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The solar system is an amazing place filled with a vast spectrum of unique objects, and the most notable of them all is us. We and everything else in the solar system are comprised of the same materials that came from the same place, but only we have grown and developed to appreciate that fact. […] Continue reading → Continue reading
This rare microbe is the most radiation resistant organism known to man. Discovered in 2003 living inside of a hydrothermal vent at the bottom of the pacific ocean off the coast of California, this little guy is capable of withstanding over 30,000 grays (a Gray is the absorption of one joule of such energy by […] Continue reading → Continue reading
In Greek Mythology the pleiades are seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the nymph Pleione. They were said to be extremely beautiful and served as companions to the goddess Artemis. When their father was forced to carry the weight of the world for all eternity the great hunter Orion began to pursue them. Orion […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Ganymede is the largest body in the solar system not to receive the distinction of being a planet ranking at number 9 in size for the solar system. Larger than even mercury, Ganymede is approximately 41.3% the radius of Earth yet strangely is comprised out of only 2.5% its mass. The ultra light moon lacks […] Continue reading → Continue reading
http://www.space.com/25090-big-bang-gravity-waves-discovered-video.html Today an astrophysicist team based in antarctica claimed they have found the first tangible evidence for gravitational waves from the beginning of the universe. These waves provide a convincing argument for the inflating universe and the big bang theory in ways previously not thought possible. Gravitational waves are a phenomenon predicted by Einstein’s relativity […] Continue reading → Continue reading
http://www.space.com/22752-voyager-1-goes-interstellar-solar-system-boundary-passed-video.html As of August 25th 2012 the human race pushed one of its own creations beyond the range of the solar system. The 36 year long journey of the probe has brought it beyond anything else that has ever intentionally come from our planet. Scientists confirm this occurence using plasma data STILL being sent from […] Continue reading → Continue reading
There are over 1500 near earth asteroids that are being considered by Planetary Resources and other companies like it and virtually all of them contain things of value. Whether it is the raw materials for fuel and construction, or precious metals that outsize the current stores on earth, asteroids have the greatest promise for making […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Chaco Canyon in New Mexico is one of the largest archeoastronmical sites in the world. The site is an artifact of the Pueblo peoples of north america and is now a protected national heritage site. Archeologists estimate that the main architectual landmark, the great Kiva of Chetro Keti, was constructed between 900 and 1150 AD. […] Continue reading → Continue reading
The Life and Times of the Infamous Nicky C 2) Nicholas Copernicus is famous in the world of astronomy for his thesis on the heliocentric model of the universe. Though naïve in his assumption of purely circular orbits, Copernicus’s paper on heliocentricism, de revolutionibus orbium coelestium, was published posthumously so he never experienced whiplash for […] Continue reading → Continue reading
The powers of ten Blog 01 The powers of ten video is an astounding acheivment in film and a huge eye opener in scale comparison. The video takes the viewer from the interior of the atom all the way to the edge of the known universe in a matter of minutes. The powers of ten […] Continue reading → Continue reading