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Earthset From The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

“On the Moon, the Earth never rises — or sets. If you were to sit on the surface of the Moon, you would see the Earth just hang in the sky. This is because the Moon always keeps the same … Continue reading

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Royal Institution Advent Calendar 2015 – A Place Called Space

I really enjoy the yearly The Royal Institution advent calendars. They each have a theme, and for each day up until Christmas, they post an image or video or text concerning that theme. 2012 was all about the elements in the Periodic … Continue reading

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Into The Void

“Fifty years ago, on June 3, 1965, Edward White stepped out of the orbiting Gemini 4 spacecraft to become the first US astronaut to walk in space. White is captured in this photo taken by mission commander James McDivit from … Continue reading

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How To Go To Space (with XKCD!)

Great, simple video explaining how to go to space, using only the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language. It does a pretty decent job, but it’s a bit odd hearing him saying “upgoer” or “fire water”, rather … Continue reading

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Assembly Of The International Space Station

“It is the largest and most sophisticated object ever built off the Earth. It has taken numerous spaceflights and over a decade to construct. The International Space Station (ISS) is currently the premiere habitat for humans in Earth orbit, and … Continue reading

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To Scale: The Solar System

“On a dry lake bed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.” (YouTube) A fantastic video showing the solar system, … Continue reading

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2015 Perseids Meteor Shower

It’s that time of year again! The 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak from tonight onwards. For more information on the Perseids, check out the following articles: BBC. The Guardian. Earth Sky. Despite it being near optimal conditions to view … Continue reading

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