddity. Commander Chris Hadfield has taken a decent song by David Bowie, and transformed it into something magical. The song is a perfect fit for Chris Hadfield aboard the ISS, almost…

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JohnnyExpress

“It’s 2150. There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. When the spaceship arrives … Continue reading

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Illustris Simulation

“The Illustris simulation is the most ambitious computer simulation of our Universe yet performed. The calculation tracks the expansion of the universe, the gravitational pull of matter onto itself, the motion of cosmic gas, as well as the formation of … Continue reading

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