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Category Archives: space
Recent Coolness from Astronomy Picture Of The Day
This roll cloud (while not a astronomical item) is striking. For more about it, visit Astronomy Picture Of the Day here. And no post about APOD would be complete without an image of a galaxy. Here is an image of … Continue reading
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NASA’s searchable image website
NASA has a website where you can search for images and video – Neil Armstrong, auroras on Jupiter, ET versus the Alien, etc. A great place to browse if you like that sort of thing. Here’s an image NASA made … Continue reading
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Cassini Shots of Enceladus During Equinox
Here are some raw, uncalibrated images of Cassini’s latest Enceladus flyby – taken today and sent back home to us. Seriously cool.
I was a galaxy cluster before you were a star…
The Chandra x-ray observatory has found a galaxy cluster 10.2 billion light year old, at the limit of when galaxy clusters were thought to form. The cluster is in Cetus. Have a look.
If You Like Astronomy…
It’s a couple of years old, but I just ran across the Galaxy Zoo project. It asks volunteers to look through images of galaxies and classify them. Having galaxies classified (elliptical, spiral, etc) by multiple people gives a more reliable … Continue reading
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Check This Out
A beautiful map of all our space missions inside the solar system. From National Geographic. Different sizes of this image can be found here.
The moon obscured by an eruption from Old Faithful. From Astronomy Picture of the Day.
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Wiki for Academic Blogs
Via Terrence Tao, here is a wiki to a substantial number of academic blogs organized by subject, and by University. No entries for Caltech! I’ve examined the astronomy, math, and the physics entries – there are lot of blogs I … Continue reading
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As Many Processors As….
Here’s a cool “Where in the Universe?” from Universe Today. But the thing I liked most was the comment that Argonne National Laboratory’s Blue Gene/P supercomputer has as many processors as “Giants Stadium were it filled to capacity with people … Continue reading
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Buzz Aldrin Hearts Supertramp
I follow Buzz Aldrin on Twitter. For those who don’t, here are his last three tweets: 39 yrs ago our Pres was a dreamer who sent us to the moon. I hope our new Pres will be the dreamer to … Continue reading